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From the Editors of CU Weekly

updated 01/02/14 12:28 PM
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Five new TIPs Bulletins (Technical Information and Procedures) were posted during the latter half of December on social media guidance, the exemption of higher-priced mortgage loans from appraisal requirements, changes to credit union service organization regulations, the definition of a “qualified mortgage,” and adjustments to consumer protection laws.

TIPs Bulletin 13-55 looks at the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council’s (FFIEC) final guidance on the applicability of consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies on activities conducted via social media by banks, savings associations, and credit unions, as well as non-bank entities that are supervised by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

TIPs Bulletin 13-56 reviews a final rule issued jointly by federal financial regulators that creates exemptions from certain appraisal requirements for a subset of higher-priced mortgage loans. These exemptions are intended to save borrowers time and money while still ensuring the loans are financially sound.

TIPs Bulletin 13-57 examines the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) final rule to amend its credit union service organization (CUSO) regulation that the agency says will increase transparency and address certain safety and soundness concerns.

TIPs Bulletin 13-58 analyzes the Housing and Urban Development agency’s (HUD) new qualified mortgage rule and definition, which supersede the CFPB’s rule with respect to loans insured, guaranteed, or administered by HUD.

TIPs Bulletin 13-59 delves into the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act’s “fee trigger” being changed to $1,000, which will be adjusted annually thereafter.

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