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January/February 2020

  • Human trafficking*
  • Data Governance*
  • Handling sensitive information*
  • Demystifying Regtech*

Completed articles due: November 1, 2019

Bonus distribution:
Conference for Community Bankers, Orlando, February 9-12
CRCM Exam Prep, Reston, Va., February 10-14

Advertising space closing: December 2, 2019

Advertising materials due: December 9, 2019

March/April 2020

  • Conduct risk*
  • Preparing for examinations*
  • Credit reporting*
  • Automated testing and monitoring*
  • SCRA*

Completed articles due: January 2, 2020 

Advertising space closing: February 3, 2020

Advertising materials due: February 10, 2020

May/June

  • Business Continuity Planning*
  • Consumer advocacy and fair lending*
  • Fair Lending Audit*
  • Financial education and older adults*
  • Fintech*
  • Risk assessments*

Completed articles due: March 2, 2020 

Advertising space closing: April 1, 2020

Advertising materials due: April 8, 2020

July/August

  • State Law*
  • Privacy Rights*
  • AML Risk Assessment*
  • Internal Audit*
  • Monitoring during COVID-19*
  • Ethics* 

Completed articles due: May 1, 2020 

Advertising space closing: June 22, 2020

Advertising materials due: June 22, 2020

September/October

  • Transaction Monitoring*
  • Compliance Audit and Monitoring in a Remote Environment*
  • Fair Lending and AI*
  • Mortgage Servicing
  • Quality Assurance in Servicing
  • Small dollar lending*

Accepting content ideas for columns and feature articles

Completed articles due: July 1, 2020

Bonus distribution:
ABA Annual Convention, Boston, October 18-21

Advertising space closing: August 3, 2020

Advertising materials due: August 10, 2020

November/December

  • Understanding Blockchain*
  • Money service businesses*
  • BSA QA* 
  • Complaint Management*

Accepting content ideas for columns and feature articles

Completed articles due: September 1, 2020

Bonus distribution:
Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference, Washington, DC, December 6-8

Advertising space closing: October 1, 2020

Advertising materials due: October 8, 2020

* author assigned.