These manuals provide guidance to better comply with the NCUA’s Rules and Regulations and those from other agencies. These manual are not definitive and must be used in conjunction with other supervisory guidance and information provided by the NCUA and other federal financial services regulators. They should not be considered as a legal reference for the NCUA’s Rules and Regulations or those of other regulators.
Information that explains the NCUA's approach and procedures for reviewing ALM.
Credit unions with under $10 million in assets can use this manual as a guide for financial transactions and reporting. It also contains accounting guidelines and requirements for such things as investments in credit union service organizations, amortization, securities, repossessed property, share drafts and credit cards.
Review of a list of bonds approved for use by federally insured credit unions.
This details the requirements for chartering new federal credit unions, modifying existing charters to meet a credit union’s strategic objectives and expanding a credit union’s field of membership.
This manual details NCUA’s examination and supervision program for federally insured credit unions. The agency’s risk-focused approach evaluates how a credit union’s management identifies, measures, monitors and manages existing and potential risks.
A credit union’s board of directors and management, compliance officers, or other employees responsible for fair lending compliance can use this guide as a reference to comply with fair lending rules. While the guide covers federal fair lending laws and regulations, it does not address all federal consumer protection laws or any state laws, and should be used in conjunction with other supervisory guidance.
This guide serves a resource to help credit unions comply with certain consumer financial protection laws and regulations. It includes NCUA and interagency examination procedures, and is intended for use by a credit union’s board of directors and management, compliance officers, and others having responsibility for consumer compliance as part of their duties.
Credit unions can access information and resources on emergency and disaster preparedness and the types of assistance available following a hurricane or other disaster.
This manual provides the credit union system with a better understanding of the NCUA’s rules and policies, helping to reduce possible misunderstandings that may occur during the examination process.
Natural person and corporate credit unions that are newly chartered or in a “troubled condition” must notify the NCUA at least 30 days prior to a change in an official or senior executive officer.
This guide outlines the procedures for a federally insured credit union to apply for a prompt corrective action risk-mitigation credit under the NCUA's Rules and Regulations.
This provides volunteers who participate on a supervisory committee at small and low-income credit unions a better understanding of their role and responsibilities.
All financial institutions operating in the United States, including insured banks, savings associations, and credit unions, among others, are required to submit suspicious activity reports to FinCEN if they discover activity involving potential money laundering or violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.
This letter is used to inform government officials and private businesses about the tax-exempt status of federal credit unions.
Other Manuals and Guides
- Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Manual (opens new window)
- FFIEC IT Handbook (opens new window)
- Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Guide (opens new window)
- Memorandum: Providing Sensitive Credit Union and Member Data to the NCUA (opens new window)
- NCUA Secure File Transfer User Guide for Credit Unions