Fair lending issues are beginning to grow and hitting the press. This ranges from improper HMDA LAR data that caused a $1.75 million penalty, to new CRA rules from the OCC impacting assessment areas which may trigger increased low- and moderate-income areas to service, to what was said on podcasts leading to charges of redlining. There are many touchpoints right now between compliance and fair lending, and it’s more than consumer protections.
Many issues have been raised about the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and poor fair lending. As a result, the controversy could be a trigger to requiring monitoring and reporting of loans to small businesses, especially minority- and women-owned businesses. This may be a new compliance burden if it happens.
We’ll talk about all these issues and more in this fast paced one-hour fair lending update. I hope you’ll be able to join me.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Compliance, Audit, lenders, and anyone working on gathering and inputting HMDA data and the banks CRA program as it is impacted directly by fair lending successes and failures.
Mr. Andy Zavoina, CRCM, is an Executive Vice President with the Glia Group, Inc., best known for its involvement with BankersOnline.com. He joined Glia and BOL in 2003.
Mr. Zavoina has been in finance and banking for over 39 years. Over 20 years were with a two-bank holding company that had $534 million in assets, 89 branches spanning Texas and nearly 500 ATMs. He has done loan workouts, has been a consumer, commercial and real estate lender and managed those departments, as well as being his banks first Webmaster. He was responsible for compliance -management, -auditing, and -training for both banks.
Mr. Zavoina is a recipient of the American Bankers Association’s Distinguished Service Award for his involvement and accomplishments in the field of regulatory compliance management. He is a past Chairman of the ABA’s Compliance Executive Committee, the Editorial Advisory Board for the ABA Compliance Magazine and served as a member of the ABA’s Compliance School Board. He is a BankersOnline Guru. He also served on the Texas Bankers Association's Compliance Committee. He is a graduate of the ABA National Commercial Lending School, National Compliance and National Graduate Compliance School and is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager with the Institute of Certified Bankers. He has written articles and lectured on compliance, the use of the internet and technology as a tool, as well as compliance in cyberspace to local, state and national associations across the U.S. and teaches basic compliance and compliance management.
You can reach Andy on the Internet by using his e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting http://www.bankersonline.com.