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  • NCUA video points to 'solid' economic growth outlook (Wednesday, April 01, 2015)
    The latest economic growth outlook for 2015, key credit union results from year-end 2014 and the recent Federal Open Market Committee announcement are discussed in NCUA's newest video in its economic update YouTube series.
  • 7 barred from future service in insured institutions (Wednesday, April 01, 2015)
    NCUA issued seven prohibition orders in March to bar individuals previously associated with credit unions from any future participation in the affairs of a federally insured financial institution.
  • CFPB: Debt collection, mortgages top complaints received (Wednesday, April 01, 2015)
    In an annual report summarizing complaints CFPB received in 2014, the bureau noted that year-over-year complaint volume is up 53 percent, growing from 163,700 complaints in 2013 to 250,700 in 2014.
  • Study: Retailer data breaches have minimal impact on sales (Wednesday, April 01, 2015)
    A study done by a Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs fellow found that actual expenses to retailers hit by data breaches – including Home Depot and Target – were minimal, totaling less than 1 percent of each company's annual revenues.
  • Reg Compliance School Day 2: Regs E, CC, FCRA and more (Wednesday, April 01, 2015)
    Attendees during Day 2 of NAFCU's Regulatory Compliance School learned about federal rules on electronic transfers (Regulations E) and funds availability (Reg CC), NCUA's lending rules and requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • New mortgage toolkit released by CFPB (Wednesday, April 01, 2015)
    CFPB announced a new "Know Before You Owe" mortgage guidance toolkit for homebuyers that puts emphasis on the bureau's Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms that will be required in August.
  • NAFCU seeks comments on fixed-assets proposal (Wednesday, April 01, 2015)
    NAFCU is seeking member comments on NCUA's new fixed-assets proposal, which would eliminate the 5 percent limitation on federal credit union investments in fixed assets and establish a six-year time period for partial occupancy of premises acquired for future expansion.
  • North Dade Community Development FCU liquidated (Wednesday, April 01, 2015)
    NCUA announced the liquidation of North Dade Community Federal Credit Union in Miami Gardens, Fla., because of what it deemed to be violations of the credit union's charter, bylaws and federal regulations.
  • FFIEC pushes CUs, banks to update systems against cyberattacks (Tuesday, March 31, 2015)
    The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council yesterday released two statements informing financial institutions on ways they can identify and avoid cyberattacks that compromise user credentials or use malware and how institutions can prepare for and respond to such threats.
  • CFPB imposes $50,000 penalty against debt collector (Tuesday, March 31, 2015)
    CFPB on Monday proposed legal action that would require a debt collection company and its CEO pay a civil money penalty of $50,000 for the deceptive threats and intimidation tactics used to coerce consumers into paying debts for bounced checks.
  • 2 House panel chairs urge CFPB on TILA/RESPA compliance extension (Tuesday, March 31, 2015)
    House subcommittee chairmen Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., and Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, have asked CFPB Director Richard Cordray to set a five-month "hold harmless" period for those working to comply with the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act integrated mortgage disclosure rule.
  • 5 webcasts in April: Fraud, branch models, more (Tuesday, March 31, 2015)
    NAFCU is offering five webcasts in April that focus on topics including wire fraud, best practices for credit union boards, branch innovation, and CFPB mortgage rules – all of which allow a $100 discount on registration by the early-bird deadlines.
  • NAFCU: CUs need relief as 'small creditors' (Tuesday, March 31, 2015)
    NAFCU Regulatory Affairs Counsel Celina Stewart on Monday urged CFPB to exempt all credit unions from its rulemakings by including them in its "small creditor" definition.
  • NAFCU encourages participation in Financial Literacy Month (Tuesday, March 31, 2015)
    NAFCU is encouraging its members to participate in Financial Literacy Month by offering their members resources on getting out of debt, building saving habits and maintaining a consistent budget.
  • Reg Compliance School Day 1 covers essential basics (Tuesday, March 31, 2015)
    Credit union people earning or refreshing their NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer certifications – or just those who want to know the latest on their compliance responsibilities – packed the learning room Monday during the first day of NAFCU’s Regulatory Compliance School in Arlington, Va.
  • GDP growth steady at 2.2% for 4Q (Monday, March 30, 2015)
    The U.S. economy grew by 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the Commerce Department's third and final estimate, as revisions nudged consumption upward while estimates of inventory accumulation fell.
  • Crapo bill requires NCUA, CFPB participation in EGRPRA (Monday, March 30, 2015)
    Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, introduced new NAFCU-backed legislation last week that would ensure all NCUA, CFPB and Dodd-Frank Act rules are evaluated in the 10-year regulatory review process under the "Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act," which seeks to identify rules that are unnecessary, outdated and overly burdensome.
  • Senate passes budget plan (Monday, March 30, 2015)
    The Senate late last week passed 52-46 a Republican budget plan that would cut spending by $5.1 trillion over 10 years and give Republicans the opportunity to repeal Obamacare and increase defense spending.
  • Reg Compliance School kicks off today (Monday, March 30, 2015)
    NAFCU Director of Regulatory Compliance JiJi Bahhur will discuss special credit union issues at today’s kickoff of the association’s 2015 Regulatory Compliance School 2015 Regulatory Compliance School in Arlington, Va.
  • Bahhur talks TILA-RESPA timeline (Monday, March 30, 2015)
    In an editorial for the Credit Union Times, NAFCU Director of Regulatory Compliance JiJi Bahhur highlighted key areas that credit unions should address as part of their overall plan to comply in time with the Aug. 1 implementation deadline of CFPB's new integrated mortgage disclosure rule.
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