Issues : Regulation

article | January 18th, 2012

Why We Need the CFPB

People in the financial industry have been criticizing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here’s why it’s not such a bad thing.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
video | January 6th, 2012

Regulatory Relations: Dos and Don’ts for the Board

John Geiringer from the Chicago-based law firm of Barack Ferrazzano outlines what the board should and should not do when engaging with the regulators.

By: John Geiringer
article | December 19th, 2011

Directors and the Exam Process: Get Involved Early

Recommendations for outside directors on how to ensure proactive and positive involvement during a regulatory examination.

By: Jonathan Hightower
article | December 12th, 2011

Is the Grass Greener? Five Considerations before Converting your Charter

What banks should consider before changing charters to reduce regulatory burdens.

By: Jonathan Wegner
video | November 7th, 2011

Bank Secrecy Act: Do Regulators Care?

In this video, John ReVeal, attorney for Bryan Cave LLP, shares his insights into how Bank Secrecy Act violations are perceived by the regulators.

By: Bank Director Staff Writer
article | September 28th, 2011

The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program: What Publicly-Traded Banks Should Know

Dodd-Frank gives whistleblowers a new financial incentive to report wrongdoing. This article describes what banks and thrifts need to know about the new whistleblower rule and how to prevent getting caught in its crosshairs.

By: Bruce Angiolillo
article | September 23rd, 2011

New regulation puts additional burdens on compliance staff

An synopsis of some concerns outlined by the banking regulators and examples of how banks can mitigate their consumer compliance risks.

By: Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group
article | August 5th, 2011

So, you thought you were done with TARP? Post-repayment compensation surprises.

An overview of the legacy issues from the Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) compensation limits that may remain after repayment of funds.

By: Donald L. Norman, Jr., Andrew K. Strimaitis