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  • 43 lawmakers urge CFPB against overly burdensome prepaids rule (Tuesday, October 13, 2015)
    Noting concern with CFPB's proposed rule for prepaid accounts, 43 lawmakers recently sent bureau Director Richard Cordray a letter outlining several recommendations that meet the "shared goal of empowering consumers with valuable financial tools while maintaining a vibrant prepaid marketplace."
  • NCUA, other regulators offer flood insurance webinar Oct. 22 (Tuesday, October 13, 2015)
    A one-hour webinar covering recent updates to the flood insurance regulations is slated Oct. 22 and will include representatives from NCUA and other federal regulators.
  • NCUA posts September board meeting video (Tuesday, October 13, 2015)
    Credit unions interested in viewing a recording of NCUA's Sept. 17 open board meeting can do so now on the agency's website.
  • Report: CFPB investigating Wells Fargo student loan servicing (Tuesday, October 13, 2015)
    CFPB, which completed an information collection this summer on student loan servicing practices, reportedly has begun an investigation of Wells Fargo & Co.'s student loan servicing in late 2014.
  • CU leaders gather in Chicago for MLI conference (Tuesday, October 13, 2015)
    Credit union leaders from around the country are gathering this week in Chicago for NAFCU's 2015 Management and Leadership Institute, which has sold out for the fourth straight year.
  • CU Times: NAFCU logs 70 new members so far (Tuesday, October 13, 2015)
    NAFCU's addition of 70 new members so far in 2015 – growth aided in part by the association's move this summer to open up to all federally insured credit unions – was a top story on Credit Union Times' website Friday.
  • Long notes benefits of mortgaging with a CU (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    Speaking about the credit union difference in the mortgage industry, NAFCU Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long told Bankrate in an article published Thursday of the benefits of using a credit union as a mortgage lender.
  • MasterCard testing 'selfie' authentications, more (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    MasterCard, a NAFCU Services Preferred Partner, this week announced a suite of new technology solutions – including the ability to take "selfies" – for authentication of consumers' identities during online purchases.
  • CFPB bulletin details marketing services agreement risks (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    CFPB Thursday issued a bulletin providing guidance to the mortgage industry regarding marketing services agreements, including an overview of the federal prohibition on mortgage kickbacks and referral fees.
  • NCUA Board will vote on RBC2 next Thursday (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    The NCUA Board is slated to vote in open session Oct. 15 on its final risk-based capital rule. If approved as proposed, the rule would take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Webcast: FCC order poses new risks to CUs of using robocalls (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    Credit union viewers of NAFCU's webcast Thursday on the Federal Communications Commission's order on robocalls were told the purpose of the robocalls and the type of consent on record is central to compliance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Consumer credit growth slows, but optimism remains (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    For the month of August, total consumer credit increased an annualized seasonally adjusted 5.6 percent, a decline from 6.6 percent in July and 9.7 percent in June. Nevertheless, NAFCU Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long said that was not a cause for concern.
  • Roche: EMV 'not the end of the road' (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    State Department Federal Credit Union President and CEO Jan Roche discussed progress with the EMV transition and reiterated the need for a strong national data security standard in an editorial published in The Hill's Congress Blog Thursday.
  • McCarthy drops out of speaker race, election postponed (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced yesterday that he was taking himself out of the running for a Republican candidate to replace Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
  • Cordray talks payment systems at CU Advisory Council meeting (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    CFPB Director Cordray discussed the need for "transparency, security, and access" in payment systems during the bureau's Credit Union Advisory Council meeting Thursday in Washington.
  • FOMC's September minutes focus on uncertainty abroad (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    The minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's Sept. 16-17 meeting indicate a focus on events abroad and their potential impact on U.S. net exports, gross domestic product and inflation.
  • Oral arguments Oct. 22 in Home Depot suit (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    A federal district court judge has scheduled an Oct. 22 hearing for oral arguments on Home Depot's motion to dismiss the claims of consumers and financial institutions over the retailer's massive 2014 data breach.
  • NAFCU's offices closed Columbus Day (Friday, October 9, 2015)
    NAFCU's offices will be closed Oct. 12, Columbus Day, but members will still have access to the association's website for research purposes, event registrations and email contacts with NAFCU.
  • NCUA Board to vote on RBC2 next Thursday (Thursday, October 8, 2015)
    The NCUA Board is slated to vote in open session Oct. 15 on its final risk-based capital rule. If approved as proposed, the rule would take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Fed task force making progress on faster payments (Thursday, October 8, 2015)
    The Federal Reserve is optimistic about an industry-wide initiative to identify solutions for building a faster nationwide payment system due to progress made by its Faster Payments Task Force, of which NAFCU is a member.
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