Banking Regulations

U.S. Banking Regulations

Below is a list of major banking regulations for bank regulatory compliance in the United States*. This list includes lending rules for both banking and mortgage lending, regulatory changes in the banking industry, mobile banking regulations, and what do banking regulations prohibit.

Important Banking Rules And Requirements

  • The Bank Secrecy Act

    Under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), financial institutions are required to assist U.S. government agencies in detecting and preventing money laundering, fraud, or terrorism.

    Call ReportsMore Details On The Bank Secrecy Act

  • Anti-Money Laundering And Suspicious Activity Reporting

    The purpose of the AML is to help detect and report suspicious activity such as money laundering, securities fraud, market manipulation, or terrorist financing.

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  • Call Reports

    Call Reports contains information about the bank's financial health, and must be filed by U.S. banks on a quarterly basis. The Call Report includes the bank's income statement, balance sheet, loan, deposit, and investment information, changes in the bank's capital, asset sale information, and several other areas re the bank's viability.
    Call Reports
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Other Banking Regulations

  • Reg B: Equal Credit Opportunity

    Regulation B requirements prohibit lenders from discriminating against credit applicants, establishes guidelines for gathering and evaluating credit information, and requires written notification when credit is denied

  • Reg C: The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

    Regulation C, aka The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act or commonly the "HMDA". Reg C and HMDA regulations requires financial institutions to maintain and annually disclose data about home purchases, home purchase pre-approvals, home improvement, and refinance applications involving one- to four-unit and multifamily dwellings

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  • Reg D: Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions

    Regulation D sets uniform requirements for all depository institutions to maintain reserve balances either with their Federal Reserve Bank or as cash, as well as defines limitations on withdrawals from savings, money markets, and CDs

  • Reg E: Electronic Fund TransfersRegulation E

    What is Reg E? Regualtion E establishes the rights, liabilities, and responsibilities of parties in electronic funds transfers and protects consumers when they use such systems

    More Details On Reg E Compliance

  • Reg G: S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act

    Regulation G, the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (aka "SAFE") established requirements for the licensing and registration of all Mortgage Loan Originators through it NMLS Registry.

    More Details On SAFE and NMLS

  • Reg J: Collection Of Checks And Other Items By Federal Reserve Banks And Funds Transfers Through Fedwire

    Regulation J governs the guidelines for the processing of checks and other cash instruments for Federal Reserve Banks, senders and payers of checks, and recipients and senders of Fedwire funds

    More Details On ACH and Wire Transfers

  • Reg M: Consumer Leasing

    Regulation M implements the consumer leasing provisions of the Truth in Lending Act by requiring meaningful disclosure of leasing terms

  • Reg V: Fair Credit Reporting

    The Fair Credit Reporting Act regulates the collection, sharing, and use of customer-credit information. The act allows consumers to obtain a copy of their credit report from credit bureaus that hold information on them, provides for consumers to dispute negative information held and sets time limits, after which negative information is suppressed. It requires that consumers be informed when negative information is added to their credit records, and when adverse action is taken based on a credit report.

  • Reg Z: Truth In Lending

    Regulation Z real estaet, aka the Truth In Lending Act regulation Z or "TILA" prescribes uniform methods for computing the cost of credit, for disclosing credit terms, and for resolving errors on certain types of credit accounts. Regulation Z applies to the information that must be disclosed to a borrower prior to extending credit for loans, as well as what or how a financial institution can advertise.Regulation Z

    More Details On TRID and TILA

  • Reg CC: Availability Of Funds And Collection Of Checks

    What is Reg CC? Reg CC governs the availability of funds deposited in checking accounts, when standard regulation cc holds and exception holds can be placed on checks deposited to checking accounts, the maximum length of time the money can be held, and the collection and return of checks

    More Details On Reg CC and Check Holds

  • Reg DD: Truth In Savings

    Regulation DD, also know as "TISA", governs uniformity in the disclosure of terms and conditions regarding interest and fees when giving out information on or opening a new savings account.


    The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) governs the roles and responsibilities of financial institutions and establishing clear guidelines for ACH transactions.

    For a copy of the NACHA ACH Rules, go to For training courses on ACH And Wire Transfers, go to ACH Training Courses

  • TRID And RESPA Regulations

    TRID is the TILA / RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. FYI: TILA regulations refer to the Truth in Lending Act and RESPA regulations cover the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. TRID regulations cover the mortgage process and dictates what information lenders are required to provide to borrowers - and when they are required to provide it. TRID also regulates what fees and how much lenders can charge mortgage borrowers and how these fees can change over the course of the mortgage process

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    Created by the Dodd-Frank Act and governed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), UDAAP is an acronym for unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices by those who offer financial products or services to consumers. What is UDAAP? Specifically, UDAAP governs how you, your tellers, and your other branch staff handle certain situations, especially if it is a misleading representation, omission, act, or practice, or interferes with the ability of a consumer to understand a term or condition

    More Details On UDAAP

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Who Regulates The Bank And Mortgage Industry?

The Federal Reserve regulates the banking and mortgage lending industries.

The intent of such regulation is to apply certain requirements, restrictions, and guidelines that create market transparency between banking institutions and individuals and corporations.

What Do Banking Regulations Prohibit

Banking regulations prohibit a number of actions by banks and financial institutions.

The most famous prohibiting banking regulations was the Securities Act of 1933 and the Glass–Steagall Act, which generally prohibited financial institutions from both lending and underwriting and selling certain securites such as stocks.

Glass-Steagall was repealed by President Clinton in the late 1990's, and arguably was instrumental in the financial collapse in 2007.

Go to to see a list of prohibited banking regulations.

Make sure to check back often to find additional information on upcoming banking regulations!

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