In June 2019, the FDIC issued Consumer Compliance Supervisory Highlights. This publication includes a high-level overview of consumer compliance issues identified during 2018 through the FDIC’s supervision.
Five of the most frequently cited level 2 (Medium Severity) and level 3 (High Severity) violations included:
- Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) – failure to properly calculate or disclose the finance charge or annual percentage rate for mortgage loans and disclosing fees on the closing disclosure that exceeded permitted tolerances;
- Trust in Savings Act (Regulation DD) – applicable and accurate information not included on account disclosures;
- Electronic Funds Transfer (Regulation E) – failure to properly investigate whether an error occurred and present the results of the investigation to the consumer within the appropriate timeframe;
- Flood Disaster Protection Act (FDPA) – originating or renewing a designated loan with no flood insurance or an insufficient amount of flood insurance coverage; and
- Equal Credit Opportunity Act/Regulation B – written notice of the applicant’s right to receive a copy of the written appraisal not provided to the applicant within three business days of receiving the application; higher fees for credit reports being charged for unmarried joint applicants than married joint applicants; erroneously obtaining information about the applicant’s race, color, religion, national origin, or sex in connection with a credit transaction for loan products prohibited from collecting this information; and failure to provide specific reason for adverse action to applicants for denied credit.
To read additional information presented in the Consumer Compliance Supervisory Highlights, the link is here.
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