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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
October 15, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-23 SB 1050—Notaries Public: Verification of Identity: New Boxed Notice Required
 
October 1, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-22 Assembly Bill 2293 – Mandates Baseline Insurance Requirements for Transportation Network Companies
TIPs Bulletin #14-21 California Unclaimed Property Holder Notice Reports Coming Due
TIPs Bulletin #14-20 Assembly Bill 2742 – Revised Model Language for California Consumer Caution and Home Ownership Counseling Notice
   
September 23, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-19 AB-1858 Change to Financing Statement
   
September 18, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-18 Reg Z and Reg M Exemption Threshold Adjustments
   
 
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From the Editors of CU Weekly

TIPs, 'INFOSIGHT,' AND CFPB PUBS
updated 03/11/14 09:12 AM
Resources for Your Credit Union
Two new TIPs Bulletins (Technical Information and Procedures) have been posted regarding a new derivatives rule and charitable donation accounts on the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ website for compliance managers at credit unions.

TIPs Bulletin 14-07 reviews the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) new derivatives rule, which permits federally chartered credit unions to engage in limited derivatives activities for the purpose of mitigating interest rate risk. However, the rule includes a provision affecting federally insured credit unions, as well as a provision impacting the responsibilities of supervisory committee auditing.

TIPs Bulletin 14-06 highlights the NCUA’s final rule amendment to clarify that federal credit unions are authorized to create and fund a charitable donation account—a hybrid charitable and investment vehicle—as an activity incidental to the business for which the credit union is chartered, provided the account is primarily charitable in nature and meets other regulatory conditions to ensure safety and soundness. The final rule amends parts 703 and 721 of the NCUA Rules and Regulations.

InfoSight Checklists: A Useful Tool
As a reminder, InfoSight contains all kinds of checklists (see below) that are beneficial to credit unions. If you aren’t signed up for InfoSight or haven’t visited this useful resource in a while, log in sometime soon!

Are you already signed up? California credit unions can click here to view the California checklists. Nevada credit unions can click here to view the Nevada checklists.

If you’re not subscribed to InfoSight, click here to request access (for California credit unions). Nevada credit unions can click here. (InfoSight is a League-member benefit, so League membership is required)

CFPB Issues Consumer Publications
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced the availability of three revised consumer publications, including an information brochure and two booklets required under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) or the Truth in Lending Act (TILA):

  • What You Should Know About Home Equity Lines of Credit Brochure
  • Consumer Handbook on Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (CHARM) Booklet
  • Shopping for Your Home Loan: Settlement Cost Booklet

Click here to pre-order printed copies of these publications. You can also download the publications for free from the CFPB’s website.

 
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FinCEN: QUARTERLY UPDATE ON 'SARs'
updated 10/27/14 03:09 PM
Also, Mortgage Service Transfer Guidance
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued its SAR Stats quarterly update, which provides information on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed through Sept. 30, 2014.

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'NMLS' RENEWAL PERIOD BEGINS NOV. 1
updated 10/17/14 01:01 PM
Guidance for Mortgage Loan Originators
The Nationwide Mortgage License Servicing and Registry (NMLS) annual renewal period begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 31, where mortgage loan originator registrants must renew their registrations annually, according to federal regulations.

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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.
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