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

Apr
26
Bank Abuse of Small Business Fund All the More Reason for MBL Reform

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
Advocacy Tools Added to MCUA Arsenal

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

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
Credit Union Meetings with Congressional District 8 Candidates

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
Hotel Deadline for Missouri Hike the Hill Nears

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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Media Attention Highlights Credit Union MBLs and 2012 Profits

Apr
22
Media Attention Highlights Credit Union MBLs and 2012 Profits

Recent coverage in the Kansas City Business Journal and St. Louis Business Journal highlights the efforts of credit unions – including member business lending (MBL) and 2012 profit and membership growth.

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Examination Fairness Bill Includes Missouri Cosponsors

Apr
19
Examination Fairness Bill Includes Missouri Cosponsors

Missouri members of Congress have cosponsored legislation that would provide regulatory relief and an opportunity for credit unions to address concerns with examinations.

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SBA to Hold National Small Business Week Event in Missouri

Apr
19
SBA to Hold National Small Business Week Event in Missouri

Missouri will be the location for one of five nationwide events highlighting the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2013 National Small Business Week, which takes place June 17 through 21.  The Missouri event takes place in St. Louis on June 19.

The locations and dates for National Small Business Week are:

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MCUA Annual Advocacy and Business Meeting Off to Great Start

Apr
16
MCUA Annual Advocacy and Business Meeting Off to Great Start

Credit union advocates from around the state and beyond are in Jefferson City for the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) 2013 Annual Advocacy and Business Meeting. 

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MCUA Comments to NIST on "Critical Infrastructure" Cybersecurity Framework

Apr
15
MCUA Comments to NIST on "Critical Infrastructure" Cybersecurity Framework

Last week, the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) submitted a comment letter to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), highlighting that credit unions and financial institutions are already subject to robust data security requirements and standards, and should not be subject to

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