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(205 ILCS 305/10)
(from Ch. 17, par. 4411)
Credit union records; member financial records.
(1) A credit union shall establish and maintain books, records, accounting
systems and procedures which accurately reflect its operations and which
enable the Department to readily ascertain the true financial condition
of the credit union and whether it is complying with this Act.
(2) A photostatic or photographic reproduction of any credit union records
shall be admissible as evidence of transactions with the credit union.
(3)(a) For the purpose of this Section, the term "financial records"
means any original, any copy, or any summary of (1) a document granting
signature authority over an account, (2) a statement, ledger card or other
record on any account which shows each transaction in or with respect to
that account, (3) a check, draft or money order drawn on a financial
institution or other entity or issued and payable by or through a financial
institution or other entity, or (4) any other item containing information
pertaining to any relationship established in the ordinary course of
business between a credit union and its member, including financial
statements or other financial information provided by the member.
(b) This Section does not prohibit:
(1) The preparation, examination, handling or
maintenance of any financial records by any officer, employee or agent of a credit union having custody of such records, or the examination of such records by a certified public accountant engaged by the credit union to perform an independent audit.
(2) The examination of any financial records by or
the furnishing of financial records by a credit union to any officer, employee or agent of the Department, the National Credit Union Administration, Federal Reserve board or any insurer of share accounts for use solely in the exercise of his duties as an officer, employee or agent.
(3) The publication of data furnished from financial
records relating to members where the data cannot be identified to any particular customer of account.
(4) The making of reports or returns required under
Chapter 61 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
(5) Furnishing information concerning the dishonor of
any negotiable instrument permitted to be disclosed under the Uniform Commercial Code.
(6) The exchange in the regular course of business of
(i) credit information between a credit union and other credit unions or financial institutions or commercial enterprises, directly or through a consumer reporting agency or (ii) financial records or information derived from financial records between a credit union and other credit unions or financial institutions or commercial enterprises for the purpose of conducting due diligence pursuant to a merger or a purchase or sale of assets or liabilities of the credit union.
(7) The furnishing of information to the appropriate
law enforcement authorities where the credit union reasonably believes it has been the victim of a crime.
(8) The furnishing of information pursuant to the
Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act.
(9) The furnishing of information pursuant to the
Illinois Income Tax Act and the Illinois Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Act.
(10) The furnishing of information pursuant to the
federal "Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act", Title 31, United States Code, Section 1051 et sequentia.
(11) The furnishing of information pursuant to any
other statute which by its terms or by regulations promulgated thereunder requires the disclosure of financial records other than by subpoena, summons, warrant or court order.
(12) The furnishing of information in accordance with
the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Any credit union governed by this Act shall enter into an agreement for data exchanges with a State agency provided the State agency pays to the credit union a reasonable fee not to exceed its actual cost incurred. A credit union providing information in accordance with this item shall not be liable to any account holder or other person for any disclosure of information to a State agency, for encumbering or surrendering any assets held by the credit union in response to a lien or order to withhold and deliver issued by a State agency, or for any other action taken pursuant to this item, including individual or mechanical errors, provided the action does not constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct. A credit union shall have no obligation to hold, encumber, or surrender assets until it has been served with a subpoena, summons, warrant, court or administrative order, lien, or levy.
(13) The furnishing of information to law enforcement
authorities, the Illinois Department on Aging and its regional administrative and provider agencies, the Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General, or public guardians: (i) upon subpoena by the investigatory entity or the guardian, or (ii) if there is suspicion by the credit union that a member who is an elderly person or person with a disability has been or may become the victim of financial exploitation. For the purposes of this item (13), the term: (i) "elderly person" means a person who is 60 or more years of age, (ii) "person with a disability" means a person who has or reasonably appears to the credit union to have a physical or mental disability that impairs his or her ability to seek or obtain protection from or prevent financial exploitation, and (iii) "financial exploitation" means tortious or illegal use of the assets or resources of an elderly person or person with a disability, and includes, without limitation, misappropriation of the elderly or disabled person's assets or resources by undue influence, breach of fiduciary relationship, intimidation, fraud, deception, extortion, or the use of assets or resources in any manner contrary to law. A credit union or person furnishing information pursuant to this item (13) shall be entitled to the same rights and protections as a person furnishing information under the Adult Protective Services Act and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
(14) The disclosure of financial records or
information as necessary to effect, administer, or enforce a transaction requested or authorized by the member, or in connection with:
(A) servicing or processing a financial product
or service requested or authorized by the member;
(B) maintaining or servicing a member's account
with the credit union; or
(C) a proposed or actual securitization or
secondary market sale (including sales of servicing rights) related to a transaction of a member.
Nothing in this item (14), however, authorizes the
sale of the financial records or information of a member without the consent of the member.
(15) The disclosure of financial records or
information as necessary to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims, or other liability.
(16)(a) The disclosure of financial records or
information related to a private label credit program between a financial institution and a private label party in connection with that private label credit program. Such information is limited to outstanding balance, available credit, payment and performance and account history, product references, purchase information, and information related to the identity of the customer.
(b)(1) For purposes of this paragraph (16) of
subsection (b) of Section 10, a "private label credit program" means a credit program involving a financial institution and a private label party that is used by a customer of the financial institution and the private label party primarily for payment for goods or services sold, manufactured, or distributed by a private label party.
(2) For purposes of this paragraph (16) of subsection
(b) of Section 10, a "private label party" means, with respect to a private label credit program, any of the following: a retailer, a merchant, a manufacturer, a trade group, or any such person's affiliate, subsidiary, member, agent, or service provider.
(c) Except as otherwise provided by this Act, a credit union may not
disclose to any person, except to the member
or his duly authorized agent, any financial records relating to that member
of the credit union unless:
(1) the member has authorized disclosure to the
(2) the financial records are disclosed in response
to a lawful subpoena, summons, warrant, citation to discover assets, or court order that meets the requirements of subparagraph (d) of this Section; or
(3) the credit union is attempting to collect an
obligation owed to the credit union and the credit union complies with the provisions of Section 2I of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
(d) A credit union shall disclose financial records under subparagraph
(c)(2) of this Section pursuant to a lawful subpoena, summons, warrant, citation to discover assets, or
court order only after the credit union mails a copy of the subpoena, summons,
warrant, citation to discover assets, or court order to the person establishing the relationship with
the credit union, if living, and otherwise his personal representative,
if known, at his last known address by first class mail, postage prepaid
unless the credit union is specifically prohibited from notifying the person
by order of court or by applicable State or federal law. In the case
of a grand jury subpoena, a credit union shall not mail a copy of a subpoena
to any person pursuant to this subsection if the subpoena was issued by a grand
jury under the Statewide Grand Jury Act or notifying the
person would constitute a violation of the federal Right to Financial
Privacy Act of 1978.
(e)(1) Any officer or employee of a credit union who knowingly and
wilfully furnishes financial records in violation of this Section is guilty of
a business offense and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than
(2) Any person who knowingly and wilfully induces or attempts to induce
any officer or employee of a credit union to disclose financial records
in violation of this Section is guilty of a business offense and upon
conviction thereof shall be fined not more than $1,000.
(f) A credit union shall be reimbursed for costs which are reasonably
necessary and which have been directly incurred in searching for,
reproducing or transporting books, papers, records or other data of a
member required or requested to be produced pursuant to a lawful subpoena,
summons, warrant, citation to discover assets, or court order. The Secretary and the Director may determine, by rule, the
conditions under which payment shall be made. Delivery of requested documents
may be delayed until final reimbursement of all costs is received.
(Source: P.A. 98-49, eff. 7-1-13; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15