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CUNA Comments on CFTC Swaps Clearing Exemption


On Thursday, August 16, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) submitted a comment letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regarding its proposal to provide a clearing exemption for certain swaps entered into by cooperatives.  Under the proposed exemption, the CFTC would permit cooperatives with $10 billion or more in assets to elect not to clear swaps in connection with originating loans for members or that hedge or mitigate

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CFTC Excludes CUs and Banks <$10 Billion from Swap-Clearing Requirements


On July 10, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the primary federal regulator of derivatives, adopted a final rule to provide an exception for banks and credit unions with $10 billion or less in assets from swap-clearing requirements mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act.  While few credit unions currently participate in swaps, the rule could have affected National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) efforts to consider hedging for interest rate risk mitigation.

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