Regulatory Guidance

Free List of Federal Regulatory Guidelines Links to Federal Agencies

Get immediate assistance with these quick regulatory guidance links to all major bank compliance regulations that support your bank's compliance mission. Below, 37 key federal contact points for regulation at every federal regulatory agency to drive your bank's compliance research time down and raise your organization's maturity when it comes to your bank audit readiness.

Visit the federal regulatory guidance links below to quickly find agency bulletins, guidance manuals, regulatory alerts, compliance tools and documents—regulatory guidance of all kinds. For each of these subheadings below, the first link shuttles you directly to an onsite search results page for “Guidance” – the other links are to fixed pages that are updated by each regulatory agency themselves.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  (CFPB)

CFPB Regulatory Guidance Portal

CFPB Privacy Principles, SCORNs and PIAs
CFPB Guidance Documents
CFPB TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule Small Entity Compliance Guide
Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule Small Entity Compliance Guide
CFPB 2013 Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA) Rule Small Entity Compliance Guide
2013 Loan Originator Rule Small Entity Compliance Guide
TILA Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans (HPML) Appraisal Rule Small Entity Compliance Guide
TILA Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans (HPML) Escrow Rule Small Entity Compliance Guide
Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) Valuations Rule Small Entity Compliance Guide
2013 RESPA and TILA Mortgage Servicing Final Rules Small Entity Compliance Guide
CFPB Bulletin 2014-02
CFPB Bulletin 2013-09
CFPB HMDA Exam Manual
CFPB Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Rule Implementation
General Comparison of Ability-to-Repay Requirements with Qualified Mortgages

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. (FDIC)

FDIC Regulatory Guidance Portal

FDIC Financial Institution Letters
FDIC Enforcement Actions
FDIC Truth-in-Lending Act Compliance Manual
FDIC Compliance Manual
FDIC HMDA Compliance Manual
FDIC June 16, 2011 HMDA Validation Teleconference – Questions and Answers
FDIC FAQ – Brokered Deposits
FDIC FAQ - High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) Exposures

Federal Emergency Management Agency  (FEMA)

FEMA Regulatory Guidance Portal

Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council  (FFIEC)

FFEIC Regulatory Guidance Portal

Federal Reserve Bank  (FED)

FRB Regulatory Guidance Portal

Federal Trade Commission  (FTC)

FTC Regulatory Guidance Portal

Housing and Urban Development  (HUD)

HUD Regulatory Guidance Portal


Internal Revenue Service  (IRS)

IRS Regulatory Guidance Portal

Office of the Controller of the Currency  (OCC)

OCC Regulatory Guidance Portal

OCC 2017 Alerts

OCC 2017 Bulletin

Securities and Exchange Commission  (SEC)

SEC Regulatory Guidance Portal

U.S. Department of the Treasury  (Treasury)

FinCEN Enforcement Actions

Treasury/OFAC Enforcement Actions

Federal Regulators

Each banking regulator page contains a description of the regulator, major regulations and links to regulatory guidance.

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State Agencies

Each state specific agency page provides links to important state banking laws and regulations and state bankers associations.

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