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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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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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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

RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE REPORT DUE
updated 03/17/14 04:40 PM
Also, SEC Initiative and Fed Webinar
The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) recently issued a notice to California licensed credit unions regarding loan reports, while the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a new adviser initiative. Additionally, the Federal Reserve is holding a webinar to help credit unions improve their compliance programs.

Residential Mortgage Loan Report
In accordance with Section 7119 of Title 21 of the California Code of Regulations, the Residential Mortgage Loan Report is due March 31 for all residential mortgage lenders that are not reporting to a federal or state regulatory agency as provided by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975.

Click here for the notice from the DBO, the Holden Act Report, and other information.

Securities and Exchange Commission Initiative
For credit unions that have SEC-registered investment advisers, the agency has announced that its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) is launching an initiative directed at investment advisers that have never been examined—focusing on those that have been registered with the SEC for three or more years.

These examinations will concentrate on the advisers' compliance programs, filings and disclosure, marketing, portfolio management, and safekeeping of client assets.

Click here for more information.

Federal Reserve Outlook Live Webinar
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors is hosting free webinar titled Consumer Compliance Management Program—Common Concerns and Best Practices on April 10 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. (Pacific).

During the webinar, the Fed will:

  • Discuss how a financial institution can implement and maintain an effective consumer compliance management program
  • Address common concerns
  • Share best practices
  • Highlight various components of a successful compliance program

For more information and to register, click here.

 
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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.
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