Small Bank Monitoring

A Survival Strategy: What Can Regression Analysis Do For You?

“Monitoring is not an option”- a quote from a speaker at the recent American Bankers’ Association (ABA) fair lending conference in reference to fair lending monitoring. In today’s fair lending compliance environment, compliance officers are besieged with new regulations as well as new requirements for old regulations.  How do you survive?  Multiple strategies are probably […]

What Is Bayesian Improved Surname Geocoding (BISG)?

  BISG and Other Proxies:  What Is BISG and Why Proxies Matter to All Banks? BISG, which is the CFPBs newest method of determining race and ethnicity proxies, is the acronym for Bayesian Improved Surname Geocoding.  Like many other analyses in fair lending, BISG is borrowed from another research area.  In this case BISG, in […]

Fort Davis State Bank

Small Bank Signs Intent Decree for Fair Lending Complaint

Fort Davis State Bank: Elements of a Small Bank Monitoring Program Recently Fort Davis State Bank (FDSB) of Fort Davis, Texas a $78 million three branch institution signed a consent decree with the Department of Justice. The DOJ complaint, based on an FDIC referral, alleged that FDSB charged Hispanic borrowers more for unsecured loans than […]