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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
July 16, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-14 Canada’s Anti-SPAM Legislation (CASL) and Its Impact to U.S. Credit Unions
   
June 30, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-13 Voluntary Liquidation
TIPs Bulletin #14-12 Annual Indexing of HUD’s Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multi-Family Housing Programs
   
June 10, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-11 Interim Rule - Exchange of Mutilated Paper Currency
   
 
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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.

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From the Editors of CU Weekly

INTERCHANGE EXEMPTION LISTS ISSUED
updated 07/15/13 11:25 AM
Also, Don't Miss NCUA Webinar
The Federal Reserve has published two lists of financial institutions intended to help payment card networks and other entities determine which card issuers qualify for the statutory exemption from the Fed's debit card interchange fee standards (those under $10 billion in assets).

These two lists (click here) have been generated from financial institutions in existence on Dec. 31, 2012, according to available data.

Financial institutions have been grouped into two categories—"Exempt" and "Not Exempt"—based on the determination that an individual institution, together with its affiliates, has either more or less than $10 billion in assets.

If a financial institution believes any information is not accurate, it may file a correction request by emailing IssuerExemptionListsRegII@frb.gov.

Secondary Capital Webinar
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will host a free webinar, “Will Secondary Capital Work for You?,” on July 31 at 11 a.m. (Pacific).

Click here to register for this free webinar. Participants will also use this link to log into the webinar. Registrants should allow pop-ups from this website.

Staff members from the Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI) and Region III’s Division of Supervision will detail NCUA’s requirements for low-income designated credit unions to secure and use secondary capital.

Webinar participants will also hear from a credit union manager who utilizes secondary capital to supplement the credit union’s net worth and better serve its low-income field of membership.

Participants may submit questions in advance by emailing WebinarQuestions@ncua.gov. The subject line of the email should read Secondary Capital Webinar.

If you have technical questions about accessing the webinar, you can email audience.support@on24.com

TIPs Bulletin: Escheatment of Custodial Accounts
A new TIPs Bulletin has been posted by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues' Research and Information team!

TIPs Bulletin 13-35 reviews how the California Credit Union League has worked with State Controller John Chiang's office to clarify confusion regarding custodial accounts escheated to the state.

 
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TIPs, FinCEN PUB, HANDBOOK UPDATE
updated 07/21/14 12:44 PM
The Latest in Compliance
A new TIPs Bulletins (Technical Information and Procedures) has been posted by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues on Canada’s anti-SPAM legislation, which went into effect July 1 and is similar to the U.S. government’s CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

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CFPB ISSUES INTERPRETIVE RULING
updated 07/14/14 03:48 PM
'Ability to Repay' Discussed
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued an interpretive rule to clarify that when a borrower dies, the name of the borrower’s heir generally may be added to the mortgage without triggering the bureau’s Ability-to-Repay Rule.

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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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