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Video: Credit Unions 'Unite for Good'

May
04

When credit unions grow and prosper, so do their communities. And with so many people being burned by big corporations and big banks, it’s the perfect time to show non-members the many advantages to choosing credit unions.

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Credit Unions Invited to Participate in Small Business Expo

May
04
 
     Congressman Sam Graves  
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Credit Union Bill Voted Out of Senate Committee

Apr
30

HB 478, a bill modernizing the Missouri Credit Union Statute dealing with joint accounts, took another step forward this week. After credit union representatives made calls to Committee Chairman Jay Wasson (R-District 20) and Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey (R-District 23) urging action, the bill was reported out of the Senate Financial Committee and placed on the Senate calendar during the late night hours on April 29.

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CLEAR Relief Act Includes Provisions Beneficial to Credit Unions

Apr
30

Missouri U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer introduced a bill that would address regulatory burdens facing both credit unions and banks. H.R. 1750, the Community Lending Enhancement and Regulatory (CLEAR) Relief Act of 2013 was introduced on April 25.

“There are several provisions in this bill that are valuable to credit unions and their members,” says Missouri Credit Union Association President/CEO Don Cohenour. “We look forward to working with Congressman Luetkemeyer and his fellow members of Congress to make sure those become law.”

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MCUA Supports Changes to SBA's 504 and 7(a) Loan Programs

Apr
29

Last Friday, April 26, 2013, the Missouri Credit Union Association filed a comment letter with the Small Business Administration (SBA) in support of proposed changes to the agency’s 504 and 7(a) Loan Programs.

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Bank Abuse of Small Business Fund All the More Reason for MBL Reform

Apr
26

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

Last week the American Bankers Association (ABA) had its member banks in Washington. This week it was the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). The ICBA ran more ads critical of too-big-to-fail-banks. But we know their agenda also included credit unions’ tax exemption and MBLs.

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Advocacy Tools Added to MCUA Arsenal

Apr
23

The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) recently added new web and social media channels to support its advocacy efforts on behalf of credit unions in Missouri.

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Financing Credit Insurance on Mortgage Loans - Rule Takes Effect in June

Apr
22

The Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) Regulatory Advocacy group continues to urge the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to provide flexibility to credit unions regarding two practices relating to covered mortgage-related insurance: adding a monthly charge for credit insurance premiums to the loan balance; and charging a fixed monthly fee for the credit insurance that does not decline as the loan balance decreases.

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Credit Union Meetings with Congressional District 8 Candidates

Apr
22

With a special election on June 4 quickly approaching, credit union representatives serving members in Missouri’s Congressional District 8 recently met with candidates Jason Smith (R) and Steve Hodges (D).  The two candidates are vying for the U.S. House seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R).

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Hotel Deadline for Missouri Hike the Hill Nears

Apr
22

Make plans to participate in Missouri Hike the Hill in Washington, D.C.  The event is scheduled for May 22-23.  The Missouri Credit Union Association will schedule legislative visits with the Missouri Congressional delegation and staff, as well as regulatory agency representatives.  It’s a great opportunity for credit union management and volunteers to share credit union conce

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