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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.
CA PRIVACY NOTICES STILL REQUIRED
updated 02/02/16 08:35 AM
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The FAST Act made changes to federal annual privacy notice requirements. However, it did not change California privacy notification requirements, which are applicable to all financial institutions doing business in California. California state annual privacy notifications are still required, depending on what information is shared and with whom.
CUSOs TO REGISTER WITH NCUA REGISTRY
updated 01/26/16 10:07 AM
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In a letter sent to credit unions, credit union service organizations (CUSO) have 60 days to register with the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) CUSO Registry, the new online system for CUSOs to report their operational and financial information directly to the agency. The registration period begins Feb. 1 and ends March 31.