Compliance

Beware Zombies, Vampires, and TCPA

November 25, 2013
Members must provide prior express written consent to receive marketing calls, texts, and faxes. READ MORE

Understand Payroll Card Rules

November 19, 2013
Employees are entitled to the protections of the Electronic Fund Transfers Act (EFTA), and Regulation E’s provisions applicable to payroll cards. READ MORE

Creating Awareness Among Regulators

November 12, 2013
Credit unions, owned by their members, are responsible for reporting to them, not the marketplace. READ MORE

Mortgage Servicing: What’s in Store?

November 01, 2013
As required by the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB will require periodic statements for most closed-end mortgages—not just open-end loans. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Remittances and Members' Foreign Purchases

November 01, 2013
Is the credit union considered a “remittance transfer provider” when a member uses his debit card to purchase goods from a merchant located in another country? READ MORE

On-Demand Training for New Supervisory Committee Members

November 01, 2013
NCUA training videos give supervisory committee members at small and low-income credit unions a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities. READ MORE

CFPB Bulletin Highlights Furnisher Responsibilities

November 01, 2013
Furnishers of information to credit bureaus are responsible for investigating consumer disputes forwarded by the consumer reporting agencies. READ MORE

Matz: NCUA Resources to Go Where Risks Are

October 31, 2013
Video interview with the NCUA chairman addresses stress testing, corporate assessments, and more. READ MORE

Top Five Mortgage Compliance Issues to Address Now

October 23, 2013
CFPB’s new mortgage rules are a major pain point for CUs. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Regulation E Remittance Transfer Rule

October 20, 2013
Does the rule apply to prepaid cards purchased at a CU and sent to someone in a foreign country? 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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