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CRA Asset-size Thresholds Announced for 2019

By | December 21, 2018

The annual CRA asset-size thresholds for covered financial institutions were announced on December 20, 2018 applicable for 2019. The cutoff adjustments are based on the change in the CPI (Consumer Price Index) for each 12-month period ending in November, rounded to the nearest million. As a result of the 2.59% increase in the CPI, the …

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Will National Flood Insurance Program Expire?

By | November 29, 2018

On November 20, 2018, FEMA posted a press release reminding interested parties that the National Flood Insurance program (NFIP) expires at 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2018. While FEMA is confident Washington will vote to reauthorize the NFIP, if a lapse were to occur, it would not impact policies already in effect. We will continue …

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Regulation Z and Regulation M Dollar Thresholds for 2019

By | November 27, 2018

The Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau jointly issued an increase in the exemption thresholds, which are tied to the Consumer Price Index, for Regulation Z and Regulation M exemptions. Loans or leases at or below the thresholds are subject to regulatory protections. The regulators have released the new index limit for …

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Here We “GTO” Again Real Estate Geographic Target Orders Expande

By | November 21, 2018

On November 15, 2018, FinCEN announced the expansion of the existing real estate geographic target orders (GTO) to include 12 more metropolitan areas. As covered in previous TCA Special Delivery articles, a series of GTOs measures became effective March 1, 2016 which temporarily required certain U.S. title insurance companies in the Borough of Manhattan, New …

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Submit Comments to CRA Modernization Initiative

By | November 14, 2018

Several staff members of Thomas Compliance Associates (TCA) attended the recent CRA & Fair Lending Colloquium and obtained valuable information from the sessions. One theme that stood out and presenters stressed was that bankers can help shape the re-write of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulation. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) …

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What do CDD and EDD Mean? Part I: Customer Due Diligence

By | November 8, 2018

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FFIEC Releases 2017 CRA Public Data Tables

By | October 26, 2018

On October 25, 2018, the FFIEC released the public disclosures for CRA data submitted for the calendar year 2017. Institutions that report CRA data should go to the FFIEC website and download their disclosure tables for availability on request. The report should be made a part of your CRA Public File within three business days …

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Regulatory Announcements October 2018

By | October 25, 2018

Various regulatory agencies have released resources over the past couple weeks. As part of being a compliance partner and showing clients A Better Way with TCA, please see the following key insights. Appraisal FAQ Released On October 16, 2018, the OCC, FDIC and FRB released a joint Frequently Asked Questions document in response to comments …

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TRID is all grown up – now what? TRID Exams Get Tougher

By | October 17, 2018

Happy Birthday, TRID! It’s hard to believe but the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule is three years old this October! Remember when it was a cute little Reg? No? I must confess, neither do I! From the onset of compliance in October 2015 to the publication of the final rule on July 7, 2017, TRID remains …

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SAFE Act MLO Registration Renewal Period Starts November 1 Finding Your MLO’s Registration Can be Tricky

By | October 15, 2018

The NMLS Annual Renewal Period will begin November 1 and end December 31. Companies and individuals can prepare by making sure the information on their NMLS record is up to date. During this time, companies will be able to complete their annual attestation that the company’s record is up to date, pay their NMLS processing …

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