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Research & Compliance

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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
July 16, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-14 Canada’s Anti-SPAM Legislation (CASL) and Its Impact to U.S. Credit Unions
   
June 30, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-13 Voluntary Liquidation
TIPs Bulletin #14-12 Annual Indexing of HUD’s Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multi-Family Housing Programs
   
June 10, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-11 Interim Rule - Exchange of Mutilated Paper Currency
   
 
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Shared Compliance Services
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.

Internal Audit Services
CURoots can help your credit union identify potential issues, assess risk, and save valuable time and resources by providing expert assistance for your auditing needs.


From the Editors of CU Weekly

NCUA WEBINAR: BANK SECRECY ACT
updated 03/03/14 02:26 PM
Certificate for Successful Completion
Credit union managers and compliance staff will be able to learn more about Bank Secrecy Act compliance during a free webinar, BSA-MSB Training: What You Need to Know, hosted by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) on March 19 at 11 a.m. (Pacific).

The importance of Bank Secrecy Act compliance cannot be overstated. An insufficient BSA compliance program may expose a credit union to reputation risk, such as manipulation by unscrupulous money launderers, undermine the integrity of the financial system or even threaten national security.

Diane Rector—training manager and economic development specialist supervisor with NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI)—will host Jane Pannier, Esq., senior vice president and in-house counsel for Neighbor Bench, LLC, and Judy Graham, program officer with NCUA’s Office of Examination and Insurance. The panel will cover key areas of concern for a well-developed BSA program, including:

  • Critical elements of a BSA program
  • Money Service Businesses
  • Common BSA violations
  • Reporting requirements

A certificate of training will be given to attendees who successfully complete the test offered at the end of the webinar. This webinar will be archived and closed-captioned approximately two to three weeks following the live event at http://www.ncua.gov/News/Videos/Pages/default.aspx.

Registration for this free webinar is now open. Click here to register. Participants will also use this link to log into the webinar. Registrants should allow pop-ups from this website.

Participants may submit questions in advance at WebinarQuestions@ncua.gov. The subject line of the email should read, BSA-MSB Webinar. Participants with technical questions about accessing the webinar may email audience.support@on24.com.

NCUA’s OSCUI fosters credit union development and the effective delivery of financial services for small credit unions, new credit unions, and credit unions with a low-income designation.

 
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TIPs, FinCEN PUB, HANDBOOK UPDATE
updated 07/21/14 12:44 PM
The Latest in Compliance
A new TIPs Bulletins (Technical Information and Procedures) has been posted by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues on Canada’s anti-SPAM legislation, which went into effect July 1 and is similar to the U.S. government’s CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

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CFPB ISSUES INTERPRETIVE RULING
updated 07/14/14 03:48 PM
'Ability to Repay' Discussed
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued an interpretive rule to clarify that when a borrower dies, the name of the borrower’s heir generally may be added to the mortgage without triggering the bureau’s Ability-to-Repay Rule.

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D.J.'s Economix
Leagues Chief Economist Dwight Johnston continually provides economic and market analysis that is both informative and entertaining. Continue for daily and monthly commentary, rate forecasts, and economic updates.
Resources
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