Statement Regarding the Provision of Financial Products and Services to Consumers with Limited English Proficiency

The CFPB released a Statement encouraging financial institutions to better serve consumers with limited English proficiency (LEP) and to provide principles and guidelines to assist financial institutions in complying with the Dodd-Frank Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and other applicable laws. In publishing the Statement, the Bureau seeks to: (1) promote access to financial products for all consumers; (2) … Read More

2021 Washington Legislative Session

The Washington State legislative session opens today, Monday January 11, 2021.  The Legislature begins each legislative session annually on the second Monday in January. In odd-numbered years, such as when the state budget is debated upon, the State Legislature meets for 105 days, and in even-numbered years, it meets for 60 days. The cut-off dates for this session are: Monday, … Read More

Federal Credit Unions and Community Charter Conversions and Expansions

In Letter to Federal Credit Unions 21-FCU-01, the NCUA provides updated guidance and templates to assist federal credit unions seeking to convert to a community field of membership or expand their existing community field of membership. This letter replaces the guidance previously provided in NCUA Letter to Federal Credit Unions 11-FCU-03, Community Charter Conversions and Expansions. Since 11-FCU-03 was issued, the NCUA … Read More

Federal Credit Unions and Underserved Area Expansions

The NCUA issued Letter to Federal Credit Unions 21-FCU-03 stating that “any federal credit union with a multiple common bond field of membership may include in its field of membership, without regard to location, underserved communities as defined by the Federal Credit Union Act. To promote greater financial inclusion and strengthen communities, the NCUA encourages such credit unions to expand … Read More

December’s Regulatory Recap

December’s Regulatory Recap is now available at https://complianceservicesgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/REGULATORY-RECAP-December-2020.pdf. Let us know if you have any questions or if we can help in some way. Please be advised that CSG provides financial services compliance audit and consulting services to our clients.  The services that we provide include certain tasks that may be characterized as “law-related services” under Rule 5.7 of the … Read More