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Both reports give a key snapshot of the national economy, key performance data and ratios on California and Nevada credit unions, and national-versus-state comparisons. Credit unions can catch up on the latest quarterly financial analysis to prepare for the next economic and market performance trends within the industry.
New IRS Form Posted
The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) new 2014 W-8BEN-E form is now available on the forms and publications webpage of the IRS website.
Click here to access the form.
CFPB Posts Guide for Disclosure Rule
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released the Small Entity Compliance Guide for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, designed to help credit unions determine their federal mortgage disclosure compliance obligations for mortgage loans they originate.
Click here to access the TILA-RESPA (Truth in Lending Act-Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) rule compliance guide and other helpful resources.
The guide highlights issues that credit unions might find helpful to consider when implementing the rule. It may also be helpful to settlement service providers, software providers, secondary market participants, and other firms that serve as business partners to creditors.
In the coming weeks, the CFPB will send an update when a companion guide with details about completing the new integrated disclosure forms is available.
MLA DATABASE FEB. 15 DEADLINE
updated 02/09/16 08:00 AM
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Credit unions seeking a safe harbor under the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Lending Act (MLA) final rule will have two new options come Oct. 3, 2016: 1) A credit union may verify a borrower’s status on the DoD’s database, or 2) a credit union may use a consumer report obtained from a nationwide consumer reporting agency to determine whether a borrower is a “covered borrower.” Credit unions interested in utilizing the first option have until Feb. 15, 2016 to notify the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) of their intent. This may be done by emailing the MLA helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CA PRIVACY NOTICES STILL REQUIRED
updated 02/02/16 08:35 AM
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The FAST Act made changes to federal annual privacy notice requirements. However, it did not change California privacy notification requirements, which are applicable to all financial institutions doing business in California. California state annual privacy notifications are still required, depending on what information is shared and with whom.