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What Now? LIBOR to be Phased Out by 2021

June 29, 2018
Joshua B. Brandsdorfer  |  Financial Institutions, Financial Services Regulatory

The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority has announced it will phase out the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) by 2021, putting an end to the governing global borrowing index which, for the last 50 years, has supported trillions of dollars in financial instruments. LIBOR is a figure determined daily by a select group of creditworthy[…]

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“What Was That You Said...A Compliance Examination?”

August 29, 2017
Colin M. Roopnarine  |  Administrative Law, Bank Governance, Bank Regulatory, compliance examinations, financial institutions, Government and Regulatory, Government Legislation, Government Permitting and Licensing, State & Local Government, State of Florida Office of Financial Regulation

Webster’s New World College Dictionary defines “compliance” as, “a complying with or giving in to a request, wish, or demand;  acquiescence” or  “a tendency to give in readily to others.”  The term “compliance” however carries a very specific meaning for financial institutions, and generally refers to the fact that financial institutions must comply with state and federal law.  Compliance examinations are the primary means for the state and federal regulators to determine violations of laws and regulations, and the strength of the institution’s compliance program.[…]

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