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    Wolters Kluwer experts closely monitor developments with the expanded HMDA regulations and have prepared commentary and guidance on how to comply. Share these articles with your team as you implement your strategies for complying with the expanded HMDA regulations.


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    The U.S. Treasury Fintech Report and the OCC Fintech Announcement: What They Mean for Banks and Fintechs
    (Published August 10, 2018) Wolters Kluwer expert, Stevie Conlon, distills key takeaways of the U.S. Treasury's 223-page fintech report and the OCC’s announcement allowing fintechs to apply for special purpose national bank charters. Read the summary.
    Limits on the Availability of the New Partial HMDA Reporting Exemption
    (Published July 20, 2018) The regulatory relief law (“Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act”) recently signed into law by Congress includes a major provision that reduces the burden on some institutions in having to report certain HMDA data. However, some institutions are mistakenly interpreting the new law as exempting them from their reporting obligations altogether.
    Fair Lending Implications of the Expanded HMDA Under the New Regulations
    (Published May 24, 2018) The data points in the expanded HMDA data set greatly enhance the ability of banks, examiners and the public to perform more in-depth fair lending analysis at any time, with a minimum 121,000 combinations of the data available to perform a variety of fair lending analytics. Institutions, as well as examiners, will have the ability to gather new, and possibly troubling, insights into the institution’s performance, with particular emphasis on disparate or unintended treatment and/or impacts and redlining.
    HMDA 2018 Focus: CMS, Data Integrity and Fair Lending Implications
    (Recorded Webinar, April 19, 2018) With 2017 submission out of the way, it is time to focus on 2018 HMDA data. This complimentary webinar focuses on four critical areas to which lenders should pay attention during 2018.
    The Compliance Balancing Act
    (Published February 2018) Community reinvestment and fair lending rules require careful navigation. In this Scotsman Guide article, Wolters Kluwer Senior Regulatory Consultant Britt Faircloth provides guidance on the importance of analyzing and validating loan performance data to align with an institution’s goals, as well as with current regulations.
    Wolters Kluwer Indicator Survey Points to Increased Compliance and Risk Management Concerns at U.S. Banks
    (Published December 2017) According to an article published in Fintech Finance, recent surveys released by Wolters Kluwer indicate that compliance and risk management concerns are on the rise for U.S. banks, while globally, banks worry about having the right systems and procedures in place to manage data in today’s evolving regulatory landscape.
    2018 Regulatory & Risk Outlook: Survival of the Fittest
    (Published January 2018) In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals not because they are the strongest, but because they are best at adapting themselves to their changing environment. In this Bank News article, compliance expert Barbara Boccia explores how banks might better equip themselves to “survive” the current winds of regulatory change.
    2018 Will Keep CCOs on Their Toes, Despite Deregulation
    (Published January 9, 2018) In this Compliance Week feature article, Wolters Kluwer compliance expert Tim Burniston addresses risk and regulatory compliance issues cited by banks and credit unions in Wolters Kluwer’s annual Regulatory & Risk Management Indicator survey—and their implications for financial institutions.
    The Morning Risk Report: Banks More Anxious About Managing Risk Entering 2018
    (Published December 2017) Citing results from Wolters Kluwer’s annual Regulatory and Risk Management Indicator survey of 608 financial institutions, the Wall Street Journal reports that the majority of bank and credit union respondents are anxious about their ability to keep up with continuing regulatory compliance pressures in 2018.
    HMDA Final Pit Stop: Fuel Up and Be Ready for 2018
    (Recorded December 7, 2017) The Wolters Kluwer team will give you any last-minute tips and updates to get you ready for the new HMDA requirements. Prepare now and be ready to take a holistic view of the new HMDA regulation.
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