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CUNA is reviewing the National Credit Union Administration's claim that it "already meets or exceeds the key principles" of an Obama administration executive order that called on federal agencies to review their existing regulations and ensure they are compatible with economic growth, job creation, and competitiveness. Read More

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has begun the process of combining the federal Truth in Lending Disclosure and the HUD-1 mortgage closing settlement statements into a single document, entering the second phase of its Know Before You Owe project.  Read More

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday said it plans to give individuals and institutions that will be subject to potential agency action an "early warning" before legal or regulatory proceedings are taken. Read More

Bank Transfer Day was Saturday, but the benefits for credit unions, demonstrated both on that day and in the lead up, are likely to continue.  Read More

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today proposed regulations that would require government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks to develop anti-money laundering (AML) programs and file suspicious activity reports (SARs) with FinCEN.  Read More

Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) in a Thursday release asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to require financial institutions to post on their websites a standardized disclosure form that lists the fees and key terms associated with checking accounts.  Read More

The Federal Reserve Board has amended Regulation D, Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions, to reflect the annual indexing of the reserve requirement exemption amount and the low reserve tranche for 2012. The Regulation D amendments set the amount of total reservable liabilities of each depository institution that is subject to a zero percent reserve requirement in 2012 at $11.5 million (up from $10.7 million in 2011). This amount is known as the reserve requirement exemption amount. The Regulation D amendments also set the amount of net transaction accounts at each depository institution that is subject to a three percent reserve requirement in 2012 at $71.0 million (up from $58.8 million in 2011). This amount is known as the low reserve tranche. The adjustments to both of these amounts are derived using statutory formulas specified in the Federal Reserve Act.  Read More

Due to business process changes resulting from FinCEN's BSA IT Modernization, paper form instructions that pertain to filing corrections or amendments have changed. When correcting or amending a previously filed paper report, filers must check the appropriate amendment or correction box and complete the form in its entirety. Filers are strongly encouraged to complete this process through our Bank Secrecy Act Electronic Filing (BSA E-Filing) System. Read More

The increasing number of regulations imposed on credit unions is costly, confusing to members, and creates "an unnecessary burden without any measure of the effectiveness of these changes," Central City CU CEO and CUNA board member Pat Wesenberg said in testimony delivered before a Monday House Financial Services financial institutions and consumer credit subcommittee field hearing. Read More

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, is requesting comments on a proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.  The CFPB is soliciting comments for a proposed generic information collection that will help the CFPB satisfy responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Currently, the CFPB is soliciting comments on a proposed generic information collection to help facilitate the collection and monitoring of and response to consumer complaints about certain financial products and services.  The CFPB is estimating that the overall response burden for its complaint and information collection processes will be more than 418,000 hours.  Read More