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  • Mulvaney bill calls for GAO study of NCUA budget (Friday, February 27, 2015)
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., today introduced NAFCU-backed legislation that would require the Government Accountability Office to study almost every aspect of NCUA’s budgeting and expenditure practices.
  • Low gas prices drive 0.7% decline in CPI (Friday, February 27, 2015)
    A continued decline in the gasoline index contributed to a seasonally adjusted consumer price index decline of 0.7 percent in January, NAFCU Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long said Thursday.
  • Long: More people see what CUs have to offer (Friday, February 27, 2015)
    The financial crisis brought about a backlash against banks, so “more people are aware of what credit unions have to offer,” said NAFCU Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long said in a article on checking fees at banks and credit unions.
  • Survey: Active-duty millennials more financially ready (Friday, February 27, 2015)
    Measuring financial literacy, preparedness and self-confidence in their financial future, active-duty millennials are more financially ready than their non-military counterparts, according to results of a survey by Navy Federal Credit Union.
  • McWatters questions vendor authority, reg relief (Friday, February 27, 2015)
    NCUA Board Member Mark McWatters, quoted in Credit Union Times, strongly criticized the agency for "asking for more regulation," referring to NCUA's push for third-party vendor oversight in testimony for a Senate Banking Committee earlier this month.
  • NAFCU, trades respond to NACHA interbank fee proposal (Friday, February 27, 2015)
    NAFCU and other trade associations, including the Clearing House Payments Company LLC, raised concerns about the Same Day ACH proposal by NACHA – The Electronic Payment Association in a joint letter.
  • Morgan Stanley to pay Justice $2.6B over RMBS (Friday, February 27, 2015)
    Morgan Stanley agreed to pay $2.6 billion to the Department of Justice after its investigation into the firm's activities leading up to the financial crisis, according to Bloomberg.
  • NAFCU concerns noted in patent reform hearing (Friday, February 27, 2015)
    NAFCU's letter outlining concerns about patent troll activity and its impact on credit unions was entered into the record of Thursday's House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on patent reform.
  • CEOs and Senior Execs discounts end today (Friday, February 27, 2015)
    Today is the last day to get discounts on registration to NAFCU’s CEOs and Senior Executives Conference, which takes place April 29-May 3 in Key West, Fla., and will provide networking opportunities and income-generating ideas.
  • NCUA grant round for LICUs ends March 3 (Thursday, February 26, 2015)
    Low-income credit unions still have a few days – until March 3 – to apply for the first 2015 round of grants for staff training and internships from NCUA's Community Development Revolving Loan Fund.
  • Frigid January sees 0.2% drop in new-home sales (Thursday, February 26, 2015)
    Cold weather was a likely contributor to last month's 0.2 percent decline in new-home sales, which dropped from 482,000 annualized units in December to 481,000 annualized units, said NAFCU Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long.
  • Obama creates Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (Thursday, February 26, 2015)
    President Barack Obama yesterday ordered the Director of National Intelligence to create the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center to help share information on malicious foreign cyber threats.
  • CUs learn about privacy notice relief in NAFCU webcast (Thursday, February 26, 2015)
    Credit unions learned about the recent changes to annual privacy notice rules under Regulation P and ways they can reduce their regulatory burden Wednesday during NAFCU’s webcast, "A Deep Dive Into the Final Privacy Rule."
  • NAFCU at hearings on FHA, patent reform (Thursday, February 26, 2015)
    NAFCU continues to monitor hearings on Capitol Hill this week, including two House committee discussions on patent reform and the state of the Federal Housing Administration.
  • Contreras-Sweet testifies: CUs' small-dollar loans help small biz (Thursday, February 26, 2015)
    Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet told the House Small Business Committee yesterday that credit unions making small-dollar loans - $50,000 and under - through its 7(a) micro-lending program are a great help to low-income, small-business owners.
  • Yellen: Fed is independent, Dodd-Frank Act fine as is (Thursday, February 26, 2015)
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen said in a House Financial Services Committee hearing Wednesday that she doesn’t vet Fed policy decisions with administration officials and that she is not seeking changes to the Dodd-Frank Act.
  • Obama to nominate Gerety for Treasury post (Thursday, February 26, 2015)
    The White House said Amias Gerety will be nominated by the president as Treasury’s assistant secretary for financial institutions, a post he filled last year in acting capacity.
  • Berger, SBA’s Contreras-Sweet ink working agreement (Thursday, February 26, 2015)
    An agreement outlining ways in which NAFCU and the Small Business Administration will be working to get more credit unions engaged in small-business lending was signed Wednesday at Washington Gas Light Federal Credit Union, a NAFCU member.
  • In CU Times, NAFCU questions NCUA vendor-authority focus (Wednesday, February 25, 2015)
    NCUA’s pursuit of examination authority over credit unions’ third-party vendors is a costly proposition that seems unnecessary given the agency’s current authority to thoroughly regulate credit unions and their third-party relationships, NAFCU’s Alicia Nealon says in a letter to the editor in Credit Union Times Tuesday.
  • Yellen: FOMC still 'patient' on interest rates (Wednesday, February 25, 2015)
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday that the Fed believes it can be "patient" in normalizing monetary policy and said the Federal Open Market Committee is unlikely to raise the federal funds rate for at least the next couple of meetings.
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