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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

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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'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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FED'S UPCOMING FAIR LENDING WEBINAR
updated 10/10/14 09:09 PM
Also, Unclaimed Property Workshop
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is holding a webinar on fair lending issues and hot topics, where representatives from seven federal agencies will discuss a variety of emerging fair lending issues and hot topics.

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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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