A Few Housekeeping Reminders to Start off the Year

Written by Bernadette Clair, Regulatory Compliance Counsel

Welcome back! We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and good times with family and friends.

Before delving into the New Year, we thought it might be useful to consolidate some of our recent blog posts highlighting compliance deadlines that have come and gone over the last week, so they don’t get lost in the shuffle.

SAFE Act Housekeeping Reminders.  The SAFE Act renewal period expired on December 31, 2012.  Credit unions and their MLOs must renew their registration during the annual renewal period each year.  Independent testing for compliance with the SAFE Act and its implementing regulations is also required annually, and may be conducted by credit union staff or an outside party.

TAG/NIBTA – Expiration of Unlimited Share Insurance Coverage.  Congress did not extend the unlimited share insurance coverage for noninterest-bearing transaction accounts, so this temporary coverage expired on December 31, 2012.  NCUA Letter to Credit Unions 12-CU-14details steps for credit unions to take, such as communicating the change in insurance coverage to your membership and making sure account disclosures properly disclose the level of insurance coverage.

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