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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.
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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.
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.
MLA DATABASE FEB. 15 DEADLINE
updated 02/09/16 08:00 AM
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Credit unions seeking a safe harbor under the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Lending Act (MLA) final rule will have two new options come Oct. 3, 2016: 1) A credit union may verify a borrower’s status on the DoD’s database, or 2) a credit union may use a consumer report obtained from a nationwide consumer reporting agency to determine whether a borrower is a “covered borrower.” Credit unions interested in utilizing the first option have until Feb. 15, 2016 to notify the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) of their intent. This may be done by emailing the MLA helpdesk at email@example.com.
CA PRIVACY NOTICES STILL REQUIRED
updated 02/02/16 08:35 AM
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The FAST Act made changes to federal annual privacy notice requirements. However, it did not change California privacy notification requirements, which are applicable to all financial institutions doing business in California. California state annual privacy notifications are still required, depending on what information is shared and with whom.