Essential Compliance Consulting & Additional Practice Areas


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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Uncovered Fair Lending Demographic Data Flaw

By | April 7, 2020

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) mandated changes to the collection of HMDA dataset information which was implemented in 2018. Significant changes were made in the areas of Ethnicity and Race which impacts the fair lending analysis process. In 2018 and going forward, Ethnicity and Race require additional information be available on the dataset form …

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Considerations for Managing an Offsite Review

By | April 6, 2020

They say change is constant and that’s never been truer than now. In our current reality of sheltering in place and social distancing, each day presents new challenges and opportunities. TCA’s article “COVID-19 Business Impact: What Can You Do to Help?” focuses on how institutions can help customers during the current pandemic, and on the …

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Loan Documentation Chart

By | January 27, 2020

We’ve been told that TCA’s Loan Documentation Chart is a popular tool that provides lenders a ready reference guide helping them ensure borrowers are given the right disclosures on a timely basis. Many of our clients have laminated the Chart and provided it to loan officers and processors to assist with loan documentation tasks. Keep …

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314(a) and 314(b) Information Sharing: Is there a Difference?

By | November 14, 2019

The goal of my article is to help BSA staff have a clearer understanding of the differences between mandatory and voluntary information sharing. TCA’s BSA Action Team (BAT) wants to point out some key observations based on our BSA audits. In BSA, information requests are commonly referred to as sections 314(a) and 314(b) of the …

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Legislative and Regulatory BSA/AML Changes

By | October 25, 2019

Despite the collective efforts of law enforcement and BSA risk managers across the country, the United States is not doing the best job of finding effective and efficient ways to combat money laundering. Regulatory and legislative efforts, which are the truly meaningful actions that could be taken, are currently being worked on in Washington. A …

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National Compliance Officer Day

By | September 26, 2019

Today is National Compliance Officer Day, so TCA® wanted to share some recommendations from our compliance team with our fellow compliance professionals on potentially banking clients who may be engaged in activities relating to the cannabis industry. The challenge of providing banking services for industrial hemp and CBD Oil is that there are no current …

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