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WOCCU Participates on Financial Stability Board Legal Identifier Project

Oct
29
WOCCU Participates on Financial Stability Board Legal Identifier Project

Since August, the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) has been deeply involved in consultations regarding the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) project as a member of the FSB’s Private Sector Participation Group.  The LEI system will come into existence likely in March 2013 and will assign a unique number to every financial institution, including credit unions, and all other parties to "financial transactions" in

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CUNA & Financial Trade Groups Meet with FRB on Debit Interchange

Oct
29
CUNA & Financial Trade Groups Meet with FRB on Debit Interchange

On October 24, 2012, representatives from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and other financial trade associations met with Louise Roseman, Director of the Reserve Bank Operations and Payments Systems Division at the Federal Reserve Board (Board), to advocate that the debit interchange fee caps should include certain additional costs incurred by issuers, as detailed in a

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CFPB Finalizes Rule on Defining Larger Participants of the Consumer Debt Collection Market

Oct
29
CFPB Finalizes Rule on Defining Larger Participants of the Consumer Debt Collection Market

On October 24, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule that will allow it to supervise the larger consumer debt collectors for the first time.

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Bankers Target MBL Again in Senate

Oct
25
Bankers Target MBL Again in Senate

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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Financial Literacy & Education Commission Holds Quarterly Meeting

Oct
24
Financial Literacy & Education Commission Holds Quarterly Meeting

On October 18, 2012, the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) held its quarterly meeting; FLEC is comprised of the heads of 20 federal agencies, including NCUA and the other financial regulators. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Corday made several remarks regarding financial literacy and the CFPB’s role and responsibilities in addressing the issue. Director Cordray noted that the CFPB is focusing its efforts in the following three areas:

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

Oct
24
CUNA Seeks Comments on NCUA's "Small Entity" Proposal

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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CFPB News and Updates - 12/11/12

Oct
24
CFPB News and Updates - 12/11/12

CFPB Update on Fair Lending

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GAC 2013: Missouri Hotel Block Information

Oct
22
GAC 2013:  Missouri Hotel Block Information

Missouri credit union leaders will head to Washington, D.C.

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National Hike the Hill Focus on MBL: Missouri Attendees Needed November 27-28

Oct
22
National Hike the Hill Focus on MBL:  Missouri Attendees Needed November 27-28

In Missouri and across the country, credit unions are focusing on the final push to pass member business lending (MBL) legislation.  Time is running out and all efforts are needed.  If member business lending is not passed by the end of the year, MBL will have to be reintroduced when the new Congress takes office and the process must start all over again. 

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Help Credit Union Friends with ‘Get Out the Vote!' Volunteer Efforts

Oct
22
 Help  Credit Union Friends with ‘Get Out the Vote!' Volunteer Efforts

Missouri credit union members have opportunities to assist credit union friends and champions with 'Get Out the Vote' (GOTV) efforts.  The general election takes place on Tuesday, November 6, and there are plenty of options to provide assistance to campaigns in the final days before people head to the polls.  Information is posted by candidate below. 

Your effort could make all the difference on November 6.

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