Informa Research Services leads the way in fair treatment, fair lending, and compliance testing. These particular research services were developed and tested with valuable input from bank regulators and the Department of Justice.
Using mystery shop and customer survey methodologies, we capture the "customer experience" to identify areas of improvement or concern which cannot typically be gleaned from general compliance transaction testing. This type of testing greatly complements an institution’s quality control monitoring program with enhanced coverage of the true end-to-end process.
Regulatory agencies have stated:
"Self testing will be considered as a substantial mitigating factor by the primary regulatory agencies when contemplating possible enforcement actions. In addition, HUD and DOJ will consider as a substantial mitigating factor an institution's self-identification and self-correction when determining whether they will seek additional penalties or other relief under the FH Act and the ECOA." (*Source: OCC, Comptroller’s Handbook, page 166, January 2010)
We are the experts – we can provide valuable insight into the most effective program for your institution! The following are examples of the broad spectrum of compliance testing programs we offer:
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