Compliance

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

Compliance Q&A: Ability-to-Repay and Mobile Homes

July 01, 2013
The ATR rule will apply to any consumer credit transaction that’s secured by a dwelling. READ MORE

Comply With COPPA by July 1

July 01, 2013

The COPPA rule applies to operators of commercial websites and online services directed to children under age 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children.

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Credit Insurance Financing Prohibition Delayed

July 01, 2013

CUNA formally requested the delay so the CFPB could clarify certain issues and provide more time for credit unions to implement changes.

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CFPB Amends Ability-to-Repay

July 01, 2013

The CFPB created specific exemptions and modifications for small creditors, community development lenders, and housing stabilization programs.

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National Supervision Policy Manual At-A-Glance

June 25, 2013
NCUA’s National Supervisory Policy Manual aims to ensure examiners treat CUs uniformly. 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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