Yellen: Agencies Exploring Ways to Reduce Capital, Appraisal Burdens

As part of its response to the recently concluded Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act review process, the federal banking agencies are looking to reduce burdens of appraisal requirements and to simplify regulatory capital rules for community banks, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen told the House Financial Services Committee today.

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OCC to Issue ‘Best Practices’ Guidance on AML/BSA Risk Management

In response to the “derisking” trend in anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance, the OCC will soon issue guidance that articulates its expectations for banks to routinely evaluate risk in their foreign correspondent banking portfolios, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said today.

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CFPB Issues Notice on New URLA Compliance with Reg B

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today issued a notice to creditors that the recently redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application form -- while not required under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B -- is compliant with Reg B.

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