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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
October 15, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-23 SB 1050—Notaries Public: Verification of Identity: New Boxed Notice Required
 
October 1, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-22 Assembly Bill 2293 – Mandates Baseline Insurance Requirements for Transportation Network Companies
TIPs Bulletin #14-21 California Unclaimed Property Holder Notice Reports Coming Due
TIPs Bulletin #14-20 Assembly Bill 2742 – Revised Model Language for California Consumer Caution and Home Ownership Counseling Notice
   
September 23, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-19 AB-1858 Change to Financing Statement
   
September 18, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-18 Reg Z and Reg M Exemption Threshold Adjustments
   
 
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From the Editors of CU Weekly

IN FOCUS: WEBSITE PRIVACY DISCLOSURE
updated 10/25/13 03:47 PM
Remittance Procedures Also Published
A deeper look by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues into Assembly Bill 370 (AB 370)—a new California law taking effect Jan. 1—gives insight into how credit unions will be affected.

Published by the Leagues' Research and Information staff, TIPs Bulletin 13-44 shows how AB 370 will require any operator of a website or online service that collects personally identifiable information (PII) on California residents to include in its online posted website privacy policy a new disclosure on how the operator responds to web browser Do Not Track signals.

The new disclosure should be a description of how the operator responds to "do-not-track settings" in consumers' browsers. Operators can comply with this disclosure requirement by "providing a clear and conspicuous hyperlink" contained in the privacy policy that links to a description "of any protocol the operator follows that offers the consumer" the choice to opt-out of internet tracking.

If you have any questions, please contact the Research and Information’s toll-free hotline at 877-243-5728.

TIPs Posted Last Week
New TIPs Bulletins (Technical Information and Procedures) have been posted!

TIPs Bulletin 13-45 discusses Assembly Bill 212. This law has lowered the aggregate reporting threshold when reporting escheated property to the State Controller's Office (SCO) from $50 to $25, beginning on July 1, 2014. AB 212 also requires that the Unclaimed Property report that is sent to the Controller must include the name and last known address of each person appearing to be the owner of any property, except traveler’s checks and money orders, worth at least $25 (lowered from $50).

TIPs Bulletin 13-46 outlines the Leagues' understanding from speaking with the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) regarding its expectations in response to a recent DBO notice. The Oct. 7 notice informs state-licensed banks and credit unions in California of their responsibility to identify and report payment transactions sent through the ACH network that may have been transmitted by unlicensed online payday lenders.

CFPB Publishes Remittance Procedures
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published the procedures it will use in examining institutions that make remittance transfers for consumers.

Additionally, the bureau is releasing eRegulations, an online tool designed to make regulations easier to understand.

The rule, which went into effect Oct. 28, has been subsequently revised to address concerns related to some specific implementation challenges. Click here to access the remittance transfer examination procedures.

Click here for resources on the CFPB’s remittance transfer rule.

Multi-Agency Guidance on QM Fair Lending Risks
Five federal regulatory agencies have issued a statement to address industry questions about fair lending risks associated with offering only Qualified Mortgages.

Creditors have asked for clarity regarding whether the disparate impact doctrine of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and its implementing regulation, Regulation B, allows them to originate only Qualified Mortgages. For the reasons described in the statement, the five agencies do not anticipate that a creditor’s decision to offer only Qualified Mortgages would, absent other factors, elevate a supervised institution’s fair lending risk.

The statement has been issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Click here to read the multi-agency statement.

Click here to read NCUA's news release.

 
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'NMLS' RENEWAL PERIOD BEGINS NOV. 1
updated 10/17/14 01:01 PM
Guidance for Mortgage Loan Originators
The Nationwide Mortgage License Servicing and Registry (NMLS) annual renewal period begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 31, where mortgage loan originator registrants must renew their registrations annually, according to federal regulations.

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FED'S UPCOMING FAIR LENDING WEBINAR
updated 10/10/14 09:09 PM
Also, Unclaimed Property Workshop
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is holding a webinar on fair lending issues and hot topics, where representatives from seven federal agencies will discuss a variety of emerging fair lending issues and hot topics.

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