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MCUA Hosts Fundraiser for Representative Sheila Solon

Sep
14
MCUA Hosts Fundraiser for Representative Sheila Solon

The Missouri Credit Union Association’s (MCUA) Jefferson City office hosted a fundraiser on behalf of State Representative Sheila Solon (R – District 55) on Tuesday September 11, 2012.  More than 30 friends and supporters of the Representative visited the MCUA office throughout the evening.  

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Credit Unions Highlight Access to Capital for Small Business

Sep
10
Credit Unions Highlight Access to Capital for Small Business

Attention on Capitol Hill will focus on credit union member business lending this week, and Missouri credit unions have the opportunity to take part.

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FHFA Announces Increase in Guarantee Fees

Sep
10
FHFA Announces Increase in Guarantee Fees

The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently announced that it has directed Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FHLMC) to raise guarantee fees on single-family mortgages by an average of 10 basis points (bps). For loans exchanged for mortgage-backed securities, the increase will be effective with settlements starting December 1, 2012.

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CFPB Proposal to Amend Regulations X and Z

Sep
10
CFPB Proposal to Amend Regulations X and Z

Another comment letter was filed by the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) last week, this one with the CFPB in response to its proposed rule to amend Regulations X and Z to implement change

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Pew Report on General Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards

Sep
10
Pew Report on General Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards

On Wednesday, the Pew Charitable Trusts released a report on general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid cards. The Pew report focused on GPR prepaid cards that can be used to make purchases, withdraw money from ATMs, and pay bills for consumers. Pew recommends that the CFPB adopt additional regulatory requirements on GPR prepaid cards.

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Springfield Meeting with U.S. Rep. Billy Long

Sep
10
Springfield Meeting with U.S. Rep. Billy Long

Springfield Meeting with U.S. Rep. Billy Long

As part of the statewide effort to meet with federal lawmakers at home during the Congressional recess period, Springfield credit union leaders met with U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R-District 7) in his Springfield office on September 5.

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Missouri Credit Unions Asked to Respond to CFPB International Remittance Transfer Rule

Aug
31
Missouri Credit Unions Asked to Respond to CFPB International Remittance Transfer Rule

Missouri Credit Unions Asked to Respond to CFPB International Remittance Transfer Rule

Missouri credit unions have an opportunity to weigh in on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) final rule on international remittance transfers.  CFPB Director Richard Cordray has asked the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to assemble a working group that will meet with him in-person to discuss the rule and its impact on credit unions. 

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Missouri CDFI Efforts Shared with U.S. Rep. Emerson

Aug
31
Missouri CDFI Efforts Shared with U.S. Rep. Emerson

Missouri CDFI Efforts Shared with U.S. Rep. Emerson

The latest efforts by Missouri credit unions to obtain Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) certification are welcome news for U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-District 8).   

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Kansas City Credit Unions Share Federal Legislative Concerns

Aug
27
Kansas City Credit Unions Share Federal Legislative Concerns

Kansas City Credit Unions Share Federal Legislative Concerns
Upcoming Meeting Opportunities Statewide

Representatives from credit unions in the Kansas City region shared key federal concerns with U.S. Rep. Sam Graves’ (R-District 6) staff during an in-district meeting.  Melissa Roe, Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Graves, met with eleven leaders from six credit union organizations at CommunityAmerica Credit Union on August 24.

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CFBP Rulemaking Chart Available

Aug
27
CFBP Rulemaking Chart Available

Credit union representatives now have access to a chart  that highlights various rulemaking projects that are being undertaken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The projects are required by the Dodd-Frank Act. The chart covers topics like Reg Z, Appraisals, Reg B and more. 

A CUNA username and password is required to access the chart. 

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