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In the videos, NCUA's Office of Consumer Protection Director Gail Laster outlines the agency's plan for implementing the new rules and explains how these new regulations will better protect consumers.
Additional information, such as compliance resources for credit unions, is also available on a dedicated webpage at www.MyCreditUnion.gov/update.
The series is designed to inform credit unions and their members about new regulations and consumer protection rights. Future releases are planned for 2014.
Free Remittance and Mortgage Webinars
NCUA is also hosting a free two-part webinar, "New Dodd-Frank Remittances and Mortgage Lending Rules," on Nov. 18 and Dec. 18—each beginning at 11 a.m. (Pacific).
For detailed information on what the webinars will cover, click here.
Staff from NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection will provide a high-level overview of the new rules in each part of the webinar. Credit unions should plan to attend both parts, as different material will be covered in each.
Click here to register for the Nov. 18 session, and click here for the Dec. 19 session. These links will also be used to log into the webinar after participants have registered. Registrants should allow pop-ups from this website.
Participants can submit questions in advance at WebinarQuestions@ncua.gov. The subject line of the email should read "Remittances and Mortgage Lending Rules Webinar."
Additionally, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a safe harbor list of countries (Aruba, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, and Libya) that qualify for an exception in subpart B of Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and published this list on its website. The current list is unchanged from the prior release in the Federal Register. The bureau intends to revise the list periodically.
New TIPs Bulletin Posted
A new TIPs Bulletin (Technical Information and Procedures) has been posted! TIPs Bulletin 13-48 looks at annual Regulation D reserve adjustments.
The Federal Reserve Board announced its annual adjustments to the transaction account balances that are subject to reserve requirements under Regulation D. It also amended the minimum balance requirements for transaction account reserves that are used to determine the frequency of reporting.
MLA DATABASE FEB. 15 DEADLINE
updated 02/09/16 08:00 AM
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Credit unions seeking a safe harbor under the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Lending Act (MLA) final rule will have two new options come Oct. 3, 2016: 1) A credit union may verify a borrower’s status on the DoD’s database, or 2) a credit union may use a consumer report obtained from a nationwide consumer reporting agency to determine whether a borrower is a “covered borrower.” Credit unions interested in utilizing the first option have until Feb. 15, 2016 to notify the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) of their intent. This may be done by emailing the MLA helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CA PRIVACY NOTICES STILL REQUIRED
updated 02/02/16 08:35 AM
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The FAST Act made changes to federal annual privacy notice requirements. However, it did not change California privacy notification requirements, which are applicable to all financial institutions doing business in California. California state annual privacy notifications are still required, depending on what information is shared and with whom.