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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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From the Editors of CU Weekly

4Q CU PERFORMANCE REPORT RELEASED
updated 04/01/14 10:51 AM
Also, New IRS Form and CFPB Guide
The fourth-quarter 2013 Credit Union Quarterly Performance Reports for California and Nevada have been published by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

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.

 
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CFPB: HOUSING COUNSELOR GUIDANCE
updated 04/21/15 09:02 AM
Plus, CC Agreement Submission Halted
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final interpretive rule on how to provide mortgage applicants with a list of local homeownership counseling organizations. The interpretive rule restates guidance the CFPB issued in 2013, and includes new instructions about: how to provide applicants abroad with homeownership counseling lists; permissible geolocation tools; combining the homeownership counseling list with other disclosures; use of a consumer’s mailing address to provide the list; and high-cost mortgage counseling qualifications and lender participation in such counseling.

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SECONDARY CAPITAL PROCESS UPDATES
updated 04/14/15 09:32 AM
Also, Q & A on Branch Closures
Low-income credit unions and investors will find secondary capital processes easier under the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) revised supervisory policies.

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