Monday, April 21, 2014

The following articles are featured in the Compliance section:
  • Funds Availability Notice on ATM Deposit Envelopes
  • Reg E Zero Liability Withholding $50.00
  • Is Underwriting Fee An Origination Fee On GFE?
  • Change In Checking Printing Charges-Notify?
  • Violation Reg D: Time Until Open New Acct
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The following articles are featured in the Lending section:
  • Do Electronic Exception Management Systems Reduce Errors?
  • Do Most Banks Use Electronic Exception Management Systems?
  • What Percentage of Banks Use Their Core System to Track Exceptions?
  • Sample of Right to Receive Copy of Appraisal Form
  • ROR Required When Advancing Funds to Pay Debt?
  • Reg O and Rule On Only One 1st Lien At A Time
  • CBC Credit Bureaus Fees Passed On To GFE
  • Calculating Flood Coverage if Multiple Collateral
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The following articles are featured in the Operations section:
  • BOFD Reimbursing Due to Endorsement Issue
  • Account That Requires Two Signatures-1 Refuses
  • How To Style IRA for Minor On Signature Card
  • Forged Endorsement Claim on ATM Deposit Check
  • Stop Pay On Check w/o Check #-Still Return?
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The following articles are featured in the Security section:
  • Meaning of Aggregated Total on SAR
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The following articles are featured in the Technology section:
  • Send DDA/Savings/Loan Notices Electronically?
  • Refusing Dispute for Visa DC (Non-Fraud Dispute)
if you're sending appraisals to borrowers electronically, there are some new acknowledgements you must get from the borrower first? The ECOA Valuations Rule took effect on January 18th, and it specifically mandates that you comply with the E-Sign Act for all electronic deliveries. Click here for a white paper with automated compliance tools.

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Affirmative Action Plans for Holding Companies
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