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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
December 17, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-30 FRB Issues Two Final Rules: Payment System Risk for Measuring Daylight Overdrafts and Time of Settlement
 
December 15, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-29 2015 Standard Mileage Rates
 
December 5, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-28 AB 60 and AB 1660 - New California AB 60 Driver License
 
 
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CATCH THIS WEEK'S 'INFOSIGHT' NEWS
updated 08/26/13 02:12 PM
Remittance 'Mistake' Highlighted
Don't forget: You're only a click away from the most comprehensive resource, InfoSight Weekly Newsletter, when it comes to staying ahead of the compliance curve at your credit union.

InfoSight is an online compliance resource containing information on a wide range of topics, including the numerous laws and regulations that affect a credit union's business affairs. A link to InfoSight can be found on every Tuesday's edition of CU Weekly in the bottom right-hand corner.

Each topic contains easy-to-read compliance summaries, checklists, direct links to laws and regulations, and links to additional important resources. Credit unions are encouraged to visit the site often, as the number of topics and information posted will be updated and expanded over time. Visit InfoSight today!

CFPB: Who Pays for Remittance Transfer Mistake?
This week's InfoSight Weekly Newsletter highlights the following article:

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants to make it perfectly clear that under its new remittance rule a remittance provider will not have to pay if an error occurs in a transaction due to incorrect or insufficient information provided by remittance requester.

The bureau has issued a "clarificatory amendment and technical correction" spelling out that its rule allows remittance providers to deduct fees and taxes related to the unsuccessful remittance transfer attempt from the total amount of funds that were provided by the sender for the transfer.

The fees and taxes would be taken from any money refunded to or re-sent by the remittance requester. The bureau in recent days also released an updated version of its small business guide for the remittance rule, and produced a video with even more information on the rule.

Under the final rule, remittance transfer providers are required to provide prepayment and receipt disclosures to the consumer sender that include the exchange rate, certain fees and taxes associated with a transfer, and the amount of money that will be received on the other end of the transfer.

Remittance transfer providers will also be required to investigate disputes and correct errors. The rule has a scheduled effective date of Oct. 28.

 
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WEEKLY E-REPORTS START IN JANUARY
updated 12/15/14 05:30 PM
TIPs on 2015 IRS Mileage Rates
The first weekly report to which the provisions of Assembly Bill 2298 will apply to credit unions is coming in early January. This legislation allows financial institutions holding local agency deposits to submit weekly reports to the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) electronically.

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TIPs, EXAM MANUAL, MORTGAGE GUIDANCE
updated 12/09/14 07:32 AM
Latest Compliance Roundup
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have posted TIPs Bulletin 14-28, which outlines California Assembly Bill 60 legislation and requirements for the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) regarding issuing driver's licenses to individuals that are able to prove identity and state residency.

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