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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
August 8, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-16 CA Local Agency Deposits Weekly Reports Can Be Submitted Electronically
   
August 8, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-15 MasterCard Revised Standards – Limitation of Liability of Cardholders for Unauthorized Use (“Zero Liability”)
   
July 16, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-14 Canada’s Anti-SPAM Legislation (CASL) and Its Impact to U.S. Credit Unions
   
 
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From the Editors of CU Weekly

FREE MBL WEBINAR FOR SMALL CUs
updated 09/09/13 07:54 PM
Also, 'Common Bond' Letter Issued
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will host a free webinar by the Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI), entitled Member Business Lending For Small Credit Unions, on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. (Pacific).

Staff from OSCUI and NCUA Region IV's Division of Special Actions will explain the agency’s requirements for a successful member business lending program. Webinar participants will also hear from a credit union business development specialist who will discuss, step-by-step, how to start a safe and sound program.

This webinar is open to credit unions of all asset sizes. Click here to register. Participants will use this same link to log into the webinar. Registrants should allow pop-ups from this website.

Participants may submit questions in advance at WebinarQuestions@ncua.gov. The subject line of the email should read Strategy and Policy. For technical questions about accessing the webinar, email audience.support@on24.com.

Click here to view information on Part II of the Member Business Lending Webinaron Sept. 25.

Common-Bond Advertising Letter Issued
Following the NCUA's Letter to Credit Unions on common bond advertising requirements, federal credit unions with associational memberships are being urged to review their policies and practices, as they do periodically, to ensure their continued compliance with federal regulation.

CUNA is currently working with the NCUA to determine how many federal credit unions offer membership through an association.

The letter, which doesn't apply to state-chartered credit unions, addressed common-bond requirements in the Federal Credit Union Act and NCUA rules; requirements for accuracy of advertising in NCUA rules; and consequences of failing to comply with these requirements.

CFPB Law on Consumer Report 'Furnishers'
Companies—including credit unions, which supply information to credit rating companies—are being reminded by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) of their legal responsibilities when it comes to consumer disputes.

The CFPB is issuing a bulletin targeted at these companies, called "furnishers," making it clear that they are responsible for investigating consumer disputes forwarded by the consumer reporting companies.

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is talking with the CFPB about the bulletin and how associated regulatory burdens for credit unions can be minimized.

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Click here to view information regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act's requirement to investigate disputes and review all relevant information provided by consumer reporting agencies about the dispute.

 
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EXCEPTION ISSUED ON REMITTANCE RULE
updated 08/25/14 09:28 PM
CUs Can Estimate Fees
A final rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) extends a temporary exception to its remittance transfer rule that allows credit unions and other depository institutions to estimate certain remittance pricing disclosures when specific pricing information is not available.

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CFPB ISSUES FINAL 'TILA' ADJUSTMENTS
updated 08/24/14 11:35 AM
Rule Reviews Dollar Amounts
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is issuing its final rule on Truth in Lending Act (TILA) annual threshold adjustments, amending the regulatory text and official interpretations for Regulation Z, which implements TILA.

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