National Credit Union Administration 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Truth in Lending Disclosure and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2020-25847
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
The NCUA Staff Draft 2021-2022 Budget Justification
Document Number: 2020-25546
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA's draft, ``detailed business-type budget'' is being made available for public review as required by federal statute. The proposed resources will finance the agency's annual operations and capital projects, both of which are necessary for the agency to accomplish its mission. The briefing schedule and comment instructions are included in the supplementary information section.
Sunshine Act: Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25363
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-17
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Corporate Credit Unions
Document Number: 2020-23185
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is issuing a final rule that amends the NCUA's corporate credit union regulation. The final rule updates, clarifies, and simplifies several provisions of the NCUA's corporate credit union regulation, including: Permitting a corporate credit union to make a minimal investment in a credit union service organization (CUSO) without the CUSO being classified as a corporate CUSO under the NCUA's rules; expanding the categories of senior staff positions at member credit unions eligible to serve on a corporate credit union's board; and amending the minimum experience and independence requirement for a corporate credit union's enterprise risk management expert.
Role of Supervisory Guidance
Document Number: 2020-24484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The OCC, Board, FDIC, NCUA, and Bureau (collectively, the agencies) are inviting comment on a proposed rule that would codify the Interagency Statement Clarifying the Role of Supervisory Guidance issued by the agencies on September 11, 2018 (2018 Statement). By codifying the 2018 Statement, the proposed rule is intended to confirm that the agencies will continue to follow and respect the limits of administrative law in carrying out their supervisory responsibilities. The 2018 Statement reiterated well-established law by stating that, unlike a law or regulation, supervisory guidance does not have the force and effect of law. As such, supervisory guidance does not create binding legal obligations for the public. The proposal would also clarify that the 2018 Statement, as amended, is binding on the agencies.
Derivatives
Document Number: 2020-23968
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is proposing to amend the NCUA's Derivatives rule. This proposed rule is intended to modernize the NCUA's Derivatives rule and make it more principles-based. This proposal retains key safety and soundness components, while providing more flexibility for federal credit unions (FCUs) to manage their interest rate risk (IRR) through the use of Derivatives. The changes included in this proposal would streamline the regulation and expand credit unions' authority to purchase and use Derivatives for the purpose of managing IRR. This proposal also reorganizes rule content related to loan pipeline management into one section, which will aid in readability and clarity.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23704
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-23176
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-22770
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-15
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extensions of a currently approved collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Sunshine Act: Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22748
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-14
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Real Estate Appraisals
Document Number: 2020-20928
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-14
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is adopting as final an interim final rule to temporarily amend its regulations requiring all federally insured credit unions to provide appraisals of real estate for certain real estate related transactions. The final rule defers the requirement to obtain an appraisal or written estimate of market value for up to 120 days following the closing of certain residential and commercial real estate transactions, excluding transactions for acquisition, development, and construction of real estate. Credit unions should make best efforts to obtain a credible estimate of the value of real property collateral before closing the loan, and otherwise underwrite loans consistent with safety and soundness principles. The final rule allows credit unions to expeditiously extend liquidity to creditworthy households and businesses in light of recent strains on the U.S. economy as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID event). The final rule adopts the interim final rule without change. The final rule is similar to a recent final rule issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC); Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB); and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the other banking agencies) that also defers the requirement to obtain an appraisal or evaluation for up to 120 days following the closing of a transaction for certain residential and commercial real estate transactions.
Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2020-17372
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is issuing a final rule to make technical amendments to various provisions of the NCUA's regulations. These amendments correct minor technical problems and improve clarity.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-21567
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will be submitting the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice.
Chartering and Field of Membership
Document Number: C1-2020-16988
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act: Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20355
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Chartering and Field of Membership
Document Number: 2020-16988
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is amending its chartering and field of membership (FOM) rules with respect to applicants and existing federal credit unions (FCUs) seeking a community charter approval, expansion, or conversion, in response to an August 2019 opinion and order issued by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. First, the Board is re-adopting a provision to allow an applicant to designate a Combined Statistical Area (CSA), or an individual, contiguous portion thereof, as a well- defined local community (WDLC), provided that the chosen area has a population of 2.5 million or less. Second, with respect to communities based on a Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA), or a portion thereof, the Board is providing additional explanation to support its decision to eliminate the requirement to serve the CBSA's core area as provided for in its comprehensive 2016 FOM rulemaking known as FOM1. Third, the Board is clarifying existing requirements and adding an explicit provision to its rules regarding potential discrimination in the FOM selection for CSAs and CBSAs.
Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-19575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On July 6, 2020, the OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and NCUA (collectively, the Agencies) published in the Federal Register a notice soliciting comments on a proposal to reorganize, revise, and expand the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance (July 2020 Proposed Questions and Answers). The July 2020 Proposed Questions and Answers provided for a comment period ending on September 4, 2020. The Agencies have determined that an extension of the comment period until November 3, 2020, is appropriate. This action will allow interested parties additional time to analyze the proposal and prepare and submit comments.
Request for Comment Regarding National Credit Union Administration Overhead Transfer Rate Methodology and Operating Fee Schedule Methodology
Document Number: 2020-17009
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is inviting comment on the methodology used to determine the Overhead Transfer Rate (OTR). The Board applies the OTR to the NCUA's operating budget to determine the portion of the budget that will be funded from the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (Share Insurance Fund). The Board welcomes all comments but specifically invites comments on the four principles used in the methodology to calculate the OTR as discussed below. The Board is also requesting comment on proposed changes to the methodology it uses to determine how it apportions operating fees charged to federal credit unions (FCUs). The Board uses operating fees to fund part of the NCUA's annual budget. In this notice, the Board proposes: Clarifying the treatment of capital project budgets when calculating the operating fees; clarifying the treatment of miscellaneous revenues when calculating the operating fees; and modifying the approach for calculating the annual inflationary adjustments to the thresholds for the operating fee rate tiers. The Board solicits comment on these proposed changes and also solicits comment on several questions to gather information on potential future enhancements to the methodology.
Fees Paid by Federal Credit Unions
Document Number: 2020-16981
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) proposes to amend its regulation governing assessment of an annual operating fee to federal credit unions (FCUs). First, for purposes of calculating the annual operating fee, the proposed rule would amend the current rule to exclude from total assets any loan an FCU reports under the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or similar future programs approved for exclusion by the NCUA Board. Second, the proposed rule would delete from the current regulation references to the Credit Union System Investment Program and the Credit Union Homeowners Affordability Relief Program, both of which no longer exist. Third, the proposed rule would amend the period used for the calculation of an FCU's total assets. Currently, total assets are calculated using the FCU's December 31st Call Report of the preceding year. Under the proposed rule, total assets would be calculated as the average total assets reported on the FCU's previous four Call Reports available at the time the NCUA Board approves the agency's budget for the upcoming year, adjusted for any excludable programs as determined by the Board. Finally, the proposed rule also would make some minor technical changes. The Board has separately published a document and requested public comment about the methodologies it uses for computing the Overhead Transfer Rate and setting the annual operating fee schedule for fees charged to FCUs. Members of the public are encouraged to comment about these methodologies by responding to the appropriate Federal Register document. The notice relating to National Credit Union Administration Overhead Transfer Rate Methodology and Operating Fee Schedule Methodology is published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Transition to the Current Expected Credit Loss Methodology
Document Number: 2020-16987
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is seeking comment on a proposed rule to address changes to the U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Specifically, the proposed rule would provide that, for purposes of determining a federally insured credit union's (FICU's) net worth classification under the prompt corrective action (PCA) regulations, the Board will phase-in the day-one adverse effects on regulatory capital that may result from the adoption of the current expected credit losses (CECL) accounting methodology. Consistent with regulations issued by the other federal banking agencies, the proposed rule would temporarily mitigate the adverse PCA consequences of the day-one capital adjustments, while requiring that FICUs account for CECL for other purposes, such as Call Reports. The proposed rule would also provide that FICUs with less than $10 million in assets are no longer required to determine their charges for loan losses in accordance with GAAP. The Board's regulations would provide that these FICUs may instead use any reasonable reserve methodology (incurred loss), provided that it adequately covers known and probable loan losses.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-17857
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-17819
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 on or after the date of publication of this notice.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2020-16366
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the meeting will be open to the public via live webcast only. Visit the agency's homepage (www.ncua.gov.) and access the provided webcast link.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Contractor Budget and, Contractor Representation and Certification
Document Number: 2020-16027
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-15739
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-21
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 on or after the date of publication of this notice.
Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance
Document Number: 2020-14015
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and NCUA (collectively, the Agencies) propose to reorganize, revise, and expand the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance and solicit comment on all aspects of the amendments. To help lenders meet their responsibilities under Federal flood insurance law and to increase public understanding of their flood insurance regulations, the Agencies have prepared proposed new and revised guidance addressing the most frequently asked questions and answers about flood insurance. Significant topics addressed by the proposed revisions include the effect of major amendments to flood insurance laws with regard to the escrow of flood insurance premiums, the detached structure exemption, and force-placement procedures.
Strategies for Future Examination and Supervision Utilizing Digital Technology
Document Number: 2020-14129
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is conducting a comprehensive study of alternative procedures to modernize the agency's examination program. The objective of modernizing is to improve efficiency and effectiveness in achieving the NCUA's mandates under the Federal Credit Union Act. The agency seeks to support a predominately offsite examination and supervision model by taking advantage of new and emerging approaches and techniques to utilizing data and technology. Through modernization, the NCUA intends to: Reduce burden on credit unions and increase agency efficiency by reducing onsite examination time; Improve offsite supervision capabilities; Provide more consistency and standardization for the examination and supervision process; Improve communication between examiners, credit unions, and state supervisory authorities; and Explore and evaluate technology utilization and appetite for adoption. The NCUA is using this RFI as a research tool in its modernization efforts. Specifically, this RFI explains the NCUA's objectives and seeks assistance identifying the interrelated considerations and challenges that could arise if the agency moves forward with doing more examination work using technology. The resulting information will support a re-engineering of the concept of regulatory examination and supervision oversight. Recent events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have shown that adopting modern technology helps make credit unions more resilient to economic shocks. In turn, a credit union's resiliency has a positive impact on its member-owners and the economy at-large. Further, the current social unrest in the United States has exposed the limited financial options available to many minorities and underserved areas. This modernization effort could reduce the regulatory burden and establish technology options that would make it easier for credit unions to provide services to these underserved communities and populations. The NCUA seeks public input on its modernization initiative and is eager for feedback from interested stakeholders. The NCUA will use stakeholder responses to: Refine a strategy for leveraging technology in the future examination and supervision process; Determine how much onsite examination activity would still be required with an examination primarily done offsite; and Develop an implementation strategy that reduces burden while maintaining the agency's ability to determine whether federally insured credit unions are operating safely and soundly and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In addition to this RFI, the agency may seek clearance from the Office of Management and Budget to conduct stakeholder calls and form focus groups to gather additional information about barriers and benefits to the modernization initiative. The NCUA invites interested parties to respond generally to this modernization initiative and specifically to the questions included in this RFI.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-14102
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-13904
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 on or after the date of publication of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Chartering and Field of Membership
Document Number: 2020-13761
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-13400
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Sunshine Act: Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: 2020-13534
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-12569
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had granted emergency approval for revisions to the information collections requirements affected by NCUA's temporary final rule, ``Regulatory Relief in Response to COVID-19,'' published April 21, 2020, at 85 FR 22010, in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.13. This OMB approval is set to expire October 31, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Designation of Low Income Status
Document Number: 2020-12568
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Joint Ownership Share Accounts
Document Number: 2020-11385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) proposes to amend its share insurance regulation governing the requirements for a share account to be separately insured as a joint account by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF). Specifically, the proposed rule would provide an alternative method to satisfy the membership card or account signature card requirement necessary for insurance coverage (signature card requirement). Under the proposal, even if an insured credit union cannot produce membership cards or account signature cards signed by the joint accountholders, the signature card requirement could be satisfied by information contained in the account records of the insured credit union establishing co-ownership of the share account. For example, the signature card requirement could be satisfied by the credit union having issued a mechanism for accessing the account, such as a debit card, to each co-owner or evidence of usage of the joint share account by each co-owner.
Interagency Guidance on Credit Risk Review Systems
Document Number: 2020-10292
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, the Board, the FDIC, and the NCUA (collectively, the agencies) are issuing final guidance for credit risk review (final guidance). This guidance is relevant to all institutions supervised by the agencies and replaces Attachment 1 of the 2006 Interagency Policy Statement on the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses. The final guidance discusses sound management of credit risk, a system of independent, ongoing credit review, and appropriate communication regarding the performance of the institution's loan portfolio to its management and board of directors.
Interagency Policy Statement on Allowances for Credit Losses
Document Number: 2020-10291
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the National Credit Union Administration (collectively, the agencies) are issuing an interagency policy statement on allowances for credit losses (ACLs). The agencies are issuing this interagency policy statement in response to changes to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-13, Financial InstrumentsCredit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments and subsequent amendments issued since June 2016. These updates are codified in Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 326, Financial InstrumentsCredit Losses (FASB ASC Topic 326). This interagency policy statement describes the measurement of expected credit losses under the current expected credit losses (CECL) methodology and the accounting for impairment on available-for-sale debt securities in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 326; the design, documentation, and validation of expected credit loss estimation processes, including the internal controls over these processes; the maintenance of appropriate ACLs; the responsibilities of boards of directors and management; and examiner reviews of ACLs.
Temporary Regulatory Relief in Response to COVID-19-Prompt Corrective Action
Document Number: 2020-11384
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is temporarily modifying certain regulatory requirements to help ensure that federally insured credit unions (FICUs) remain operational and liquid during the COVID-19 crisis. Specifically, the Board is issuing two temporary changes to its prompt corrective action (PCA) regulations. The first amends its regulations to temporarily enable the Board to issue an order applicable to all FICUs to waive the earnings retention requirement for any FICU that is classified as adequately capitalized. The second modifies its regulations with respect to the specific documentation required for net worth restoration plans (NWRPs) for FICUs that become undercapitalized. These temporary modifications will be in place until December 31, 2020.
Sunshine Act: Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10729
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Branching
Document Number: 2020-10249
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Real Estate Appraisals
Document Number: 2020-08433
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is amending the agency's regulation requiring appraisals for certain residential real-estate related transactions. The final rule increases the threshold level below which appraisals are not required for residential real-estate related transactions from $250,000 to $400,000. Instead of an appraisal, and consistent with the requirement for other transactions that fall below applicable appraisal thresholds, federally insured credit unions (FICUs) are required to obtain written estimates of market value of the real estate collateral consistent with safe and sound practices. For ease of reference, this final rule explicitly incorporates the existing statutory requirement that appraisals be subject to appropriate review for compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This final rule is consistent with the final rule, effective October 9, 2019, issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (federal banking agencies) that increases the threshold level at or below which appraisals are not required for residential real estate transactions from $250,000 to $400,000.
Central Liquidity Facility
Document Number: 2020-08101
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-29
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCUA Board (Board) is issuing this interim final rule to provide credit unions with greater access to liquidity to help ensure they remain operational throughout the crisis. This rule will make it easier and more attractive for credit unions to join the NCUA's Central Liquidity Facility (Facility). In addition, this rule makes several amendments to conform to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-08943
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extensions of currently approved collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Regulatory Capital Rule: Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility and Paycheck Protection Program Loans
Document Number: 2020-08920
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-27
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is issuing this interim final rule to make a conforming amendment to its capital adequacy regulation following the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act authorizes the Small Business Administration to create a loan guarantee program, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), to help certain businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act requires that PPP loans receive a zero percent risk weighting under the NCUA's risk-based capital requirements. To reflect the statutory requirement, the interim final rule amends the NCUA's capital adequacy regulation to provide that covered PPP loans receive a zero percent risk weight. The interim final rule also provides that if the covered loan is pledged as collateral for a non-recourse loan that is provided as part of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System's (FRB) PPP Lending Facility, the covered loan can be excluded from a credit union's calculation of total assets for the purposes of calculating its net worth ratio. The interim final rule also makes a conforming amendment to the definition of commercial loan in the NCUA's member business loans and commercial lending rule. The Board has found good cause to issue the interim final rule without advance notice-and-comment procedures and with an effective date upon publication.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Disclosure and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Truth in Savings Act (TISA)
Document Number: 2020-08711
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-24
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Real Estate Appraisals
Document Number: 2020-08435
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is adopting this interim final rule to amend its regulations requiring appraisals of real estate for certain transactions. The interim final rule defers the requirement to obtain an appraisal or written estimate of market value for up to 120 days following the closing of a transaction for certain residential and commercial real estate transactions, excluding transactions for acquisition, development, and construction of real estate. Credit unions should make best efforts to obtain a credible valuation of real property collateral before the loan closing, and otherwise underwrite loans consistent with safety and soundness principles. The Board is providing this relief to allow credit unions to expeditiously extend liquidity to creditworthy households and businesses in light of recent strains on the U.S. economy as a result of the National Emergency declared in connection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The interim final rule is substantially identical to a recent interim final rule issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC); Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB); and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the other banking agencies) that also defers the requirement to obtain an appraisal or evaluation for up to 120 days following the closing of a transaction for certain residential and commercial real estate transactions.
Temporary Regulatory Relief in Response to COVID-19
Document Number: 2020-08434
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is temporarily modifying certain regulatory requirements to help ensure that federally insured credit unions (FICUs) remain operational and liquid during the COVID-19 crisis. Specifically, the Board is temporarily raising the maximum aggregate amount of loan participations that a FICU may purchase from a single originating lender to the greater of $5,000,000 or 200 percent of the FICU's net worth. The Board is also temporarily suspending limitations on the eligible obligations that a federal credit union (FCU) may purchase and hold. In addition, given physical distancing policies implemented in response to the crisis, the Board is tolling the required timeframes for the occupancy or disposition of properties not being used for FCU business or that have been abandoned. These temporary modifications will be in place until December 31, 2020, unless extended.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Leasing
Document Number: 2020-08188
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Combination Transactions With Non-Credit Unions; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-07157
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On January 30, 2020, the NCUA Board (Board) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register. The NPRM requested comment on the Board's proposal to add subpart D to part 708a of its regulations and clarify the scope of section 741.8 of the NCUA's regulations related to procedures and requirements for combination transactions. The NPRM provided a 60-day comment period that closed on March 30, 2020. To allow stakeholders more time to consider and submit their comments, the Board has determined to reopen the comment period for an additional 60 days.
Corporate Credit Unions; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: C1-2020-07159
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions