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NCUA TO HOST FAIR LENDING WEBINAR
updated 03/26/13 10:41 AM
Learn About Compliance, Best Practices
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will host a free webinar, “Fair Lending Examination Program and Compliance Assistance,” April 4 at 10 a.m. (Pacific).

During the webinar, Gail Laster, Director of NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), and OCP staff will discuss NCUA’s ongoing fair lending program, including:

  • An overview of NCUA’s fair lending examination program, including off-site supervision contacts.
  • Fair lending best practices credit unions should consider.
  • The new Fair Lending Guide.

Click here to view the NCUA's Fair Lending Guide.

A recent Letter to Federal Credit Unions details the recent development of fair lending educational and compliance tools and off-site supervision contacts to help federal credit unions comply with fair lending laws. The letter also explains the factors used to determine which federal credit unions will receive a fair lending exam or off-site supervision contact.

NCUA will provide advance written notification of the exam or off-site supervision contact to the federal credit unions selected.

Registration for this free webinar is now open and available. Click here to register. Participants will also use this link to log into the webinar. Registrants should allow pop-ups from this website.

Participants may submit questions in advance at WebinarQuestions@ncua.gov. The subject line of the email should read, “Fair Lending Webinar.” For technical questions about accessing the webinar, please call 703-518-6440.

 
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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.