Regulation & Compliance articles

The regulatory reforms coming up this year

The regulatory reforms coming up this year

The pace of regulatory and compliance change isn’t likely to slow down in 2020. Lawmakers, regulators and community bankers are weighing reforms to the CRA, banking marijuana-related businesses and more. By Mary Thorson Wright Ah, 2020. Arduous regulatory upheaval from recent years, like that under the Dodd-Frank Act, Truth in Lending Act (TILA)-Real Estate Settlement […]

Twin City Bank: A leader in banking cannabis

Twin City Bank in Longview, Wash., has been serving marijuana-related businesses for more than five years, making it a veteran in such a new—and quickly growing—industry. By Katie Kuehner-Hebert Name: Twin City Bank Assets: $58 million Location: Longview, Wash. Twin City Bank in Longview, Wash., has been banking marijuana-related businesses (MRBs), also referred to as cannabis-related […]

Looking back at 2019’s compliance changes

This year, community banks saw the full implementation of S.2155, which provided regulatory relief. While a quiet regulatory year, many community banks were busy improving their own compliance programs. By Mary Thorson Wright The regulatory machine stayed relatively quiet in 2019, but community banks kept busy implementing compliance legislation and guidance issued in previous years. […]

WEBINAR: New Expectations for Q Factors with CECL

SPONSORED WEBINAR | In this webinar, presented by PCBB’s Janet Leung, you will gain an understanding of Q Factors with CECL. Learn how they need to be applied; how they vary based on the complexity of a loan portfolio and your chosen model and how different statistical approaches justify qualitative adjustments. In addition, receive insights on the AICPAs recently released guidelines for auditing CECL.

How your bank should handle consumer complaints

It’s important for community banks to understand and respond to customer complaints. But what should a complaint program include, and how might complaint data be an opportunity to improve your bank’s level of service? By Mary Thorson Wright The ways that community banks process complaints invites the interest of examiners, and with good reason. Complaints […]

How your bank can stay compliant on social media

It’s common for community banks to have a presence on one, two or up to half a dozen social media platforms to engage with customers. But what does being an active social media user mean for community banks from a compliance perspective? By Mary Thorson Wright Merriam-Webster singles out 2004 as a turning point for social […]

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