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  • NCUA training details CU merger best practices (Friday, April 29, 2016)
    For credit unions considering a merger and want to learn about the process, benefits and best practices, NCUA's Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives has created a new three-part online video training module.
  • U.S. economy grows 0.5% in 1Q (Friday, April 29, 2016)
    The U.S. economy grew by a tepid 0.5 percent in the first quarter, which is the weakest growth pace in two years, according to the Commerce Department's initial estimate Thursday.
  • CFPB's 'payback playbook' aims to help student borrowers (Friday, April 29, 2016)
    CFPB on Thursday unveiled a student loan "payback playbook" – a set of prototype disclosures that outline affordable payment options for borrowers of federal student loans.
  • New PCI data standard requires multifactor ID verification (Friday, April 29, 2016)
    Anyone accessing cardholder information will need to use multifactor authentication to verify their identities, according to the latest version of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council's data security standard. The previous standard will expire Oct. 31.
  • Webcast eyes cybersecurity exam preparedness (Friday, April 29, 2016)
    During a NAFCU webcast Thursday, Citadel Federal Credit Union Chief Risk Officer Mitchell Klein discussed how best to prepare for NCUA cybersecurity exams and how cybersecurity challenges have changed.
  • Credit card agreements due to CFPB Monday (Friday, April 29, 2016)
    Credit card agreements must be submitted to CFPB by May 2 under a Truth in Lending Act rule set to become effective again April 30.
  • NCUA outlines diversity initiatives (Friday, April 29, 2016)
    The NCUA Office of Minority and Women Inclusion reported to Congress that the agency saw greater diversity in its hires in 2015, with minorities making up 35 percent of new hires overall.
  • House passes anti-fiduciary rule resolution along party lines (Friday, April 29, 2016)
    The House voted 234-183 Thursday, along party lines, to approve a resolution to stop the Obama administration from implementing a recently revised Labor Department fiduciary rule for financial advisers.
  • CFPB heeds NAFCU on mortgage form problems (Friday, April 29, 2016)
    On Thursday, CFPB Director Richard Cordray stated that the bureau is working on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule "for greater certainty and clarity," as urged by NAFCU.
  • NAFCU-backed bill amends UDAAP (Friday, April 29, 2016)
    Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., introduced a NAFCU-backed bill yesterday that would change the definition of UDAAP and require CFPB to first consult primary regulators before taking enforcement actions.
  • FOMC leaves interest rate, policy unchanged (Thursday, April 28, 2016)
    The Federal Open Market Committee Wednesday said it is leaving the federal funds target rate unchanged at a range of 0.25 to 0.5 percent and is making no policy changes this month.
  • FASB heeds NAFCU call to extend CECL date by 1 year (Thursday, April 28, 2016)
    The Financial Accounting Standards Board says its "current expected credit loss" standard will take effect one year later than originally planned for credit unions under a change approved Wednesday that was sought by NAFCU.
  • NAFCU at FSSCC-FBIIC meeting on cybercrime (Thursday, April 28, 2016)
    NAFCU Regulatory Affairs Counsel Kavitha Subramanian on Wednesday attended a meeting with the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council on cybercrime and how to combat cyber risk.
  • Mortgage lending survey responses due May 2 (Thursday, April 28, 2016)
    Responses for NAFCU's Economic & CU Monitor survey focusing on mortgage lending are due May 2.
  • Vitter bill to give small businesses flexibility (Thursday, April 28, 2016)
    Senate Small Business Committee Chairman David Vitter, R-La., is developing legislation to require agencies, including CFPB, to consider the effects of proposed rules on small businesses.
  • TILA open-end advertising rules explained (Thursday, April 28, 2016)
    Attendees gained a better understanding of the open-end loan advertising requirements of the Truth in Lending Act during a webcast Wednesday led by John Zasada, principal for CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.
  • CU sues Wendy's over data breach (Thursday, April 28, 2016)
    A new class action suit over the Wendy's fast-food restaurant breach – this one filed by a credit union – says the chain could have avoided the incident if it had responded faster to signs of trouble.
  • FOMC leaves rate, policy unchanged (Wednesday, April 27, 2016)
    The Federal Open Market Committee today said it is leaving the federal funds target rate unchanged at a range of 0.25 to 0.5 percent and is making no policy changes this month.
  • FASB heeds NAFCU call to extend CECL date 1 year (Wednesday, April 27, 2016)
    The Financial Accounting Standards Board says its "current expected credit loss" standard will take effect one year later than originally planned for credit unions under a change approved today that was sought by NAFCU.
  • NAFCU Mortgage Symposium details trends, analytics, opportunities (Wednesday, April 27, 2016)
    Credit union attendees can learn how to boost their mortgage performance and gain a better understanding of the mortgage industry during the Mortgage Symposium at NAFCU's 49th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo, June 14-17, in downtown Nashville.
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