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|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|
Shared Compliance Services
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
NCUA SUPERVISORY PRIORITIES FOR 2015
updated 01/13/15 09:35 AM
Additional MSB Guidance
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) sent a letter to federally-insured credit unions on its supervisory priorities for 2015. The letter is intended to assist credit unions in preparation for 2015 examinations.