Compliance

CFPB Releases First Round of New Mortgage Exam Procedures

August 01, 2013
The procedures address the agency’s new mortgage regulations on appraisals, escrow accounts, and compensation and qualifications for loan originators. READ MORE

Regulatory Compliance for Investments

July 31, 2013
CUNA expects NCUA to issue additional guidance on how to comply with its new investment rules. READ MORE

Agency Protects Stay-At-Home Spouses

July 24, 2013
Regulation Z amendment allows card issuers to consider a working spouse's income as that of the applicant's under certain conditions. READ MORE

When You Are—And Aren't—A Loan Originator

July 22, 2013
The loan originator compensation rule has a lot of moving parts that will require changes at most CUs. READ MORE

Get Your 2013 Mortgage Lending Almanac

July 22, 2013
New rules will recast mortgage lending from application to servicing. READ MORE

CFPB Clarifies Escrows Final Rule

July 21, 2013
Rule lengthens the time you must maintain a mandatory escrow account established for a higher-priced mortgage. READ MORE

Remittance Transfer Rule Takes Effect Oct. 28

July 10, 2013
Amendments provide new protections to consumers who send remittance transfers outside the U.S. READ MORE

NCUA's Derivatives Proposal

July 10, 2013
Final rule should allow better matching between assets and liabilities. READ MORE

Guard Against Social Media's Liability Risks

July 09, 2013
A recent survey indicated that 62% of U.S. financial institutions were not using social media because they worry about compliance violations. READ MORE

More Members, Regs, and a Future Focus

July 01, 2013
CUs are the model of the future. 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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