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    Senior Director, Compliance Center of Excellence

    Kris Stewart is a senior director of Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Center of Excellence group. With nearly 24 years’ experience as an attorney and business leader with Wolters Kluwer, Stewart uses her industry knowledge and legal expertise to help develop strategies and solutions that meet the risk management and business needs of financial institutions. For the past 14 years, Stewart has worked directly with financial institutions to implement automated compliance solutions, while developing and delivering complementary services to assist those organizations with compliance program management. Stewart has served as a member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the American Bankers Association, and the Minnesota Bankers Association.

    Stewart is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and holds several degrees, including a Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law in Minnesota, a Master of Arts Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and a B.A. in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.

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    Lending Compliance: Dodd-Frank and More
    (Published November 2015) Kris Stewart, principal regulatory consultant and director of Compliance Professional Services at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, discusses the ongoing impact of TRID regulations and risks for discriminatory lending on credit unions. With so much at stake, credit unions must be diligent in their efforts to ensure compliance with these highly complicated rules.
    TRID Rule Clarification: A Closer Look at Variations Facing Lenders
    (Updated October 13, 2015; originally published June 1, 2015) With implementation of new requirements around TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) at hand, Kris Stewart offers some instructive examples for lenders to appreciate just how much variance can occur in the look and feel of the disclosure documents used for each transaction.
    Countdown to TRID: It’s Nearly “Go” Time
    (Published July 8, 2015)  While the proposed shift from August 1 to an October 3 implementation effective date for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule may provide a temporarty sense of reprieve, there is still work to be done. In this Community Bankers Association of Illinois article, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ Kris Stewart outlines best practices to help lenders use this proposed extension wisely to ensure their organizations are TRID-ready.
    Top Five Questions to Ask to Know if You are Ready for TILA RESPA
    (Published March 2015) The March 2015 issue of M Report is focused on the looming deadline for Integrated Disclosure compliance.  Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ experts Kris Stewart, principal regulatory consultant and senior manager with Compliance Professional Services and Jeanne Erickson, senior and lead attorney for mortgage, contributed a feature story to help answer the big question facing all Mortgage Lenders and servicers: Are you Ready for TILA RESPA?  
    Time to Get Serious About RESPA-TILA Compliance
    (Published August 13, 2014) Though there is still a year for mortgage lenders to get in compliance with the CFPB's document changes, the perils of missing that deadline are considerable.  Senior manager of compliance professional services, Kris Stewart quoted in National Mortgage News article. Read the full text of this article on the National Mortgage News website.  
    Project Management for Compliance Officers: TILA-RESPA Implementation Planning
    (Published May 30, 2014) Managing implementation of the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure rule is challenging but industry-standard project management can be a big help. Learn more from Senior Manager – Compliance Consulting Services, Kris Stewart.
    TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule Implementation Challenges
    (Published April 30, 2014) Although compliance with the TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure rule is over a year away, this video outlines key implementation challenges that must be addressed now.