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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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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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Business Lending Spotlight: Neighbors Credit Union

May
01
Business Lending Spotlight:  Neighbors Credit Union

This is part of a series of stories highlighting credit unions making small business loans in Missouri.  Credit unions in each region are urged to call and email our U.S. Senators in support of S. 2231, sharing stories about the people who are helping small businesses grow, and the small business owners who benefit when they have more financial options.   St.

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CUNA Advocacy Report

Apr
16
CUNA Advocacy Report

CUNA's latest Regulatory Advocacy Report addresses a number of issues currently facing credit unions. Most of the items in this report reflect CUNA's work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and NCUA issues of concerns. CUNA has a meeting scheduled with NCUA on May 1 to discuss its CUSO and loan participations proposals. The troubled debt restructuring final rule may be on the NCUA Board agenda for May. The report includes:

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Make the Credit Union Case for S. 2231 Face to Face

Apr
10

Lawmakers are back in Missouri for the spring recess through April 16.  If there’s a chance to meet with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) or U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R) and make the case for credit unions and S. 2231, the Credit Union Small Business Jobs Bill, credit union leaders are urged to do so.  

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JOBS Act Becomes Law: Tell Senators “Now It’s Time to Help Main Street”

Apr
06

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act on April 5.  The new law includes language that helps the banks, including a provision that raised the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration threshold for banks.   The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is touting this as a legislative win, which allows more banks to change their tax status to Subchapter S and reduces their regulatory requirements.    

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Bankers Send Out Anti-MBL Message: Don't Let them Speak for Credit Unions

Apr
05
Bankers Send Out Anti-MBL Message: Don't Let them Speak for Credit Unions

Bankers are pushing anti-credit union and anti-MBL messages as we head towards a vote on S. 2231, the Credit Union Small Business Jobs Bill.  They are trying to define who credit unions should serve and how credit unions should serve them.

Here’s just a sample of what banks are sending to  Capitol Hill:

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Call to Action Plan: Countdown to MBL Vote

Apr
02

A vote on the member business lending bill, S. 2231, is expected soon by the U.S. Senate and credit union leaders are asked to take part in a comprehensive call to action effort in support of member business lending.

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