|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
Expert Provides Useful Tips
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!
LEADERS ENGAGE WITH STATE LAWMAKERS updated
04/15/14 09:44 AM
Card Security a Hot Topic
Credit union professionals and volunteers took a stand for their members in Sacramento from April 7-8 during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR)—an event that attracted more than 75 attendees and helped build relationships with state legislators.
CO-OP ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER DIVIDEND updated
04/14/14 01:37 PM
Patronage Pool of $30.5 Million
CO-OP Financial Services has announced a shareholder dividend pool of $30.5 million for 2013—a 17 percent increase from 2012. Since becoming a credit union-owned cooperative in 1996, CO-OP’s total shareholder patronage has been $284.8 million.
DBO REPS ADDRESS 'CUOLI' INVESTMENTS updated
04/14/14 01:05 PM
State CU Update Given
California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) Commissioner Jan Owen and Deputy Commissioner of Credit Unions Erick Orellana gave attendees an overview of the department during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR) last week in Sacramento and welcomed questions from attendees.
CONGRESSMEN CONCERNED OVER RBC RULES updated
04/09/14 01:18 PM
Questions Arise During Hearing
Reps. Ed Royce, R-CA, and Brad Sherman, D-CA, questioned National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) General Counsel Mike McKenna on the effectiveness of the NCUA's proposed risk-based capital rule during a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week.