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Tom Wolfe, Attorney with Moore Brewer Wolfe Jones Tyler and North

NEW CALIFORNIA MORTGAGE LAWS
updated 03/04/13 07:42 PM
Legislation May Affect Your CU
A series of bills, known as the California Homeowner’s Bill of Rights, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2012. These new laws impact mortgage lending practices in California, and credit unions operating in the state should be aware of their provisions.

The bills include the following provisions:

  • Dual tracking prohibition
  • Robo-signing prohibition
  • Single point of contact
  • Borrower remedies
  • Foreclosure property buyer maintenance
  • Notice of sale to tenants
  • Mortgage modification pre-payment fees
  • Limited statewide grand jury investigations

Click here to read New California Mortgage Laws on Page 17 within the February/March edition of Credit Union Digest.

 
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CHAPTER FORUM, RECEPTION ENGAGES CUs updated 10/27/14 06:55 PM
Networking and Awards after 'REACH'
Credit union chapter members from across California and Nevada gathered Oct. 23 at the JW Marriott (L.A. Live) in downtown Los Angeles to attend the 2014 Chapter Forum, which offered a full day of valuable networking and educational sessions for attendees who were eager to share individual stories about the work their chapters are accomplishing.

NEEN JAMES CHALLENGES CUs AT 'REACH' updated 10/27/14 04:17 PM
'Time is the New Currency'
By Wednesday afternoon, nearly 700 credit union CEOs, professionals, industry vendors, and guests had attended REACH 2014, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Annual Meeting and Convention from Oct. 20-22 at the JW Marriott (L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles.

CFPB, FTC HOST DEBT COLLECTION FORUM updated 10/27/14 03:31 PM
Latino Consumers Discussed
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently hosted an all-day forum on “Debt Collection and the Latino Community,” which brought together consumer advocates, industry professionals, and regulators to discuss how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those with limited English proficiency (LEP).

FinCEN: QUARTERLY UPDATE ON 'SARs' updated 10/27/14 03:09 PM
Also, Mortgage Service Transfer Guidance
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued its SAR Stats quarterly update, which provides information on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed through Sept. 30, 2014.