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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Jan 15

Jan 19, 2018 by Branan Cooper

Read below for the most important news articles in third party risk for the week of January 15, 2018. There’s lots of articles this week on the challenges in financial institutions – whether it’s the emergence of fintech companies, the specter of “Too Big to Fail” or regulators sharpening their swords. It’s a crazy time! 

Terrific article on how the emergence of Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook as FinTech companies could threaten the banking establishment: Read here

“Too big to fail” caused too small to succeed: Read here

CFPB under new management – some interesting perspectives: Read here

Imagine the compliance division as a revenue center: Read here

CFPB new management orders full review of the bureau: Read here

FDIC vice chair speaks out AGAINST proposed regulatory reform: Read here

Pretty obvious guess as to most complained about company – Equifax: Read here

JD Supra legal guidance for FinTech’s and Bank charters – 2018 edition: Read here

In addition to developments in the CFPB leadership battle and other litigation, 2018 is expected to bring developments such as effective and compliance dates for major regulations on data protection, Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money-laundering (BSA/AML), mortgage servicing, and other topics, and could bring changes in supervisory focus at multiple federal agencies: Read here

Fed ends actions against loan servicers, penalizing five:

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced the termination of enforcement actions related to residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing issued in 2011 and 2012 against 10 banking organizations. The Board also announced civil money penalties totaling $35.1 million against five of these 10 organizations that had not yet been fined for their mortgage servicing deficiencies related to those enforcement actions. With the penalties announced today, the Board has now assessed penalties totaling approximately $1.1 billion against all Federal Reserve supervised firms under mortgage servicing enforcement actions.

The 10 banking organizations are: Ally Financial Inc.; Bank of America Corporation; CIT Group, Inc. (as successor to IMB HoldCo LLC); The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; HSBC North America Holdings, Inc.; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Morgan Stanley; The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.; SunTrust Banks, Inc.; and U.S. Bancorp. The termination of the actions was based on evidence of sustainable improvements in the firms' oversight and mortgage servicing practices.

The civil money penalties announced today are: $14 million against Goldman Sachs; $8 million against Morgan Stanley; $5.2 million against CIT (as successor to IMB); $4.4 million against U.S. Bancorp; and $3.5 million against PNC.

Also on Friday, the Board announced the termination by the Board and other federal financial regulatory agencies of joint enforcement actions issued in 2011 against Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS), which was succeeded by ServiceLink Holdings, LLC, and against MERSCORP Holdings, Inc., formerly known as MERSCORP, Inc. (MERS). These enforcement actions addressed deficiencies in the foreclosure-related services LPS and MERS each provided to entities regulated by the agencies. The termination of the actions was based on evidence of sustainable improvements in the foreclosure-related practices of LPS and MERS.

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Branan Cooper

Written by Branan Cooper

Branan Cooper is the Chief Risk Officer at Venminder. Branan has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on the management of operational and regulatory processes and controls—most notably in the area of third party risk and operational compliance. Branan leads the Venminder delivery team as the third party risk management subject matter expert in residence.

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