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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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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
   
 
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From the Editors of CU Weekly

TIPs: COUNTY LIST, AND GARNISHMENTS
updated 07/08/13 12:43 PM
Also, Loan Participation Date Delayed
New TIPs Bulletins published by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have been posted on the Leagues' website regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) list of "rural" and "underserved" counties, as well as a multi-agency rule on federal benefit payment garnishments.

Rural and Underserved Counties, and Federal Benefit Payment Garnishments
TIPs Bulletin 13-34 examines how the CFPB has posted an updated list of counties determined to be rural or underserved for purposes of applying several regulatory provisions in 2014.

TIPs Bulletin 13-33 provides details on how the Treasury Department, Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs Department, Railroad Retirement Board, and Office of Personnel Management have issued a final rule revising the procedures that credit unions and other financial institutions must follow when a garnishment order has been received against an account containing certain protected federal benefit payments that have been direct deposited.

Loan Participation Effective Date Pushed Back
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) announced a new effective date (Sept. 23) for its final rule on loan participations, which will give credit unions flexibility to adequately prepare for the rule's changes. The original effective date was July 25.

The NCUA approved the loan participation rule at last month's open board meeting, which the Leagues' TIPs Bulletin 13-32 discusses in detail.

Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide Released
The CFPB has released its first version of the 2013 Dodd-Frank Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide. The guide is published to:

  • Assist regulated entities in achieving compliance with the mortgage rules
  • Highlight key issue areas that may be closely examined during a review
  • Focus the industry and examiners on key elements of a compliance management system that may warrant review, modification, or other enhancement.

 
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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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