Providing Accurate and Timely Adverse Action Notices

May 10, 2017 02:30pm -
May 10, 2017 04:30pm

Event Description

Both the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) contain requirements for providing notice of action taken. This webinar reviews the requirements of both laws and covers common violations and provides solutions.

Examiners closely scrutinize denial notices for compliance with ECOA and FCRA requirements. Adverse action violations are frequently cited in exam reports. Items as simple as the failure to check a box or checking a box that should remain unchecked are frequent violations.

Corrective action can be painful. Pursuant to a consent order with its regulator, one bank was required to search its records for two previous years to identify loan applicants that never received, or who had received inadequate, adverse action notices. The bank was required to send new notices to affected applicants within seventy-five days from the date of the order. This action was burdensome for the creditor, confusing for the denied applicants, and avoidable.

Failure to comply with adverse action requirements can lead to civil liability and enforcement actions from the regulators.

Covered Topics:

  • The adverse action notice requirements of both the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • How to complete the model adverse action form
  • The rules for providing notices to multiple borrowers
  • The rules for determining who provides the notice in situations with multiple creditors or a broker and an investor
  • Proper handling of counteroffers, and withdrawn and incomplete applications
  • Timing rules for adverse action notices
  • The differences between applications, completed applications and inquiries, prequalifications and preapprovals
  • When an adverse action notice is needed for a deposit account
  • Listing credit scores for adverse action versus the HMDA LAR
  • Who is listed as the credit bureau where the credit report is obtained from an aggregating company
  • Common errors in completing adverse action notices

Who Should Attend?

The program is designed for compliance officers, auditors and for those with responsibility for completing adverse action notices.


If you are having issues with registering online, please contact CBAO's Education & Training Coordinator, Lianne Simeone, (614) 610-1877.

Event Type:Webinar &/or On-Demand Link/CD
Early registration ends on Mar 30, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Mar 31, 2017 and ends on May 10, 2017.
Late registration starts on May 11, 2017.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Live Webinar
Member Fee: $265.00$265.00$290.00
Non-Member Fee: $400.00$400.00$425.00
 Additional Hookups
Member Fee: $175.00$175.00$175.00
Non-Member Fee: $260.00$260.00$260.00
 On Demand Link & "FREE" CD Rom
Member Fee: $345.00$345.00$345.00
Non-Member Fee: $490.00$490.00$490.00
 Both Live & On Demand Link (Includes CD Rom)
Member Fee: $395.00$395.00$420.00
Non-Member Fee: $600.00$600.00$625.00