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Volume 25 - Number 13

June 23, 2014

Oops! We Messed Up! What to Do When You Find Something Yourself

If compliance professionals are fortunate enough to discover a compliance issue before the CFPB does, they’ll likely be best served by self-reporting to the CFPB – after they get to the root cause of the problem and begin remediation efforts. That was perhaps the single most important take-away from one of the breakout sessions at the American Bankers Association’s 2014 regulatory compliance conference, held in New Orleans earlier this month. According to Christopher Spellman, corporate compliance director for Heartland Financial USA, the first step in the process is, what is the issue and how was it discovered? “The answer to that question can impact the remediation process,” Spellman said. “Obviously, it’s best if you discover it yourself internally,” said John Podvin ...

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