News & Insight

Matz writes 348 lawmakers on 2nd RBC round ahead

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

NAFCU has learned that NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz has written 348 House and Senate members to let them know of plans – long sought by NAFCU – to issue a second proposal for comment on risk-based capital.

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DoD proposal eyed in NAFCU Compliance Blog

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

NAFCU's Compliance Blog takes a closer look today at the Defense Department's proposal to expand the Military Lending Act rule's 36 percent rate cap to more credit products.

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Berger Leadership Blog Post: Leadership Through The Seasons

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I read a recent article on Inc.com that discussed the four seasons of leadership. I like the analogy it gave: A farmer planted 40 acres of corn; when it came time for the harvest, he knew what his crop was going to yield – corn. The point of the story: you reap what you sow. The same rule can be perfectly applied to leadership.

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TFCU Article: Building Your Social Media Team

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The human factor is very important in any social media strategy. Who should participate and how much of their time will it take are often the first questions that are asked. One of the best things about the social marketing channel is that it usually doesn't require a heavy lift -- especially when more than one staff person is participating.

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Issues & Regulations

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A revised proposed risk-based capital rule is expected to be issued for comment

Capital Reform

NCUA said a second proposal on risk-based capital – which NAFCU has been pressing for over the past year – could be issued for comment before the end of this year. The amended proposal will include a longer implementation period and revised risk weights for mortgages, investments, member business loans, credit union service organizations and corporate credit unions, among other changes.

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Merchants must be held accountable when fraud occurs on their end

Data Security

The time and resources it takes to notify members, reissue cards, and make members whole in instances of fraud is overwhelming. Federal standards must exist for merchants on the safekeeping of financial and personal information, as well as data breach notification.

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