News & Insight

Existing-home sales up 2% in October, down from a year ago

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Despite a 2 percent increase in October, existing-home sales were still down year over year. NAFCU Research Assistant Yun Cohen said in a NAFCU Macro Data Flash report Tuesday that despite demand, "the lack of affordable inventory continues to constrain sales."

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NCUA Board announces 2018 meeting dates

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The NCUA published its 2018 schedule of open board meetings but says the schedule is subject to change at any time.

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Survey: 63% of CUs 'very concerned' about another Equifax-type breach

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sixty-three percent of respondents to NAFCU's latest Economic & CU Monitor survey on cybersecurity indicated they are "very concerned" about another Equifax-type data breach. The Monitor was sent to NAFCU members yesterday and is now available for download.

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NAFCU commends NCUA reg relief efforts, requests alternative considerations

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

NAFCU Senior Regulatory Affairs Counsel Michael Emancipator in a letter yesterday outlined ways in which the NCUA could strengthen its regulatory reform efforts, including by reprioritizing some items and considering alternative criteria for credit unions to qualify for relief.

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Issues & Regulations

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The banking industry has relentlessly attacked the credit union tax exemption.

Fight back with the facts. NAFCU's 2017 study, "Economic Benefits of the Credit Union Tax Exemption to Consumers, Businesses, and the U.S. Economy" sets the record straight. Use the data in our study to strengthen your argument when talking to members of Congress and opinion leaders.

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Five Tenets of a Healthy and Appropriate Regulatory Environment that NAFCU Supports

Regulatory Relief

Credit unions did not contribute to the financial crisis yet are still subject to increasing regulatory requirements mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act. Accordingly, broad-based regulatory relief continues to be a top priority for NAFCU and its member credit unions.

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