Regulation & Compliance articles

Defining Future Mortgages

Defining Future Mortgages

While including measures benefiting community banks, the CFPB’s ability-to-repay rules are a major step in defining the future of home finance By Elizabeth Eurgubian and Ron Haynie Community banks gained significant accommodations in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s ability-to-repay qualified mortgage rule issued in January, the first of several mortgage rules that will determine the

Fathoming Future Risks

With lingering uncertainty, community banks incorporate stress-testing scenarios into their risk management routines By Howard Schneider Much-awaited guidance from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency regarding stress-testing guidelines for community banks came out last fall. “The OCC encourages community banks to adopt a stress test method that fits their unique business strategy, size,

Grievances and Grumblings

Effectively managing consumer complaints as an elevated compliance requirement By Mary Thorson Customer complaints—and customer compliments—have always been valuable sources of feedback, allowing businesses to improve their products and service. With the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s emphasis on ensuring that financial service providers respond swiftly and fairly to customer complaints, complaint management has become a

To Learn and To Serve

Annual SHCPF conference shared tips on CRA compliance and help available through the Senior Crimestoppers program By Lori Millar They came to learn and to better serve. More than 150 community bankers gathered in the heart of the nation’s capital in October to share insights and learn more about managing Community Reinvestment Act compliance more