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NCUA APPROVES NEW FIXED ASSET RULE
updated 09/13/13 10:18 AM
Revisions to Streamline Regulation
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) approved the revised fixed asset rule on Sept. 12.

The revised rule streamlines existing regulation and provides clarification to waiver requests and unimproved land or unimproved real property.

NCUA Staff Attorney Pamela Yu described the fixed asset waiver process that allows for an additional 1 percent of shares and retained earnings over the approved waiver amount. Under the new rule, federal credit unions that exceed the 1 percent buffer would have to submit a new waiver request. However, multiple purchases of fixed assets could be made within the 1 percent buffer, a provision included to limit credit unions from making multiple requests. Exceeding the 5 percent aggregate limit would require a new waiver request.

The revised rule also clarifies unimproved land or property as raw land without development, significant buildings, structures or site preparation; land that has never had improvements; or, land that was improved at one time but has functionally reverted to its unimproved state.

New Board Member Rick Metsger requested additional information to determine whether more rule changes should be made in the future.

 
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MCWATTERS DISSENTS ON BUDGET VOTE updated 11/22/14 06:37 AM
Also, Revised RBC Rule Coming
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Member J. “Mark” McWatters was the only one to vote “no” on the board’s 2015 proposed budget, which will increase 4.2 percent over last year. The vote was 2 to 1.

ANNUAL FED WEBINAR ON REGS, GUIDANCE updated 11/21/14 10:32 AM
Also, FinCEN Issues Advisories
Senior staff at the Federal Reserve will host an annual webinar to provide a recap of recent regulatory changes and highlight various inter-agency guidance. The webinar will also discuss current hot topics in the financial services industry and give a glimpse of future regulatory changes.

NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2015 updated 11/21/14 04:33 PM
Also, TIPs Bulletin Posted
The California Chamber of Commerce has released a list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2015 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California.

DIANA DYKSTRA RECEIVES 'EAGLE AWARD' updated 11/20/14 10:41 AM
Outstanding Record of Achievement
Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, was presented with the American Association of Credit Union Leagues’ highest honor—the Eagle Award—this week during AACUL’s winter meeting in Hawaii.