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Production Incentives – Incenting Unwanted Problems?

Financial institutions sometimes choose to implement incentive programs to achieve business objectives. When properly implemented and monitored, reasonable incentives can benefit consumers and the financial marketplace. In November 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published “CFPB Compliance Bulletin 2016-03 (Bulletin)” to share the CFPB’s supervisory and enforcement experience in …

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It’s Just Compliance Training – Who Cares?

By Tammy Butler  “It’s Just Compliance Training, who cares? We just have to show our examiners that we checked off a box and that people were trained to satisfy regulatory requirements.” Without retaining the source, I write down interesting statements like the one above when I am shocked or perplexed …

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Complying with the Diversity and Inclusion Standards

Complying with the Diversity & Inclusion Standards of Section 342 of Dodd-Frank Through Sponsorship Programs: Key Considerations for Development and Implementation By Brian Pedrow, Dee Spagnuolo and Erin Clarke In recent months, there has been significant discussion about the future of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act …

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Racing with Cyber Security

In October 2017, Mortgage Compliance Magazine featured cyber security compliance to help highlight National Cyber Security Awareness Month. According to a September 2017 Grant Thornton study, federal chief information officers (CIOs) reported progress on both agile and cloud computing initiatives, although many still struggle with effective security implementation. Investment is …

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Your License is YOUR Business

ALERT: You have less than 60 days to renew your license for 2018. The clock is ticking, and the annual renewal period begins Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 31. This year, there are a few more specifics for you to remember when you renew your license. In addition, there …

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Appraisal Independence ABCs

Appraisals are professional judgments of the market value of real property based on a variety of market factors. Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) can be considered the quality control standards applicable for real property, personal property, intangible assets, and business valuation appraisal analysis and reports in the United …

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