Essential Compliance Consulting & Additional Practice Areas

Specialties

Data Validation

Regulatory Assessment Assistance

Audit Co-Source

Periodic Compliance Quality Control

System Conversion Validation

Compliance Guidance When and How You Need It

Supporting you with in-depth skills and experience when you need an extra dose of expertise or need help with a last-minute crisis.

Miscellaneous projects and last-minute crises arise at every bank, and sometimes you need a couple of extra hands.

We're here to help you satisfy the requirement for examination reports, whether you feel confident that your program is on target and want assurances that your strategy is on track, or you worry that some aspects of your program are lacking.

Whether your team is focused on higher priorities or you need a dash of additional expertise, TCA brings you à la carte services in several categories.

Even better, we serve them up with the systematic approach that you expect from TCA.

They include:

Risk Assessment Assistance

Physical growth and expanded services are a terrific way to serve your customers and communities and build your bank.

But adding new branches and rolling out new products and services carry a risk that you need to identify first.

We consider both the big picture and the tiny moving parts of your plan to pinpoint potential trouble spots so you can address them before you cut the ribbon on your new building or launch new suites of products.

We can conduct the entire risk assessment on your behalf or field questions and act as an advisor.

Since our team has guided numerous banks—both large and small and in multiple markets and product categories—in their growth, we bring an informed, fresh perspective.

Audit Co-Source

Staffing shortages? Competing priorities?

TCA can help fulfill any of your audit commitments in all areas of consumer compliance whenever you're struggling to meet your audit deadlines.

Define your needs and preferences. Then, we’ll get the work done.

Periodic Compliance Quality Control

When you're selling to investors, you already know about the requirements for quality control.

But have you also considered a robust consumer compliance review?

You can expect us to scrutinize your files – running them through the alphabet regs, searching for red flags, and identifying potential deficiencies.

We’ll check off all the boxes for you, tell you about potential trouble spots, and explain how to protect your bank.

System Conversion Validation

It's always smart to validate the system whenever you roll out a new core or loan origination system so that documents, disclosures, notifications, and statements meet regulatory requirements.

We can step in to review system output and verify that the hundreds of responses to questions about products and services are correct and that the appropriate codes were selected.

TCA’s A Better Way ensures that you have the right resources and system capabilities in place that will support your growth and success.

Key deliverables include:

  • Helping you to develop compliance plans that allow you to satisfy requirements for examination reports.
  • Providing full-service or à la carte assistance when and how you need it.
  • Bringing you best practices and extra know-how when you’re short on time or staff.
  • Delivering peace of mind that your strategies, processes, and procedures are appropriate to your bank's risk.

 

Compliance Consulting Insights

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

By | May 24, 2024

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

By | April 29, 2024

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)

By | April 11, 2024

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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Tips for a Successful Offsite Review

By | April 8, 2024

The saying goes that the only constant is change, which is true. In this post-pandemic environment, TCA continues to complete most engagements remotely. Technology advancements have made the process easier, but offsite engagements create different challenges. Please take a moment to review some tips for an efficient, effective TCA remote review. Ensuring a Successful Remote […]

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Regulatory Updates – First Quarter 2024

By | April 3, 2024

Below is a link to the Regulatory Updates as of the end of Q1 2024. 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 […]

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

By | January 31, 2024

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 […]

Do You Need Compliance Help?

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800-934-REGS

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Oak Brook, IL 60523

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