Compliance

CFPB Takes on Perennial Challenge as First Big Test

December 21, 2011
It would be a rare win-win if the new bureau could streamline the mortgage process for lenders in a way borrowers could understand. READ MORE

Surviving the Examination During Challenging Times

December 12, 2011
Proper preparation can be the 'transactional lubrication' your CU needs to reduce the regulatory friction of an exam. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: NMLS Requirements

December 01, 2011
Are individuals engaged in mortgage loan modifications required to register on the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry? READ MORE

Treasury Amends Check Reclamation Rules

December 01, 2011
FMS amended its reclamation rules, effective Oct. 19, 2011. READ MORE

Reg D & J Changes Ahead

December 01, 2011
Comments are due by Dec. 19, 2011. READ MORE

NMLS Offers Renewal Handbook

December 01, 2011
Guide will help mortgage loan originators through the SAFE Act annual renewal process. READ MORE

CUNA Aims to Ease CUs’ Reg Burden

December 01, 2011
Any new requirements that may emerge over the horizon will only add to the load CUs already must shoulder. READ MORE

Compliance: Never Let Your Guard Down

November 23, 2011
Penalties for violating ECOA can be quite severe. Just ask a small bank in Texas. READ MORE

Stay On Track With Policy Updates

November 22, 2011
As this year winds down and we consider all the regulatory changes that have occurred, it’s important to reflect on one issue that might not always have been front and center: your credit union’s policies and procedures.  READ MORE

Mortgage Ads On the Straight & Narrow

November 22, 2011
In July, the Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule relating to unfair or deceptive acts and practices in mortgage loan advertisements. 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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