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Joint Agencies Propose Rule on Appraisal Requirements for "Higher-Risk" Mortgage Loans

Aug
20
Joint Agencies Propose Rule on Appraisal Requirements for "Higher-Risk" Mortgage Loans

On the same day as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed its own rule on appraisals and valuations discussed above, the joint federal banking regulators, including National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and the CFPB, proposed a separate rule concerning the appraisal requirements relating to “higher-risk” mortgage loans.  General comments on this rule are also due on October 15, 2012, and this rule is also required to be finalized by the agencies by January 21, 2013. 

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NCUA Issues Legal Opinion Letter on MFL

Aug
20
NCUA Issues Legal Opinion Letter on MFL

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has issued a legal opinion letter (11-0620) again addressing multi-featured lending plans (MFL).  The letter reinforces earlier guidance from NCUA issued to federal credit unions in NCUA Letter (12-FCU-02, July 20, 2012). The legal opinion provides:

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CUNA Presses NCUA for More Regulatory Relief

Aug
10
CUNA Presses NCUA for More Regulatory Relief

Last Friday, CUNA President/CEO BIll Cheney sent a letter to the NCUA Board regarding a number of issues on which he believes the agency should provide regulatory relief to credit unions. Click here for a copy of the letter.

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NCUA Letter to FCUs in the Works on Low-Income Designation

Aug
06
NCUA Letter to FCUs in the Works on Low-Income Designation

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will soon be sending letters to nearly 1,000 credit unions indicating they are eligible for low-income designation, a status whose benefits include the ability to accept supplemental capital and an exemption from the small business lending cap under certain circumstances, NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz told league presidents attending the Americ

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NCUA Holds Final Listening Session

Aug
06
NCUA Holds Final Listening Session

Chairman Matz addressed a number of issues at National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) sixth and final listening session in Denver earlier in the week of July 30, such as concern

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CUNA Urges NCUA to Exercise Restraint at July Meeting

Jul
23
CUNA Urges NCUA to Exercise Restraint at July Meeting

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has reinforced its strongest support for the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) delay of the Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) and loan participation proposals, and appreciate that these items are not on the July 24, 2012 Board Meeting agenda. CUNA will continue advocating that the agency abandon these proposals.

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NCUA Holds a Listening Session in San Diego

Jul
18
NCUA Holds a Listening Session in San Diego

The week of July 9, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz and staff held a listening session in San Diego to provide credit union officials in the region an opportunity to communicate their concerns to the agency.  She was accompanied by NCUA Executive Director Dave Marquis, Director of Examination and Insurance Larry Fazio, Region II Director Jane Walters

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

Jul
17
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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NCUA Inspector General Reports

Jul
15
NCUA Inspector General Reports

During the week of July2, an analysis from Bill Hampel of the 2011 financial statement of the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund (TCCUSF) was posted.

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Update on Projected Corporate Stabilization Fund Assessments

Jul
04
Update on Projected Corporate Stabilization Fund Assessments

The most important implication for credit unions of the new Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund (TCCUSF) financial statements, combined with the updated information posted June 29 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) on its website on Corporate System Resolution Costs, is what it says about the likely remaining assessments for that fund, said Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Chief Economist Bill Hampel in a recent analysis.

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