Compliance Center: Examining Gun Trusts

Examining gun trusts and transferring Title II firearms. Also, question on Cashier’s Checks and Legal Briefs.

DCU Bulletin on Risk-Based Pricing Notices and Indirect Automobile Lending

WA DFI releases guidance on indirect lending for state-chartered credit unions; your question answered on Equal Opportunity Notice signage; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Overdraft Protection Disclosures – Verify ‘Opt-In’ Compliance Now

Be in compliance with Regulation E. Your Strategic Link Partners, Foster Pepper PLLC provide insight.

Compliance Center: CFPB Issues Bulletin on Reporting Negative Account Histories

The CFPB warns financial institutions about misreporting account information to credit reporting companies; your question answered about FCRA requirements for credit reporting; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Compliance Center: CFPB Releases PMI Cancelation and Termination Guidance

Get the latest on the CFPB’s guidance; your Compliance Question of the Week answered; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Compliance Center: Supreme Court Rules Disparate Impact Claims Allowed Under Fair Housing Act

Learn more about the Supreme Court’s decision; your question answered on refunding garnishments; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Governor Brown Signs Oregon Charter Enhancement Bill Into Law

The bill’s signing marks a successful legislative season for Northwest credit unions and makes a number of strategic enhancements to the Oregon Credit Union Act.

Compliance Center: DFI Issues New Interpretive Letters Regarding Associate Board Member and Director Emeritus Expense Reimbursement

Get the full story on expense reimbursement; your question answered about CULAC compliance; plus this week’s legal briefs.

CUNA’s Credit Union Magazine Shares the Top 10 Issues on the CFPB’s Radar

Annual privacy notices, prepaid cards, and overdraft programs three of the CFPB’s top 10 priorities for 2015, according to Credit Union Magazine.

Gaining Gen Y’s Membership and Trust in a Digital World

Credit unions can meet Gen Y where they are — on social media — and engage them in real conversation about big financial matters.

Tattoos: Taboo or Cool in the Credit Union Culture?

When it comes to top-flight member service and philosophy in action, credit union HR departments have training nailed. Oh, but what to do about tattoos is another question. What say the legal eagles?

What’s in a Name? That Which We Call a Board…

Can a credit union call its board of directors a “board of trustees?” Washington’s Department of Financial Institutions weighs in. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “Can a state-chartered credit union expel a member?”

Dealing with FFIEC’s Social Media Guidance: Are Your Risk-Management Plans In Place?

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council recently outlined its expectations for adequately addressing social media risks – guidance that the NCUA, CFPB and state regulators are likely to follow. Justin Whitesides, an attorney for Farleigh Wada Witt, explains what credit unions need to do to comply.

Best Practices for Federally Insured Credit Unions’ Advertising, Promotions

When are federally insured credit unions required to include the NCUA sign or statement in advertising and promotional materials? Here’s an explanation from the experts at CSCU.

Compliance Center: OFAC Issues New Foreign Sanctions Evaders List

The Office of Foreign Asset Controls has issued a new Foreign Sanctions Evaders List for individuals or entities involved in transactions to or from Iran and Syria. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Compliance Question of the Week: “With a Uniform Transfers to Minors Account, when the child turns 18 and comes into the credit union to get the money, should we turn the money over to him?”

FinCEN ‘Unlocks the Door’ to Serving Marijuana-Related Businesses, Attorney Says

FinCEN’s guidance for credit unions that want to serve marijuana-related businesses certainly provides clarity, attorney Hal Scoggins writes, but it brings minimal regulatory relief.

NCUA Issues Regulatory Alert Regarding HOEPA Rule

The National Credit Union Administration has issued a regulatory alert to all federally insured credit unions focusing on the new Homeownership Counseling and Consumer Protection Requirements under HOEPA requirements that go into effect on Friday, Jan. 10.

Compliance Question of the Week

When can a member waive the right of rescission?