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Bankers Target MBL Again in Senate

Oct
25

Credit unions are in the final push to pass member business lending legislation in the U.S. Senate and House, and bankers are again targeting U.S. Senate offices to oppose the measure.  U.S. Senate bill S. 2231, the Credit Union Small Business Jobs Bill and U.S. House bill H.R. 1418, the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act, would raise the credit union member business lending limit from 12.25% to 27.5% of assets. 

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CUNA Seeks Comments on NCUA's "Small Entity" Proposal

Oct
24

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) continues to seek comments on the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) “small entity” proposal, and has also requested a 30-day extension of the comment period so that credit unions can provide more complete feedback and information.  NCUA’s proposal would amend the agency’s definition of a "small entity," by increasing the asset threshold from $10 million to $30 million.

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Matz & NCUA Answer Questions During Agency Webinar

Oct
11

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Chairman Matz and senior NCUA staff held a webinar on Thursday, October 4, 2012,  on the state of the credit union industry and key regulatory issues pending at the agency.

In response to a question regarding low-income designation letters NCUA recently sent to eligible credit unions, staff stated that:

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NCUA Legal Opinion Letter to Facilitate Voluntary Mergers

Oct
09

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has discretion under the Federal Credit Union Act (FCUA) to approve a change to a credit union’s charter to facilitate a voluntary merger with another healthy credit union, according to a new legal opinion from NCUA General Counsel Mike McKenna issued last week. 

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Mortgage Loan Proposals Pending at Two Agencies

Oct
05

There are currently two pending proposals regarding appraisals for certain mortgage loans.  First, a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposal would amend Regulation B to implement changes to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and require creditors to provide free copies of all written appraisals and valuations developed in connection with an application for a loan secured by a first lien on a dwelling.  Currently, federal credit unions are exempt from the appraisal delivery requirements of R

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What Will the Departure of Gigi Hyland and Dave Marquis Mean for NCUA and Credit Unions?

Oct
05

By:  Bill Cheney, President/CEO of Credit Union National Association

We have gotten this question repeatedly in the last few days. While it is a good and fair inquiry, no one can say for certain whether things will be better or worse with the departure of these NCUA officials, but they will be different.

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Maintaining Access to Emergency Liquidity

Oct
02

Another comment letter was filed by the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) regarding proposed changes to emergency liquidity from the Central Liquidity Facility (CLF).

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NCUA Proposal On Troubled Condition Designation for State CUs

Oct
01

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) feels the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) proposal that would allow it to designate a state credit union as a CAMEL 4 or 5, and in “troubled condition”  even if the state regulator does not agree is ill-conceived, unjustified and will not significantly further any material safety and soundness goals. That is what CUNA's letter filed on September 28, 2012 said. 

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Review Policies for Re-Ordering Debit Transactions

Sep
28

By: Brad Mundine of CUNA Mutual Group

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Impact of Dodd-Frank on Safety and the Soundness of MBLs

Sep
17

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on September 13, 2012, on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on Credit Unions and Community Banks. The report basically concludes that it is too early to tell what the total impact of the Act’s provisions on credit unions and community banks will be.

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