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Counting Regulatory Sheep
Have new regulations rendered the compensation and bonus plan your bank uses illegal? Some bankers have been blindsided by the way examiners are interpreting new Reg Z provisions. See how you might be affected.

Have new regulations rendered the compensation and bonus plan your bank uses illegal? Some bankers have been blindsided by the way examiners are interpreting new Reg Z provisions. See how you might be affected.

Paper Trails -- and More
Keeping records longer than you're required to, whether in electronic or paper form, can be expensive, space-consuming, and can potentially expose you to greater legal liability. We'll tell you the two questions you should ask yourself about your records.

What Should Be On Your Radar
The compliance tidal wave is building up. You don't need to know the picky details. You do need to understand, however, what should be on your radar. We'll fill you in.

Special Edition: Bank Secrecy Act

This special edition focuses on the Bank Secrecy Act. The articles we've included clue you in on a step you can take to determine whether you're about to make a highly undesirable hire, how seriously regulators are taking BSA exams and enforcement, and how other institutions are handling various AML-related tasks.

Preventing Embarrassing Hiring Errors
Competition in the industry is fierce, so when a well-established lender at the bank down the street tells you he's interested in changing jobs, you might decide to "act now, and ask questions later." Many quick hiring decisions like that pay off handsomely, but what if there are skeletons in the new-hire's closet? How will your bank appear to the public if news breaks that your new "rainmaker" has been indicted for things he did at his former bank? Mary Beth Guard discusses a little-known provision of the USA PATRIOT Act that allows banks to cooperatively prevent such outcomes, in her article

Are You Hiring a Crook?

Taking BSA/AML Seriously
If you have any doubt that directors and management need to support a strong, effective BSA/AML compliance program in your bank, you only need to realize what federal regulators are doing to drive that point home. Read why John Burnett thinks the regulators are taking BSA/AML compliance very seriously, in his article

BSA: Regulators are Playing for Keeps.

What are Other Banks Doing?
You know that peer-group discussions are invaluable ways to keep current on industry developments and pick up ideas you can use in your bank. When BankersOnline hosted its 2007 Top Gun BSA Conference, we held peer-group sessions for BSA/AML professionals from all over the country, and took notes when 180 attendees gave us anonymous feedback on how they handle the challenges of BSA/AML compliance. Mary Beth Guard shares what we, and the attendees, learned from those sessions. Read her article about

BSA: What Your Peers Do and Say.

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