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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
March 05, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-07 New Derivatives Rule
   
February 28, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-06 Charitable Donation Accounts
   
February 10, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-05 2013 California Legislative Summaries
   
 
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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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CFPB RELEASES DISCLOSURE FORM GUIDE
updated 04/21/14 10:25 AM
Also, CA Unclaimed Property Program
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a guide to completing TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Forms—a companion to the small Entity Compliance Guide the bureau recently released.

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SUCCEED WITH CUNA'S AUDIO UPDATES
updated 04/15/14 09:06 AM
New Pre-Recorded Series
This year is buzzing with compliance proposals coming from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and other agencies, covering topics such as data security and payments.

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