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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
January 28, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-04 2014 Residential Mortgage Loan Report
TIPs Bulletin #15-03 HMDA/LAR Reports
   
January 16, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-02 2015 Information Returns and Disclosures
   
January 15, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-01 Important Reminder: Limitation on Credit Card / Unsecured Open-end Credit Late Fees (CA Financial Code 4001)
   
   
 
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From the Editors of CU Weekly

NCUA ISSUES ENTERPRISE RISK GUIDANCE
updated 11/19/13 10:16 AM
New TIPs Also Posted
The National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) recent letter to federally insured credit unions (13-CU-12) clarifies the agency's supervisory expectations regarding credit unions' risk management systems.

NCUA’s examination process requires examiners to gauge the overall effectiveness of a credit union’s risk management process based on an evaluation of several components, as well as an understanding that each credit union’s approach will be tailored to its individual business strategy and risk tolerance.

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New TIPs Bulletins Posted
New TIPs Bulletins (Technical Information and Procedures) have been posted regarding federal credit union ownership of fixed assets and annual Regulation D reserve Adjustments.

TIPs Bulletin 13-48 provides details regarding the Federal Reserve Board's recent announcement on annual adjustments to the transaction account balances that are subject to reserve requirements under Regulation D. The board also amended the minimum balance requirements for transaction account reserves that are used to determine the frequency of reporting.

TIPs Bulletin 13-49 gives a closer look at the NCUA's amended regulation governing federal credit union ownership of fixed assets. The proposed amendments clarify the rule and improve its overall organization, structure, and readability.

 
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'EXPLORING MBL WITH SBA GUARANTEES'
updated 03/02/15 01:31 PM
Free SBA and NCUA Event
Credit unions interested in getting into member business lending (MBL) are advised to attend the free “Exploring Member Business Loans with SBA Guarantees” training forum in Glendale on March 10.

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HMDA/LAR REPORTS COMING DUE
updated 02/23/15 03:44 PM
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Credit unions subject to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) requirements for 2014 activity are reminded to submit Loan/Application Register (LAR) data to the Federal Reserve Bank processing center by the March 2, 2015 deadline.

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