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NEW: 9 CUNA-back relief bills approved by House Financial Services Committee

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:25am
WASHINGTON (3/26/15, UPDATED 11:11 a.m. ET)--Nine bills providing some regulatory relief for credit unions and supported by CUNA were approved by the House Financial Services Committee this morning after a two-day markup.2015-03-26T00:00:00-05:002015-03-26T16:24:59Z
Categories: Credit Union News

CU Hero: Lewis leads CU staff, community by example

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 5:24am
Gail Lewis, director of consumer lending/credit manager at 121 Financial CU, Jacksonville, Fla., learned very early in her long career in financial services the importance of leadership in the workplace.2015-03-26T00:00:00-05:002015-03-26T10:24:18Z
Categories: Credit Union News

CUNA backs CU RBC2 comment efforts with new resource

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:24am
With 33 days left until the comment deadline for the risk-based capital proposal--often referred to as RBC2, CUNA is providing new resources in its effort to encourage credit unions to weigh in. Again.2015-03-26T00:00:00-05:002015-03-26T09:24:21Z
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CUNA-supported amendment added to data breach bill

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:24am
A data security bill passed the House Energy subcommittee on commerce, manufacturing and trade Wednesday, and it included a CUNA-supported technical correction amendment.2015-03-26T00:00:00-05:002015-03-26T09:24:21Z
Categories: Credit Union News

Text scam going to consumers from NCUA phone number

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:24am
More than 40 consumers around the country have received a scam phone text message purporting to use a National Credit Union Administration phone number, the agency announced Wednesday.2015-03-26T00:00:00-05:002015-03-26T09:24:21Z
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Pew report: Auto-title lending riskier for borrowers

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:24am
Car-title loans, where borrowers hand over the title to their vehicles as collateral to secure a cash advance, cause many of the same problems seen with payday loans, The Pew Charitable Trusts has found in a new report.2015-03-26T00:00:00-05:002015-03-26T09:24:21Z
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Tax services from CUs return value to communities

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:24am
Filing tax returns can be challenging and a little scary. Credit unions, with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, step up to help consumers file their taxes properly and receive the tax credits they've earned.2015-03-26T00:00:00-05:002015-03-26T09:24:21Z
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HFSC to vote on reg relief package today

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:24am
CUNA continues to monitor the advancement of nine regulatory relief bills being considered by the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, which is expected to vote on a relief package today.2015-03-26T00:00:00-05:002015-03-26T09:24:21Z
Categories: Credit Union News

Consumers steadfast in trust of FIs keeping personal info secure

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:21am
Consumers trust credit unions and banks much more than brick-and-mortar retailers to keep personal information and data secure, according to a recent Gallup poll.2015-03-25T00:00:00-05:002015-03-25T09:21:35Z
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Jobs, small biz credit get boost with MBL cap lift: CUNA to senators

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:21am
Statutory limits on credit union member business lending restricts the growth of small business and the jobs it creates, CUNA told members of the U.S. Senate Banking subcommittee on securities, insurance and investment.2015-03-25T00:00:00-05:002015-03-25T09:21:35Z
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CU Hero: Spirit of survival for Miss league's Elliott

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:21am
As president/CEO of the Mississippi Credit Union Association, Charles Elliott witnessed credit unions struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.2015-03-25T00:00:00-05:002015-03-25T09:21:35Z
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Donovan: Data bill 'interesting,' but more is needed

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:21am
CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan says the draft data breach bill under consideration by a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee yesterday and today is "pretty interesting."2015-03-25T00:00:00-05:002015-03-25T09:21:35Z
Categories: Credit Union News

3rd consecutive dues rebate for LSCU members

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:21am
For the third consecutive year, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates will provide a dues rebate to its affiliated credit unions in Alabama and Florida.2015-03-25T00:00:00-05:002015-03-25T09:21:35Z
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Compliance: CFPB updates TILA-RESPA materials with latest revisions

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:21am
In preparation for the Aug. 1 implementation date for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Truth-in-Lending Act-Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act integrated disclosures rule, the bureau has updated a number of its materials relating to the rule.2015-03-25T00:00:00-05:002015-03-25T09:21:35Z
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CU memberships outpace 2014 population growth in New England

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:21am
The Cooperative Credit Union Association reported this week that each of the three New England states it represents--Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island--experienced membership growth increases between six and 15 times that of their states' population growth rates.2015-03-25T00:00:00-05:002015-03-25T09:21:35Z
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FCUs will share tech grant benefits at April 15 webinar

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:21am
Two federal credit unions will share their experiences using grant funds to introduce new technologies to better serve their members during a National Credit Union Administration webinar scheduled for April 15.2015-03-25T00:00:00-05:002015-03-25T09:21:35Z
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9 CUNA-backed reg relief bills to be marked up by HFSC this week

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:18am
A number of regulatory relief bills will be marked up by the U.S. House Financial Services Committee Wednesday, including bills supported by CUNA.2015-03-24T00:00:00-05:002015-03-24T09:18:59Z
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Merchants push status quo when innovation is key to data security: CUNA, trades tell Congress

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:18am
CUNA and other financial trade organizations have written to members of Congress asking one question: Why are merchants fighting to maintain a status quo that is clearly not working for consumers?2015-03-24T00:00:00-05:002015-03-24T09:18:59Z
Categories: Credit Union News

CUNA member activation momentum grows after GAC

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:18am
Just days removed from the end of CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference, the trade association's Member Activation Program already counts 80 credit unions representing 32 states and the District of Columbia as participants.2015-03-24T00:00:00-05:002015-03-24T09:18:59Z
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Costs, burdens should be minimized for prepaid accounts: CUNA to CFPB

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:18am
New regulatory requirements, and the associated compliance costs, for credit unions offering prepaid accounts should be minimized, CUNA told the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a letter filed Monday.2015-03-24T00:00:00-05:002015-03-24T09:18:59Z
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