Automated Monitoring System (AMS) Model Validation

Specialties

Model Governance

Data Integrity

Model Output and Performance

Helping you meet regulators’ demands for independent AMS model reviews

We bring the people and know-how to conduct rigorous, risk-based AMS model validations to assess how well your model governance, data integrity, and parameter thresholds adhere to regulatory guidance.

Conducting an AMS model validation is both an art and a science.

Hundreds of banks and credit unions view us as trusted artists and scientists and count on us to bring insightful regulatory intelligence during AMS model validations.

With real-world experience as former bankers, we understand the effect of increased regulatory pressure on your team. Relying on plug-and-play settings, for example, is a path to frustration, and we know how it feels to be overwhelmed by alerts and struggle to discern what warnings to heed or ignore.

Members of our team have done everything from examining data integrity and its quality and conducting “above the line” and “below the line” testing to assessing a model’s design and how well it’s tailored to your risk profile.

We also bring a solid track record in understanding the quirks of various AMS solutions in the marketplace and performing system validations on them.

Our assessments consider both IT and BSA perspectives, and we focus on three areas:

  • Model governance
  • Data integrity
  • Model output and performance

Throughout each engagement, we communicate with you to keep you informed on our progress and findings. At the conclusion, our exit meeting and written report document our scope, methodology, findings, and recommendations.

Once our AMS Validation is complete, you can be confident that your model is sound and meet examiners’ escalating expectations.

TCA gives you A Better Way to gauge whether your AMS model meets its objectives and protects you from money-laundering risks.

Key Deliverables Include:

  • Testing administrative controls, data import, and data integrity.
  • Reviewing system parameters to be sure they’re functioning correctly and identifying suspicious activity.
  • Ensuring that your model has been calibrated to your bank's risk profile.
  • Analyzing exams, reviews, and monitoring reports to trace the resolution of issues requiring corrective action.
  • Providing exceptional service that respects your time.

AMS Insights

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HMDA Reporting Threshold Changes Due to Court Ruling

By | December 20, 2022

On April 16, 2020, the CFPB released a final rule affecting the thresholds for HMDA reporting. Effective July 1, 2020 the number of closed-end loans originated to be considered a “financial institution” was increased from 25 to 100 for each of the two preceding years for both depository and non-depository institutions. On September 23, 2022, …

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HPML Appraisal & Regulation Z and Regulation M Exemption Dollar Thresholds for 2023

By | October 19, 2022

On October 13, 2022 the Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau jointly issued an increase in the exemption thresholds for Regulation Z and Regulation M exemptions, which are tied to the Consumer Price Index. Loans or leases at or below the thresholds are subject to the protections of the regulations. The regulators …

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FinCEN Issues Final Rule for Beneficial Ownership Reporting

By | October 7, 2022

On September 29, 2022, FinCEN issued a final rule for Beneficial Ownership Reporting to support law enforcement efforts. The rule establishes timeframes for legal entities to report beneficial ownership information FinCEN as required by the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). According to the publication, FinCEN will have rulemakings to: Establish rules for who may access the …

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Regulatory Updates – Third Quarter 2022

By | September 9, 2022

Below is a link to the Regulatory Updates as of the end of Q3. TCA provides A Better Way for you to track Compliance updates and keep your organization on track. You can download the updates in a PDF form here. As always, TCA is here to help with A Better Way to answer all …

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Do you Remember? HMDA – Reporting Open-End Lines of Credit

By | August 25, 2022

It’s time for a trip into the Way-Back Machine, all the way back to April 16, 2020, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule amending Regulation C. This amendment permanently raised the closed-end coverage threshold from 25 to 100 closed-end mortgage loans in each of the two preceding calendar years. The …

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Renewed Focus on Overdraft and “Junk” fees

By | August 12, 2022

One of the consequences of shrinking interest rates and interest margins is that financial institutions’ reliance on non-interest income has significantly increased over the last decade. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an initiative on January 26, 2022 stating its intention to research the impact of fees on American consumers. The press release specifically …

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We’re here to review your current compliance strategy and help you find A Better Way to manage risk.

Phone

800-934-REGS

Email for Non-Confidential Information Only

[email protected]

Office Location

2021 Midwest Road, Suite 200,
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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