Compliance

Examining Risk

March 01, 2014
Risk is the four-letter word first and foremost in every regulator’s mind. READ MORE

Complying With Ability-to-Repay and QM Rule

March 01, 2014
NCUA examiners to take into account a CU’s good-faith effort to comply. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Currency Transaction Reports

March 01, 2014
Under what circumstances does my CU have to fill out a CTR? READ MORE

Consumer Booklets on Mortgage Lending Rules Available

March 01, 2014
The CFPB updated three publications in January to reflect the agency’s new mortgage lending rule. READ MORE

What to Expect from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this Year

March 01, 2014
Based on the agency’s semiannual rulemaking agenda, here's a snapshot of what to expect in months ahead. READ MORE

VIDEO: NCUA's Risk-Based Capital Proposal Misses the Mark

February 25, 2014
Proposal's would put undue pressure on CUs' bottom line. READ MORE

Integrated Mortgage Disclosures Improve Clarity

February 16, 2014
CFPB’s consolidated final rule streamlines TILA/RESPA requirements. READ MORE

Fear Your Members

February 05, 2014
Assess the risk of litigation in your business decisions and compliance efforts. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Regulation B Loan Approvals

February 01, 2014
Does Regulation B require loan approvals to be in writing? READ MORE

Agencies Exempt Subset of Higher-Priced Mortgages

February 01, 2014
The CPFB and NCUA exempt loans of $25,000 or less and certain “streamlined refinancings” from the appraisal requirements. READ MORE

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#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 […]

Elder Justice Site Launched

Whether it has become more common due to our aging society, or it is simply more prevalent in the news, elder abuse is receiving more attention as of late.  The Department of Justice felt that this topic was deserving of additional resources, and thus created an Elder Justice website. The website contains resources for victims […]
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