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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
December 17, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-30 FRB Issues Two Final Rules: Payment System Risk for Measuring Daylight Overdrafts and Time of Settlement
 
December 15, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-29 2015 Standard Mileage Rates
 
December 5, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-28 AB 60 and AB 1660 - New California AB 60 Driver License
 
 
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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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WEEKLY E-REPORTS START IN JANUARY
updated 12/15/14 05:30 PM
TIPs on 2015 IRS Mileage Rates
The first weekly report to which the provisions of Assembly Bill 2298 will apply to credit unions is coming in early January. This legislation allows financial institutions holding local agency deposits to submit weekly reports to the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) electronically.

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TIPs, EXAM MANUAL, MORTGAGE GUIDANCE
updated 12/09/14 07:32 AM
Latest Compliance Roundup
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have posted TIPs Bulletin 14-28, which outlines California Assembly Bill 60 legislation and requirements for the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) regarding issuing driver's licenses to individuals that are able to prove identity and state residency.

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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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