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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
October 15, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-23 SB 1050—Notaries Public: Verification of Identity: New Boxed Notice Required
 
October 1, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-22 Assembly Bill 2293 – Mandates Baseline Insurance Requirements for Transportation Network Companies
TIPs Bulletin #14-21 California Unclaimed Property Holder Notice Reports Coming Due
TIPs Bulletin #14-20 Assembly Bill 2742 – Revised Model Language for California Consumer Caution and Home Ownership Counseling Notice
   
September 23, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-19 AB-1858 Change to Financing Statement
   
September 18, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-18 Reg Z and Reg M Exemption Threshold Adjustments
   
 
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From the Editors of CU Weekly

HELOC GUIDANCE: 'END OF DRAW' PERIOD
updated 07/11/14 10:17 AM
Also, Unclaimed Property Newsletter
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)—along with three other federal financial regulatory agencies and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS)—have issued joint guidance regarding home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) nearing their “end-of-draw” periods, which occurs when the principal amount of the HELOC must begin to be repaid.

The guidance encourages financial institutions to effectively communicate with borrowers about the pending reset, and provides broad principles for managing risk as HELOCs reach their end-of-draw periods.

Other regulators jointly issuing this guidance include the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Reserve Board of Governors (FRB), and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). To view the seven-page document, click here.

Additionally, NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz has issued Letter to Credit Unions (14-CU-08), encouraging credit unions to review the interagency guidance to ensure their practices align with NCUA’s risk management expectations.

State Controller’s Newsletter
The California State Controller’s Office has published its summer newsletter, which includes a reminder on the change to the threshold for aggregate reporting from $50 to $25, effective July 1, 2014.

For more information and clarification on this change, credit unions can review the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ TIPs Bulletin 13-45 (October 2013).

The state controller’s newsletter also includes information and examples on properly reporting safe-deposit boxes, holders’ claims for reimbursement, and owner reunification efforts.

 
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FinCEN: QUARTERLY UPDATE ON 'SARs'
updated 10/27/14 03:09 PM
Also, Mortgage Service Transfer Guidance
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued its SAR Stats quarterly update, which provides information on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed through Sept. 30, 2014.

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'NMLS' RENEWAL PERIOD BEGINS NOV. 1
updated 10/17/14 01:01 PM
Guidance for Mortgage Loan Originators
The Nationwide Mortgage License Servicing and Registry (NMLS) annual renewal period begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 31, where mortgage loan originator registrants must renew their registrations annually, according to federal regulations.

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