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Clarissa Martin, Research and Information Consultant for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

DIGEST LOOKS AT 'ESIGN' COMPLIANCE
updated 05/10/13 10:54 AM
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What steps do credit unions need to follow for members to receive documents electronically under the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act?

The ESIGN Act established the legitimacy of signing contracts and documents online. These electronic signatures and records have the same legal validity and enforceability as paper records and handwritten signatures.

Under ESIGN, consumers must affirmatively consent to receive records in electronic form. Prior to consenting, consumers must be provided with a clear and conspicuous statement of rights regarding the transaction, as well as a statement of hardware and software requirements for access and retention of electronic records.

Once disclosure requirements are met, a consumer must consent electronically, or confirm his or her electronic consent, in order to demonstrate he or she can access information in the electronic form used by parties to conduct the transaction.

Click here to continue reading, and discover six steps to complying with ESIGN within the latest Asked & Answered column on page 18 in the April/May edition of Credit Union Digest!

 
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THE HOME EQUITY OPPORTUNITY IS BACK updated 09/29/14 11:10 AM
However, 1st Mortgage Originations Drop
Even as total real estate loans for California credit unions in the second quarter of this year matched the all-time high in late 2008, it’s a different story for the “other real estate loans” category—primarily home equity loans, which are off by 38 percent.

2014 CU STAFF COMPENSATION SURVEY updated 09/29/14 10:16 AM
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As the economy continues to push forward, credit unions need a trusted employee compensation rulebook they can consult.

PROACTIVE WAYS TO BUILD CU CHAMPIONS updated 09/29/14 10:02 AM
Building Relationships is Vital
Credit union leaders passionate about political advocacy recently met with candidates throughout California and Nevada to show the industry’s support of their campaigns, including Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-CA, Brian Sandoval, governor of Nevada, and Pat Bates, candidate for California State Senate District 36 and current fifth district county supervisor for Orange County.

SUCCESSION PLANNING: CRITICAL AREAS updated 09/29/14 09:37 AM
Meet Your CU’s Needs
What is succession planning? And is there a regulation requiring credit unions to have a succession plan in place?