Skip to content

How to add predictive analytics into your risk program. Risk reports are often limited to historical insights and issues and do not provide guidance and insights into the future of the organization. Adding predictive analytics can allow your organization to detect emerging risks and create mitigation plans. This can be achieved by combining internal and external key risk indicators (KRIs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) with regulatory intelligence. This ensures that risk reports can detect more issues and highlight areas of concern. Click here to learn more.

Top Story Lending Related


Fannie and Freddie PSPAs modified

Treasury and the FHFA have announced that they have agreed to modifications to the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements (PSPAs) that will permit Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to retain additional earnings in excess of the $3 billion capital reserves currently permitted by their PSPAs. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be permitted to maintain capital reserves of $25 billion and $20 billion, respectively.


Venezuela-related General Licenses amended


NCUA issues rules for PALs II

The NCUA Board published [84 FR 51942] a final rule (referred to as the PALs II rule) to allow federal credit unions to offer additional payday alternative loans (PALs) to their members. The final rule does not replace the NCUA's current PALs rule (referred to as the PALs I rule). Rather, the PALs II rule grants FCUs additional flexibility to offer their members meaningful alternatives to traditional payday loans while maintaining many of the key structural safeguards of the PALs I rule. The PALs II rule will be effective December 2, 2019.


FDIC August enforcement actions

The FDIC has released a list of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in August (and one issued in July).

  • A Burnet, Texas, bank was ordered to pay $21,700 for a pattern or practice of flood insurance-related violations
  • A former chief financial officer of The Bank of Oswego, Lake Oswego, Oregon, was issued an adjudicated order to pay a civil money penalty of $175,000 and an order of prohibition for having approved the use of $675,000 in bank funds to pay for a customer's wire transfer and facilitating a $1.7 million loan to cover the transfer, aiding an abetting an improper straw buyer transaction involving bank-foreclosed property and failing to protect the bank's collateral position ion that property, following repeated appeals and delays caused by the former banker
  • The former president and CEO of AztecAmerica Bank, Berwyn, Illinois, consented to an order to cease and desist and and order to pay a civil money penalty of $25,000, for causing the bank to inject money into its holding company by approving payments by the bank to two of its employees for the purpose of enabling them to purchase stock in the holding company, resulting in a loss to the bank.
  • The former chief financial officer of Crown Bank, Edina Minnesota, was issued an order to cease and desist and an order to pay a $10,000 civil money penalty for assisting the former CEO of the bank in conducting and obscuring transactions in violation of Regulation O, and failing to stop or report the CEO's theft of funds from a third party's bank deposit account.
  • The former president and cashier of Commercial Bank of Oak Grove, Oak Grove, Missouri, was issued an adjudicated order to cease and desist and to pay a $15,000 civil money penalty for altering account statements of the bank's correspondent account at another bank, overstating the balance in that account, resulting in losses exceeding $500,000.


Agencies raise residential appraisal threshold

The Federal Reserve Board, FDIC, and OCC issued a joint press release on Friday, announcing the adoption of a final rule that increases the threshold for residential real estate transactions requiring an appraisal from $250,000 to $400,000. For transactions exempted from the appraisal requirement, the final rule requires institutions to obtain an evaluation to provide an estimate of the market value of real estate collateral. Evaluations are generally less burdensome than appraisals and have been required since the 1990s. The rule will be effective the day following publication in the Federal Register.

The final rule incorporates the appraisal exemption for rural residential properties provided by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act and similarly requires evaluations for these transactions. It also includes a requirement that institutions to review appraisals for compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. These two provisions of the final rule will be effective January 1, 2020.


FHLBanks instructed to end purchase of LIBOR-tied assets

The Federal Housing Finance Agency reports it has sent a letter to the eleven Federal Home Loan Banks instructing them that, as of December 31, 2019, they should stop purchasing investments in assets tied to LIBOR with a contractual maturity beyond December 31, 2021. As of March 31, 2020, the Federal Home Loan Banks should no longer enter into all other LIBOR-based transactions involving advances, debt, derivatives, or other products with maturities beyond December 31, 2021, with only very limited exceptions granted by FHFA.


HUD to offer incentives for health care in Opportunity Zones

HUD Secretary Carson has announced that the Federal Housing Administration will offer several incentives to encourage greater development of hospitals and health care facilities located in Opportunity Zones. FHA’s Section 242 Program insures mortgages for acute care hospital facilities ranging from large teaching institutions to small rural critical access hospitals. Similarly, FHA’s Section 232 Program provides mortgage insurance on loans that help finance nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and board and care facilities. These programs may be used to finance the purchase, refinance, new construction, or substantial rehabilitation of a project. A combination of these uses is acceptable, for example, refinance of a nursing home coupled with new construction of an assisted living facility.


Fed bans former Virginia banker

The Federal Reserve Board announced yesterday it has issued a consent prohibition order to a former branch manager of Highlands Union Bank, Abingdon, Virginia, for violating lending policies for her own benefit by generating loans for relatives and for her own benefit, and failing to send the loans to the bank's loan operations department for booking.


Bill to extend NFIP funding through 11/21 gets Senate OK

The Senate passed a bill to extend the funding of the National Flood Insurance Program to November 21, 2019, and has sent it to the president for his signature. Funding for the NFIP is currently due to expire Monday, September 30.


NCUA and SBA loan programs webinar

The NCUA and SBA have announced they will co-host on October 1 “The Big Picture of SBA Lending for Credit Unions—Part 1,” a webinar that will discuss:

  • A brief history of the SBA;
  • SBA benefits to a borrower and to a credit union;
  • An overview of SBA programs; and
  • How offering small business loans may align with a credit union’s mission.


Training View All

Penalties View All

Search Top Stories