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Research & Compliance

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When technical challenges or complex situations arise at your credit union, turn to the Leagues’ Research & Information (R&I) Department. Our mission is to provide technical, compliance, operational, economic, and regulatory information in an understandable and easily accessible way.
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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
March 25, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-06 Foreign Language Translation Forms Revisions
TIPs Bulletin #15-05 NCUA Issues Warning to Consumers about “National Credit Union” Phishing Scam
January 28, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-04 2014 Residential Mortgage Loan Report
TIPs Bulletin #15-03 HMDA/LAR Reports
January 16, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-02 2015 Information Returns and Disclosures
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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 06/23/15 10:12 AM
Also, Overdrafts Still Regulatory Priority
Five federal regulatory agencies including the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), have approved a final rule that modifies the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA). The final rule applies to loans secured by properties located in special flood hazard areas and implements provisions related to the escrowing of flood insurance payments and the exemption of some detached structures from the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement. The final rule also implements provisions in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (the Biggert-Waters Act) relating to the force placement of flood insurance.

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updated 06/16/15 09:03 AM
Surveys Due July 10
The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) emailed its biannual IT survey to all California state-licensed credit unions on June 8. Survey notifications were emailed to each institution’s designated email address for communications with the DBO. The email contains information on accessing and submitting the electronic 2015 IT Systems Survey.

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