Legal Compliance as a Competitive Advantage

There is no question that the compliance, legal, risk, quality and similar departments (referred to as “compliance” for rest of article) within financial institutions have historically operated as cost centers, rather than drivers of beneficial change or a real competitive advantage.

Regime Change At CFPB

The first major blow has been dealt to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with President Donald Trump putting in place his choice for acting director. Presumably, he will also have his choice of permanent replacement as well.

SAFE Act Versus TILA Rule

By being careful to comply with SAFE Act requirements by maintaining NMLS licenses for more employees than is likely necessary, are bankers putting themselves at greater risk of running afoul of Truth in Lending requirements?

Banks Struggle With CFPB Requirements

As one of the most heavily regulated industries in America, it’s natural that bankers and regulators might not always have the happiest of relationships, but a new Aite Group report aims to shed some light on how banks’ relationship with the new cop on the beat may be a little more fraught than others.