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Compliance and Risk

Responding to industry concerns that their Bank Secrecy Act reporting goes unread or unused, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network yesterday spotlighted six law enforcement cases in which prosecutors made effective use of BSA data to win. The inaugural Law Enforcement Awards were conceived as a way to show financial institutions that their reports are not “going

Community Banking

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released a draft of a sweeping financial reform bill that would provide regulatory relief for banks of all sizes, tailor the regulatory structure for systemically important banks and begin restructuring within the Federal Reserve System and at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Newsbytes

Nearly two-thirds of consumers have not heard of chip card technology — also known as EMV — even though 80 percent are concerned about the security of their debit and credit transactions, according to a recent survey commissioned by Chase, which said it will have converted more than 70 percent of its cards to EMV by the end of 2015.

Compliance and Risk

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today issued a bulletin reminding creditors to include income from Section 8 homeownership vouchers when underwriting mortgage loans, in keeping with the prohibition on discrimination based on income derived from a public assistance program under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B.

Cybersecurity

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center today announced a strategic partnership with the recently formed Retail Cyber Information Sharing Center, an entity designed to improve retailers’ capabilities to track cyber threats and prevent and mitigate data breaches.

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