Bank Compliance Center

In today’s banking environment as soon as one big new regulation is implemented another pops up. ICBA’s compliance training opportunities and exceptional resources, online and offline, will help your community bank stay informed and one step ahead of the regulators.

Recent Compliance News

CFPB reports on mortgage borrower challenges

May 5, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said more needs to be done to help mortgage borrowers coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn.

IRS reporting plan would increase burdens: ICBA’s Merski

Apr 30, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA’s Paul Merski told Bloomberg that additional IRS reporting being floated this week by the Biden administration would increase compliance burdens for community banks.

Upcoming Compliance Training

Assessing Threats Targeting Financial Institutions and Their Employees

11:00 am Eastern | 10:00 am Central | 9:00 am Mountain | 8:00 am Pacific

Your workplace is not immune to acts of violence by disgruntled employees, former employees, or customers. This session will cover warning signs or pre‐incident indicators to help you identify the potential perpetrators of such acts.

Preventive policies and procedures will be covered as well as lessons learned from past incidents. The instructor's personal threat assessment experiences will reinforce the discussion. A class concluding audio tape will get your attention by emphasizing the importance of paying attention to warning signs.

Regulations and Guidance

Compliance Question of the Week

QUESTION: If the bank uses member FDIC on all of its advertisements – including those for mortgage loans – is this a violation of the FDIC Membership advertising rules?


In general, the official advertising statement is to be used when promoting deposit products and services or to promote nonspecific banking products and services offered by the institution. For purposes of this section 328.3, an advertisement promotes non-specific banking products and services if it includes the name of the insured depository institution but does not list or describe particular products or services offered by the institution. An example of such an advertisement would be, “Anytown Bank, offering a full range of banking services.”

With that in mind, it should be noted that many banks choose to include “member FDIC” on all advertisements for FDIC insured products/services (this does not include nondeposit investment products). Keep in mind that use of the official advertising statement should follow the restrictions as presented in the regulations.

Reference: 12 CFR 328.3(e)

Compliance Vault

The ICBA Compliance Vault is now available as a member benefit to all ICBA members.

The Compliance Vault is a reliable search tool that helps you find answers to your regulatory compliance questions, with access to over 2,500 Q&As, select online courses, and documents.

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Compliance Resources

Online Training

Online Training Plans - CBU

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Community Banker University offers a variety of online training options with courses that build knowledge and a strong foundation within key areas of the banking industry and professional development.

Prices vary by plan, check the plan comparison chart for more information!

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Online Training

Compliance Certificate Program

Online Certificates

The courses in the Community Banker Compliance Certificate Program are designed to give community bankers the knowledge and skills they need to become experts in regulatory compliance. The certificate program consists of four critical learning areas.

$499 / ICBA Members

$1,499 / Non-Members

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Compliance Working Papers

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One of the three elements of an effective compliance program is monitoring and corrective action. These compliance working papers are essential for monitoring your financial institution’s compliance with federal consumer compliance laws and regulations.

Initial Price
ICBA Member: $599
Nonmember: $799

Annual Digital Renewal
ICBA Member: $299
Nonmember: $399

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Compliance Deskbook and Bulletin Service

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The ICBA Compliance Deskbook is the industry’s premier resource for compliance information. Access regulations, important dates, agency guidance, questionnaires, and other resources in one place.

Initial Price
ICBA Member: $399
Nonmember: $549

Annual Digital Renewal
ICBA Member: $249
Nonmember: $349

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Bank Policies

Policy Products
Alleviate the tedious task of developing bank policies from scratch. These policies provide a quick reference with thorough, easy-to-read instructions to guide your bank through the policy development or revision process.
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Bank Compliance Checkup Program

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The Bank Compliance Checkup Program provides a comprehensive system for on-going monitoring of your bank’s compliance with Deposit, Lending, Administrative and IT/Tech/Security regulations.

Initial Price:
ICBA Member: $395
Nonmember: $595

Annual Digital Renewal:
ICBA Member: $199
Nonmember: $399

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