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Research & Compliance

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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
March 25, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-06 Foreign Language Translation Forms Revisions
TIPs Bulletin #15-05 NCUA Issues Warning to Consumers about “National Credit Union” Phishing Scam
January 28, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-04 2014 Residential Mortgage Loan Report
TIPs Bulletin #15-03 HMDA/LAR Reports
January 16, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-02 2015 Information Returns and Disclosures
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

updated 08/13/13 08:17 AM
CURoots Services Can Help
The remaining 2013 audit calendar is filling up, so book your audits and risk assessments with CURoots Services today!

CURoots Services can help with your credit union's audits and risk assessments, including Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) audits, Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing (SAFE) Act audits, Automated Clearing House (ACH) audits, and Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) Red Flags risk assessments.

CURoots Services can also assist with several other internal audit needs, such as:

  • Management Control Audits and Reviews, including Dormant Account Audit, Branch Audit, Cash Control Audit, Closed Account Audit, Loan Review, File Maintenance and Supervisory Override Review, Employee Account Review, General Ledger (GL) Reconciliation Review, Call Report Review, and many others.
  • Full-scope audits of individual departments and functions of your credit union.

Avoid stress later by lining up the rest of your 2013 audits in advance. Let CURoots Services handle the details!

Contact Rita Fillingane—vice president of research and collaboration for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues—at 909.212.6055 or ritaf@ccul.org; or Jerry Carter, audit services manager for CURoots Services, at 909.214.4993 or jcarter@curoots.coop.

Remittance Transfer Rule Updates
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released an update of its small business guide regarding the international electronic money transfers rule (remittance rule).

This updated guide reflects the most recent changes to the rule and will make it easier to understand the requirements, which will take effect on Oct. 28, 2013. Although the guide is not a substitute for the rule, it highlights issues that businesses—in particular, small businesses and those that work with them—should consider while implementing the new requirements.

Along with the guide, the CFPB has posted a video that gives an overview of the rule, recent changes, and the bureau's responses to questions raised regarding interpretation and implementation.

These versions of the guide and video replace versions released in late 2012.

New TIPs Bulletin Posted
A new TIPs Bulletins published by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have been posted on the Leagues' website regarding clarifications and revisions to the CFPB's 2013 mortgage rules (Ability-to-Repay and mortgage servicing rules).

TIPs Bulletin #13-39 explains how the rule amends some of the final mortgage rules issued by the CFPB in January.

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updated 06/23/15 10:12 AM
Also, Overdrafts Still Regulatory Priority
Five federal regulatory agencies including the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), have approved a final rule that modifies the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA). The final rule applies to loans secured by properties located in special flood hazard areas and implements provisions related to the escrowing of flood insurance payments and the exemption of some detached structures from the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement. The final rule also implements provisions in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (the Biggert-Waters Act) relating to the force placement of flood insurance.

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updated 06/16/15 09:03 AM
Surveys Due July 10
The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) emailed its biannual IT survey to all California state-licensed credit unions on June 8. Survey notifications were emailed to each institution’s designated email address for communications with the DBO. The email contains information on accessing and submitting the electronic 2015 IT Systems Survey.

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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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