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  • NCUA Board continues 18% usury cap; NCUSIF remains strong (Friday, February 24, 2017)
    The NCUA Board on Thursday voted to maintain federal credit unions' current usury cap ceiling at 18 percent – as urged by NAFCU – and heard a quarterly report on the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund that showed the fund remained in good standing through the end of 2016.
  • Letter to FCUs: Operating fees due April 17 (Friday, February 24, 2017)
    Federal credit unions' operating fee payments are due to the NCUA April 17, the agency notes in its Letter to Credit Unions 17-FCU-01, published this month. The fee scale was raised 25.5 percent by the NCUA Board last November.
  • FHFA: House prices up 1.5% in 4Q (Friday, February 24, 2017)
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index shows house prices rose 1.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, the agency announced Thursday.
  • Mnuchin sets March 2 FSOC session (Friday, February 24, 2017)
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin yesterday announced plans for a March 2 executive, closed session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council but gave no indication whether the session will address review of the Dodd-Frank Act as directed in a Feb. 3 presidential executive order.
  • NCUA Board keeps 18% usury cap; NCUSIF remains strong (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
    The NCUA Board today voted to maintain federal credit unions' current usury cap ceiling at 18 percent – as urged by NAFCU – and heard a quarterly report on the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund that showed the fund remained in good standing through the end of 2016.
  • NCUA updates stabilization fund Q&A (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
    The NCUA on Thursday updated its online "Questions and Answers" resource about costs related to the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund, confirming that no future assessment charges to credit unions are likely.
  • At Strategic Growth: Millennials, relevancy risk and small data (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
    The final day’s program at NAFCU’s Strategic Growth Conference yesterday included a look at how credit unions can attract and engage the next generation of members, make greater use of risk management and the importance of “small” data.
  • NCUA Board eyes usury cap, NCUSIF report today (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
    The NCUA Board today will vote on the continuation of the federal credit union loan interest rate ceiling and receive a quarterly report on the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund during its open board meeting.
  • Monitor: CUs concerned about fintech impact (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
    About three-fourths of credit unions that participated in NAFCU's February Economic & CU Monitor survey said they are "very" or "somewhat" concerned about the rise of fintech and its potential impact on the financial marketplace.
  • FHFA video explains duty-to-serve rule (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
    An overview of the Federal Housing Finance Agency's duty-to-serve rule is provided in a new three-minute video released Wednesday and led by Jim Gray, duty-to-serve program manager.
  • Long: FOMC minutes show panel remained 'noncommittal' (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
    Minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee meeting earlier this month show the committee remains "typically noncommittal" about a rate hike in March, according to NAFCU Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long.
  • Existing-home sales increase 3.3% in January (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
    Existing-home sales grew 3.3 percent in January despite low inventory levels and higher mortgage rates, according to data analyzed in a NAFCU Macro Data Flash released Wednesday.
  • At Strategic Growth: Industry experts talk ERM programs, branding (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
    Credit union attendees Wednesday learned how they can utilize their enterprise risk management (ERM) programs to drive growth and improve their marketing and branding techniques during the second day of NAFCU’s Strategic Growth Conference in Charleston, S.C.
  • 2017 NAFCU Board elections kick off today (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
    NAFCU's 2017 board election cycle is now open with four director positions available - two at-large positions and one position each for Regions III and IV.
  • NAFCU to CFPB: Financial records access must be safe, fair (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
    NAFCU's Andrew Morris told the CFPB Tuesday that access to consumer data to power better personal finance products should focus on ensuring the security of consumers' data and should not create new data-collection burdens and costs for credit unions.
  • Input due Monday on CDFI certification process (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
    NAFCU is asking for members' input by Feb. 27 on the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund's request for information on the CDFI designation process.
  • NAFCU at CPAC this week (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
    NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt will represent the association at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., this week.
  • At Strategic Growth, attendees learn about fintech, growth strategies (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
    Credit union attendees learned about how they can build a passionately loyal corporate culture and remain at the forefront of evolving technologies during the first day of NAFCU’s Strategic Growth Conference, which kicked off Tuesday in Charleston, S.C.
  • Entries due March 3 for NAFCU Annual Awards Competition (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)
    NAFCU member credit unions have until March 3 to submit their entries for the association's 2017 Annual Awards Competition, which recognizes association member credit unions, professionals and volunteers for their dedication and achievement within their institutions, communities and the industry.
  • Huizenga reintroduces mortgage points-and-fees bill (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)
    House Financial Services Subcommittee Chairman Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., last week reintroduced NAFCU-supported legislation that would clarify the definition of points and fees under the Truth in Lending Act as applied through the CFPB's qualified mortgage rule.
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