Before selling securities to a consumer, the broker/dealer should determine the suitability of the product for the consumer.
Remember the days when we all called it "consumer compliance"? There was the Consumer Credit Protection Act and all those stories about consumers who needed help.
The OCC recently posted its third quarter CRA ratings. Of 63 banks examined, 10 earned an Outstanding and 53 earned a Satisfactory. The Outstandings are spread throughout the nation.
OCC and the American Bankers Association have scheduled a joint Community Development Lending conference for November 4-6, 1997 in New Orleans.