208-490-070 - What will the division of credit unions do about compliance with guidance policies and procedures?

208-490-070. What will the division of credit unions do about compliance with guidance policies and procedures?

Every state-chartered credit union is different. There is no one-size-fits-all guidance available. DCU will not issue model guidance, because the process of self-analysis that a credit union needs to do, in order to develop its own guidance policies and procedures, is beneficial. The DCU does not provide technical legal advice.

Also, the guidance is complex, and will result in variations in wording or applicability of guidance policies and procedures among credit unions, depending upon the size and complexity of that particular credit union, the characteristics of its membership base, and the type of mortgage lending it does, if any.

For supervision purposes, the division of credit unions will:

(1) Verify that a credit union has integrated the guidance into its policies and procedures, as part of its risk-focused exam. DCU will not mandate the length or exact wording used in the guidance policies and procedures.

(2) Review the guidance policies and procedures with the credit union, if a consumer complaint indicates a problem or issue regarding subprime and nontraditional mortgage lending practices.

(3) Verify that a credit union is following its policies and procedures.

The DCU expects prompt compliance by credit unions with the requirements of this rule.

The law provides DCU with examination, enforcement and investigation authority to take appropriate action against credit unions that are in noncompliance with the guidance policies and procedures requirement.

Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040, 19.144.040 (2008 c 108). 08-22-072, ยง 208-490-070, filed 11/4/08, effective 12/5/08.

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