Month: March 2018

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CRA Celebrated its 40th Year—Look for Greater Emphasis on Community Development Efforts

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. The Act was established to ensure banks were meeting the credit needs of the community they designated as their assessment or market area, which often was a circle around their branches. Passing a CRA exam was less troublesome since bankers only had to be …

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CFPB Issues Updated Prepaid Card Compliance Guide

On March 13, 2018, the CFPB issued an updated Small Entity Compliance Guide (SEG) to incorporate recent 2018 changes to the Regulation E Prepaid Card rules which take effect on April 1, 2019. The Bureau released guidance for completing the short‐form disclosure for prepaid accounts, which includes not only a line‐by‐line how‐to but specifics on …

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HMDA Reporting for Loans Secured by Multiple Properties

We have received numerous questions about how to report multiple properties on the HMDA LAR for 2018. Quite frankly, it can be very confusing because some fields are reported on the property securing the loan and other fields are reported on the transaction. The commentary for §1003.4(a)(9) – 2 states the following: MULTIPLE PROPERTIES WITH …

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