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Financial Institution Letters

Supervisory Insights Journal
Winter 2006 Issue Now Available
FIL-1-2007
January 3, 2007


Summary: The FDIC has announced the release of its Winter 2006 issue of Supervisory Insights, a professional journal that promotes the practice of bank supervision. Topics of current focus for the bank regulatory community are highlighted in this issue, including handling IT information theft, recognizing and working through Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) violations, and looking at Unfair and Deceptive Act Practices challenges. The current issue of Supervisory Insights is available on the FDIC's Web site at http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/examinations/
supervisory/insights/index.html
.

Highlights:
  • An Incident Response Program can mitigate the risk of, and implement greater control over, a potential IT security breach. It can also help to assess the damage should a breach occur. Read how some institutions are protecting themselves with "Incident Response Programs: Don't Get Caught Without One."
  • "Understanding BSA Violations" shares information on recent USA PATRIOT Act changes, clarifies the difference between a BSA program breakdown and more technical problems, and offers some best practices for your compliance program.
  • "Chasing the Asterisk: A Field Guide to Caveats, Exceptions, Material Misrepresentations, and other Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices" bundles the landscape of UDAP issues into one focused informational piece.
  • "From the Examiner's Desk" takes a look at the willingness of institutions to gain market share at the cost of good underwriting in real estate lending.

Distribution:
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer

Related Topics:
Corporate Business Plans
Handling Information Theft
Enforcement Actions
Real Estate Lending

Attachment:
None

Contact:
Managing Editor Bobbie Jean Norris at
bjnorris@FDIC.gov or (202) 898-3685

Printable Format:
FIL-1-2007 - PDF 38k (PDF Help)

Note:
FDIC Financial Institution Letters (FILs) may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2007/index.html

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Last Updated 1/3/2007 communications@fdic.gov