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Monday, December 8, 2014

Are You in Compliance with the CFPB's Compliance Training Management Guidlines?

By ABIA Outside Counsel, Chrys D. Lemon, McIntyre & Lemon, PLLC

Auditors and examiners will look closely at a bank or insurance agency’s training program to determine what efforts have been made to ensure personnel who have contact with customers know what is required of them and how to market banking and insurance products without violating federal and state consumer financial protection laws.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) puts it this way in its Supervision and Examination Manual: “Management and staff should receive specific, comprehensive training that reinforces and helps implement written policies and procedures. Requirements for compliance with Federal consumer financial laws, including prohibitions against unlawful discrimination and unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices, should be incorporated into training for all relevant officers and employees, including audit personnel.”

To learn more about the importance of training in compliance management, read the full summary

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