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    Kris Stewart is Principal Regulatory Consultant and Senior Manager at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. In this role, Stewart calls upon her knowledge of bank regulatory compliance, work flow and system implementations to assist financial institutions in developing strategies and solutions that address some of their most challenging regulatory and operational risk management concerns.

    With nearly 20 year's experience as an attorney and manager with Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Stewart uses her industry knowledge and legal expertise to help develop strategies and solutions that meet the risk management and business needs of financial institutions. For the past ten years, Stewart has worked directly with financial institutions to implement automated compliance solutions, while developing and delivering complementary services to assist the organizations with compliance program management. In particular, Kris has been instrumental in helping organizations prepare for the impact of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) requirements, which go into effect on August 1, 2015.

    Stewart is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the American Bankers Association and the Minnesota Bankers Association.

    Stewart is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and holds several degrees, including a Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law in Minnesota, a Master of Arts Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.


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    Indicator Findings: Strategies for Managing TRID, HMDA, Cybersecurity, & Other Risk, Compliance Concerns
    (Recorded November 19, 2015) Wolters Kluwer Financial Services hosted an in-depth examination of the 2015 Indicator survey results and their implications for bankers and credit unions in a webinar Thursday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to noon CST.  Presenters included Amy Downey, regulatory expert, Consumer Compliance; Shannon Bennett, senior director for Financial Crime Control Strategy, and Kris Stewart, principal regulatory consultant for the firm’s Compliance Professional Services practice.
    Lending Compliance: Dodd-Frank and More
    (Published November 2015) Kris Stewart, principal regulatory consultant and director of Compliance Professional Services at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, discusses the ongoing impact of TRID regulations and risks for discriminatory lending on credit unions. With so much at stake, credit unions must be diligent in their efforts to ensure compliance with these highly complicated rules.
    TRID Rule Clarification: A Closer Look at Variations Facing Lenders
    (Updated October 13, 2015; originally published June 1, 2015) With implementation of new requirements around TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) at hand, Kris Stewart offers some instructive examples for lenders to appreciate just how much variance can occur in the look and feel of the disclosure documents used for each transaction.
    Countdown to TRID: It’s Nearly “Go” Time
    (Published July 8, 2015)  While the proposed shift from August 1 to an October 3 implementation effective date for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule may provide a temporarty sense of reprieve, there is still work to be done. In this Community Bankers Association of Illinois article, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ Kris Stewart outlines best practices to help lenders use this proposed extension wisely to ensure their organizations are TRID-ready.
    Aug. 1: Countdown to TRID
    (Published May 8, 2015) Kris Stewart, principal regulatory consultant and director, Compliance Professional Services for Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, provides a month-by-month implementation guide to help lenders make the most of the remaining time before TRID goes into effect on August 1, 2015.
    What Banks Are Doing Now to Handle Compliance
    (Published April 13, 2015) Effectively managing one’s regulatory compliance obligations should consist of more than simply ensuring that technology systems are in place. Jamie van der Hagen, director of consumer lending at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, comments on other elements of a sound regulatory compliance program in this article.
    What lenders need to know about CFPB's mortgage shopping toolkit
    (Published April 6, 2015) The CFPB has just published a widely-anticipated companion to TILA RESPA requirements: a revised consumer publication replacing the “Settlement Cost Booklet”. Find out what you need to know about it in this article featured in HousingWire, contributed by Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ Jeanne Erickson and Kris Stewart.
    New Rule Déjà Vu
    (Published April 2015) In the April issue of Independent Banker magazine, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services regulatory expert Kris Stewart provides insights from a loan origination services vendor perspective on TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure implementation best practices.
    Top Five Questions to Ask to Know if You are Ready for TILA RESPA
    (Published March 2015) The March 2015 issue of M Report is focused on the looming deadline for Integrated Disclosure compliance.  Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ experts Kris Stewart, principal regulatory consultant and senior manager with Compliance Professional Services and Jeanne Erickson, senior and lead attorney for mortgage, contributed a feature story to help answer the big question facing all Mortgage Lenders and servicers: Are you Ready for TILA RESPA?  
    Preparing for TILA-RESPA Changes
    (December 15, 2014) The regulation is much more than mere cosmetic changes to two loan disclosure documents, and it will affect U.S. mortgage lenders in unprecedented ways.  With 1,888 pages of identifying requirements and over 400 regulatory citation changes, it is being called an industry game changer.  The new rules include detailed requirements for producing and delivering the two disclosures in ways that will impact a bank’s entire mortgage operation, including your business processes, technology, policies and procedures, vendor relationships, employee readiness and training, and customer service.
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