Regulatory Compliance Writing

The success of financial institutions and other organizations pivots in large part on their ability to efficiently and effectively comply with oft-changing regulatory requirements. Many community banks and even larger institutions need help communicating new regulatory guidance and obligations to their employees. That content must be accurate yet concise. No matter the rule, the agency, or the topic, I have extensive experience researching and reporting on a wide variety of regulatory compliance issues, including over 125 long-form articles and multiple white papers on the following categories.

Bank Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering

Whether you need help explaining the latest developments on the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering obligations, the USA PATRIOT Act, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, or other fraud related topic, I possess a strong knowledge base, which expands with each new writing assignment on the subject.

Consumer Protections

Since passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, I have followed the newest regulatory agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and written about the consumer protection rules it has implemented or expanded, such as UDAAP, HMDA, TRID, and more.

Information Security

My first writing assignment on information security dealt with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Since that time, I have written in-depth articles about various information and cybersecurity topics, including regulatory requirements outlined in the FFIEC Information Technology Examination Booklets; various types of cyber intrusion methods and tools, such as ransomware, DDoS, and Malware-as-a-Service; and information security solutions such as external penetration and social engineering testing.

Risk Management

After the 2008 financial crisis, risk management and governance became hot-button topics for regulatory agencies and their examiners. I help community banks explain the big picture concepts in risk management, such as enterprise risk management (ERM) and governance, risk management and compliance (GRC), as well as the tactical policies that support the overall health of an institution, including business continuity and disaster recovery.

As a bank, do you need help explaining the latest regulatory requirements to your employees? Or as a third-party service provider, do you need help demonstrating how your product or service can improve a bank’s compliance stance? Email me today at marycrottywriting@gmail.com to discuss your writing needs related to regulatory compliance.