On February 19 Karen Cullen of CrossCheck Compliance LLC and Richard Horn of Garris Horn PLLC led a one-hour webinar regarding the CFPB’s fair lending focus on redlining and marketing discrimination claims. The CFPB has noted in recent public reports that its fair lending efforts in the mortgage industry are focused on redlining and marketing discrimination. This… Read more »
On January 30, 2020 MBA Education and CrossCheck Compliance held part one of the Internal Audit webinar series. MBA webinars are complimentary to MBA members. The continuing regulatory focus by the CFPB, the GSEs, and other investors has driven the need for mortgage companies to enhance their corporate governance structures by implementing effective internal audit… Read more »
On February 13, 2020, MBA Education and CrossCheck Compliance held part two of the Internal Audit webinar series. Building on themes in part one, we discussed how effective internal audit programs evolve over time. What does it mean to have an effective internal audit function? What is the best structure for your internal audit function?… Read more »
On December 6th, the Chicagoland Compliance Association (CCA) held an event at Northern Trust. The event included Legislative and HMDA Updates and a discussion of Complaint Management How-To’s. Karen Cullen presented How to Prepare Your HMDA Submission. Liza Warner, along with Donald Piattoni, Business Analytics Lead, PNC Bank, spoke about classifying complaints and key metrics… Read more »
On Monday, October 21, Heidi Wier was a co-presenter with Allen Denson, Partner of Hudson Cook, LLP, at the FISCA Money Trends Conference in Miami, FL. Their topic was entitled: The CFPB Examination Process and Critical Compliance Issues. This workshop provided attendees with the fundamentals of compliance management systems, examination preparations, and post-examination processes.
November 4-6, RegList held their Fall 2019 Compliance event in Huntington Beach, CA. The two full days of content included presentations on timely and impactful topics, as well as opportunities to work alongside fellow RegListers to share knowledge and network. On Day Two, Monika McCarthy presented with Rich Horn, Managing Member, Garris Horn, on CFPB’s… Read more »
On October 25th, the IMBA held its Mortgage Market Update event at the Wintrust Mortgage office in Rosemont, IL. Topics included an economic forecast, updates from Fannie Mae, a non-QM product discussion, and the impact of MI risk-based pricing on secondary and origination. Chris Ortigara moderated the non-QM panel.
On October 15th in Rosemont, IL, Chris Ortigara participated in the Arch MI Executive Roundtable. At this complimentary panel luncheon for Chicago-area mortgage executives, Chris addressed new regulatory requirements facing lenders. Other panelists included Bernard Nossuli, iEmergent Chief Operating Officer, Brett O’Daniell, HomeTraq Co-Founder and Laura Kay Sheely, Arch MI Account Manager. Sheely co-hosted the… Read more »
On November 7th Jim Shankle presented a webinar entitled – Avoiding Surprises in Mortgage Servicing. As banks face competitive challenges and increased regulatory and investor scrutiny, establishing internal monitoring systems to provide ongoing feedback on critical servicing components should be an integral part of the management structure for all loan servicers. Preventing surprises that can… Read more »
October 23-25, 2019 in Park City, Utah This year’s annual UBA Fall Compliance Conference, named Compliance Superhero Conference, offered compliance professionals in-depth, content-rich discussions that addressed critically important topics. Tracey Levandoski, director in CrossCheck’s Regulatory Compliance and Internal Audit practices, was one of the featured speakers. Tracey presented: CMS Auditors: Superheros or Your Bank Nemesis?… Read more »
November 12-13, WMBA held its Second Annual Mortgage Bootcamp. Designed for those who work in the mortgage industry, this highly recommended one-and-a half day seminar walked attendees through the mortgage loan cycle and everything they needed to know to be a stronger mortgage professional. On Day Two, Heidi Wier, managing director in CrossCheck’s Regulatory Compliance… Read more »
On November 6, Karen Cullen presented a fair lending webinar for the MBA entitled: Checking the Effectiveness of Your Fair Lending Program. As of October 1, MBA webinars are complimentary to MBA members. History has taught us that the regulatory landscape is ever evolving, and strong compliance programs are able to adjust to changes when… Read more »
On October 30, Heidi Wier and Karen Cullen presented a webinar for the MBA entitled: What Your HMDA Data Says About Your Fair Lending Performance. As of October 1, MBA webinars are complimentary to MBA members. In this webinar, Heidi and Karen addressed how to implement an ongoing monitoring process to ensure the integrity of… Read more »
On Thursday September 26th, Karen Cullen, director in CrossCheck’s Regulatory Compliance and Fair & Responsible Lending practices, presented at the CFCA’s annual meeting, held in Orlando, FL. Karen’s presentation covered how to perform a Health Check of Your Fair Lending Program – Connecting Risk Assessment and Performance Analysis. **The Full Fall 2019 Compliance Conference was… Read more »
On Tuesday, October 1st at 2:00 ET, Jim Shankle and Chris Ortigara presented a webinar entitled Monitoring Mortgage Servicing and Avoiding Surprises. As mortgage servicers face competitive challenges and increased regulatory and investor scrutiny, management must rely on internal systems to provide ongoing feedback on critical servicing components. Establishing internal monitoring systems should be an… Read more »
On Tuesday August 27 at the WBA conference in Huntington Beach, CA, Jim Shankle, managing director, Regulatory Compliance and Internal Audit, spoke on the topic: Avoiding Surprises in Mortgage Servicing. His presentation included the challenges that mortgage servicers have had regarding compliance with CFPB servicing rules, servicing transfers, regulatory and investor quality control requirements, and… Read more »
On Wednesday, August 7th, Monika McCarthy participated in the American Law Institute Continuing Education (ALI CLE) webcast/telephone seminar on Enterprise Risk Management for Attorneys: A How-To on Mitigating Risk. Participants learned how they can have a positive impact on their client’s risk management practices. This practical webcast benefited business attorneys, corporate counsel, in-house counsel, insurance… Read more »
On July 31, Karen Cullen, director in the Regulatory Compliance and Fair & Responsible Lending practices, presented a webinar entitled, Health Check of Your Fair Lending Program: Connecting Risk Assessment and Performance Analysis for the Western Bankers Association. In this webinar, participants discovered how risk assessment drives the priority of performance analysis and, in… Read more »
On July 19, fair lending expert, Karen Cullen spoke at NICA’s July meeting. Her presentation, Health Check: Fair Lending, addressed how to understand your fair lending risk and right size your compliance.
On Wednesday, July 10th, Jim Treacy presented a webinar entitled, Overdraft Programs Compliance Best Practices. Jim is a CPA and a Certified BSA Officer with over 20 years of operational, financial and compliance experience in the financial services industry.
On July 26, Karen Cullen, director in the Regulatory Compliance and Fair & Responsible Lending practices, spoke about what’s next in fair lending. Her presentation covered AI and the fair lending risk associated with using models; even when one thinks there is no discretion in decision.
Tracey Levandoski presented What You Need to Know as a Mortgage Lender at the Iowa Mortgage Association Boot Camp held May 16-17, 2019.
On Monday May 6th, Monika McCarthy, managing director and general counsel, participated on a panel at the MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference. This panel was part of the Applied Compliance Track and specifically addresses UDAAP Compliance. The other panelists included Anthony (Tony) Alexis, partner at Goodwin; Michelle Rogers, partner at Buckley LLP; and… Read more »
In Orlando, FL on April 5, Monika McCarthy, managing director and general counsel, presented “Banking Ethics, Governance & Risk Mitigation Best Practices”.
On April 1 in Tucson, AZ, Karen Cullen, director in CrossCheck’s Regulatory Compliance and Fair & Responsible Lending practices, was a panelist at the ABA’s Spring 2019 Intermediate Compliance School. The panel addressed Compliance Hot Topics.
On March 11th, Jim Treacy, director, and Heidi Wier, managing director, taught Regulation Z, TRID and Ability to Repay. On March 15th Heidi Wier taught HMDA.
On Wednesday, February 27th, Jim Shankle, managing director, participated on a panel, Quality Control for Major Operational Risk Areas, at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Servicing Conference. The panel identified the top operational risk areas for servicers and recommended how to ensure adequate quality control. These risk areas include vendor management, customer handling and response,… Read more »
On February 19th, Heidi Wier, managing director, taught the following topics: Regulation Z, Fair Lending, HMDA, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, SAFE Act and Flood, among other topics.
On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, IMBA’s Risk Management Committee in conjunction with Neighborhood Loans and CrossCheck Compliance, offered a complimentary webinar: HMDA: Submit with Confidence, Keys to Successful Data Integrity The presenters included: Karen Cullen, Director, CrossCheck Compliance Heidi Wier, Managing Director, CrossCheck Compliance Moderator: Nathan Britsch, Executive VP, Compliance, Neighborhood Loans
On Thursday, January 24th Heidi Wier, managing director, and Karen Cullen, director, presented a webinar for the California MBA’s Mortgage Quality and Compliance Committee entitled HMDA: Submit with Confidence, Keys to Successful Data Integrity. Participants learned ways to finalize their LAR submissions and handle last minute integrity issues all while not falling behind with 2019… Read more »
HMDA: Get Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions! On December 7th in Chicago, IL, industry experts and front-line subject matter experts provided an update on HMDA related topics. Karen Cullen, director, Regulatory Compliance and Fair & Responsible Lending, spoke on HMDA Data Integrity: Importance of Systemic and Logic Reviews.
On December 4th in Chicago, the IMBA presented an economic and mortgage market overview. Chris Ortigara, director, who chairs the IMBA Secondary Marketing Committee, moderated a panel which included Peter J. Taglia, senior VP, FTN Financial Capital Assets Corporation; Paul Lueken, CEO, Draper & Kramer Mortgage; Jeremy Collett, executive director, Capital Markets, Guaranteed Rate; and… Read more »
On December 4th from 1:30 to 3:30 Central Time, Heidi Wier presented a webinar through Total Training Solutions and CU Webinars.com on the methods credit unions can use to ensure that their HMDA data is accurate. This webinar was beneficial for anyone who has responsibility for HMDA data integrity or analyzing the information to help… Read more »
At the California MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference in Newport Beach California, December 3 – 4, 2018, Monika McCarthy, managing director and general counsel, moderated the General Counsel Roundtable with the following panelists: Je Yon Jung, AmWest Funding Corp., Tom Noto, Stearns Lending, Lauren Ingersoll, Inspire Home Loans, and Ken Block, New American… Read more »
On November 29th at 9:00 pacific time, Heidi Wier and Jim Treacy presented a webinar program entitled Overdraft Programs, Compliance Best Practices. Attendees of this webinar learned the regulatory ‘requirements’ relating to overdraft programs as well as the regulatory ‘guidance’ and best practices on the topic.
On November 14th, Liza Warner, managing director, presented Preparing for Internal and External Fair Lending Audits as part of a panel on Fair Lending Enforcements, Audits, and New Frontiers to the Financial Institutions Committee. The panel included Illinois Assistant Attorney General Vijay Raghavan and John Mussman, Rimon P.C., Partner.
On December 11th at 9:00 PT Heidi Wier presented a webinar for the Western Bankers Association on HMDA Data Integrity. Participants will learn how to manage HMDA risk, how leveraging technology can help increase the accuracy of HMDA data, and how to test for issues before the regulators do to avoid resubmissions.
This conference on consumer financial services law took place on November 5 and 6 at the Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. Monika McCarthy, managing director and general counsel, moderated a panel on ethics for financial services lawyers with panelists Sabrina Neff, Husch Blackwell and Sanford Shatz, McGlinchey Stafford. 12 hours CLE… Read more »
Karen Cullen, CRCM, and director in the regulatory compliance and fair & responsible lending practices, presented HMDA Rule Changes at three sessions of the WBA’s Compliance Forum – 10/30 in Stevens Point, 10/31 in the Wisconsin Dells and 11/1 in Pewaukee. With HMDA submission right around the corner, it is a good time to review… Read more »
November 13-14 in Delafield, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association hosted a new one-and-a-half day seminar was designed for mortgage professionals of all levels of experience who to increase their knowledge of the business and grow sales potential. On Day Two, November 14th, Karen Cullen, CRCM, director in the regulatory compliance and fair & responsible… Read more »
On October 10th at 9:00 pacific time, Karen Cullen, director in the Regulatory Compliance and Fair Lending practices, presented a webinar for the Western Bankers on the subject of Fair Lending for Commercial Lenders. In this webinar, participants gained a better understanding of fair lending regulations, learned how to develop a risk assessment and controls,… Read more »
On October 4th, at the CCA’s annual conference, Jim Shankle participated on a panel, Mortgage Servicing Rules for Servicers. The panel also included Solomon Maman, Partner, Noonan Lieberman. Sharon Michnuk, Head of Consumer Risk/Risk Management, CIBC Bank was the moderator.
On Thursday, October 4th, CrossCheck at this conference Heidi Wier, managing director, presented on HMDA Data Integrity Review – Methods for Ensuring HMDA Data Accuracy and Liza Warner, managing director, presented on Compliance Risk Assessment.
On November 1st in Oakbrook, Illinois, Tracey Levandoski, CRCM, and a manager in the regulatory compliance and internal audit practices, presented on risk assessment at the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association Regulatory Update.
This webinar, presented on September 27, is now available for purchase on the MBA’s website. The presenters discussed how effective internal audit programs evolve over time. While previous MBA internal audit webinars focused on basic elements of the program, this webinar provided more advanced information. The panel, moderated by Chris Ortigara CMB®, included CrossCheck presenters,… Read more »
On September 14th, NICA, in partnership with the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA), held an informative one-day workshop. Karen Cullen, CRCM, and a director with CrossCheck Compliance, presented HMDA Follow Up (Tips and Tricks and What We Have Learned). Do you know the integrity of your HMDA data? This interactive session included a discussion of how… Read more »
On Thursday, September 13th, Monika L. McCarthy, managing director and general counsel, moderated a general counsel roundtable. This dynamic panel from banking, mortgage, and fintech companies discussed current risks they face and mitigate, their expectations and requirements for outside counsel, and best practices for in-house counsel.
On August 21st Heidi Wier presented a webinar on the methods lenders can use to ensure that their HMDA data is accurate. This webinar was beneficial for anyone with responsibility for HMDA data integrity or analyzing the information to help manage fair lending risk, including senior management, compliance officers, attorneys and auditors.
On Sunday September 16th, Mike Forester, managing director, participated on the Anti-Money Laundering, Know Your Customer and Fraud panel at the MBA’s Regulatory Compliance Conference in Washington D.C. This panel was part of the Emerging Compliance Risk Track.
On August 2nd, Karen Cullen and Heidi Wier presented a webinar for the Western Bankers Association on the topic of UDAAP compliance risk. In this webinar, participants learned the best practices for incorporating UDAAP into a compliance management program, how to develop a UDAAP risk assessment and measure UDAAP risk, and how applying customer service… Read more »
On July 20th, Karen Cullen, director in the Regulatory Compliance and Fair Lending practices presented on Fair Lending: Strong Compliance Management and Understanding/Controlling Risk. This meeting was held at Giovanni’s in Rockford, Illinois.
At the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, held in Chicago, Illinois at Loyola University, Chicago School of Law May 31-June 1, 2018, Monika McCarthy, managing director and general counsel, moderated a panel on Cybersecurity.
Heidi Wier, managing director, presented on Lending Compliance at the WBA’s Lending Boot Camp which was held in Madison, Wisconsin May 15-17, 2018. Her topics included fair lending, HMDA, Regulation Z, Regulation X, flood insurance, SAFE Act, Regulation B, FACTA, FCRA and UDAAP.
Heidi Wier, managing director, and Jim Treacy, director, taught at the WBA’s Real Estate Compliance School held March 13-15, 2018. Their topics included Regulation Z and HMDA, the 2018 requirements and early lessons learned.
On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, Jim Treacy presented a regulatory compliance update. Jim is a CPA and a director in CrossCheck’s regulatory compliance and internal audit practices. His presentation included a discussion of the current regulatory environment and recent regulatory changes impacting banks, including the July 2017 updates to… Read more »
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country, Todd Krell, managing director, moderated a panel on fraud for the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association. During this session, the panel addressed the potential for the increase of fraud with the growth of electronic document processes.
On Monday, April 30, 2018, at the MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference in Los Angeles, California, Karen Cullen, director in CrossCheck’s compliance and fair & responsible lending practices was on a panel entitled Controlling the Narrative: Using Internal Data for Better Market Penetration.
Mollie Sudhoff, a manager in CrossCheck’s regulatory compliance and internal audit practices moderated three sessions at the 33rd Annual Consumer Compliance Seminar, April 11-13, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. The first session was the Regulator Panel: Current Examination & Enforcement Focus, Findings & Expectations”. The second was the “Florida Attorney Panel Potpourri: ADA, Collections, Florida TCPA,… Read more »
Heidi Wier, managing director, taught compliance for residential mortgage lenders at the WBA’s Mortgage Lending School on February 20, 2018. The topics she covered included ECOA (Regulation B), TILA/RESPA (Regulation Z), Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgages, Fair Lending, HMDA (Regulation C) and the SAFE Act. Students gained the knowledge they need to be successful… Read more »
Monika McCarthy, managing director and general gounsel, moderated the General Counsel Roundtable at this conference which was held on December 4 and 5 in Irvine, California.
On November 8th, Jim Treacy, director, addressed the Regulation CC changes. This seminar was geared specifically towards compliance officers.
Heidi Wier, managing director, presented HMDA – The Recent Finalized Amendments. The Forum was held October 31, November 1 and November 2 at different locations in Wisconsin.
Heidi Wier, managing director, and Jim Treacy, director, taught a class on Reg Z and TRID, and Heidi also taught a class on HMDA, at the WBA’s Real Estate Compliance School on September 27th and 28th at the Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells. This school was designed to provide attendees with… Read more »
On Sunday September 17th at the MBA’s Regulatory Compliance Conference, Monika McCarthy, managing director & general counsel, spoke, along with H. Burton Embry, executive vice president & chief compliance officer, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. This interactive session provided participants an opportunity to solve compliance problems and identify the tools and methods for solutions.
Jim Treacy, director, presented Final TRID and Mortgage Servicing Clarifications on Friday, September 8th at the NICA workshop. Jim “clarified” the clarifications and technical amendments on the final TRID rule issued by the CFPB July 7th. He also discussed the impact of the final rules issued by the CFPB on August 4, 2016 amending certain… Read more »
Jim Shankle, managing director in the Regulatory Compliance and Internal Audit practices, spoke on the servicing compliance panel at this conference which took place August 6-8th in San Diego, CA. Servicing related articles can be found in the Related Resources section of Regulatory Compliance.