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  • Members' reg burden survey responses due Friday (Monday, August 29, 2016)
    Responses to NAFCU's Economic & CU Monitor survey on credit unions' regulatory burden are due Friday.
  • SBA to host payday lending roundtable Sept. 14 (Monday, August 29, 2016)
    The Small Business Administration will host a payday lending roundtable discussion on Sept. 14 in Kentucky, which will provide a recap of CFPB's Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act panel on payday lending and note the impact of the rulemaking on small entities.
  • NAFCU urges NCUA to update FCU bylaws (Monday, August 29, 2016)
    NAFCU Senior Regulatory Affairs Counsel Michael Emancipator on Friday reiterated the association's and its members' request that NCUA "explore provisions of the Bylaws that could be enhanced, streamlined and improved in order to provide additional flexibility to federal credit unions."
  • Rep. Guinta, champion of extending CUs' exam cycles, at Caucus (Monday, August 29, 2016)
    Rep. Frank Guinta, R-N.H., author of NAFCU-backed legislation that would establish an extended exam cycle for well-run credit unions, is set to speak during NAFCU's Congressional Caucus, Sept. 18-21, in Washington.
  • 2Q GDP revised downward to 1.1% (Monday, August 29, 2016)
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis revised its previous second-quarter estimate of 1.2 percent GDP growth downward to 1.1 percent – due in part to an initial overestimate of residential investment, according to a NAFCU Macro Data Flash.
  • NAFCU's Long: September rate hike odds increasing (Monday, August 29, 2016)
    After an optimistic speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday, NAFCU Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long said the odds of a September interest rate hike are improving.
  • NAFCU Compliance Blog eyes MLA guidance (Monday, August 29, 2016)
    NAFCU Regulatory Compliance Counsel Benjamin M. Litchfield highlighted the major points of the Defense Department's new Military Lending Act guidance in a NAFCU Compliance Blog today.
  • Don't miss NAFCU's 3Q Advocacy Update call-in (Monday, August 29, 2016)
    NAFCU's next member call-in, the "3Q Advocacy Update," is slated for Sept. 28. NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger and other senior staff will offer a comprehensive overview of the latest legislative, regulatory and economic developments affecting the industry.
  • NAFCU, trades to file amicus brief in Wells Fargo case (Monday, August 29, 2016)
    NAFCU and eight other financial trade associations will file an amicus brief today to raise concerns about a Supreme Court case involving interpretations of the Fair Housing Act.
  • CFPB: Bank to pay $32.25M for illegal credit card practices (Friday, August 26, 2016)
    First National Bank of Omaha was ordered by CFPB to pay $27.75 million in relief to about 257,000 consumers harmed by the institution's illegal practices with credit card add-on products. The bank will also pay a $4.5 million civil penalty to the bureau.
  • Clinton reveals more details on CU reg relief plan (Friday, August 26, 2016)
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday revealed more details in her regulatory relief plan for credit unions and other community institutions, including making clear when they are exempt from regulation and cutting down on regulatory "creep."
  • DoD, after NAFCU urging, says MLA won't prohibit statutory lien (Friday, August 26, 2016)
    The Defense Department, in the text of an interpretive rule slated for publication on changes to the Military Lending Act, includes NAFCU-sought clarification that the MLA will not prohibit the use of statutory lien authority by federal credit unions.
  • Berger: NAFCU ready to work with Clinton, Trump on CU reg relief (Friday, August 26, 2016)
    NAFCU's Dan Berger reiterated the heavy toll regulatory burden takes on credit unions and their 104 million members in letters Thursday to presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and he noted the association's willingness to work with both parties in this regard.
  • NCUA working with CUs on help for flood victims (Friday, August 26, 2016)
    In the wake of extensive flooding in Louisiana, NCUA is encouraging credit unions to offer prudent loans with special terms and to offer emergency financial services to nonmembers where possible.
  • FHFA extends HARP to 2017, plans new refi program (Friday, August 26, 2016)
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency will extend the Home Affordable Refinance Program, which helps underwater or near-underwater homeowners refinance their mortgages, through Sept. 30, 2017, the agency announced Thursday.
  • DoD, as urged by NAFCU, says MLA doesn't prohibit statutory lien (Thursday, August 25, 2016)
    The Defense Department, in the text of an interpretive rule slated for publication on changes to the Military Lending Act, includes NAFCU-sought clarification that the MLA will not prohibit the use of statutory lien authority by federal credit unions.
  • CFPB webpage helps settlement agents navigate TRID (Thursday, August 25, 2016)
    A new CFPB webpage is designed to help settlement professionals navigate through the TILA-RESPA integrated mortgage disclosure rule. The page includes specific information about what settlement agent responsibilities have changed because of the rule.
  • Existing-home sales down 3.2% in July (Thursday, August 25, 2016)
    Existing-home sales decreased 3.2 percent nationwide in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million. It was the first monthly decline since February, NAFCU Research Assistant Yun Cohen said in a Macro Data Flash report for members.
  • Check out NAFCU's 2017 conference lineup now (Thursday, August 25, 2016)
    NAFCU's 2017 conference schedule is now available online, showing dates and locations of the coming year's events – including the association's 50th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo in Honolulu.
  • Sewell, Peretti join Congressional Caucus speaker slate (Thursday, August 25, 2016)
    Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., a member of the House Financial Services Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has joined the growing slate of speakers set for NAFCU's Congressional Caucus, slated for Sept. 18-21 in Washington.
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