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When technical challenges or complex situations arise at your credit union, turn to the Leagues’ Research & Information (R&I) Department. Our mission is to provide technical, compliance, operational, economic, and regulatory information in an understandable and easily accessible way.
     
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TIPs Bulletins
The Technical Information Procedure (TIPs) bulletins are great tools to help credit union staff understand recent changes in laws and regulations and how they may affect the credit union. TIPs bulletins address current mandatory compliance issues and changes to federal and state regulations. Continue for complete list of current TIPs Bulletins
March 25, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-06 Foreign Language Translation Forms Revisions
TIPs Bulletin #15-05 NCUA Issues Warning to Consumers about “National Credit Union” Phishing Scam
   
January 28, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-04 2014 Residential Mortgage Loan Report
TIPs Bulletin #15-03 HMDA/LAR Reports
   
January 16, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-02 2015 Information Returns and Disclosures
   
 
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From the Editors of CU Weekly

LEAGUES POST NEW 'TIPs BULLETINS'
updated 04/19/13 11:00 AM
Investments, Credit Ratings, and Notices
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have posted several new TIPs Bulletins from January to April of 2013—all of them geared to assist credit union compliance professionals and CEOs succeed in complying with federal and state regulations!

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The following most recent TIPs Bulletins are just a few that have been released within the past couple of months, along with respective effective dates for upcoming rules:

INVESTMENT AND DEPOSIT ACTIVITIES
TIPs Bulletin 13-23 gives detailed information on how the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) board has amended Part 703 to allow federal credit unions to purchase Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). TIPS will provide federal credit unions with an additional investment portfolio risk management tool that can be useful in an inflationary economic environment.

ALTERNATIVES TO USING CREDIT RATINGS
TIPs Bulletin 13-22 shows how the NCUA issued a final rule implementing certain statutory requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that pertain to using credit ratings to assess credit worthiness of a security or money market instrument.

REQUIRED LOBBY NOTICES AND STATEMENTS
TIPs Bulletin 13-21 reflects on how Required Lobby Notices and Statements information hasn't been sent out for some time. Regulatory compliance for required signs and posters should be reviewed annually. Of note is the change to the signage for the Equal Housing Lender poster to NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection.

 
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CFPB: HOUSING COUNSELOR GUIDANCE
updated 04/21/15 09:02 AM
Plus, CC Agreement Submission Halted
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final interpretive rule on how to provide mortgage applicants with a list of local homeownership counseling organizations. The interpretive rule restates guidance the CFPB issued in 2013, and includes new instructions about: how to provide applicants abroad with homeownership counseling lists; permissible geolocation tools; combining the homeownership counseling list with other disclosures; use of a consumer’s mailing address to provide the list; and high-cost mortgage counseling qualifications and lender participation in such counseling.

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SECONDARY CAPITAL PROCESS UPDATES
updated 04/14/15 09:32 AM
Also, Q & A on Branch Closures
Low-income credit unions and investors will find secondary capital processes easier under the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) revised supervisory policies.

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