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Planning for a successful Automated Monitoring System (AMS) Validation by Understanding Common Findings

Your AMS plays a crucial role in helping financial institutions detect and prevent illicit activities. However, to ensure the effectiveness and compliance of these solutions, regular model validations are necessary and prescribed by Guidance on Model Risk Management from the prudential regulators. During validations, common findings often emerge and highlight opportunities for improvement. Here, TCA […]

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Your Dream AML/CFT Home Starts with Good Bones

Build A Solid Foundation That Will Help You Detect and Combat Financial Crimes Prospective homebuyers want properties with “good bones,” whether buying new construction loaded with smart technology or a 200-year-old historic farmhouse that needs tender loving care. Good bones assure buyers that a property is structurally sound, provides a safe environment, and will be

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HOEPA VS HPML (High-Cost and Higher Priced Mortgage Loan)

The Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA) was enacted in 1994 as an amendment to the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) to address abusive practices in refinances and closed-end home equity loans with high interest rates or high fees. Higher Priced Mortgage Loans (HPML) were implemented as part of the Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act in 2009

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AML/CFT Transaction Monitoring – Importance of Tuning Your AMS Model

Regulators expect compliance with the standards established in the model risk management guidance (MRMG) (Federal Reserve SR Letter 11-7, OCC Bulletin 2011-12; FDIC FIL 22-2017) as well as the April 9, 2021, Interagency Statement on Model Risk Management for Bank Systems Supporting Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. This guidance relates to systems or models used

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TCA’s Top 5 BSA/AML Concerns

The Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering area of compliance is always evolving. As an example, we are currently transitioning the name of this specialized area of compliance from Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) to coincide with the term’s examiners are now using within their documents and reports.

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Stay on the Right Side of Fair Lending: 2023’s Top 5 FAQs

Fair Lending remains a hot topic with regulators and special interest groups. During 2023, our clients experienced heightened scrutiny around identifying patterns of disparity that could result in discrimination allegations and enforcement actions. Review the five key issues clients have faced and consider evaluating them at your institution. TCA provides A Better Way to help

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FDIC Signage and Advertising – Things They Are A-Changin’

On December 20, 2023 the FDIC approved and issued a final rule regarding changes to 12 CFR 328: rules for the use of FDIC Official Signs and Advertising Requirements, False Advertising, Misrepresentations of Insured Status, and Misuse of the FDIC’s Name or Logo. The updated rules are effective April 1, 2024, with a mandatory compliance

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