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Missouri U.S. Reps Serve on Financial Services & Small Business Committee

Jan
29
Missouri U.S. Reps Serve on Financial Services & Small Business Committee

As the 113th Congress begins, four out of Missouri’s eight U.S.

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GAO Report: Dodd-Frank Regulations Still in Progress

Jan
25
GAO Report: Dodd-Frank Regulations Still in Progress

According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released this week, although regulators have made progress in implementing some key reforms required by the Dodd-Frank Act, others remain incomplete, and the effectiveness of some implemented reforms remains to be seen.  The report examines the (1) overall status of U.S. financial regulatory reforms arising from the Act, (2) challenges affecting the implementation of these reforms, and (3) areas that pose continued risk.

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CU Mergers: Thresholds for Government Review Increased

Jan
25
CU Mergers: Thresholds for Government Review Increased

On January 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) filing thresholds for credit unions.  The updated thresholds are $70.9 million and become effective on February 11, 2013.  HSR requires some merging credit unions to submit prior notification of a merger to the FTC if the merging credit union’s assets on its latest call report are equal to or greater than the $70.9 million threshold.

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CFPB Officially Delays International Remittance Regulation

Jan
25
CFPB Officially Delays International Remittance Regulation

This week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) officially announced in a blog post that it is delaying the effective date of its international remittance transfer rule that was set to go into effect on February 7, 2013.  The new effective date will be announced “later this year” and th

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FFEIC Releases Social Media Guidance & Requests Comments

Jan
25
FFEIC Releases Social Media Guidance & Requests Comments

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released proposed guidance entitled Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance.

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IRS Issues Final FATCA Regulation

Jan
25
IRS Issues Final FATCA Regulation

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a final rule that implements information reporting and withholding tax provisions under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  The rule describes the step-by-step process for U.S.

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Credit Union Leaders Attend Inaugural Events in Jefferson City

Jan
16
Credit Union Leaders Attend Inaugural Events in Jefferson City

Representatives from Missouri credit unions and the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) were in Jefferson City to attend the inaugural events held January 13-14.  During the two-day event, credit union leaders met with lawmakers and other distinguished guests, including State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (D) who held an inauguration reception Sunday evening.

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CFPB Updates - 1/14/2013

Jan
14
CFPB Updates - 1/14/2013

CFPB Issues New Final Mortgage Rule & Associated Proposal

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Share Missouri Concerns in National Examination Survey: January 15 Deadline

Jan
09
Share Missouri Concerns in National Examination Survey:  January 15 Deadline

Credit unions in Missouri are encouraged to take part in the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) examination survey.  The survey deadline is January 15.  The purpose of the survey is to give credit unions the opportunity to share their experiences with on-site regulatory exams and their level of satisfaction with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and state regulator performance, as well as the results of the exams.  The survey also gives credit unions a chance to describe the strengths and weaknesses of their state and federal examination

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Credit Union Champions Sworn In

Jan
08
Credit Union Champions Sworn In

Credit union representatives from Missouri were in Washington, D.C.  as Credit Union Champion Ann Wagner (R-District 2) was sworn in for her first term as a member of the U.S. Congress on January 3.  Wagner joins fellow Credit Union Champion, U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-District 1), on the Missouri delegation, which was reduced by redistricting to eight U.S.

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