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  • 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.
  • Kaine echoes Clinton comments on CU red tape (Thursday, August 25, 2016)
    Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine echoed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's recent comments about the need to give credit unions regulatory relief during remarks in Colorado on Wednesday night.
  • Harris, in CU Journal, stresses federal focus (Thursday, August 25, 2016)
    NAFCU Board Chairman Richard L. Harris, in an editorial Wednesday in Credit Union Journal, calls the proposed amendments to NAFCU's articles of incorporation to give federally-insured, state-chartered credit unions full membership and to reinforce the association's focus on federal issues a "win-win proposition."
  • Berger welcomes Clinton's pledge to 'cut red tape' for CUs (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger applauded the inclusion of credit unions in Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's small business platform, released yesterday, which reaffirmed her past statements about cutting red tape so credit unions can continue providing capital for small businesses.
  • HUD's Tregoning joins NAFCU's Caucus (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)
    Harriet Tregoning, principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is the most recent addition to the growing list of speakers for NAFCU's Congressional Caucus next month in Washington.
  • FHFA revised loan form out, no language-preference question (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency yesterday published its redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application form – ready for use in 2018 – that leaves off a language-preference question as urged by NAFCU.
  • CFPB urges CU, community partnerships to aid the elderly (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)
    A report released by CFPB Tuesday noted that credit unions and other financial institutions that voluntarily partner with other private and public entities, including law enforcement and adult protective services, can help protect the elderly from financial exploitation.
  • Sasse, McHenry raise arbitration concerns (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)
    Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., were joined by a group of 140 members of Congress this week in raising their concerns about CFPB's proposal to prohibit the use of arbitration agreements to limit consumer access to class action litigation.
  • CFPB eyes changes to public info request processes (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)
    CFPB is taking comments until Oct. 24 on proposed changes to procedures related to information requests made by the public through the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act and in legal proceedings.
  • NCUA warns of phishing scam (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)
    NCUA warned consumers not to respond to a new phishing scam in the form of a text message claiming to be from the agency and asking the recipient to call a number.
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