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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
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)
   
December 31, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-35 Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold for Escrow Accounts for Higher-priced Mortgages
TIPs Bulletin #14-34 Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regularion C) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold
   
 
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CURoots offers a variety of services to help you keep pace with ever-changing regulatory compliance while you focus on day-to-day credit union business.

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From the Editors of CU Weekly

RENEW YOUR CU's NMLS RECORDS
updated 12/09/13 04:52 PM
Dec. 31 Deadline Approaching
Credit unions subject to the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act) are encouraged to renew their Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) records.

The SAFE Act requires residential mortgage loan originators who are employees of agency-regulated institutions to be registered with the NMLS Registry. The law generally prohibits employees of agency-regulated institutions from originating residential mortgage loans unless they register with the registry.

All institutions managing registered mortgage loan originators (MLOs) are required to renew their NMLS records each year. Registrations not renewed before year-end must be reactivated in order to be in an active status on the NMLS system.

The NMLS Annual Renewal Period begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 31 each year. According to federal regulations, both institutions and most individual MLOs must be renewed through NMLS annually.

If the renewal process is not completed prior to Dec. 31st, the MLO will have an "inactive" registration status both in NMLS and on NMLS Consumer Access. Inactive registrations must be reactivated in order to have an "active" registration status.

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ELECTRONIC DBO FILING
updated 01/16/15 04:35 PM
TIPs Bulletins; Cuban Asset Reg.
The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has standardized electronic forms for weekly and quarterly reporting of local agency deposits and securities, allowing financial institutions to submit their weekly reports to the DBO electronically rather than through the U.S. mail. This change was made possible by Assembly Bill 2298, which took effect Jan. 1.

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NCUA SUPERVISORY PRIORITIES FOR 2015
updated 01/13/15 09:35 AM
Additional MSB Guidance
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) sent a letter to federally-insured credit unions on its supervisory priorities for 2015. The letter is intended to assist credit unions in preparation for 2015 examinations.

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