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Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA Enforcement Actions
ADA Info from DOJ
ADA regs
DisabilityInfo.gov
Quick Tips - Web Access
Site Validation
Web Access. Guidelines

Appraisal Info.

Appraisal Standards
National Appraiser Registry

Article 9

Old Article 9
Uniform Law Commission: Revised Article 9
Where to File

Banking Publications

American Banker
ABA Banking Journal
ATM Market Place
Bank Directors Briefing
Banking & Finance
Banking Strategies
BankTech.com
Bank Technology News
Credit Union Times
FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile
Financial Services Online
Northwestern Financial Review
SRC Insights and Compliance Corner
U.S. Banker

Bankruptcy

ABI Bankruptcy Info
The Bankruptcy LawTrove
Bankruptcy statutes & overview
FindLaw Bankruptcy

BSA

About FinCEN
FFIEC BSA/AML Infobase (includes BSA/AML Exam Manual)
BSA Forms
BOL's BSA/AML Monetary Penalties List
Designation of Exempt Person Form (PDF)
BSA Electronic Forms and SAR Software for FIs
FATF
FinCEN Advisories
FinCEN News
FinCEN's guidance on CTR Exemption (PDF)
FinCEN Annual Report
SAR New Mag. Media Specs
SAR Activity Review
SAR Activity Review - Trends, Tips and Issues
SAR Activity Review - By the Numbers
Guidance on SAR Prep
SAR-Filing and Form Use (a PPT file)
SAR Narrative Writing (a PPT file)
FinCEN CTR Filing FAQ (May 2013)
FinCEN SAR Filing FAQ (May 2013)

Business Sites

Calculator.com
Dinkytown.net
FDIC Deposit Insurance Assessment Rate
FDIC Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator (EDIE)
Time Value Software

Check 21

BOL Deposits and Payments Forum on Bankers' Threads
Consumer Guide to Check 21
Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (Check 21)
Check 21-enabled Products Technical Information
Fed Check 21 FAQ
FED Check Services Forms
Check 21-enabled Services, Pricing Information
Image Quality Assurance (IQA) Settings Final Reg CC Amendment - Implementing Check 21(pdf)
Final Reg J Amendment (pdf)

Checks

Counterfeit Check Database (Secret Service)
Federal Reserve's Check Restructuring
OCC Check Fraud Guide
Routing # Lookup
Routing # Guide

Company Info

Bank/Thrift Info - demographic and classification data on banks and thrifts
BHC Info - demographic and classification data on bank holding companies
Bank Office Finder - search for info on bank offices
BOL Vendor Connect - detailed, comprehensive directory of banking product and service vendors
Dun & Bradstreet
Hoover's Company capsules - free brief company descriptions and financials for thousands of companies
Institution Histories - bank, thrift, and BHC database of name changes, conversions, acquisitions, mergers
SEC Database - searchable SEC Edgar archives by keyword, company and more

Compliance Misc.

ABA Bank Compliance Magazine
Compliance Desk
ComplianceHeadquarters
Debtor/Creditor Law Overview
International Compliance Association
Telemarketing Sales Rule

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

CFPB Homepage
Supervision and Examination Manual
Guidance Documents

Counterfeits

Counterfeit Check Database (Secret Service)
How to Detect Counterfeit Money
If You Suspect a Counterfeit

CRA

Everything CRA (FFIEC)
Examination Schedules
CRA Exam Procedures
CRA/HMDA Reporter
CRA Q&As
CRA Regs

CRM

1to1.com

Credit Unions

Credit Union Executives Society (CUES)
Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
Credit Union Tech Talk
CUTimes.com
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

Deposit Insurance

EDIE - (Deposit Insurance Estimator)
Insured or Not Insured
Revocable Trust Coverage
Your Insured Deposit
FDIC FAQ on Temporary Full Coverage for Noninterest-bearing Transaction Accounts

Dictionaries, Glossaries

Dictionary.com
Dictionaries (OneLook)
Financial Glossary (C.R. Harvey)
Thesaurus
Multi-language Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Online

Do Not Call

OCC Bulletin: TCPA - Do-Not-Call List Requirements

Dodd-Frank Act

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
FDIC Ins. Noninterest-Bearing Trans Accts
FAQ FDIC Ins. Noninterest-Bearing Trans Accts

eBanking

FDIC ebanking page
Federal Reserve Internet Banking Links
FFIEC E-Banking Handbook
OCC Internet Banking page
SRC Insights articles on Internet and Electronic Banking
Tips for Safe Internet Banking

Economic Data

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Commerce Department Resource information
Consumer Price Indexes
Commercial Paper Rates Data on rates for CP, updated daily (one-day lag>
Daily Prices & Yields Current issues of T-Bills, T-Notes and Bonds
Department of Labor Statistics and data
Discount Rates Historic through present
Existing Home Sales
FDIC Regional Economic Conditions
Federal Open Market Committee Discount rates, meeting minutes (back to '93) and more
Foreign exchange rates
FRB Beige Book
FRB Economic Research
FRB Statistical Releases
Gross Domestic Products
Housing Starts
Labor Force Statistics
New Home Sales
Producer Price Indexes
Treasury Auction Data - Historical results T-Bills, Treasury Notes and Bonds
T-Bill Auction Results
Treasury Note and Bond Results
Treasury Auctions (Upcoming)
Value of Construction Put in Place

Electronic Funds Transfers

EFTA
Regulation E
Reg E Compliance Guide
Electronic Funds Transfer Association

Enjoyable

Fat Wallet Coupons
SmartBargains.com
GiveAwaytheFarm
HouseNet
Overstock.com
Valpak

E-Sign Act

E-Sign Act

Equal Credit Opportunity

ECOA
Reg B
Consumer Credit Overview

Fair Credit Reporting

Red Flags Special Edition
FTC FCRA/Fact Act page
40 Years of Experience with the Fair Credit Reporting Act: An FTC Staff Report with Summary of Interpretations
FCRA (with amendments through 12/31/10
FACT Act
As a Matter of FACT....Amendments to the FCRA
FACTA Medical Information - Final Rule
Fair Credit Reporting Act Court Cases
Reg V (implements the FCRA)
FTC Staff Opinion Letters
A Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA
FCRA Consumer FAQ

Fair Debt Collection

FDCPA (PDF)
FTC Staff Commentary
FTC Staff Opinions
Material to educate consumers

Fair Lending

Fair Housing Act
Fair Lending Guide
OCC Fair Lending Examination Procedures (PDF)

FDIC Insurance

FDIC Insurance Increase Notice Oct. 2008 $250,000
FDIC Insurance Sign ($100,000)
FDIC Rules -- Advertisement of Membership

Fed Actions

Federal Reserve Actions Applications received, actions taken, by the FRB and FR banks.
FRB - Weekly Actions Actions, Orders, and Other Documents

Fun

PrettyFood.com
StumbleUpon
Search for Fedwire participants

Fed Wire

Fed Wire Directory
FRB Financial Services
Search for Fedwire participants

Financial Institution Regulators

FDIC
Federal Reserve
FFIEC
OCC
OTS
NCUA
CFPB - the "Bureau"
State Regulators

Financial Privacy

Privacy Q&A
FDIC Privacy Program
FDIC Privacy Materials
FFIEC Privacy InfoBase
GLB Privacy Rule
Info Security Guidelines
OCC Privacy Guidance
OCC Privacy Prep. Questionnaire
OCC exam procedures for Info Sec.
Privacy Exam Procedures
Regulation P
Regulation S (reimbursement guidelines for RFPA)
Right to Financial Privacy Act

Flood

Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012
Community Status Book
FEMA flood info
Flood CMPs
Flood glossary
Flood Insurance Manual (2011)
Flood Statistics
Interagency Flood Hazard Q&A (1997)
Interagency Flood Q & A (2009)
Interagency Flood Q & A (10-2011 update)
Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Guidelines - Sept. 2007
Resource Record Details
FEMA Hazard Mapping
Standard F.H.D. Form (Exp. 12-31-11)

Fraud

Alerts
BOL ID Fraud Page
Check Fraud: A Guide to Avoiding Losses
DOJ - Cybercrime
DOJ Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Page
DOJ's ID Theft Info
DOJ's Internet Fraud Info
FBI-Financial Crimes
Guidance on Safeguarding Customers Against E-Mail and Internet-Related Fraudulent Schemes
ID Theft Customer Assistance Guidance
Internet Fraud
National Fraud Info Ctr.

Funds Availability

Reg CC
Reg CC Compliance Guide

Government Agencies

Census Bureau
Dept. of Justice
Dept. of Labor
EEOC
FEMA
FFIEC
FinCEN
FTC
HUD
IRS
OFAC
SBA
Secret Service
Social Security
Treasury Dept.

Helpful

Almanac.com
Biographies
Calendars Zone
Car values -Edmunds
Car values -Blue Book
Clock (Naval)
Currency Converter
Federal Consumer Information Center
Grammar Help
Measurements
Reference Desk
Salary.com

HIPAA

HIPAA law
HIPAA Rule
HIPAA page
HIPAA Resources
HIPPA FAQ

HMDA

BOL HMDA Heaven Page
Everything HMDA
CRA/HMDA Reporter
Regulation C
Reg C Compliance Guide
Reg C Commentary
FFIEC Geocoding System
Guide to HMDA Reporting

Idea Exchanging

IdeaSite for Business

Identity Theft

Interagency FAQ: Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies
FTC's ID Theft Page
AARP Identity Theft
BOL ID Fraud Page
Brochure: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft
Identity Theft Victim's Complaint and Affidavit
Coping with Identity Theft
USA People Search - What is Identity Theft?
Dept. Of Justice Identity Theft and Fraud
FRB Supervisory Letter on Identity Theft and Pretext Calling
FDIC FIL 39-2001 on ID Theft
FDIC: FIL 100-99 on identity theft
FTC: Recover From Identity Theft
FTC Publication - ID Theft: When Bad Things Happen To Your Good Name
Identity Theft: Protect Yourself Video
Identity Theft Resource Center
Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act
Identity Theft Prevention
NCUA Identity Theft Prevention
OCC Advisory Letter on Identity Theft and Pretext Calling
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
Social Security Administration Identity Theft
US Government's ID Theft Site

Insider Lending

Reg O
Reg O Compliance Guide

Investing

Bloomberg
Marketwatch
CNN Money
CNet Investor
Earnings.com
Free Edgar
Money.Net
Motley Fool
MSN Investor
Quicken Financial Network
Yahoo Finance
Zacks

Learn Something

eHow
How Stuff Works
SoYouWanna.com
WhatIs.com
Word a Day (Multi-language)

Legal

Banking Regs - Alphabet Soup
American Law Sources Online
CFRs
FDIC Brown Books
Federal Register
Federal Statutes
FindLaw
Internet Legal Resource Guide
Lawyer Express
Laws on Line
Legislation (federal)
LexisOne
Regulations (CFRs)
State Statutes - by subject (Cornell)
Soldier's and Sailor's
State Laws (FindLaw)
U.C.C.
Uniform Law Drafts
US Laws (Cornell)
U.S. Legislation

Loan Documentation

Personal Finance Glossary
Interagency Policy Statement On Documentation For Loans To Small- & Medium-Sized Businesses & Farms
Interagency Policy on Small Business Loan Documentation (Supplement)
OCC Q & A: Interagency Policy Statement on Documentation
OCC - more Q & As: Interagency Policy Statement on Documentation

Lookups

Area Codes
City Times
InfoSpace Directory
Routing # Lookup
SSN Lookup
Switchboard
Time Zones
White Pages
Yellow Pages
Zip Codes

REVERSE LOOKUPS
Blackbook Online
Anywho.com - Reverse Lookup
Google (search phone #)

Margin Stock Lending

Reg U

Marketing Magazines

Ad Week
Advertising Age
American Demographics
Bank Investment Consultant
Brandweek Magazine
Web Digest for Marketers
Wilson Web Marketing

Marketing Miscellaneous

Office Live
Branch Names Guidance
NameProtect Monitor

Marketing News

MarketingSherpa.com
Media Week

Marketing Organizations

Bank Marketing Association
Bank Marketing Pros

Miscellaneous

FASB Summaries
Financial Management Service (Treasury Dept.)
Financial Modernization Research Station

NCUA

NCUA Guides, Manuals and Forms

News

ABC News
CBS News
CNN.com
CNNfn - The Financial Network
MSNBC
New York Times
Reuters
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post

Nigerian Fraud

Anti-Fraud Resource Center - Consumer Information
The 419 Coalition
Internet ScamBusters
Phishing and Scam Letter Samples
Scam o Rama
Urban Legends References

OFAC

BOL OFAC page
OFAC's “SDN Search,” Tool
Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines (Interim Final Rule eff. 9/8/08)
OFAC v. Control List
OFAC official site
Downloadable List of SDNs
OFAC Sanctions Matrix
OFAC FAQ
OFAC Legal Library
Recent OFAC Actions
Sample OFAC procedures

Online Tools

Customized Email News Alerts
Compliance Tools
Entertainment Guide - localized tv, movies, other
Picture Trail
Postal Center - zips, tracking & more
Translate Anything

Operations Misc.

Call Report Guide
Reg D
Reg D Compliance Guide
Reg Q
SS Numbers - State Listing

OSHA

OSHA
Ergonomics Resources

Overdraft Protection, Courtesy Overdraft & Deposit Advance Programs


GUIDANCE

FDIC Guidance on Extended Overdraft Fees - Mar. 2014
FDIC Proposed Guidance on Deposit Advance Products - 4/30/13
OCC Proposed Guidance on Deposit Advance Products - 4/30/11
OCC Proposed Guidance on Deposit-Related Consumer Credit Products -6/8/11 [withdrawn 4/30/13]
FDIC Overdraft Payment Program Supervisory Guidance - FAQ - 4/1/2011
FDIC FIL-81-2010, Final Overdraft Payment Supervisory Guidance - 11/24/2010
FDIC FIL-44-2008, Guidance for Managing Third-Party Risk - 6/6/2008
FDIC FIL-47-2010, Overdraft Payment Supervisory Guidance - 8/11/2010, superceded
Joint Guidance on Overdraft Protection Programs - Feb. 2005
NCUA Letter: Overdraft Protection (Bounce Protection) Programs
NCUA Reg DD Manual Zip File
FRB - Informing Consumers about Overdraft Rules

RATES & RATINGS

A.M.Best
BanxQuote
Bank Rate Monitor
Credit Card rates
Moody's
Rate.Net

Regulatory Guidance

CFPB Regulatory implementation
Chicago Fed Regulatory Update
FDIC FILs
FinCEN Advisories
FRB Sup. & Reg. Letters
FRB Interpretation
FTC Business Guidance
NCUA Regulatory Alerts
OCC Adv. Letters
OCC Bulletins
OCC Interpretation
OTS Issuances

Savings Bonds

Complete reference on savings bonds
Savings Bond Calculators
Savings Bond FAQs
Savings Bond Wizard

Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act)

BOL Tool for MLO Determination
SAFE Act Training (PPT)
Initial MLO Registration Announcement
  (links to FedReg Announcement)
Getting Started: MLOs
Getting Started: FIs
FFIEC SAFE Act page
SAFE Act 12 USC 51
Final rules implementing SAFE
  - Federal Register 07/28/2010

SAFE Act Regs in Alphabet Soup's Reg H
SAFE Act - NMLS* Resource Center
General Info - Resource Center - NMLS*
Federal Registration - NMLS* Resource Center
NMLS* Registration page
  (requires logon credentials)

SAFE Act Forum
* Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS)

RESPA

HUD's RESPA page
New RESPA Rule FAQs April 2, 2010
New RESPA Rule FAQs
New RESPA Rule FAQs - part 2
Policy Statements
Reg X
Respa Information Booklet
RESPA FAQs for the Industry
RESPA FAQs for Homeowners
RESPA Quiz
RESPA Settlement Cost Booklet
RESPA Statute
Sample RESPA forms

Servicemember Lending

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (BOL Page)
Legal/Soldier's and Sailor's
Special Briefing: New Proposed Rules on Military Lending
Final "Warner Act" Rules on Military Lending

Security Acts & Regulations

America's Most Wanted Criminals
Bank Bribery Act
Bank Protection Act
Employee Polygraph Protection Act
Reg H - Security Procedures
Regulation S

Security Humor

Bozo Criminal of the Day
Clumsy Crooks
Dumb Crooks

Technology Current News

BankTech.com
Bank Techology News

Technology Manuals

Information Technology Examination Procedures
FFIEC IT Handbook InfoBase

Technology Regulatory Guidance

Bank Technology Bulletins
Electronic finance testimony
Electronic commerce, banking, and payments testimony
FDIC IT Risk Assessment Procedures
Guidance on Safeguarding Customers Against E-Mail and Internet-Related Fraudulent Schemes
FDIC Guidance on Information Systems and E-Banking Issues
FFIEC Authentication in an Electronic Banking Environment (October 2005)
Supplement to Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment (June 2011)
Internet Banking Guidance - Bulletins, Advisory Letters, Alerts, Handbooks, Proposed Rules and Current Reg.
OCC News, Press Releases and Speeches Regarding Internet Banking
Permissible Electronic Banking Activities - Opinions and Letters

Technology Research

OCC Electronic Banking Guidance
Electronic Money Research and Reports

Technology (Information) Security

Multi-Factor Authentication - Special Briefing
Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment (FFIEC - 2005)
Supplement to Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment (FFIEC - 6/28/2011)
Safe Internet Banking
Special Alert FILs - Online Banks
ICSA
Panda Computer Security Alerts
Strategic Planning for Technology
Symantec Security Check

Truth in Lending

APR Calculation Software
Reg Z
TILA

TISA

APY Software
Reg DD
FDIC SCANS Bulletin on "Rewards" Checking

Unclaimed Property

MissingMoney.com
NAUPA

Uniform Commercial Code

UCC
Article 3
Article 4
Article 4A
Article 9
Revised Article 9

USA PATRIOT Act

Access the BankersOnline.com USA PATRIOT Act page for complete links, articles and tools.

UTMA

Kids' Accounts under UTMA (Real Player Required)
UTMA / UGMA Questions and Answers


Virus Information

Antivirus Downloads/News
ICSA Labs Virus Info
New Virus News
Virus Encyclopedia
Virus Hoax Search
Virus Myths/Hoaxes
Virus Impact/Lessons


TRAVEL LINKS


Airlines/Airfares

Airline Reservations
American
Best Fares
Concierge.com
Continental
Delta
LastMinuteTravel
LowestFare.com
Priceline
Southwest
United
US Airways

Hotel Finders

Expedia - Hotels
Hotels Index
Hotels/Resorts
HotelDiscounts.com
Lodging by state
Online Reservations

Maps & More

Maps/directions
MapQuest
Rand McNally

Rental Cars

Airport Rental Cars
Alamo
Avis
Budget
Dollar
Enterprise
Hertz
National
Reservations (Travelocity)
Thrifty

Travel Planners

American Express
CNN City Guides
Expedia
EZTrip.com
Fodors
OAG Online
SmartTravelers
Travelocity
Trax.com
Tripadvisor

Travel Tools

Airline Safety
Airline Seat Maps
Airport Delays
Arrivals/Departures
Biz Travel Tips
Free Flight Tracker
Passport Services
Passport/Visa Expediter
Restaurant Row
Travel Conditions
Zagat Restaurant Reviews

Useful

About.com
eFax
epinions.com
USA.gov
Information Please
jConnect Free
Librarian's Internet Index
PackTrack (package tracking)
Public Records Database
Rate It All
Salary.com
Time Capsule
World Factbook
WebEx - online meeting tool
XDrive Online Hard Drive Space

Weather

CNN Weather
Interactive Weather Info
Weather Channel
Weather from Yahoo