Posted by Anthony Demangone
We'll get back to Regulation CC tomorrow. Today, I'd like to share some items that have been getting dusty in my e-mail in-box.
- The Fed makes it official regarding the completion of the check processing restructuring.
- Have you seen the Ally Bank "pony" ad? Cute and funny, right? Well, perhaps not for everyone. Read ICBA's take on this. They were outraged that Ally implied that most banks are unethical and misleading. Their letter is a strong reminder that other people see your advertisements. Before you throw a competitor or a class of institutions under the bus in an advertisement, make sure you understand the risks.
- OFAC released its Annual Terrorist Assets Report. It is a fairly interesting read, and it shows just how much has been blocked. The charts/data could come in handy if you had to make an OFAC training presentation to staff.
- FEMA issued this letter last week to give folks a heads up that Congress was close to letting the National Flood Insurance Program lapse. (It has now officially lapsed, although action may be taken soon to fix the problem.) The letter includes a link to "guidelines" that FEMA created to address what happens in such "lapse" situations.