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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
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

LEAGUES POST NEW 'TIPS' BULLETINS
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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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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D.J.'s Economix
Leagues Chief Economist Dwight Johnston continually provides economic and market analysis that is both informative and entertaining. Continue for daily and monthly commentary, rate forecasts, and economic updates.
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