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From the Editors of CU Weekly

LIMITING FAIR LENDING RISK IN AUTOS
updated 04/07/14 04:15 PM
Also, NCUA Exam Update
How can credit unions limit their fair lending risk in indirect lending?

Institutions subject to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) jurisdiction, including credit unions and indirect auto lenders, should take steps to ensure they are operating in compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B as applied to dealer-markup and compensation policies.

Click here to read the entire Asked and Answered column within the April/May edition of Credit Union Digest on page 20.

Fair Lending Exam Update
The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Compliance Blog has posted valuable information on the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) fair lending examinations.

The agency completed 41 off-site supervision contacts last year and plans to complete approximately 50 off-site supervision contacts in 2014.

NCUA has implemented a risk-focused approach to conducting on-site examinations and off-site supervision contacts. Examinations include a transactional review of fair lending risk factors, plus a review of the credit union’s fair lending compliance management system.

Examination focal points and contact scoping are based on multiple factors, including Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) reporting outliers and violations identified in safety and soundness examinations, or through the complaint process. Supervision contacts also review a credit union’s fair lending compliance management system.

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UNCLAIMED PROPERTY HANDBOOK
updated 04/26/16 07:15 AM
Plus, Title XIV Mortgage Updates
California State Controller's Office has issued an updated Unclaimed Property Holder Handbook with changes to reflect:

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CREDIT CARD SUBMISSION GUIDANCE
updated 04/18/16 12:02 PM
Plus, Compliance Advice Webinar
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued guidance for credit card issuers with simplified instructions for making the required submissions under Regulation Z. Last year, the CFPB temporarily suspended this rule until April 30, 2016. Issuers have to submit credit card agreements to the Bureau by May 2, 2016, and quarterly thereafter.

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