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|January 16, 2015|
|TIPs Bulletin #15-02||2015 Information Returns and Disclosures|
|January 15, 2015|
|TIPs Bulletin #15-01||Important Reminder: Limitation on Credit Card / Unsecured Open-end Credit Late Fees (CA Financial Code 4001)|
|December 31, 2014|
|TIPs Bulletin #14-35||Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold for Escrow Accounts for Higher-priced Mortgages|
|TIPs Bulletin #14-34||Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regularion C) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold|
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TIPs Posted Last Week
New TIPs Bulletins (Technical Information and Procedures) have been posted!
TIPs Bulletin 13-45 discusses Assembly Bill 212. This law has lowered the aggregate reporting threshold when reporting escheated property to the State Controller's Office (SCO) from $50 to $25, beginning on July 1, 2014. AB 212 also requires that the Unclaimed Property report that is sent to the Controller must include the name and last known address of each person appearing to be the owner of any property, except traveler’s checks and money orders, worth at least $25 (lowered from $50).
TIPs Bulletin 13-46 outlines the Leagues' understanding from speaking with the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) regarding its expectations in response to a recent DBO notice. The Oct. 7 notice informs state-licensed banks and credit unions in California of their responsibility to identify and report payment transactions sent through the ACH network that may have been transmitted by unlicensed online payday lenders.
CFPB Publishes Remittance Procedures
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published the procedures it will use in examining institutions that make remittance transfers for consumers.
Additionally, the bureau is releasing eRegulations, an online tool designed to make regulations easier to understand.
The rule, which went into effect Oct. 28, has been subsequently revised to address concerns related to some specific implementation challenges. Click here to access the remittance transfer examination procedures.
Click here for resources on the CFPB’s remittance transfer rule.
Multi-Agency Guidance on QM Fair Lending Risks
Five federal regulatory agencies have issued a statement to address industry questions about fair lending risks associated with offering only Qualified Mortgages.
Creditors have asked for clarity regarding whether the disparate impact doctrine of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and its implementing regulation, Regulation B, allows them to originate only Qualified Mortgages. For the reasons described in the statement, the five agencies do not anticipate that a creditor’s decision to offer only Qualified Mortgages would, absent other factors, elevate a supervised institution’s fair lending risk.
The statement has been issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
ELECTRONIC DBO FILING
updated 01/16/15 04:35 PM
TIPs Bulletins; Cuban Asset Reg.
The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has standardized electronic forms for weekly and quarterly reporting of local agency deposits and securities, allowing financial institutions to submit their weekly reports to the DBO electronically rather than through the U.S. mail. This change was made possible by Assembly Bill 2298, which took effect Jan. 1.
NCUA SUPERVISORY PRIORITIES FOR 2015
updated 01/13/15 09:35 AM
Additional MSB Guidance
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) sent a letter to federally-insured credit unions on its supervisory priorities for 2015. The letter is intended to assist credit unions in preparation for 2015 examinations.