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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.

  • Earned Wage Access: States Weigh In
    June 1, 2023

    In recent years, the concept of traditional payday cycles has been challenged by the emergence of EWA. These services are changing the way employees access their earned wages while touting flexibility and convenience. Across the country, states are tackling how to fit EWA services into their legislative and regulatory framework built around traditional finance. What is EWA? Who are the players in the market? And how are they being regulated? As we like to say - let's dive in!

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  • League’s Compliance Roundtable Set for June 14
    May 30, 2023

    Count on your League to help you manage today's complex regulatory compliance environment. Our next quarterly Compliance Roundtable is scheduled for June 14. Register here

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  • League President/CEO Carrie Hunt Interviews Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares
    May 25, 2023

    Virginia Credit Union League President/CEO Carrie Hunt recently interviewed Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares for his perspective on the recent General Assembly session, the ongoing debate on the state budget, and various regulatory and legal issues of interest to credit unions.

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  • League Files Comment Letter on Credit Card Late Fees; Notes 'Negative Consequences' of CFPB Proposal
    May 3, 2023

    Your League today filed a comment letter with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on a proposal that slashes what is effectively a regulatory cap on most credit card late fees.

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  • Fixed or Float - NCUA Board Briefed on Interest Rate Cap
    April 20, 2023

    At Thursday's NCUA Board meeting, the Board received a briefing on the Loan Interest Rate Ceiling for federal credit unions. In today's rising interest rate environment, many credit unions are finding it difficult to properly risk-based price their loan and credit card products while operating within the bounds of the fixed interest rate cap. The idea of a floating interest rate cap has been gaining momentum as a possible solution. However, as you’ll read below, the Board still has some major concerns with this approach.

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  • Regulatory Alert (23-RA-02) Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data Collection Requirements for Calendar Year 2023
    March 30, 2023

    If your credit union makes residential mortgage loans and meets certain criteria, you must comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

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  • CFPB Makes Preemption Determination of Virginia Law
    March 28, 2023

    Today the CFPB issued a determination that commercial financing disclosure laws in four states, including Virginia, are not preempted by the Truth In Lending Act (TILA). What is preemption? What laws were they looking at? Does this impact credit unions in Virginia? Let's dive in.

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  • Demand Letters, Lawsuits Center on Wiretap Violations at Credit Unions
    March 28, 2023

    In 2022, a nationwide rise in litigation activity centered on wiretapping violation claims was reported involving companies' use of “session replay” technology. It is important for credit unions to work with legal counsel to ensure that their website policies and technologies comply with the privacy laws and wiretap laws of each state where its website is accessed.

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  • NCUA: Simplified CECL Tool Updated for March 31, 2023
    March 23, 2023

    The National Credit Union Administration today released the March 2023 update of its Simplified CECL Tool. With this update and future quarterly updates of the Simplified CECL Tool, a credit union can use the CECL to estimate its allowance for credit losses on loans and leases. Quarterly updates will be provided so a credit union can incorporate them before its books are closed and before it submits the NCUA’s Call Report.

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  • Live from the GAC: Updates from Our Regulators
    March 1, 2023

    This week thousands of credit union staff, board members, leagues, vendors and more converged on Washington, DC for the annual CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. It's a great opportunity to engage with our regulators and lawmakers and get a sense of what issues are of high priority for them. On the main stage on Monday, CFPB Director Rohit Chopra had a dialogue with CUNA's CEO Jim Nussle, followed by remarks from NCUA Chairman Todd Harper.

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