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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
September 5, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-17 CFPB Publishes 2015 HOEPA and CARD Act Adjustments
   
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”)
   
 
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From the Editors of CU Weekly

Jan Owen, Commissioner of the Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
CUs URGED TO MONITOR ILLEGAL LENDERS
updated 10/11/13 07:15 AM
DBO Requests Account Cut-Off
California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) Commissioner Jan Owen has requested that state-licensed credit unions work with her department in cutting off illegal (unlicensed) payday lenders' access to member accounts.

Illegal payday loans made over the Internet are made possible in California by credit and debit transactions that pass through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network.

Owen is urging state-licensed credit unions to monitor transactions with any unlicensed lender and immediately report potential violations to DBO.

Credit unions that are Originating Depository Financial Institutions (ODFIs) should look to discontinue any ACH transactions or refrain from doing business with these unlicensed payday lenders. Credit unions that are Receiving Depository Financial Institutions (RDFIs) should look to monitor member complaints of unauthorized transactions, particularly those involving online payday lending companies.

If any credit union detects a trend of a high number of unauthorized claims from a certain lender, it should notify the DBO. It may also trigger a suspicious activity report (SAR) filing. If not done already, the credit union may want to implement procedures allowing it to identify such trends.

Owen's department is actively pursuing, with cease-and-desist orders, unlicensed companies who are offering payday loans to California consumers over the Internet in violation of California law.

Click here to read the DBO commissioner's letter on Illegal Online Payday Loans Offered and Sold to California Customers.

 
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FinCEN ISSUES TRAFFICKING ADVISORY
updated 09/12/14 01:36 PM
Third Disclosure Webinar Announced
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued an advisory to financial institutions on recognizing “red flags” that may indicate financial activity related to human smuggling or human trafficking.

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COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT TOOL ANNOUNCED
updated 09/08/14 01:21 PM
Partnership With 'PolicyWorks'
To help credit unions streamline compliance management, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have partnered with PolicyWorks, a national leader in credit union compliance solutions, to bring you additional ComplySight compliance support services.

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