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- August 30, 2017On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, the FDIC released the Summer 2017 issue of Supervisory Insights , which includes articles on liquidity risk trends at community banks and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) supervision program. “Community Bank Liquidity Risk: Trends and Observations from Recent Examinations” emphasizes the importance of liquidity risk management and describes contingency funding strategies...August 30, 2017On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board announced the members of its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) and the president and vice president of the council for 2018. Gilda M. Nogueira, President and Chief Executive Officer of East Cambridge Savings Bank, Cambridge, MA, will serve as CDIAC President in 2018. Christopher D. Maher, President and Chief...August 29, 2017On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the OCC published a news release encouraging national banks and federal savings associations to work with customers affected by Hurricane Harvey. OCC Bulletin 2012-28 provides examples of steps national banks and federal savings associations may take to support customers affected by natural disasters. The OCC encourages national banks and federal savings associations...August 29, 2017On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the OCC released its schedule of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) evaluations to be conducted in the fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2018.August 25, 2017On Friday, August 25, 2017, the FDIC released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in July. There are no administrative hearings scheduled for September 2017. The FDIC issued a total of 24 orders. The administrative enforcement actions in those orders consisted of three consent orders; seven removal and prohibition orders; four Section 19...August 25, 2017On Friday, August 25, 2017, the OCC issued a bulletin informing national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies and all OCC examining personnel about new Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) examination procedures for testing and validating the accuracy and reliability of home mortgage loan data to be reported under the Home Mortgage...August 24, 2017On Thursday, August 24, 2017, the CFPB issued a rule amending the 2015 updates to the HMDA rule. The Bureau has temporarily changed reporting requirements for banks and credit unions that issue home-equity lines of credit, and clarified the information that financial institutions are required to collect and report about their mortgage lending. Key points of the update are as follows: Reporting...August 24, 2017On Thursday, August 24, 2017, issued a report warning older consumers about taking out a reverse mortgage loan in order to bridge the gap in income while delaying Social Security benefits until a later age. The CFPB report found, in general, the costs and risks of taking out a reverse mortgage exceed the cumulative increase in Social Security lifetime benefits that homeowners would receive by...August 23, 2017On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the OCC issued a bulletin inviting comment on a proposed rule to increase the appraisal threshold for commercial real estate (CRE) transactions from $250,000 to $400,000. This threshold sets the transaction value above which national banks and federal savings associations (collectively, banks) must obtain appraisals that conform with Title XI of the Financial...August 23, 2017CFPB Takes Action against American Express Subsidiaries On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the CFPB took action against two American Express banking subsidiaries for allegedly discriminating against consumers in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories. The agency claims the companies provided consumers with credit and charge card terms inferior to those available in the 50...