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TIPs Bulletins
The Technical Information Procedure (TIPs) bulletins are great tools to help credit union staff understand recent changes in laws and regulations and how they may affect the credit union. TIPs bulletins address current mandatory compliance issues and changes to federal and state regulations. Continue for complete list of current TIPs Bulletins
January 16, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-02 2015 Information Returns and Disclosures
   
January 15, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-01 Important Reminder: Limitation on Credit Card / Unsecured Open-end Credit Late Fees (CA Financial Code 4001)
   
December 31, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-35 Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold for Escrow Accounts for Higher-priced Mortgages
TIPs Bulletin #14-34 Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regularion C) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold
   
 
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From the Editors of CU Weekly

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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ELECTRONIC DBO FILING
updated 01/16/15 04:35 PM
TIPs Bulletins; Cuban Asset Reg.
The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has standardized electronic forms for weekly and quarterly reporting of local agency deposits and securities, allowing financial institutions to submit their weekly reports to the DBO electronically rather than through the U.S. mail. This change was made possible by Assembly Bill 2298, which took effect Jan. 1.

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NCUA SUPERVISORY PRIORITIES FOR 2015
updated 01/13/15 09:35 AM
Additional MSB Guidance
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) sent a letter to federally-insured credit unions on its supervisory priorities for 2015. The letter is intended to assist credit unions in preparation for 2015 examinations.

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