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Credit unions had urged an eight-month delay from the original Feb. 7 effective date, which the CFPB granted.
Under the final rule, remittance transfer providers are required to provide prepayment and receipt disclosures to the consumer sender that include the exchange rate, certain fees and taxes associated with a transfer, and the amount of money that will be received on the other end of the transfer. Remittance transfer providers will also be required to investigate disputes and correct errors.
The final rule:
The agency did not revisit the 100 transfers-per-year exemption threshold.
Remittance rule revisions addressing fees and foreign tax disclosures and how financial institutions will cope with account or routing number errors were also released.
Click here to view the CFPB's official announcement and other resources/information.
Credit Insurance Rule Delay Proposal
Additionally, the bureau has issued a proposal seeking comment on whether to delay the June 1 effective date with regard to a provision concerning credit insurance. The bureau says it will be addressing some interpretive issues that have arisen about the provision.
The proposal concerns the implementation of a prohibition on creditors financing credit insurance premiums in connection with certain consumer credit transactions secured by a dwelling. This provision was adopted in the Loan Originator Compensation Requirements under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) Final Rule, issued on Jan. 20.
Click here to view the proposal.
The bureau welcomes comment during the 15-day period following publication of the proposal in the Federal Register. This proposal follows two that the bureau issued last month to clarify and correct some aspects of the 2013 Escrows Final Rule, the Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule and the Mortgage Servicing Rules.
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY REMIT. REPORT DUE
updated 05/31/16 09:51 AM
Also: Controls, Accounting Webinar
The upcoming report-and-remit period is the second of a two-part process which includes reporting unclaimed property to the California State Controller’s Office on Nov. 1, and then—between June 1 and June 15 of the following year—reporting and remitting any property that has not been reunited with its owner.
CONFERENCE CALL: CHANGES TO REG Z
updated 05/23/16 03:02 PM
OT Rules, Deposit Recon. Practices
Credit union professionals can join a conference call briefing on May 25 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding changes to Regulation Z implementing the Helping Expand Lending Practices in Rural Communities Act (HELP Rural Communities Act) contained in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (Public Law 114-94).