Compliance

Extreme Makeover: FMLA Edition

January 23, 2009
Karen Saul Changes aim to ease family and medical leave administration. The first-ever amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) became effective Jan. 16. The changes are intended to improve communication between employers, workers, and health-care providers. Highlights include: Military family leave. Two new entitlements became... READ MORE

A Tipping-Point Year for Regulatory Initiatives

January 23, 2009
Mary Dunn Some reg changes benefited CUs late last year. It's always dangerous starting out a new year by making predictions on how the months ahead will unfold. Yet it’s clear 2009 will be challenging for the economy and our nation. Credit unions also will face their share of issues,... READ MORE

IRS Form 990: Changes Headed Your Way

January 23, 2009
Nichole Seabron State-chartered CUs’ tax form gets an overhaul. The internal revenue Service (IRS) recently overhauled Form 990 (Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax), the annual return state-chartered credit unions file. (Federal credit unions don’t file Form 990 because they aren’t subject to unrelated business income taxes.) According to... READ MORE

TwentyFour/Seven

December 23, 2008
LEAD STORY  Fraudsters Seek Out Staff Fraudsters are taking a more personal approach to their craft through social engineering, the practice of obtaining private or proprietary information to use illicitly. So says Karen Daeke, senior vice president of security administration at $16.4 billion asset State Employees’ Credit Union, Raleigh, N.C.,... READ MORE

Will HELOCs Survive Declining Home Values?

December 23, 2008
Michael McLain Reg Z permits creditors to change HELOC terms in some circumstances. With declining home values plus increasing foreclosures, unemployment, and bankruptcies, credit unions offering home equity lines of credit (HELOC) should understand how these situations affect their rights to modify HELOC terms and conditions. Take proper action to... READ MORE

Lean Times for CU Liens

December 23, 2008
Charles Williams In bankruptcy cases, ‘trustee-proof ’ your security interests. As an experienced loan officer at Curl Up and Dye Federal Credit Union, a midsize institution serving the cosmetics, hair-care, and grooming industries, you take pride in your vehicle lending programs. This morning, how-ever, you hold in shaking hands a letter... READ MORE

'Tis the Season Of Regulatory Concerns

November 17, 2008
Mary Dunn   The economy will affect CUs, but the extent is unknown .   How some credit unions in certain parts of the country, as well as the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), can brace themselves against the economic storm is an important issue for the credit union system. ... READ MORE

Beyond Order-Taking

November 17, 2008
Does your credit union want a successful call center that actively meets members’ needs?   It’s the simple things that make it work, say presenters at the 11th annual CUNA Operations, Sales & Service Council Conference in Williamsburg, Va.   Among their suggestions: Educate staff on how to approach each... READ MORE

Compliance Challenge: Party Planning

October 01, 2008
Compliance Challenge: Party Planning October 1, 2008 By Kathy Thompson Washington, D.C., is supposed to be a sleepy town in August, with all the politicians and their staff leaving—especially this year with all the partying in Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul. But there's no partying for those of us in the... READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: FACT Act

October 01, 2008
Q Our credit union provides information to CUNA Mutual Group for use in marketing products and services to our members. Does this relationship trigger compliance with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act's affiliate marketing rule? READ MORE

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#VISA #MasterCard Zero Liability Changes

As of October 17, 2014 both VISA and MasterCard will be changing their zero liability policies.  Although they have the same effective date, there are a few key differences to the policy changes: MasterCard Zero liability policy will be expanded to include PIN-based POS and ATM transactions (currently these transactions do not qualify for zero […]

#FinCEN smuggling & trafficking guidance

Detecting and reporting suspicious transactions is essential in the financial industry. FinCEN issued an advisory last week to help financial institutions identify “red flags” to assist with the identification and reporting of suspicious financial activities connected with human smuggling and trafficking. Detecting and reporting: Important observations when interacting with members and throughout the credit unions […]

SCRA: An Acronym You Need to Know

In May, the United States Department of Justice announced a $60 million settlement with student loan servicer Sallie Mae for alleged violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). As a result, the once seemingly forgotten 4th fair lending law now resumes its rightful place center stage. If it’s been awhile since your credit union’s […]
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