In this day and age of UDAP/UDAAP, it’s 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’s always useful to learn from others' mistakes, regardless of your bank’s size 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. Moreover, regulator and examiner 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 three-part webinar series that covers the comprehensive landscape of marketing and advertising compliance requirements. In these webinars, we’ll provide many examples of how the rules apply as well as recommendations on how to deal with all the requirements. We’ll cover not only the UDAP/UDAAP aspects of advertising but also the many technical requirements of the deposits and loan regulations that deal with marketing and advertising. As well, we’ll cover the many marketing program-specific rules that cover campaigns; for instance, what are the rules when you send emails? Use the phone? We’ll also talk about using data and customer information in marketing, such as privacy rules and regulations.
Finally, we’ll also delve into the technical aspects of marketing and advertising: using artificial intelligence, algorithms, and auto-decisioning. We’ll also discuss various media, including social media and digital channels.
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
- Marketing & Advertising Compliance - Part 3
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.
Continuing Education Credit Information
Marketing & Advertising Compliance - 3 Part Series has been approved for 7.5 CRCM credits. This statement is not an endorsement of this program or its sponsor. Credits are redeemable for Live attendance only. For questions on certificates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Certification holders must report these credits at https://aba.csod.com.