Fair Lending – Do Your Lenders Know the Requirements? Webinar
This information packed seminar provides a refresher on the basic concepts of fair lending. It also explains recent fair lending problems, the corrective action required by the agencies, the penalties imposed on the bank, and steps your institution can take to avoid similar problems. Recent and pending developments that will have a significant impact on Fair Lending are explored.
Webinar Description and Intended Audience
Fair Lending never seems to fall out of fashion. While the rest of the industry is focusing on TRID, Flood Insurance and HMDA, the regulatory agencies, the Department of Justice and plaintiff attorneys are focused intently on the issue of fair lending. Large penalties and burdensome enforcement actions are the order of the day.
Occasionally evidence indicates the existence of hate-based discrimination. In most cases the evidences points to ignorance-based discrimination – the lenders truly did not understand they were violating the law; they thought they were protecting the interests of their employer. Understanding the bases of discrimination is the first step to avoiding fair lending violations.
Charges of discrimination can come from any direction. Discrimination can be obvious, subtle or unintended. Risk comes in the form of penalties, regulatory enforcement actions, civil liability, or damage to a bank’s reputation, to mention a few. The best defense to these threats and risks is developing and maintaining a sound fair lending compliance management system (CMS). The core of a Fair Lending CMS is a deep understanding of the basic rules regarding Fair Lending.
This information packed webinar provides the refresher on the basic concepts of fair lending that examiners expect to see. It also explains recent fair lending problems, the corrective action required by the agencies, the penalties imposed on the bank, and steps your institution can take to avoid similar problems. Recent and pending developments that will have a significant impact on Fair Lending are explored.
Basic fair lending concepts:
- Laws and regulations;
- Bases of discrimination;
- Types of discrimination;
Recent Developments including:
- Agency consent orders;
- Familial Status Discrimination cases;
- Native American Discrimination cases;
- HUD Guidance on Limited English Proficiency
- Expansion of Regulation B to include data collection on loans to minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, and small businesses.
Who Should Attend?
The program is designed for the board of directors, senior management, compliance officers, auditors, lending department management, loan operations personnel, loan officers, loan originators and others involved in originating or servicing loans of all types.
Webinar Viewing Options
INCLUDES 7 DAYS OF UNLIMITED ONDEMAND PLAYBACK! With this option, you will participate in the webinar live, via the internet. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. You can type and send your questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate at the same time. And don’t worry if you miss the webinar, you can still view it for up to seven days after it takes place!
SIX MONTH ONDEMAND VIDEO:
With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it a very effective training tool. The OnDemand Video will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.
If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. With this option, you will receive a download of any applicable handouts and a CD-ROM (featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio) via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.
Webinars can be scheduled and offered exclusively for your company. They can even be customized to best fit your needs. To find out more, please complete the in-house request form found in the Schedule and Registration Information section below.
Continuing Education (CE) Credits
This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.