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Research & Compliance

The answers you need—when you need them!
When technical challenges or complex situations arise at your credit union, turn to the Leagues’ Research & Information (R&I) Department. Our mission is to provide technical, compliance, operational, economic, and regulatory information in an understandable and easily accessible way.
     
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Credit Union Quarterly Performance Report

A resource for credit unions in CA & NV, providing credit union financial and economic trend analysis, brought to you by your Leagues in partnership with CUNA & Affiliates.

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Answers to your crucial questions can be less than one business day away. Post your question here, and a talented R&I professional will get back to you quickly! Or if you prefer, call the R&I Hotline to speak directly with our knowledgeable consultants. R&I Hotline: 877-243-5728
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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
October 15, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-23 SB 1050—Notaries Public: Verification of Identity: New Boxed Notice Required
 
October 1, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-22 Assembly Bill 2293 – Mandates Baseline Insurance Requirements for Transportation Network Companies
TIPs Bulletin #14-21 California Unclaimed Property Holder Notice Reports Coming Due
TIPs Bulletin #14-20 Assembly Bill 2742 – Revised Model Language for California Consumer Caution and Home Ownership Counseling Notice
   
September 23, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-19 AB-1858 Change to Financing Statement
   
September 18, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-18 Reg Z and Reg M Exemption Threshold Adjustments
   
 
CURoots Services

Shared Compliance Services
CURoots offers a variety of services to help you keep pace with ever-changing regulatory compliance while you focus on day-to-day credit union business.

Internal Audit Services
CURoots can help your credit union identify potential issues, assess risk, and save valuable time and resources by providing expert assistance for your auditing needs.


From the Editors of CU Weekly

MODEL POLICIES JUST A CLICK AWAY
updated 05/17/13 01:07 PM
CU PolicyPro Simplifies Operations
CU PolicyPro can help your credit union succeed in the changing world of regulatory compliance! In collaboration with InfoSight, you have access to more than 200 customizable policies developed specifically for credit unions by legal and financial regulatory experts.

What is CU PolicyPro?
In short, CU PolicyPro simplifies and streamlines your credit union's operation policies. It is the industry's leading source for model policy content, regulatory compliance guidance, and policy management.

Users can choose from more than 200 model policy templates that can easily be edited and implemented based on your credit union's unique requirements. The policies are fully compliant with National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) regulations.

Additionally, credit unions can inquire about CU PolicyPro Plus, available exclusively through CURoots Services. If your credit union staff doesn't have the time or resources to customize and manage CU PolicyPro policies, inquire about CU PolicyPro Plus! Call 909.214.0959 to learn more.

Why CU PolicyPro?

  • Access 24/7—CU PolicyPro is a web-based platform allowing any authorized staff to securely access policies from any Internet connection.
  • Convenience—Easily add, remove, or customize model policies. Existing credit union policies can also be copied into the system.
  • Easy Publishing—Compile selected policies into a single printable document that can be posted in a read-only format for staff, board members, or examiners to view. The Storage Area allows supplemental electronic documents, such as manuals, to be uploaded and posted for viewing by authorized staff.
  • Up-to-date Policies—Semi-annual updates keep you current with changing laws and regulations.
  • Library Access—Find a running list of archived newsletters and changes in policies to help you manage your policies more effectively.
  • User Security—CU PolicyPro supports multiple users with varying levels of access, from full administrative access to read-only access.
  • Training—Training videos and a written user's guide provide you with step-by-step instruction on how to use all of CU PolicyPro's features.

For more information, contact the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues' Research and Information Hotline at 877-243- 5728.

* Note: A separate identification and password is required to access the Operations Policy Manual for CU PolicyPro.

 
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FinCEN: QUARTERLY UPDATE ON 'SARs'
updated 10/27/14 03:09 PM
Also, Mortgage Service Transfer Guidance
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued its SAR Stats quarterly update, which provides information on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed through Sept. 30, 2014.

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'NMLS' RENEWAL PERIOD BEGINS NOV. 1
updated 10/17/14 01:01 PM
Guidance for Mortgage Loan Originators
The Nationwide Mortgage License Servicing and Registry (NMLS) annual renewal period begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 31, where mortgage loan originator registrants must renew their registrations annually, according to federal regulations.

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D.J.'s Economix
Leagues Chief Economist Dwight Johnston continually provides economic and market analysis that is both informative and entertaining. Continue for daily and monthly commentary, rate forecasts, and economic updates.
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The Leagues write letters in response to proposed legislation and regulations that affect your credit union’s ability to serve members.