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From the Editors of CU Weekly

updated 10/07/13 04:47 PM
New Hundred-Dollar Bill Issued
New TIPs Bulletins published by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have been posted on the Leagues' website regarding changes to IRS Form W-9; Unclaimed Property Holder Notice Reports coming due in California; the upcoming minimum wage increase in California; and clarifications and revisions to 2013 mortgage rules.

Changes to IRS Form W-9
TIPs Bulletin 13-42 examines new instructions and changes when using IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, and instructions), as well as additional details, new exemption codes, and the W-9 form's modified certification statement.

California Unclaimed Property Holder Notice Reports
TIPs Bulletin 13-41 looks at state Unclaimed Property Holder Notice Reports due to the state controller's office (before Nov. 1, 2013) for accounts and property with no activity for the past three years, and summarizes the reporting process.

California Minimum Wage Increases
TIPs Bulletin 13-40 spotlights the recently passed Assembly Bill 10, which states that the minimum wage for all industries will be no less than $9 per hour as of July 1, 2014, and increasing to $10 per hour by Jan. 1, 2016.

2013 Mortgage Rule Revisions/Clarifications
TIPs Bulletin 13-39 highlights finalized corrections, clarifications, and amendments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Ability-to-Repay and mortgage servicing rules.

New $100 Bill
The Federal Reserve began supplying financial institutions with a redesigned $100 note today that incorporates new security features to deter counterfeiters and help businesses and consumers tell whether a note is genuine.

"Distance, demand, and the policies of individual financial institutions will influence how quickly the redesigned notes reach businesses and consumers around the world," the Fed said in a statement.

Click here to read more about the new $100 bill.

Click here to read TIPs Bulletin 13-24 on the new hundred-dollar note.

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updated 09/28/15 02:11 PM
'Your Home Loan Toolkit'
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has posted a Spanish language version of its Home Buying Information Booklet—also known as the “special information booklet” or “settlement cost booklet”—as required under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Regulation X, and Regulation Z.

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updated 09/22/15 09:21 AM
PolicyWorks News a Valuable Resource
In a recent presentation to credit unions, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery said some early research by FinCEN indicates that over the past nearly two years there are a number of credit unions that haven’t filed Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) or Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs).

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