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  • McWatters talks RBC, budget transparency with TFCU (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)
    NCUA Board Member J. Mark McWatters sat down with The Federal Credit Union, NAFCU's bimonthly magazine, Monday and discussed the agency's risk-based capital proposal, budget transparency and general credit union industry concerns.
  • NCUA plans webinar with SBA, updated exam info (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)
    NCUA is planning to hold a webinar jointly with the Small Business Administration and provide additional examiner training and updated exam guidance on SBA programs in coming months, according to the agency’s October NCUA Report newsletter.
  • Existing-home sales up in September (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)
    Existing-home sales went up by 2.4 percent in September to an annualized, seasonally adjusted 5.17 million units, in part due to low interest rates, according to a NAFCU Macro Data Flash.
  • Fannie Mae appraisal tool out in 2015 (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)
    Government-sponsored enterprise Fannie Mae announced it would make its appraisal analysis tool available to lenders in early 2015, which will allow lenders to use Fannie's database of appraisal and market data.
  • Krebs: Credit card breach at Staples (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)
    KrebsOnSecurity has identified a potential credit card breach affecting Staples Inc. locations in the Northeast, which Staples says it is investigating.
  • QRM rule clears FDIC, slated for Fed today (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)
    FDIC yesterday became the first regulatory agency to approve the interagency rule defining “qualified residential mortgages” and setting a 5 percent risk retention requirement on securitizers of non-QRM loans.
  • NAFCU meets with White House, Treasury (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger and other senior staff met with senior White House staff and representatives from Treasury, the National Economic Council, Federal Housing Finance Agency and others Tuesday on housing finance, lending issues and data security.
  • FCUs $250M+ now with CLF or discount window (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)
    All federal credit unions with $250 million or more in assets have satisfied NCUA’s requirement for access to at least one contingent liquidity source, the agency says.
  • Johnson, Crapo seek regulators’ responses on cybersecurity (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)
    Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Ranking Member Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, yesterday asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz and banking regulators how they are addressing cybersecurity issues affecting the financial system.
  • Privacy notice rules eased some by CFPB (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)
    Credit unions that do not share members’ data with nonaffiliated third parties will no longer be required to mail privacy policy notices each year if they post those notices online and meet other conditions in a CFPB final rule released Monday.
  • FTC-CFPB debt collection roundtable Thursday (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)
    The Federal Trade Commission and CFPB on Thursday will co-host an all-day roundtable discussion in Long Beach, Calif., on how debt collection and credit reporting issues affect Latino consumers.
  • Carper lauds Obama's data security call (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)
    Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., welcomed President Barack Obama's call for data breach legislation and pressed again for action on his own bill, the "Data Security Act," which would establish a national data security standard for retailers.
  • 45% of shoppers would avoid a breached store (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)
    A recent survey from found that 16 percent of shoppers would "definitely" avoid a store they visit regularly, even during the holiday shopping season, if that store suffered a data breach, while another 29 percent said they would "probably" avoid the store.
  • CUs’ innovation drawing millennials (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)
    Credit unions’ focus on service and their adoption of technology products are helping the member-owned cooperatives draw millennials away from banks, reports
  • Watt: GSEs will set loan buy-back minimum (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)
    Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt said government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will set a minimum for the number of substandard loans permitted before lenders are required to repurchase them.
  • NAFCU at White House on housing reform (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger and other senior staff will meet with staff from the White House and the National Economic Council today to discuss housing finance reform and other important issues facing the credit union industry.
  • Rendell Jones succeeds Woodson as NCUA CFO (Monday, October 20, 2014)
    NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz on Friday announced that Rendell Jones will be the agency's new chief financial officer.
  • Fannie, Freddie may expand mortgage credit (Monday, October 20, 2014)
    Government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are working on two proposals with their conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, aimed at expanding mortgage credit and protecting lenders from penalties.
  • Treasury looks to improve guidance on MSBs (Monday, October 20, 2014)
    Treasury is looking to improve access to financial institution services for money transmitters, according to a recent blog post by Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Daniel Glaser.
  • Apple Pay starts today, 500 FIs sign on (Monday, October 20, 2014)
    More than 500 financial institutions have reportedly signed on for the Apple Pay system, which launches today through Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and Apple Watch.
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