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January/February 2024

  • AI*
  • Change Management*
  • Managing Risk
  • Buy Now—Pay Later

Completed articles due by October 16, 2023
Advertising space closing: December 1, 2023
Advertising materials due: December 8, 2023

Bonus distribution:
ABA Conference for Community Bankers, San Antonio

March/April 2024

  • Personal Liability for Compliance Officers
  • Flood*
  • DEI*
  • CRA New Guidance*

Completed articles due by December 1, 2023
Advertising space closing: February 1, 2024
Advertising materials due: February 8, 2024

Bonus distribution:
ABA Washington Summit, Washington, DC
ABA Compliance Schools, Atlanta

May/June 2024

  • Fintech Due Diligence*
  • CRA
  • Fair Lending
  • ESG

Completed articles due by March 1, 2024
Advertising space closing: April 1, 2024
Advertising materials due: April 8, 2024

Bonus distribution:
ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Pennsylvania
ABA Risk and Compliance Conference, Seattle

July/August 2024

  • Scams
  • Liquidity and Capital Issues
  • Fair Lending

Completed articles due by April 15, 2024
Advertising space closing: June 3, 2024
Advertising materials due: June 10, 2024

September/October 2024

  • CAMELS Ratings
  • CRA
  • What to look for in a CRO

Completed articles due by July 1, 2024
Advertising space closing: August 1, 2024
Advertising materials due: August 8, 2024

Bonus distribution:
ABA Compliance Schools, Atlanta
ABA Risk Management Schools, Atlanta
ABA Annual Convention, New York City

November/December 2024

  • Financial Crimes
  • Fair Lending
  • Digital Currency
  • CRA

Completed articles due by August 15, 2024
Advertising space closing: October 1, 2024
Advertising materials due: October 8, 2024

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

Helpful suggestions

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

  • Ransonware attacks (Crisis management)
  • The Compliance implications of the FinCEN proposal on allowing banks to share SARs with their own foreign branches—once the final rule is available.
  • Deep fakes layering
  • How banks are dealing (or going to deal) with state level ESG requirements.
  • Fraud in specific areas

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
  • Training and search strategies, including upskilling, changing profile of hires, and succession planning.
  • Impact of rising rates on credit and liquidity.
  • Concentration risk—what it is, what Risk and Compliance should know.

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]