Automated Monitoring System (AMS) Model Validation


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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“ARM” Yourself for Volume Increase and Avoid Common Compliance Pitfalls

By | June 30, 2023

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series For many years, we have experienced a low interest rate environment and originated predominantly fixed rate mortgages. Well times are changing – with the increase in interest rates, the popularity of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages is gaining momentum. We might be a little “rusty” in the process of originating and …

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A New Federal Holiday and an Old Federal Holiday – Alleviate The Confusion

By | June 15, 2023

So, if this article looks familiar, that’s because we sent out a similar version in the past two years and there is still some confusion as some institutions are open and some are closed. On June 17, 2021, the US got its first national holiday in 38 years. June 19 has been designated as “Juneteenth …

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FDIC Doubles Down and the OCC Jumps in On the Overdraft Discussion

By | May 16, 2023

The history of overdraft guidance goes back to 2005 with the Joint Guidance on Overdraft Protection Programs. The FDIC followed up with the Overdraft Payment Programs and Consumer Protection Final Overdraft Payment Supervisory Guidance in 2010 and the FDIC Overdraft Payment Program Supervisory Guidance FAQ in 2011. In 2019, the FDIC provided more information relating …

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FDIC Name Change – Updated, Again

By | April 26, 2023

On August 8, 2022 in the Federal Register (and a correction on August 12) the FDIC reported they had renamed the Consumer Response Center to the “National Center for Consumer and Depositor Assistance”. This Division is referenced in the Fair Housing regulation at 12 CFR 338 and in the Consumer Protection in Sales of Insurance …

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CFPB Bulletin – HMDA Address Issues

By | April 18, 2023

Most of you have likely received an email bulletin from the CFPB HMDA Help regarding data issues in reporting the Street Address Field. It’s important to note this is regarding errors in the Street Address field only and not in other fields such as City/State/Zip and has nothing to do with geocoding the Census Tract. …

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Regulatory Updates – First Quarter 2023

By | April 5, 2023

Below is a link to the Regulatory Updates as of the end of Q1. 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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