We are making a loan to a business customer to purchase a new apartment building. The apartment building is not located in a flood zone. The loan approval requires the cross collateralization of two additional properties owned by the borrower. Do I need to obtain flood determination on these properties?
We have a commercial loan on farmland with 12 outbuildings and a dwelling. Only one of the buildings (a small barn) is located in a flood zone that requires insurance. The loan amount is $500,000 and the appraiser valued this building at $70,000. Because only a small percentage of the secured collateral is in a flood zone, is flood insurance still required?
I'm new to the compliance world and brand new to this institution. I just received an external audit from a consulting firm that cited multiple MLA findings for obtaining applicant's MLA status for an exempt transaction (vehicle purchases). Our credit reports include the MLA check automatically. Are those legitimate findings? Do we need to turn off the MLA check that's part of the credit report?
How often does active duty have to be checked to comply with MLA? If we have originally checked the active duty status on an origination and we need to renew the loan, should we check that status again?
What is involved with “resolving” an exception?