Question of the Week

  • QUESTION: Is the director of an affiliate bound by the extension of credit requirements of Regulation O?


    Regulation O states:

    Extensions of credit to a director of an affiliate of a bank are not subject to sections:

    • 215.4 “General Prohibitions”,
    • 215.6 “Prohibitions on knowingly receiving unauthorized extensions of credit”, and
    • 215.8 “Records of member banks”

    If, the director of the affiliate is excluded, by resolution of the board of directors or by the bylaws of the bank, from participation in major policy making functions of the bank, and the director does not actually participate in such functions.

    Reference: 12 CFR 215.2(d)(2).


Question of the Week Archive

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  • QUESTION: What is the time frame for providing written notice under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when a consumer requests verification of a debt?

  • QUESTION: What due diligence is required for marijuana related business under BSA?

  • QUESTION: For bank's providing statements electronically, is it sufficient to provide a link to the Regulation E error resolution notice on the bank's Internet Banking page?

  • QUESTION: A credit-worthy application was denied because the applicant was on maternity leave. The applicant stated there was a break in employment because of maternity. It was not asked by the lender. Is there still potential for a Reg B violation?

  • QUESTION: Is a health savings account by definition a savings account?

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