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  • With more than 60 years’ consulting experience, Wolters Kluwer regularly shares its thought leadership and industry expertise across a wide range of financial, regulatory, audit, compliance and risk management topics. Following is a select listing of articles reflecting published commentary from our subject matter experts.

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    Clean HMDA Data is Like Having Clean Windows
    (Published October 16, 2017) Just as homeowners appreciate the benefits of a good spring cleaning, bank compliance officers recognize the value — and increasing significance — of having clean data. Now, with the expanded Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) regulations and increased regulatory emphasis on data integrity, banks must carefully plan how to ensure accurate data.
    A Path Through?
    (Published September 29, 2017) In this Independent Banker magazine article, Wolters Kluwer expert Thomas Grundy provides commentary on the OCC’s attempt to strike the proper balance between encouraging innovation and protecting banks from potential trouble.
    Ready, Set, Report!
    What’s on your HMDA “to do” list? With 2018 fast approaching, U.S. Advisory Services’ Barbara Boccia provides a checklist of the critical HMDA compliance issues that financial institutions should focus on to maximize readiness.
    Complaints Management Requires Tough Management
    (Published September 2017) Managing customer complaints requires a disciplined approach that demands structure and uniformity. In this Banking Exchange article, Wolters Kluwer U.S. Advisory Services’ Barbara Boccia provides commentary on why it’s important to avoid complacency and pay attention to complaint trends, especially those that regulators are focused on.
    In a Bind: How CCAR Constrains U.S. Bank Strategy
    (Published August 15, 2017) Wolters Kluwer’s Will Newcomer states that “the risk aversion that is part of being a banker has been accentuated when viewed through the CCAR process.” This Risk.net article explores the impacts that the CCAR stress test regulation (Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review) has had for the nation’s largest banks.
    Comply with Me
    (Published July 28, 2017) In her column in the National Society of Compliance Professionals member magazine, “Currents,” Regulatory Compliance Consultant Barbara Boehler examines why compliance officers should take the higher road when it comes to office gossip.
    Vendors: There’s Still Time to Prepare for HMDA
    (Published July 25, 2017) Financial institutions are under the gun to meet a fast-approaching deadline to start gathering additional information about their loans and borrowers under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). While organizations should have already started preparing for the changes, there is still time to make the deadline if you act quickly.
    Managing Customer Complaints
    (Published June 29, 2017)  In its July issue on best complaint management practices, Independent Banker Magazine extensively quotes U.S. Advisory Services’ Barbara Boccia in the article, “Managing Customer Complaints.” According to Boccia, banks that become really good at capturing all of the written and verbal complaint data available, conducting solid trend analysis and translating it into actions to improve their compliance management system and business practices reap the greatest benefits.
    HMDA With 2020 Hindsight
    (Published Summer 2017)  If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give your past self to help you better prepare for HMDA in the year 2020? In this article, Regulatory Consultant Barbara Boccia offers a year-by-year guide for HMDA readiness.
    Coming of Age: Fintech Matures
    (Published Summer 2017) In this article, Senior Regulatory Consultant Tom Grundy explores the evolution of technology over the past 20 years. From Sony Walkmans and VCR’s to Bitcoin and digital wallets, there’ve been tremendous advances over the years. And, for competitive financial institutions, innovation will continue to play a critical role in their success, although not without some challenges.
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