Compliance

Compliance Q&A: Ability to Pay

April 06, 2010
By Valerie Moss Q Prior to opening a new credit card account , we understand that our credit union now has to consider a member's "ability to pay" as if the line of credit was fully advanced. Say that under the terms of our credit card agreement, the member has... READ MORE

Coming Soon: CARD Act Fee, Rate Terms

March 30, 2010
The Federal Reserve Board has proposed regulations to implement two provisions of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act. The comment period concludes April 14. The Fed should finalize these regs early this summer, with an effective date of Aug. 22, 2010, required by law. The first provision... READ MORE

Leverage Technology to Ease the Compliance Burden

March 10, 2010
Steve Gibbs : Use technology to lessen the compliance burden and control costs. By Steve Gibbs Compliance has always been a tedious process involving much reading and even more research. In the “good old days,” disclosures were reviewed word by word and annual percentage rates were determined on a hand-held... READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Reg E

March 03, 2010
By Valerie Moss Q Is it true that credit unions without formal courtesy pay programs can ignore the Fed’s new Regulation E rule on ATM and one-time debit card overdrafts?     A Not true . The Federal Reserve Board has made it clear that credit unions won’t be able... READ MORE

CFPA Wouldn’t Replace NCUA

February 23, 2010
Barr: The financial regulatory system is fundamentally flawed. Calling credit unions an essential part of the fabric of the nation’s communities, Assistant Treasury Secretary Michael Barr pledged to help credit unions expand their small business lending activity. Barr, speaking during Tuesday’s General Session, also commented on the Treasury's recent work... READ MORE

Hyland: Focus on the future

February 23, 2010
Hyland: Don't wait to seize the future. Entering the stage to the strains of R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know it,” NCUA Vice Chair Gigi Hyland told General Session attendees to seize the future—pronto. “It’s the end of the world as we know it and it’s... READ MORE

Compliance Burden Keeps Growing

February 23, 2010
Credit union boards don’t have to know all the compliance answers. But boards must be able to ask key questions to ensure their credit union is “on track” complying with laws and regulations, said Kathy Thompson, CUNA’s senior vice president/associate general counsel for regulatory compliance, during a Tuesday panel discussion... READ MORE

Matz Optimistic About CUs' Future

February 22, 2010
While NCUA has spent more time recently "addressing credit unions’ immediate problems,” NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz said that both the agency and the credit union movement in general "have stronger reason for long-term optimism" and "can again think of the credit union industry's longer-term potential" as the economy begins to... READ MORE

The Fog Is Lifting

February 19, 2010
Nader Moghaddam Time to look at the economy and regulatory changes with clear eyes. At this time last year, we arrived at our nation’s capital encased in a heavy fog of confusion and uncertainty. Issues that loomed over attendees at the Credit Union National Association’s 2009 Governmental Affairs Conference included:... READ MORE

Focus on FACT Act

February 19, 2010
Valerie Y. Moss New regs emphasize integrity of consumer information CUs provide. Last year, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the federal banking agencies finalized regulations to implement the accuracy, integrity, and direct-dispute provisions of Section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT)... READ MORE

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