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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
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

FinCEN ISSUES REPORTING INITIATIVES
updated 08/05/14 10:28 AM
Webcast on TILA-RESPA Disclosures
The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in close coordination with its Mexican counterpart, the “Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera” (UIF), has announced a series of reporting initiatives designed to greatly improve the transparency of cross-border cash movements.

To address U.S. and Mexican law enforcement’s concerns about potential misuse of exemptions and incomplete or inaccurate reports filed by armored car services (ACS) and other common carriers of currency, FinCEN has issued a Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) that requires enhanced cash reporting by these businesses at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Ports of Entry in California.

FinCEN also issued updated guidance concerning detailed and proper filing of Currency and Monetary Instrument Reports (CMIRs), which are filed when $10,000 or more in currency is moved across the U.S. border.

Click here to read the news release.

Click here to view information about the Geographic Targeting Order (GTO).

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TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Webcast
Credit union professionals can join other participants on Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. (Pacific) for the second in a series of discussions on the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule (Truth In Lending/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act).

Click here to register for this webinar.

This Aug. 26 session will focus on addressing specific questions related to rule interpretation and implementation challenges that have been raised to the Bureau by creditors, mortgage brokers, settlement agents, software developers, and other stakeholders. Future sessions will continue to address specific questions and challenges. The CFPB anticipates a substantial volume of compliance and interpretive questions during implementation, and plans to use these webinars to consolidate and address these questions in a way that promotes consistent understanding of the rules and provides a resource that stakeholders may reference.

The first webcast session was presented by the CFPB on June 17, and provided an overview of the final rule and the new disclosures. Click here to access a recording of the first webinar.

 
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1Q CU PERFORMANCE REPORTS AVAILABLE
updated 06/30/15 08:42 AM
Plus, Compliance Hotline
The first-quarter 2015 Credit Union Quarterly Performance Reports for California and Nevada are now available from the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

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NCUA: FLOOD INSURANCE RULE
updated 06/23/15 10:12 AM
Also, Overdrafts Still Regulatory Priority
Five federal regulatory agencies including the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), have approved a final rule that modifies the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA). The final rule applies to loans secured by properties located in special flood hazard areas and implements provisions related to the escrowing of flood insurance payments and the exemption of some detached structures from the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement. The final rule also implements provisions in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (the Biggert-Waters Act) relating to the force placement of flood insurance.

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