In today’s financial services environment, keeping up with the regulatory compliance landscape is challenging, and takes an ever-increasing commitment of your credit union's time and energy. Our REGular Blog is designed to keep you informed of what’s happening in the regulatory compliance world by providing not only our thought leadership and perspective, but also linking you to helpful resources from other trade associations and industry groups. From Richmond to Alexandria to Washington, stay in the know on issues to help you stay one step ahead of the regulators.
- Friday Five: Five Key Points from the NCUA Quarterly NCUSIF Briefing
September 22, 2023
Today we're looking at the Share Insurance Fund briefing from the NCUA Board Meeting on Sept. 21. Let's dive in and review five key data points!
- From SAFE to SAFER: What's New in the SAFER Banking Act?
September 21, 2023
This week a group of Senators introduced the SAFER Banking Act - a new version of the previous SAFE Banking Act. The legislation aims to improve access to financial services for cannabis businesses by creating safe harbors for financial institutions and payment processors. While marijuana is legal in many states in some form, the fact that it is still illegal at the federal level has led to some hesitancy from banks, credit unions, and payments processors to serve cannabis businesses.
- League Welcomes News of Tanya Otsuka's Nomination for NCUA Board
September 21, 2023
The Virginia Credit Union League is pleased to learn of the nomination of Tanya Otsuka to be a member of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) board. "The Virginia Credit Union League looks forward to working with Ms. Otsuka should she be confirmed," said League President/CEO Carrie Hunt. "We are very excited to see how she will bring her talents to the credit union industry."
- League Monitoring NCUA Board's Consideration This Week of 'Financial Innovation' Rule
September 20, 2023
The National Credit Union Administration Board will tomorrow consider its financial innovation rule, which is designed to make fintech partnerships easier for federally insured credit unions. “We appreciate the NCUA Board’s commitment to providing regulatory clarity and addressing marketplace changes brought about by technology or evolving market opportunities,” said League President/CEO Carrie Hunt. “It’s important the industry continues to work with NCUA to identify opportunities to update regulations such as this. It’s why the League considers participation and engagement during the regulatory review process so important.”
- Adverse Action Notices and AI Underwriting: CFPB Weighs In
September 20, 2023
Yesterday the CFPB issued guidance on the use of artificial intelligence in loan underwriting, specifically on how to properly issue an Adverse Action Notice (AAN) when you use AI or complex credit models in your decisioning process.
- FinCEN Releases Beneficial Ownership Small Entity Compliance Guide
September 19, 2023
Hello everyone! As summer comes to a close tomorrow, it’s a stark reminder of how close to the end of the year we suddenly are. When the ball drops and rings in 2024, it will bring with it FinCEN's new beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting rule!
- Regulatory Compliance Weekly Roundup: Sept. 15, 2023
September 15, 2023
Happy Friday everyone! It's been a busy week here at the League! We hiked the hill in Washington D.C. with many of our credit unions on Monday and Tuesday, meeting with our lawmakers to share the ways Virginia's credit unions are helping their members and discussing legislative priorities. We had a number of productive meetings with the banking aides of our legislators, as well as with Sen. Mark Warner. Let's take a quick look at some stories this week from the world of Regulatory Compliance ...
- FFIEC Updates Filing Instructions, Supplemental Guides for Quarterly HMDA Filers
September 12, 2023
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has updated the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) website. Regulation C requires lending institutions to report public loan data. In this section of the website, you can find out more about the regulation and its interpretation. The updated Filing Instructions Guide (FIG) and Supplemental Guide for Quarterly Filers for data collected in 2023 are now available.
- League Compliance Roundtable: Archived Webinar Now Available Online
September 7, 2023
Your League’s 3Q2023 Compliance Roundtable is now available online. Join the League’s JT Blau (Chief Advocacy Officer) and attorney Jay Spruill (Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black PLC), who serves as lead attorney for the League's Compliance Hotline, for a deep dive into Fraud scams targeting member accounts and protective measures a credit union can take; NCUA’s new member expulsion rule; NCUA’s new cyber incident reporting requirement; FFIEC’s update of their examination manual; Recent IRS info on credit unions’ eligibility to claim the Employee Retention Credit; and the importance of reviewing your BSA policies, procedures and oversight.
- Regulatory Compliance Weekly Roundup: Sept. 1, 2023
September 1, 2023
Let's take a look at some of the highlights of the week in regulatory compliance, including NCUA Chairman Todd Harper's latest call for third-party examination authority for the NCUA, actions by CFPB and an IRS memo on federal credit unions' eligibility to claim the Employee Retention Credit.
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