BRIEFLY: Capitalization of interest rule effective July 30 … while CECL transition rule takes effect Aug,. 2; Risky AML/CFT/CPF jurisdiction list updated; New leader at World Council of CUs; Have a happy, safe July 4 holiday!

(July 2, 2021) NCUA’s final rule permitting federally insured credit unions (FICUs) to extend financing of interest in connection with loan workouts and modifications is set to take effect July 30, according to the notice published this week in the Federal Register. Adopted last week by the NCUA Board, the final rule also sets documentation requirements to help ensure that the addition of unpaid interest to the principal balance of a mortgage loan does not hinder the borrower’s ability to become current on the loan, the notice states, and makes technical changes … Meanwhile, a final rule permitting FICUs to phase in over three years the day-one adverse effects on net worth of the current-expected-credit-loss (CECL) accounting methodology is set to take effect Aug. 2, according to a notice in Thursday’s Federal Register … The list of jurisdictions with strategic money laundering, and financing of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction proliferation risks has been updated by FinCEN. Haiti, Malta, the Philippines, and South Sudan were added to the list; Ghana was removed, FinCEN said … Elissa McCarter LaBorde is the World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) new president and CEO, succeeding Brian Branch who announced his retirement earlier this year. LaBorde, according to WOCCU, has more than 20 years’ experience in leading organizations that deliver financial services to underserved communities world-wide … Have a terrific (and safe) Independence Day holiday!


Capitalization of Interest in Connection With Loan Workouts and Modifications

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