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Agencies Final Rule to Exempt Subset of Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans from Appraisal Requirements

Dec 13, 2013

Six federal financial regulatory agencies today issued a final rule that creates exemptions from certain appraisal requirements for a subset of higher-priced mortgage loans. The exemptions are intended to save borrowers time and money while still ensuring that the loans are financially sound.  Read more

FinCEN, Federal Reserve Finalize Rule Amending Definitions in the Bank Secrecy Act

Dec 03, 2013

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced a final rule amending the definitions of "funds transfer" and "transmittal of funds" under regulations implementing the Bank Secrecy Act. The final rule adopts the amendments as proposed in November 2012.  Read more

Call for Presentations: Annual Conference

Dec 01, 2013

Whether you’re a new or seasoned speaker, we want to hear from you. We’re actively seeking new voices and topics at our upcoming Subchapter S Bank Association Conference. Any ideas, best practices, and challenges that you’ve encountered for S Corporations are fair game. If you have a compelling story to tell, submit a proposal (or two) to speak at the Annual Subchapter S Bank Association Conference on October 23rd and 24th.  Read more

Increases in Dollar Thresholds in Regulations Z & M for Exempt Consumer Credit & Lease Transactions

Nov 20, 2013

The FRB and the CFPB today announced they are increasing the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) for exempt consumer credit and lease transactions. Transactions at or below the thresholds are subject to the protections of the regulations.  Read more

Agencies Release a Regulatory Capital Estimation Tool for Community Banks

Nov 19, 2013

The federal bank regulatory agencies today released an estimation tool to help community banks understand the potential effects of the recently revised regulatory capital framework on their capital ratios. The revised framework implements the Basel III regulatory capital reforms and certain changes required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.  Read more