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CUNA Presses NCUA for More Regulatory Relief

Aug
10

Last Friday, CUNA President/CEO BIll Cheney sent a letter to the NCUA Board regarding a number of issues on which he believes the agency should provide regulatory relief to credit unions. Click here for a copy of the letter.

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"Finance Charge" Changes Under CFPB's RESPA/TILA Proposed Rule

Aug
06

As part of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) 1099-page proposed RESPA/TILA rule, the CFPB is proposing some significant changes to Section 1026.4 of Regulation Z which defines the “finance charge.”  Importantly, these proposed changes will result in a more inclusive finance charge, which, absent further action by the CFPB, will increase the number of closed-end mortga

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NCUA Letter to FCUs in the Works on Low-Income Designation

Aug
06

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will soon be sending letters to nearly 1,000 credit unions indicating they are eligible for low-income designation, a status whose benefits include the ability to accept supplemental capital and an exemption from the small business lending cap under certain circumstances, NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz told league presidents attending the Americ

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FinCEN Public Hearing on the Customer Due Diligence ANPR

Aug
06

On Tuesday, July 31, the U.S. Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN’s) held a public hearing on the customer due diligence (CDD) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that was issued in March 2012.  The hearing included participants from the U.S.

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MFOEL Webinar August 15

Aug
06

A number of credit unions remain concerned about multi-featured open-end lending (MFOEL) following the issuance of National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) letter to federal credit unions last month (NCUA Letter No. 12-FCU-02).

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NCUA Holds Final Listening Session

Aug
06

Chairman Matz addressed a number of issues at National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) sixth and final listening session in Denver earlier in the week of July 30, such as concern

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CFPB Issues: CUNA's CHART and Advocacy

Aug
06

Credit unions and leagues are very concerned about the number, scope, and heft of current and developing Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) shares those concerns.

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NACHA Resource on FFIEC Internet Banking Authentication

Jul
27

On July 19, 2012, NACHA –The Electronic Payments Association released a resource for financial institutions regarding the implementation of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) Internet Banking Authentication guidance from June 2011.  NACHA’s resource is intended to identify sound business practi

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FSOC "Systematically-Important" Financial Market Utilities; Fedwire & Payments System Risk

Jul
27

On July 18, 2012, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) issued a statement and designated eight “systemically important” financial market utilities (FMUs) that would be subject to heightened risk management standards.  Chairman Matz represents the National Credit Union Administration on the FSOC, which includes the U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve Board, and other financial regulators.  However, the policies of the FSOC as currently developed do not apply to credit unions.

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2012 Missouri State Legislative Wrap-up

Jul
26

2012 Missouri State Legislative Wrap-up

The Missouri General Assembly passed several bills that have impact for credit unions and their members in the 2012 legislative session.  An overview of the legislation is below. The effective date for new laws is August 28, 2012.

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