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January/February 2023

  • Discrimination and UDAAP
  • CRA Exam Prep

Accepting article queries until October 1, 2022
Completed articles due by October 15, 2022
Advertising space closing: December 1, 2022
Advertising materials due: December 8, 2022

Bonus distribution:
ABA Conference for Community Bankers, Orlando

March/April

  • Personal Liability for Compliance Officers
  • What to Expect in 2023
  • Fraud 

Accepting article queries until December 1, 2022
Completed articles due by January 3, 2023
Advertising space closing: February 1, 2023
Advertising materials due: February 8, 2023

Bonus distribution:
ABA Compliance School, Atlanta
ABA Risk Management Conference, Nashville

May/June

  • 1071 Small Business lending
  • Elder exploitation

Accepting article queries until February 1, 2023
Completed articles due by March 1, 2023
Advertising space closing: April 1, 2023
Advertising materials due: April 8, 2023

Bonus distribution:
ABA Stonier School, Philadelphia
ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference, San Antonio

July/August

  • CRA New guidance
  • Fair lending

Accepting article queries until April 1, 2023
Completed articles due by April 15, 2023 
Advertising space closing: June 1, 2023
Advertising materials due: June 8, 2023

September/October

  • Customer Due Diligence (BSA/AML)
  • Training and growth for compliance professionals
  • Fair lending

Accepting article queries until June 1, 2023
Completed articles due by July 1, 2023
Advertising space closing: August 2, 2023
Advertising materials due: August 9, 2023

Bonus distribution:
ABA Compliance Schools, Atlanta
ABA Annual Convention, Nashville

November/December

  • Financial Crimes Enforcement
  • Fraud
  • Digital currency

Accepting article queries until August 1, 2023
Completed articles due by August 15, 2023
Advertising space closing: October 1, 2023
Advertising materials due: October 8, 2023

Bonus distribution:
ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference, National Harbor, MD

Helpful suggestions

We are currently accepting queries for articles on the following topics:

  • What is a due diligence questionnaire? (Including frequently asked questions during an M&A transaction.) A checklist would be great to add, too!
  • The Compliance implications of the FinCEN proposal on allowing banks to share SARs with their own foreign branches—once the final rule is available.
  • How to instill a culture of ethics in board and mgmt
  • How banks are dealing (or going to deal) with state level ESG requirements.
  • Synthetic IDs
  • Fraud in specific areas

In each issue has “Compliance Fundamentals” column reviewing the basics of specific issues or regulations. Articles are 1,500 – 2,000 words. We are accepting pitches for any topic covered on the CRCM exam. Possible topics include:

  • Identity Theft Prevention Program Requirements (FCRA)
  • Information Security Provisions of GLBA/FFIEC Guidelines
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control Regulations
  • Privacy of Consumer Financial Information/Regulation P

We are NOT accepting articles on the following topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Anything regtech and data-related
  • Fintechs and third parties

If you would like to suggest deep-dive articles on topics, please send queries to the editor, Laine Crosby, at [email protected]

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