Compliance

Negotiate Letters of Understanding and Agreement

July 20, 2009
Due diligence applies to agreements with regulators, too. Christopher Pippett Typically you might think of due diligence review as applying only to vendor relationships. However, you also should thoroughly analyze the formal agreements you might have to enter into with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) or your state regulator... READ MORE

Study Cites Top CU Challenges

July 20, 2009
LEAD STORY  Attracting new members, dealing with the economy, retaining current members, and adapting programs to new technology are the biggest challenges facing credit unions. So says a survey conducted by Credit Union 24, Tallahassee, Fla. It examines successes and competitive challenges credit unions currently face. The top challenges credit... READ MORE

Business Lending Cap Becomes Barrier to Growth

July 20, 2009
ALM, business cycles, and the 12.25% cap affect business loan programs. Jim Jerving The recession’s effects on the banking system are well-chronicled—a stranglehold on the credit supply and dangerously low capital levels for some of the nation’s largest banks. The trickle-down effect has frozen credit at smaller, local banks that... READ MORE

Compliance is Recession-Proof

July 20, 2009
By Kathy Thompson I was just reading an article about how cosmetics and alcohol sales increase during trying times. Apparently, increased demands on compliance programs can be another “leading economic indicator” that there are problems out there. I want to assure you that we’re working behind the scenes to try... READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Trade Names in Advertising

July 20, 2009
By Valerie Moss Q Can a federal credit union use a trade name in advertising? For example, could it use “ABC Community” rather than its full charter name, “ABC Community Federal Credit Union?”         A Yes. Part 740.2 of the National Credit Union Administration’s regulations states that... READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: CTRs

June 29, 2009
By Valerie Moss Q Can a credit union adopt a policy to disallow cash deposits and withdrawals of more than $10,000 per day to reduce the burden of filing Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs)?   A Yes. The Bank Secrecy Act doesn't prohibit limiting the dollar amount of transactions a credit... READ MORE

Four critical regulatory issues

June 24, 2009
Mary Dunn: Topping the regulatory agenda are regulatory restructuring, top-level changes at NCUA, examination issues, and corporate CU issues. CUNA Deputy Counsel Mary Dunn outlined four critical regulatory issues for credit unions during a morning breakout session Wednesday: 1. Regulatory restructuring. The proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency is a “glass... READ MORE

Get a Grip on Compliance

June 17, 2009
LEAD STORY Say goodbye to compliance worries with tools from two CUNA strategic alliance providers. Compliance software from Verafin Inc., St. John’s, Newfoundland, helps you comply with the Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, and Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act red flag rules. TraceSecurity Compliance Manager™ from TraceSecurity, Baton... READ MORE

Cramdowns: CUs Not Out of the Woods

June 17, 2009
A Supreme Court decision leaves an open question on unsecured second mortgages. Michael McLain It’s unlikely Congress will reconsider cramdown legislation in the short term, following its defeat in the Senate this spring. Before breathing a sigh of relief, you might want to read the rest of this article. The... READ MORE

Rebate Nets $13.5 million

June 17, 2009
LEAD STORY Despite a local economy mired in recession, American 1 Federal Credit Union’s recent loan rebate promotion showed there’s room for loan growth in Michigan. The $163 million asset, Jackson-based credit union offered a loan rebate in April that will give members who financed a closed-end, secured loan half... READ MORE

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New Compliance Resource from the NCUA

The NCUA has recently published a “Consumer Compliance Regulatory Resources” page, on their website. The page does not contain any new guidance from the NCUA at this point, but is more of a resource for finding links to additional resources from the FFIEC, CFPB, and of course the NCUA.   Areas which are currently listed on […]

NCUA’s Proposed Appraisal Rule: The Sequel

Last week, we discussed the NCUA’s proposed rulemaking related to appraisals. In today’s post, I’ll discuss parts two and three of that proposal. Part two of the proposed rule seeks to establish consistency between credit unions and other banking agencies as to when an appraisal is required in connection with a real estate related transaction. […]

NCUA’s Proposed Appraisal Rule: Part One

On June 26th, the National Credit Union Administration (“NCUA”) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register related to appraisals. In today’s post, I’ll discuss part one of the proposed rule. Next Tuesday, I’ll discuss parts two and three. Currently, under Section 701.31(c)(5) of the NCUA’s rules and regulations, Federal credit unions (“FCUs”) are required […]
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