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  • HUD creating housing counseling advisory panel (Friday, April 24, 2015)
    Credit unions interested in participating in a newly created Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee should submit their applications by May 14 to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • New-home sales plummet 11.4% in March (Friday, April 24, 2015)
    New-home sales in March plunged 11.4 percent – dropping from February's revised 543,000 annualized units to 481,000 annualized units – but remained 19.4 percent higher than a year ago, according to Census Bureau data analyzed by NAFCU Research Assistant Yun Cohen.
  • Financial Literacy Day on the Hill today (Friday, April 24, 2015)
    NAFCU lobbyists are participating in Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill today with lawmakers, promoting ways credit unions work to help members make sound financial decisions to support life goals.
  • House passes cybersecurity info-sharing bill (Friday, April 24, 2015)
    The House on Thursday passed an information-sharing cybersecurity bill, H.R. 1731, the "National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act," by a vote of 355-63.
  • NCUA conserves Ohio-based CU (Friday, April 24, 2015)
    NCUA announced Thursday that Dayton, Ohio-based Montgomery County Credit Union would be put under the agency's conservatorship due to "the discovery of unsafe and unsound practices."
  • NCUA Board eyes FOM, IOLTA rules Thursday (Friday, April 24, 2015)
    The NCUA Board next Thursday is slated to address a final rule automatically qualifying more associational groups for inclusion in federal credit union membership fields, a proposed rule on Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts and a quarterly report on the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.
  • Fazio testifies, talks associational common bond, vendor authority, more (Friday, April 24, 2015)
    NCUA's Larry Fazio on Thursday told a House Financial Services subcommittee about the agency's support of regulatory relief bills addressing supplemental capital and member business lending, the agency board's plan to finalize a rule on associational common bond and more.
  • Mulvaney demands NCUA budget transparency (Friday, April 24, 2015)
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., echoed NAFCU's call for more transparency about the NCUA budget during a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on regulatory relief Thursday and emphasized the need for open budget hearings, which have not been held since 2009.
  • Berger to NCUA: Withdraw RBC2 (Friday, April 24, 2015)
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger reiterated that NCUA’s proposed risk-based capital rule remains a significant concern for the industry and on Thursday urged its withdrawal or “major modifications” to prevent serious harm to credit unions.
  • Fazio testifies, says associational common bond rule slated April 30 (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    NCUA’s board next Thursday will take up action on a final rule that will add 12 groups that would qualify for automatic inclusion in a federal credit union’s field of membership, NCUA Director of Examination and Insurance Larry Fazio is telling lawmakers today.
  • House votes to codify CFPB's CU Advisory Council (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    The House yesterday voted 235 to 183 to make permanent CFPB's Credit Union Advisory Council by approving NAFCU-backed H.R. 1195, the "Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Small Business Advisory Board Act," which also establishes a small business advisory board within CFPB.
  • FHFA to protect mortgages from 'super-priority' liens (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency said Tuesday that it has not consented, and will not consent, to the foreclosure of a mortgage loan backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac when initiated by a homeownership association with a "super-priority" lien to the loan.
  • Berger at Hill hearing: Data security is 'everyone's responsibility' (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    While sharing the credit union perspective during a data security hearing Wednesday before the House Small Business Committee, NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger explained that any data security bill needs three components to be successful: information sharing, timely notification and a national standard for retailers and merchants.
  • House subpanel approves patent demand letter bill (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday voted 10-7 to advance draft legislation addressing patent demand letters titled, "Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act."
  • Existing-home sales up 6.1% in March (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    Existing-home sales spiked 6.1 percent in March, according to a NAFCU Macro Data Flash, with that surge likely due in part to improving weather.
  • House passes cybersecurity bill, to vote on 2nd (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    The House Wednesday passed H.R. 1560, the "Protecting Cyber Networks Act" in a 307-116 vote, and is poised to vote today on another cybersecurity bill that focuses on the sharing of security threat information, which NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger discussed during his testimony before the House Small Business Committee Wednesday.
  • NCUA's Fazio, others testify today on reg burden (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    NCUA Examination and Insurance Director Larry Fazio will testify on his agency's perspective on regulatory burden during a hearing today by the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, which is chaired by Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas.
  • Westmoreland, Maloney offer NAFCU-supported exam fairness bill (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    Reps. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., and Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., on Wednesday introduced bipartisan legislation backed by NAFCU that would set standards for examination fairness for NCUA and other federal financial institution regulators.
  • NAFCU briefing and call with CUs Friday on Home Depot (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    NAFCU is holding an informational phone call Friday at 4 p.m. Eastern for credit unions seeking more information on participation in the litigation over the Home Depot data breach.
  • Berger at Hill hearing: 'Data security needs to be everyone's responsibility' (Wednesday, April 22, 2015)
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger is pushing to ensure credit unions' best interests in a data security hearing before the House Small Business Committee this morning, detailing how credit unions have successfully minimized data breaches and why it's important that others do the same.
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