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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
December 15, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-29 2015 Standard Mileage Rates
 
December 5, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-28 AB 60 and AB 1660 - New California AB 60 Driver License
 
November 20, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-27 Annual Regulation D Reserve Adjustments
 
 
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CFPB ISSUES INTERPRETIVE RULING
updated 07/14/14 03:48 PM
'Ability to Repay' Discussed
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued an interpretive rule to clarify that when a borrower dies, the name of the borrower’s heir generally may be added to the mortgage without triggering the bureau’s Ability-to-Repay Rule.

The interpretive rule explains that because an heir has already acquired the title to the home, adding the heir as a borrower on the mortgage does not trigger the Ability-to-Repay requirements. The rule does not require the creditor to determine the heir’s ability to repay the mortgage before formally recognizing the heir as the borrower. As the named borrower, the heir may more easily be able to obtain account information, pay off the loan, or seek a loan modification.

The interpretive rule can also apply to other transfers, including transfers to living trusts, transfers during life from parents to children, transfers resulting from divorce or legal separation, and other family-related transfers.

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WEEKLY E-REPORTS START IN JANUARY
updated 12/15/14 05:30 PM
TIPs on 2015 IRS Mileage Rates
The first weekly report to which the provisions of Assembly Bill 2298 will apply to credit unions is coming in early January. This legislation allows financial institutions holding local agency deposits to submit weekly reports to the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) electronically.

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TIPs, EXAM MANUAL, MORTGAGE GUIDANCE
updated 12/09/14 07:32 AM
Latest Compliance Roundup
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have posted TIPs Bulletin 14-28, which outlines California Assembly Bill 60 legislation and requirements for the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) regarding issuing driver's licenses to individuals that are able to prove identity and state residency.

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