In this day and age of UDAP/UDAAP, it is clear that how you say what you say in your advertisements is just as important as what you say. Style matters; you must be clear and conspicuous in your wording so as not to confuse and deceive. If you read enforcement actions related to marketing and advertising carefully, it's clear what else is being targeted: sales and marketing practices. It is always useful to learn from others' mistakes, regardless of the size of your bank or regulator.
With everything happening in the financial services industry, now more than ever, it's important that your advertising and marketing efforts are effective. Regulator and examiner's attention to your advertising and marketing efforts is at an all-time high. Advertising is being looked at in different ways than before. There are standards to observe, especially when it comes to UDAAP (Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices). This is a seismic shift in regulatory enforcement, where practices that were perfectly acceptable in years past are now problematic. In the rush to attract new business and keep the clients you have, compliance requirements can easily be missed or ignored.
What can you say in advertisements? What must you say? What can you not say? Many sets of rules govern these questions, and more are on the way. How about your promotional efforts - contacting prospects and customers to let them know what you have available?
This is a two-part webinar series that covers the comprehensive landscape of marketing and advertising compliance requirements. In these webinars we will provide many examples of how the rules apply, as well as recommendations on how to deal with all the requirements.
As the compliance environment becomes more complex, your marketing department must stay on top of all the rules and regulations. These sessions will help.
- Marketing & Advertising Compliance - Part 1
- Marketing & Advertising Compliance - Part 2
Who Should Attend
Anyone involved in developing and marketing your institution's products and services, including the marketing department, compliance officers, auditors, business managers, sales and service staff, and anyone else whose duties involve promotion.