National Credit Union Administration June 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Asset Securitization
Document Number: 2014-14926
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) proposes to amend its regulations to clarify that a natural person federal credit union (FCU) is authorized to securitize loans that it has originated, as an activity incidental to the business for which an FCU is chartered, provided the transaction meets certain requirements. The proposed rule would also apply those requirements to federally insured, state-chartered credit unions (FISCUs) that are permitted by state law to securitize their assets.
Safe Harbor
Document Number: 2014-14919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (``Board'') proposes to amend its regulations regarding the treatment by the Board, as liquidating agent or conservator (the ``liquidating agent'' or ``conservator,'' respectively) of a federally insured credit union (``FICU'') of financial assets transferred by the credit union in connection with a securitization or a participation. The proposed rule continues the safe harbor for financial assets transferred in connection with securitizations and participations in which the financial assets were transferred in compliance with the existing regulation and defines the conditions for safe harbor protection for securitizations and participations for which transfers of financial assets would be made after the effective date of this proposed rule.
Appraisals-Availability to Applicants and Requirements for Transactions Involving an Existing Extension of Credit
Document Number: 2014-14889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
As part of NCUA's Regulatory Modernization Initiative, the NCUA Board (Board) is proposing to revise two of NCUA's regulations regarding appraisals. Firstly, the Board is proposing to amend NCUA's regulations to eliminate the now duplicative requirement that federal credit unions (FCUs) make available, to any requesting member/ applicant, a copy of the appraisal used in connection with that member's application for a loan secured by a first lien on a dwelling. A recent amendment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Regulation B requires that all creditors, including FCUs, now automatically provide applicants with free copies of all appraisals and other written valuations developed in connection with an application for a loan to be secured by a first lien on a dwelling. Secondly, the proposed rule would amend NCUA's appraisal regulations by expanding the current exemption for certain transactions involving an existing extension of credit. Under the expanded exemption, federally insured credit unions (FICUs) would be able to refinance or modify a real estate-related loan held by the FICU, without having to obtain an appraisal, if there is no advancement of new monies or if there is adequate collateral protection, even with the advancement of new monies. The proposal would also make a minor technical amendment to the definition of the term ``application.'' These changes will modernize NCUA's regulations by better aligning them with the modern marketplace, while also reducing costs for FICUs and their members, and removing outdated regulatory requirements.
Voluntary Liquidation
Document Number: 2014-14885
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is issuing a final rule to amend its voluntary liquidation regulation to reduce administrative burdens on voluntarily liquidating federal credit unions (FCUs) and recognize technological advances by: Permitting liquidating FCUs to publish required creditor notices in either electronic media or newspapers of general circulation; increasing the asset-size threshold for requiring multiple creditor notices; requiring that preliminary partial distributions to members not exceed the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) insurance limit for any member share account; specifying when liquidating FCUs must determine member share balances for the purposes of distributions; and permitting liquidating FCUs to distribute member share payouts either by wire or other electronic means or by mail or personal delivery.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-14080
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub .L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection is published to obtain comments from the public. Financial and statistical information is collected on a monthly basis and is used by NCUA to monitor financial and statistical trends in corporate credit unions and to allocate examination and supervision resources.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-14076
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection is published to obtain comments from the public. Contact information is collected from corporate credit unions to allow for supervision and communication.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Request for a New Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-14069
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection is published to obtain comments from the public. NCUA is appointed Liquidating Agent of a credit union when a credit union is placed into liquidation. NCUA is required to notify creditors (of the liquidated credit union) that they need to submit a claim to NCUA's Asset Management & Assistance Center (AMAC). This is a one-time requirement of which creditors will respond via the Proof of Claim form.
Sunshine Act: Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: 2014-14094
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-16
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Regulatory Publication and Review Under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996
Document Number: 2014-12739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is beginning its second, comprehensive review of its regulations to identify outdated, unnecessary, or burdensome regulatory requirements imposed on federally insured credit unions, as contemplated by section 2222 of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (EGRPRA). In accordance with EGRPRA, the Board has categorized its regulations for the purpose of the review and proposes to publish categories of regulations for public comment at regular intervals over the next two years. The categories, and the regulations that the Board considers to be part of those categories, are detailed below. This review presents a significant opportunity to consider the possibilities for burden reduction in groups of similar regulations. The Board welcomes comment on the categories, the order of review, and all other aspects of this initiative in order to maximize the review's effectiveness. In 2003, the Board commenced an initial review of all its regulations pursuant to EGRPRA, a process that ended in 2006. Today, the Board initiates its second EGRPRA review by issuing the first in a series of four requests for public comment, comprising two of the categories``Applications and Reporting'' and ``Powers and Activities.'' We will address the remaining eight categories in the next three requests for comment.