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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

CONSUMER PROTECTION SERIES LAUNCHED
updated 11/12/13 09:58 AM
New Regulations and Consumer Rights
The National Credit Union Administration has released a three-part Consumer Protection Update video series and posted supporting content on the agency’s consumer website, www.MyCreditUnion.gov, to explain the new rules on international remittances and mortgage lending.

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.

 
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TIPs ISSUED ON WEEKLY E-FILING BILL
updated 09/02/14 10:16 AM
Also, Mortgage Servicing Transfer Guidance
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have published a new TIPs Bulletin on recently passed California Assembly Bill 2298, which allows credit unions and other financial institutions that hold local agency deposits to submit weekly reports to the Department of Business Oversight (DBO) electronically rather than through U.S. Mail.

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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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