Compliance

Money Laundering

October 01, 2012
CUs’ regulatory compliance costs are staggering, but the costs of noncompliance are even higher. READ MORE

‘Know Before You Owe’ Continues to Evolve

October 01, 2012
CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” project is an effort to combine the early disclosures required by TIL and RESPA into one document. READ MORE

Remittance Transfers: What Has Changed Since February?

September 20, 2012
Prepare now for the regulation, which goes into effect Feb. 7, 2013. READ MORE

SAFE Act Audit Deadline Approaching

September 18, 2012
The SAFE Act requires that credit unions subject to the Act’s requirements conduct an annual independent test. READ MORE

Problems With BSA E-Filing?

September 01, 2012
FinCEN mandated the electronic filing of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reports beginning July 1, 2012. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: An Adverse Action Notice

September 01, 2012
Learn more about adverse action notices. READ MORE

FFIEC: Consider Risks of Outsourced Cloud Computing

September 01, 2012
Outsourcing to a cloud service provider offers potential benefits such as cost reduction, flexibility, and speed. READ MORE

Q&A Compliance: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

August 13, 2012
This protection applies during active duty, which begins on the date service begins and ends when an individual is “separated” from military service. READ MORE

Align Marketing and Compliance

August 02, 2012
Well-intentioned marketers sometimes make mistakes that can have drastic consequences. 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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