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NCUA Announces New Streamlined CDFI Applications Open Sept. 12

Low-income-designated credit unions must register in the NCUA’s CyberGrants system and complete an online participation form.

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FFIEC Issues Guidance on Authentication & Access to Financial Institutions Services and Systems

The Aug. 11 document replaces previous guidance from 2005 and 2011.

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NCUA Proposes Complex Credit Union Leverage Ratio

Under the rule, a complex credit union that maintains a minimum net worth ratio and meets other criteria is eligible for the CCULR.

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CFPB Issues Interpretive Rule on Juneteenth 2021

The rule explains timing requirements in light of recent legislation designating Juneteenth as a federal legal public holiday.

U.S. Treasury Inquires About Missing EIP Payments

A credit union’s response to an inquiry will depend on specific information related to the economic impact payment received.

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Federal Reserve Board Releases SCALE CECL Tool

Credit unions can view a recording of the recent “Ask the Fed” webinar discussing the SCALE method.

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FinCEN Issues First National AML/CFT Priorities

The priorities address corruption, cybercrime, foreign and domestic terrorist financing, fraud, and more.

Regulatory Pressure Builds Around Climate Change Risk

A recent alert from the Washington State DFI urges financial institutions to address the risks and opportunities climate change brings.

Idaho Department of Finance Shares Checklist to Aid in Preparation of FOM Expansion

The resource, meant for informational purposes only, is available on the department’s website.

FRB Extends Comment Period on Proposed Regulation II Changes

The new due date is Aug. 11.

Regulators Release Updated Rulemaking Agendas

Pending CFPB, NCUA, and FinCEN rules may have implications for credit unions.

NCUA Seeks Comments on Share Insurance Fund’s Normal Operating Level

Credit unions are also encouraged to note any other relevant information they believe the NCUA Board should consider.

White House Urges Businesses to Protect Against the Threat of Ransomware

Credit unions can take six steps now to drive down their risk of being victimized.

Scammers Posing as Credit Union Employees Are Using Spoofed Caller-ID Numbers

Credit unions may wish to issue scam alerts to help their members recognize fraudulent calls and avoid being victimized.

NCUA Provides Guidance on LIBOR Transition Plans

The recent supervisory letter outlines potential LIBOR exposure areas that examiners should review for material risk.

FRB Clarifies Regulation II Regarding Card-Not-Present Debit Transactions

The changes relate to the growth in online commerce, which has increased the volume of these types of transactions.

Washington Insurance Commissioner Emergency Rule May Cause Disruptions

Credit unions may experience home and vehicle loan processing delays due to members’ difficulties obtaining insurance coverage.

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Guidance for Credit Unions Serving Hemp-Related Businesses

It’s critical that credit unions that choose to serve hemp-related businesses in their field of membership understand the complexities and risks involved.