Compliance

Beware of Casual Conversation with Members

July 29, 2014
Without proper controls and training, being too friendly can be dangerous to your CU’s health. READ MORE

Livestream CFPB Advisory Meetings

July 14, 2014
Agency acknowledges CUNA's request for greater transparency by providing a video feed of its sessions. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Dwelling-Secured Loans

July 01, 2014
Does the prohibition on financing premiums for credit insurance on dwelling-secured loans apply to other types of loans, such as auto loans or unsecured credit? READ MORE

How FATCA Will Affect Your W-8BEN Forms

July 01, 2014
Congress passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in 2010 in response to a series of U.S. tax evasion scandals. READ MORE

Best Practices for Merging CUs

July 01, 2014

NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI) issued a new resource in May to assist credit unions in navigating the merger process.

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CFPB Proposes Changes to Annual Privacy Notices

July 01, 2014
Certain CUs would be allowed to post their notices online rather than deliver them individually. READ MORE

CFPB’s eRegulations Tool Now Includes Truth in Lending

July 01, 2014
The CFPB launched the webbased resource last October with the amended Regulation E (Electronic Fund Transfers). READ MORE

New CUSO Requirements Begin June 30

June 25, 2014
Key change addresses NCUA’s concerns over its ability to monitor and evaluate CUSO risks. READ MORE

Tune in for Expert Compliance Updates

June 01, 2014
For concrete, straightforward analysis of today’s most relevant compliance news, tune in to the CUNA Pressing Compliance Updates series. READ MORE

Focus on Fair Lending Exam Hot Spots

June 01, 2014
NCUA again will take a risk-based approach to selecting federal credit unions for fair lending exams and off-site supervision contacts this year. 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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