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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
January 16, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-02 2015 Information Returns and Disclosures
   
January 15, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-01 Important Reminder: Limitation on Credit Card / Unsecured Open-end Credit Late Fees (CA Financial Code 4001)
   
December 31, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-35 Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold for Escrow Accounts for Higher-priced Mortgages
TIPs Bulletin #14-34 Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regularion C) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold
   
 
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From the Editors of CU Weekly

TIPs PUBLISHED ON REPAYMENT ABILITY
updated 07/22/13 03:08 PM
Other Relevant Bulletins Posted
New TIPs Bulletins published by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have been posted on the Leagues' website regarding amendments and rulings on the ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage standards, armored car service transactions, loan participations, and escheatment of custodial accounts.

Amendments to the Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Standards
TIPs Bulletin 13-38 examines the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) issuance of the 2013 Ability To Repay (ATR) final rule, which adopts certain exemptions, modifications, and clarifications to the Truth In Lending Act's ATR requirements.

FinCEN Ruling on Armored Car Service Transactions
TIPs Bulletin 13-37 looks at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN) recently issued administrative ruling (FIN-2013-R001) regarding currency transaction report (CTR) filings when members use armored cars.

NCUA Final Rule on Loan Participations
TIPs Bulletin 13-36 spotlights the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) amended loan participation rule, eligible obligations rule, and requirements for insurance rule.

Article on Escheatment of Custodial Accounts
TIPs Bulletin 13-35 highlights an article recently published by the California State Controller's office, which states that custodial accounts—those opened under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act—escheat to the state three years from the date the account is payable or distributable to the beneficiary.

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TILA-RESPA RULE CHANGES FINALIZED
updated 01/26/15 04:27 PM
Plus, FinCEN Issues New SAR Stats
Proposed amendments by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule were finalized in late January. These changes are effective Aug. 1, 2015.

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ELECTRONIC DBO FILING
updated 01/16/15 04:35 PM
TIPs Bulletins; Cuban Asset Reg.
The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has standardized electronic forms for weekly and quarterly reporting of local agency deposits and securities, allowing financial institutions to submit their weekly reports to the DBO electronically rather than through the U.S. mail. This change was made possible by Assembly Bill 2298, which took effect Jan. 1.

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