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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
January 16, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-02 2015 Information Returns and Disclosures
   
January 15, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-01 Important Reminder: Limitation on Credit Card / Unsecured Open-end Credit Late Fees (CA Financial Code 4001)
   
December 31, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-35 Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold for Escrow Accounts for Higher-priced Mortgages
TIPs Bulletin #14-34 Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regularion C) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold
   
 
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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.

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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

TIPs: MASTERCARD ZERO LIABILITY RULE
updated 08/12/14 10:29 AM
InfoSight Survey, FinCEN Advisory
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have published TIPs Bulletin 14-15 (Technical Information and Procedures Bulletin), which addresses how MasterCard is revising its zero-liability rule in the United States by simplifying the language and applying the rule to all MasterCard-branded POS and ATM transactions (PIN-based).

Prior to this change, the “zero liability” applied to non-PIN-based transactions only.

2014 InfoSight User Survey
If your credit union uses League InfoSight, then your opinion to its annual survey counts!

Please take a few minutes to answer this important user survey to help those managing InfoSight learn how your credit union uses it, what you like about it, and what you think could be improved. The survey will be available from now until Sept. 1.

Past responses have been used to help guide discussions about enhancing InfoSight and implement suggestions.

‘Culture of Compliance’ Advisory
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued an advisory to U.S. financial institutions on promoting a “culture of compliance.”

BSA/AML shortcomings (Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering) have triggered recent civil and criminal enforcement actions. FinCEN is seeking to highlight the importance of a strong culture of BSA/AML compliance for senior management, leadership and owners of all financial institutions subject to FinCEN’s regulations regardless of size or industry sector.

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TILA-RESPA RULE FINALIZED
updated 01/26/15 04:27 PM
Plus, FinCEN Issues New SAR Stats
Proposed amendments by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule were finalized in late January. These changes are effective on Aug. 1, 2015.

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ELECTRONIC DBO FILING
updated 01/16/15 04:35 PM
TIPs Bulletins; Cuban Asset Reg.
The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has standardized electronic forms for weekly and quarterly reporting of local agency deposits and securities, allowing financial institutions to submit their weekly reports to the DBO electronically rather than through the U.S. mail. This change was made possible by Assembly Bill 2298, which took effect Jan. 1.

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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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