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House Passes Changes to Title III of the ADA

USA - February 22 2018 On February 15, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Education and Reform Act . The bill passed by a…

FDIC Resource Guide Highlights Collaborative Opportunities with Minority Depository Institutions

USA - December 22 2017 Today, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today issued a resource guide that underscores ways insured depository institutions, including…

Senate strikes down the CPFB prohibition on class action waivers

USA - October 28 2017 On Tuesday, Oct. 24, , the U.S. Senate voted 51-50 (with Vice President Pence breaking the tie) to strike down a rule issued by the Consumer Financial…

OCC Releases Updated List of Permissible Activities for National Banks and Federal Savings Associations

USA - October 13 2017 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released an updated list of permissible activities for national banks and federal savings…

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Just Released its 2018 Bank Supervision Operating Plan - Are Your BSA/AML Compliance Programs Ready?

USA - September 28 2017 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) Committee on Bank Supervision (CBS) just released its Bank Supervision Operating Plan for 2018…

Federal Banking Agencies Issue Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Exempt Commercial Real Estate Transactions of $400,000 or Less from Appraisal Requirements

USA - July 19 2017 Responding to concerns about the time and cost associated with completing real estate transactions, today the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal…

Proposed Revisions to the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report)

USA - June 27 2017 Effective today, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve Board, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency…

Are the Federal Courts or the Republican Controlled Congress the Greater Threat to the CFPB?

USA - May 24 2017 Many banking lawyers believe recent actions by federal courts, and by Congress represent the greatest threat to the Consumer Financial Protection…

The Growing Importance of Consumer Compliance in Community Reinvestment Act Ratings: Did the OCC Cross the Line In Its CRA Rating of Wells Fargo

USA - March 29 2017 Media reports have recently focused on the Needs to Improve Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association…

OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 17 National Banks and Federal Savings Associations

USA - March 1 2017 Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released a list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that became…