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Major BSA Penalty Assessed Against Bank. Will Your Credit Union Be Next?

The announcement from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of a $1,000,000 penalty assessed against Pamrapo Savings for Bank Secrecy Act violations marks a renewed focus on BSA compliance in examinations.

Mail In Your WCUL-CUAO Merger Vote Today

Ballots must be postmarked no later than this Thursday, Nov. 4.

Corporate Corner: Moving from a Bridge Corp to a New Provider

Corporate Corner is a series of articles that will examine various aspects of the corporate credit union crisis and the NCUA’s plans to resolve the issue and stabilize the industry.

Summer Credit Union Town Hall Meetings Now Being Organized

Cities have been tentatively chosen for Washington credit unions to discuss and provide feedback about the proposed merger of the Washington Credit Union League and the Credit Union Association of Oregon. They include Longview, Yakima, Spokane, Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia.

Washingtonian Could be ‘Next Top Credit Union Executive’

One Washingtonian is among the six young finalists that have emerged from 41 applicants to vie for the inaugural title of the Next Top Credit Union Executive.

May You Live in Interesting Times

Living in interesting times would be an apt description of these last couple of years, and with the passing of the Financial Reform Act things will only get more interesting, at least as far as compliance is concerned.

Consumer Financial Protection Around the World

The Filene Research Institute’s recent research titled “Consumer Financial Protection: U.S. Proposals and International Experience” describes the experiences of credit unions around the world that operate under similar consumer protection schemes that the U.S. has recently created.

Matz Schedules Oregon Town Hall Meeting

NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz will host a Town Hall in Portland, Oregon, on October 5, 2010, in an effort to foster two-way communication and discuss developments affecting both natural person and corporate credit unions.

Examining Mortgage Loan Officer Compensation

Two recent regulatory actions highlight the significance of reviewing how you compensate your Mortgage Loan Officers.

National Credit Union Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2 Board Seats

NCUF has two board seats available – both are for credit union executive or director seats. Now seeking Volunteer nominations.

2010 Capitol Advocacy Award Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Capitol Advocacy Award to recognize credit unions that have been leaders and participants in legislative and regulatory grassroots advocacy over the past year.

Compliance Calendar

Regularly updated with information about comment letter deadlines, effective dates of regulations, deadlines for reporting, and other important compliance dates.

Heard and Overheard July 15, 2010

Voices of the credit union movement, in Washington and beyond.

Bouncing Cashier’s Check Fraud Scams

This form of fraud is on the rise, and the victims are usually the people who can least afford to be taken.

NYIB Conference Offers CUs Youthful Outlook

CU professionals on the leading edge of youth-based services and financial ed will converge in St. Louis July 26-29

Free CUNA Strategic Services/JMFA Webcast Will Answer Your Reg E Compliance Questions

Business Solutions: Information from the League’s Business Partners

Legal Briefs November 16, 2010

Your update of the regulatory landscape.

CMG to Host Free Health Care Reform Webinar, CUNA Strategic Service Adds Reg. E Webcast Date

Business Solutions: Information from the League’s Business Partners