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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
March 25, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-06 Foreign Language Translation Forms Revisions
TIPs Bulletin #15-05 NCUA Issues Warning to Consumers about “National Credit Union” Phishing Scam
   
January 28, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-04 2014 Residential Mortgage Loan Report
TIPs Bulletin #15-03 HMDA/LAR Reports
   
January 16, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-02 2015 Information Returns and Disclosures
   
 
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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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1Q CU PERFORMANCE REPORTS AVAILABLE
updated 06/30/15 08:42 AM
Plus, Compliance Hotline
The first-quarter 2015 Credit Union Quarterly Performance Reports for California and Nevada are now available from the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

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NCUA: FLOOD INSURANCE RULE
updated 06/23/15 10:12 AM
Also, Overdrafts Still Regulatory Priority
Five federal regulatory agencies including the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), have approved a final rule that modifies the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA). The final rule applies to loans secured by properties located in special flood hazard areas and implements provisions related to the escrowing of flood insurance payments and the exemption of some detached structures from the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement. The final rule also implements provisions in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (the Biggert-Waters Act) relating to the force placement of flood insurance.

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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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