Monday, February 24, 2014

The following articles are featured in the Compliance section:
  • Identify Risks for High Ranking Vendors
  • Post ACH Credit & Return ACH Debit In Same Day?
  • Date Banks Allowed to Pay Interest on Personal
  • Face-to-Face Acct. Opening: Primary/Secondary ID?
  • Laws Prohibiting Bank From Not Taking Ownership?
  • Regs On Record Retention for Signature Cards
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The following articles are featured in the Lending section:
  • What Steps Are Involved With the "Needs Discovery" Process When Selecting a Software Vendor?
  • When Evaluating Document Imaging Vendors, What Factors Will Impact the System's Ease of Use?
  • What Factors Impact a Bank's Perception of an Imaging System With Regard to Exception Management?
  • Denial Reason for Policy Prohibiting HOEPA
  • Reg Z Escrow Requirements for Loans Prior to 2010
  • Rewrite Commercial/No New Money: Renewal or Refi?
  • Reg B When to Provide Copy of Appraisal
  • New Flood Determination if Renewal/Increase/CIT?
that financial institutions often make their vendor management process harder than it is by tackling too many vendor reviews and collecting too much information? The regulations ask you to look at vendors who have access to customer information or processing systems and those that potentially pose critical risks. For most institutions, that's usually no more than a dozen vendors. Focus your attention there. Concentrate on those relationships that pose critical risks. Click here to learn more about vendor management.

The following articles are featured in the Operations section:
  • Bank Altering Wire Transfer Instructions
  • Checks Payable to SABC Which No Longer Exists
  • Can AIF Also Be A Beneficiary On An Account?
  • Entries to Contest Late Return (Fed Cash Letter)
  • Required Trust Documentation to Open Account
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Prequalification, Permissible Purpose, and Credit Reports
What are other banks doing on their prequalification requests regarding permissible purpose to pull credit - being able to substantiate that - and then being able to track for denials? Are there issues if the date the credit report is pulled doesn't match the written application date?

Read and weigh in with some helpful information on prequalifications and credit reports in the Lending Compliance Forum.

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