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FinCEN Increases BSA Penalties

On Oct. 10, 2019, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced it adjusted for inflation the civil money penalties (CMPs) for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). This serves as an important reminder that federal examiners review ...
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Appraisal Threshold Increases to $400,000

On Sept. 27, 2019, the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency all announced they have adopted a joint final rule increasing the threshold for residential real estate transactions ...
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Marijuana Banking Bill Passed by House

On Sept. 25, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the SAFE Banking Act bill (H.R. 1595) by a margin of 321-103. Almost all Democrats supported the bill along with almost half of the Republicans. The bill provides a safe harbor to financial ...
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Regulatory Burden Top Regulatory Issue

On Sept. 23, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Office of the Ombudsman published its 2018 Annual Report. The Ombudsman Office serves as part of an alternative dispute resolution process and this is the first public report it ...
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New Payday Alternative Loan Rule

On Sept. 19, 2019, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) issued a final rule providing credit unions with more payday alternative loan options. The 49-page final rule, known as PALs II, is not replacing the existing payday alternative loan ...
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