Compliance

Crises Create Compliance Burdens, and 'This One's a Doozy'

July 14, 2010
Sixty-one new regulatory pronouncements were made in 2009 and more are expected in 2010. How can CUs deal with this growing burden? READ MORE

Members Embrace Teen Card

July 08, 2010
A debit card geared to teenagers has generated strong interest among youth seeking financial independence and parents not yet ready to cede all financial controls. Meriwest Credit Union’s new Flow Account allows teenagers to carry a personal Visa Debit Card rather than cash. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: FCRA and Prescreened Credit Offers

July 07, 2010

Q: Is a credit union allowed to use previously obtained credit report information to make prescreened credit offers?

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Compliance Q&A: Good Faith Estimates

July 02, 2010
If a mortgage transaction involves residential property that is new construction, and the mortgage may not close for months, will this impact when you provide the good faith estimate to the borrower? READ MORE

Compliance Matters

July 01, 2010
At press time, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and all of the federal banking agencies (except the Office of Thrift Supervision) had approved the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act) regulations. READ MORE

NCUA Issues Four Prohibition Orders

June 08, 2010

Jason Rene Kisor, a former employee of Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Pensacola, Fla., was convicted of theft, embezzlement, ...

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Comply With Internet Gambling Regs

June 01, 2010
June 1, 2010, is the compliance date for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act regulations. READ MORE

Gift Card Compliance Begins in August

June 01, 2010
This spring, the Federal Reserve Board amended Regulation E to implement the gift card provisions of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Reg E and Negative Balance Fees

May 14, 2010
Does the new Reg E overdraft rule allow credit unions to charge a negative balance fee when the member’s ATM/debit card overdraft leads to a negative balance for a long period of time? READ MORE

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#BSA #AML Examination Manuel Update released

On December 2nd the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released the much anticipated revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual. An update for this manual had not been released since 2010. The revisions clarify supervisory expectations and incorporate regulatory changes since the last update. Numerous revisions have been made throughout the manual. Sections […]

#FannieMae & #FreddieMac’s New Guidelines Aim to Make Mortgage Lending Easier

New guidelines from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took effect this Monday, with the intent of relaxing lending standards for borrowers.  The new guidelines provide clarification on when lenders can be penalized for making mistakes in mortgages they sell to Fannie and Freddie.  Prior to the update, lenders  cautious of making a mistake kept strict standards […]

Proposed Changes to Mortgage Servicing Rules

On November 20th the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) proposed to amend several mortgage servicing rules under both Regulation Z and Regulation X. The proposed rule is 492 pages long and to date has not been thoroughly vetted. However, let’s take a look at some of the highlights: Successors in Interest: A successor in interest […]
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