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  • 'Stop and study' in new bill would slow final RBC2 (Wednesday, March 04, 2015)
    NAFCU-sought legislation introduced today by House Financial Services Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., would require NCUA to conduct a study on mortgage servicing assets and report to Congress within one year.
  • New bill creates small-biz board within CFPB (Wednesday, March 04, 2015)
    Reps. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C. and Denny Heck, D-Wash. reintroduced a NAFCU-backed bill that would establish a small business advisory board within CFPB and make permanent the bureau's existing credit union and community bank advisory councils.
  • Sign up to view March 19 NCUA Board meeting online (Wednesday, March 04, 2015)
    Those wishing to watch the live stream of NCUA's March 19 open board meeting can now register.
  • Seattle, Des Moines FHLBs to be merged by mid-year (Wednesday, March 04, 2015)
    The Federal Home Loan Banks of Des Moines and Seattle recently announced a ratified merger agreement they expect will be effective by mid-year. The combined banks' headquarters will be located in Des Moines.
  • NAFCU shares data security draft article with CUs (Wednesday, March 04, 2015)
    A draft article NAFCU sent to help credit unions educate their own members about data security last year was so popular the association shared another version on Tuesday.
  • Heller, Stabenow push tax relief for underwater borrowers (Wednesday, March 04, 2015)
    Sens. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., have introduced legislation to extend tax relief for underwater mortgage borrowers who have received mortgage forgiveness.
  • NAFCU stays vigilant during tax reform discussion (Wednesday, March 04, 2015)
    Neither witnesses nor committee members made any mention of credit unions or their federally tax-exempt status during a brief Senate Finance Committee hearing held Tuesday on tax "fairness."
  • NCUA slates free FOM strategies webcast (Wednesday, March 04, 2015)
    NCUA will hold a webcast on "Successful Strategies for Field-of-Membership Expansion" March 25 at 2 p.m. Eastern. The webcast will be free.
  • Cordray talks reg relief, future rulemaking in hearing (Wednesday, March 04, 2015)
    CFPB Director Richard Cordray yesterday reiterated to the House Financial Services Committee that credit unions and community banks did not participate in the kind of lending activity that caused the financial crisis and described some recent actions the bureau has taken to ease the regulatory burden.
  • Report: McWatters could vote ‘no’ on RBC2 (Wednesday, March 04, 2015)
    A trade report this week quoted NCUA Board Member J. Mark McWatters saying he would vote against issuing a final risk-based capital rule if it contained a two-tier RBC standard for well- and adequately capitalized credit unions.
  • Krebs: Natural Grocers data breach suspected (Tuesday, March 03, 2015)
    KrebsOnSecurity reports that Natural Grocers is investigating a potential data breach at locations across the country. Reports point to a "pattern of fraud on customer credit and debit cards" used at the stores.
  • Nominating ballots sent for NAFCU Board election (Tuesday, March 03, 2015)
    The nominating ballots for the NAFCU 2015 board elections were sent Monday to members. This year, voting for the two at-large, as well as Region I seats will be conducted online for the first time.
  • New bill gives QM safe harbor to loans in portfolio (Tuesday, March 03, 2015)
    Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., on Tuesday reintroduced a NAFCU-backed bill ensuring residential mortgage loans held in portfolio by originators, such as credit unions, automatically attain the qualified mortgage safe harbor under CFPB rules.
  • National Consumer Protection Week underway (Tuesday, March 03, 2015)
    National Consumer Protection Week is underway, and NCUA, the Department of Justice and other federal and state regulators are encouraging consumers to know their rights and make better-informed decisions.
  • CFPB at House Financial Services Committee today (Tuesday, March 03, 2015)
    CFBP Director Richard Cordray will testify before the House Financial Services Committee on the agency's semi-annual report this afternoon. CFPB reports to Congress twice a year on its activities.
  • NAFCU urges House to back MBL cap lift (Tuesday, March 03, 2015)
    Support for H.R. 1188, a bill introduced by Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Greg Meeks, D-N.Y., to raise the member business lending cap to 27.5 percent of assets for eligible institutions, was urged by NAFCU Monday in a letter to House leaders that was shared with all U.S. House members.
  • GDP growth revised to 2.2% for 4Q (Monday, March 02, 2015)
    The U.S. economy grew 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the Commerce Department's second estimate, slightly lower than the initial estimate primarily due to inventory accumulation.
  • Survey: CEOs call privacy, data security top concern (Monday, March 02, 2015)
    Chief executive officers in a mid-market CEO survey cited privacy/data security as their No. 1 concern, rating it a 6.6 out of 10 – with 15 percent more CEOs rating this as their top concern from only three months ago – according to Chief Executive magazine.
  • 11 days left to enter Annual Awards Competition (Monday, March 02, 2015)
    NAFCU member credit unions have until March 13 – not quite two weeks – to submit their entries for the association's 2015 Annual Awards Competition, which recognizes member credit unions' and individuals' dedication to the industry.
  • NAFCU webcasts ahead on RBC2, BSA and debt (Monday, March 02, 2015)
    In March, NAFCU is offering several webcasts on issues important to credit unions, including NCUA's second proposed rule on risk-based capital, changes to the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual and troubled debt restructuring.
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