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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Final Rules Released for Acceptance of Private Flood Insurance

By | February 7, 2019

Back in 2012, the Bigger-Waters Act required implementation of rules regarding standards for acceptance of flood insurance policies by non-NFIP insurers, commonly referred to as private flood insurance. In October 2013, the regulators published a proposed rule. On January 28, 2019, the FDIC was the first regulator to release the joint rulemaking but we expect …

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HMDA and HPML Thresholds Bumped Up for 2019

By | January 2, 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) amended the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (Regulation C) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z), adjusting the asset‐size exemption thresholds for banks, savings associations and credit unions. Like the CRA thresholds, the adjustments are due to the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage …

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Important Update National Flood Insurance Program—What’s Going On?

By | December 28, 2018

On December 21, 2018, the President signed legislation that extended the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to May 31, 2019. All was well for another six months, or so everyone (including Congress) thought. On December 27th, FEMA ruled that the NFIP extension doesn’t allow for its continuation during the ongoing government shutdown. This decision …

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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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