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Research & Compliance

The answers you need—when you need them!
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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A resource for credit unions in CA & NV, providing credit union financial and economic trend analysis, brought to you by your Leagues in partnership with CUNA & Affiliates.

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Answers to your crucial questions can be less than one business day away. Post your question here, and a talented R&I professional will get back to you quickly! Or if you prefer, call the R&I Hotline to speak directly with our knowledgeable consultants. R&I Hotline: 877-243-5728
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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
August 8, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-15 MasterCard Revised Standards – Limitation of Liability of Cardholders for Unauthorized Use (“Zero Liability”)
   
July 16, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-14 Canada’s Anti-SPAM Legislation (CASL) and Its Impact to U.S. Credit Unions
   
June 30, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-13 Voluntary Liquidation
TIPs Bulletin #14-12 Annual Indexing of HUD’s Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multi-Family Housing Programs
   
 
CURoots Services

Shared Compliance Services
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.

Internal Audit Services
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

AUDIT CALENDAR FILLING UP: CU ROOTS
updated 06/17/14 11:17 AM
10 Percent Discount Offered
Regulatory audits are here to stay, but your credit union can stay ahead of the game with CURoots Services.

CURoots Internal Audit Services offers regulatory and industry required audits, as well as several auditing packages to help you assess risk and identify issues before they arise.

Credit unions can schedule their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Automated Clearing House (ACH), SAFE Act, CO-OP PIN Security Audit, and other regulatory audits by June 30 and receive a 10 percent discount!

Schedule your audit today and get on the road to compliance with these offerings from CURoots Services:

Regulatory and Industry Required Audits and Assessments

  • BSA/OFAC Annual Audit
  • ACH Annual Audit
  • CO-OP PIN Security Audit (required in 2014)
  • SAFE Act Annual Audit
  • BSA/OFAC Risk Assessment
  • ACH Risk Assessment
  • Covered Accounts Risk Assessment (FACT Act Red Flag/Identity Theft)

Management Control Audits and Reviews

  • New Mortgage Rules Review
  • Dormant and Closed Account Audits
  • Branch and Cash Control Audits
  • Loan Review
  • Supervisory Override Review
  • Employee Account Review
  • GL Reconciliation Review
  • Wire Audit
  • Safe Deposit Audit

For more information, contact Rita Fillingane at 909.212.6055 or ritaf@ccul.org

 
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EXCEPTION ISSUED ON REMITTANCE RULE
updated 08/25/14 09:28 PM
CUs Can Estimate Fees
A final rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) extends a temporary exception to its remittance transfer rule that allows credit unions and other depository institutions to estimate certain remittance pricing disclosures when specific pricing information is not available.

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CFPB ISSUES FINAL 'TILA' ADJUSTMENTS
updated 08/24/14 11:35 AM
Rule Reviews Dollar Amounts
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is issuing its final rule on Truth in Lending Act (TILA) annual threshold adjustments, amending the regulatory text and official interpretations for Regulation Z, which implements TILA.

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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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Comment Letters
The Leagues write letters in response to proposed legislation and regulations that affect your credit union’s ability to serve members.