Washington lawmakers are taking a close look at tax exemptions in the final weeks of the 2016 regular session.
Washington Credit Union Advocates Advance Fraud and Foreclosure Bills During Annual Credit Union Day at the Capitol
A grassroots army of 200 credit union advocates helped move the needle on the policy advancement strategy in the areas of fraud- and foreclosure-related legislation during last week’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol.
As the Washington Legislature begins its second week, get an insider’s look at the policy advancement strategy for credit unions.
The Washington State legislature began its 2016 session in Olympia Monday, with lawmakers facing a large agenda and a tight, 60-day deadline. The Northwest Credit Union Movement is at the table.
Washington’s Division of Credit Unions says separate state disclosure no longer necessary if federal disclosures are made; plus question of the week and legal briefs.
After 33 days, the second short legislative session in Oregon’s history adjourned on March 7 with a flurry of mostly small, technical bills and minor budget adjustments. Several controversial measures were left on the table, but lawmakers did pass bills of interest to credit unions.
Key issues remain on the agenda as the Oregon Legislature nears the end of a short session, but one bill of interest to credit unions — dealing with possessory liens — has already passed both the House and Senate.
All FHA-approved mortgage lenders are now required to use a new foreclosure brochure from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and HUD has released a letter announcing the update and reviewing its proper use. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “If a membership was opened that lacks the necessary information, do we have to go through the expulsion process to close the membership?”
Do we need to certify our exemption from the foreclosure bills in Oregon and Washington every year?
Credit unions in Washington and Oregon have until the end of the month to renew their Certification of Exemption from Foreclosure Mediation to avoid the mandatory mediation clauses in both states’ foreclosure statutes.
Lenders will learn about the impact of looming qualified mortgage rules on their loan originations, collectors will get an overview of the judicial foreclosure process and marketers will learn how to more effectively use their websites and social media in November, when the NWCUA convenes its next round of fall councils in Beaverton.
Northwest credit unions improved their foreclosed real estate balance by 32 percent in Q2. The foreclosure performance is another round of positive news about the financial health and strength of credit unions in the region.
An Oregon Supreme Court ruling opens the door for financial institutions to return to a quicker, less expensive non-judicial foreclosure process. More on how the ruling could affect credit unions is explained in this week’s compliance report.
The NWCUA is advocating for changes to a bill that would make technical updates to Oregon’s Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program. The legislation was heard yesterday by the State Senate’s General Government, Consumer and Small Business Protection Committee.
Credit unions in Oregon and Washington have until the end of the month to renew the certifications to avoid the mandatory mediation clauses in the foreclosure statutes. The NWCUA’s compliance team has uploaded templates of the certifications online.
The CFPB issued two notices of proposed rulemaking designed to protect homeowners from surprises and mistakes made by mortgage servicers. The two notices contain nine specific provisions regarding mortgage lending.
This week marks the final days of the 2012 legislative session in Oregon, where negotiations are continuing on mortgage lending and foreclosure bills. Two such bills have already passed the Senate during this short session.
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