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10 Most Popular Smart Compliance Blog Posts of 2016

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Dec 29, 2016

In case you missed any of the most popular blogs of 2016, here they are, rounded up just for you! We've also included links to some of the most popular free resources that we shared in the blog.

Every year, one of our main priorities is publishing good blogs that help our readers stay abreast of regulatory changes, keep up with examiner priorities, and maintain a good understanding of the compliance landscape.

As we look back on this year, we may also look back on some of the headlines that our readers enjoyed, shared, tweeted, liked, posted, commented on, and forwarded.

Here are ten of our most popular blogs from 2016 - and links to the freebies that came with them!

1. This $2.8M Redlining Settlement Impacts Community Bank Compliance

Redlining is one of the hottest regulatory topics. A recent agreement between HUD and First Federal Bank of Kansas City is a signal that community banks and other lenders can't afford to ignore.

In this post, you'll learn more details regarding the $2.8M settlement, and learn 5 redlining risks that should be explored.

[Free Resource: 3 Steps to Understanding Your Redlining Risk eBrief]

2. Here are 5 Regulatory Compliance Priorities for 2016 and Beyond!

Here are a few key areas of compliance that we prioritized at the beginning of 2016, based on our observations. How do these key compliance priorities compare to the ones for 2017?

3. These are the CFPB's Top 3 Focal Points for 2017

Patrice Ficklin, the Fair Lending Director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), wrote a blog post last week listing the Bureau's top 3 Fair Lending priorities for 2017. 

Here they are - and why it matters to you, even if the CFPB isn't your regulator: https://www.trupointpartners.com/blog/3-fair-lending-focal-points-for-the-cfpb-in-2017 

4. Learn the 8 Steps to a Successful Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Compliance Strategy

CRA examinations evaluate only the result of an institution's lending, investments, and service activities, not its process for achieving performance. Nonetheless, institutions with a CRA strategy and monitoring plan are in better position to meet the CRA performance expectations set out by their management and boards of directors. Your strategy is critically important to compliance success, even if the examiners don't look at it directly.

[Free Info KitCRA Geo-Analysis Info Kit]

5. Are These Top 3 Compliance Priorities for 2017 on Your List?

2016 is coming to a close, and preparations for 2017 are in full swing. Many compliance officers go through the exercise of prioritizing their compliance goals. After asking around, we've determined three big compliance priorities for 2017. Are they on your list?

[Free Info Kit: 2017 Compliance Prioritization eBrief]


6. Learn the 5 Redlining Risks Your Team Can't Afford to Ignore in 2017

In the last 18 months, the regulators have sent a clear signal: Redlining is a focal point. Redlining has been a compliance risk since the early days of banking, and it's not going anywhere - even as the political environment is changing. These are 5 Redlining risks your compliance team can't afford to ignore in 2017.

Free Resources

7. The Real Cost of Compliance for Lenders [INFOGRAPHIC]

The regulatory environment is changing, and the cost of compliance puts unique pressures on financial institutions nationwide. Check out this free infographic to learn some key statistics about the cost of compliance today, and what many compliance professionals expect in the months and years to come.

View the infographic here: https://www.trupointpartners.com/blog/cost-of-compliance-lending-2016 

8. Fair Lending 101: Pricing is Only a Piece of the Puzzle

If Fair Lending compliance were a puzzle, pricing risk would be just one piece. Here are 8 Fair Lending risks you need to know - including pricing. Read on to learn best practice tips and guidance for how to improve your Fair Lending compliance.

9. CFPB Annual Report Shines Light on Fair Lending

Every year, the CFPB issues an annual Fair Lending report. This year's report, published in April 2016, provides an update on the Bureau's observations, supervisory activity and enforcement actions, as well as their focus going forward. In this blog, we provide a quick summary of the report.

Read on: https://www.trupointpartners.com/blog/cfpb-annual-report-shines-light-on-fair-lending 

10. Regulators Use Mystery Shoppers for $10.8M Fair Lending and Redlining Settlement

A recent settlement is the first case where the CFPB openly disclosed their use of mystery shoppers to identify Fair Lending and Redlining risk. The Bureau's mystery shopper program is expected to grow and become more active, and may inspire other agencies to adopt similar tactics.

TRUPOINT Viewpoint: We hope these blog posts were fun to read, but more importantly, informative and helpful! We hope that your 2016 has been great, and that 2017 is even better. Thank you for making our year so special.

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