Course description

Bank compliance is fascinating!  Every single rule we follow can be traced back to a good reason for doing it.  Not only is it crucial to understand “what” you must do in your job, but having a clear grasp of the “why” helps you do it better.

There is no other area in your financial institution quite like compliance.  It is a smorgasbord of seemingly random but interconnected requirements that drive everyone’s job – from the teller to the CEO.  Compliance is the great equalizer!  The daily decisions of a teller are just as important as the lending decisions made by the Executive Vice President.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • The 5 primary reasons banking legislation and regulation exist:
    1. Protect depositors
    2. Ensure monetary stability
    3. Ensure an efficient and competitive financial system
    4. Protect consumers
    5. Meet socio-political goals


  • The primary rules for holding deposits:
    • FDIC Insurance
    • Reg D: Reserve Requirements
    • Reg E:  Electronic Fund Transfers
    • Reg CC: Funds Availability
    • Reg DD:  Truth in Savings
    • Reg GG:  Unlawful Internet Gambling
    • Garnishment of Accounts 


  • The primary rules for making loans:
    • Reg B:  Equal Credit Opportunity
    • Fair Housing Act
    • Reg C:  The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
    • Reg F:  Fair Debt Collection Practices
    • Reg G:  Registration of Mortgage Loan Originators
    • Reg O:  Insider Lending
    • Reg X:  RESPA
    • Reg Z:  Truth in Lending
    • Flood Insurance rules
    • Military Lending Act
    • Appraisal Rules


  • Rules that apply to everyone in banking:
    • Reg P:  Privacy
    • Safeguarding Customer Information 
    • Fair Credit Reporting Act
    • Overdraft program requirements
    • Reg Flags Rule: ID Theft Prevention
    • Bank Security
    • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
    • Bank Secrecy Act / Customer Identification Program
    • Community Reinvestment Act
    • Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices
    • Handling customer complaints

Wow!  That’s a lot!   It may seem overwhelming, but many rules and regulations share common themes.  This webinar won’t dig too deeply into each rule, but rather will provide a summary to help you see the full picture.  All of it harmonizes together into one symphony, and every bank employee brings an instrument to the stage.  

Gaining this overview of the Big Compliance Show will allow you to be a better employee, team member, and well-rounded banker.  Foster collaboration and communication within your organization, and maybe even see where your interests lie for future career development!

All information will be presented from the perspective and real-life experience of a veteran compliance pro (25 years!) who (like you, perhaps) is curious by nature and simply wondered why things are what they are!


Rebekah Leonard

Rebekah F Leonard, CRCM is the Director of Compliance for a $6 Billion community bank in Montana, as well as the owner of Elucidate, LLC, a compliance training company based in Miles City, Montana. Rebekah has been in the finance and banking industry since 1995, beginning in private-lending before settling into banking, where she’s covered nearly all of it – from customer service and teller work, to loan processing and review, to security & business continuity, to ultimately overseeing CRA, BSA and all aspects of compliance as a senior leader. She has successfully navigated numerous FDIC Compliance, CRA, and BSA Exams. Rebekah has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University (Magna cum Laude), attended the American Bankers Association National Compliance School in 2003, and has held her Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager designation since 2006. She actually likes compliance (really!) and enjoys sharing her passion of it with others.

Course curriculum

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