• Lauri Giesen
    Lauri Giesen Mar 15, 2018

    Fiduciary limbo: The struggle to get in step with the government’s new wealth management rule

    It’s common sense to honor a client’s best interests. But how to do that remains foggy as the White House reviews—and could rewrite—a new retirement planning rule.

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  • The case for non-qualified mortgages

    James DeFrantz1
    James Defrantz May 16, 2016

    The regulatory complexity of making ‘non-qualified’ mortgages has scared away many lenders but a case can be made of the benefits to banks in taking the plunge.

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  • When de-risking is appropriate for compliance

    James DeFrantz1
    James Defrantz Mar 2, 2016

    Financial institutions that cannot properly monitor or research customer transactions should consider closing the account to avoid regulatory issues.

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  • Meeting the compliance challenge on the frontline

    Karl Dahlgren
    Karl Dahlgren Feb 1, 2016

    As compliance pressures mount, banks are relying on their frontline employees to be more knowledgeable and disciplined about handling potential regulatory issues.

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  • Regulatory expectations for anti money laundering compliance

    James DeFrantz1
    James Defrantz Jul 27, 2015

    In the new era of anti-money laundering compliance, regulators expect that all banks will develop complex programs that include data and model validations of the software used as well as complete documentation of decisions to bank high risk customers.

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  • Mortgage opportunity for community banks

    Litz Van Dyke May 19, 2015

    Despite the increased regulatory burden, mortgage lending still represents an opportunity for community banks.

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  • Building a culture of compliance

    Dennis E. Boyle May 6, 2015

    Avoiding liability problems involves more than just instituting a compliance program; you need a robust compliance culture throughout the organization.

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  • Rule Management for Compliance and Competitive Advantage

    Rik Chomko Dec 2, 2014

    Business rules management systems can help with compliance and competitive advantage in complex loan procedures.

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