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  • No NCUSIF premium for 2014 (Friday, October 24, 2014)
    NCUA’s Mary Ann Woodson told the NCUA Board during Thursday’s open meeting there will be no share insurance premium assessment for 2014. The board also released an interagency proposed rule on flood insurance and proposed revisions to current rules on corporate credit unions.
  • NCUA proposals out on flood insurance, corporates (Friday, October 24, 2014)
    The NCUA Board released two proposed rules Thursday that would implement 2014 changes to flood insurance measures affected by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act and make updates and technical revisions to current rules on corporate credit unions.
  • FTC halts debt scam against Spanish-speaking consumers (Friday, October 24, 2014)
    The Federal Trade Commission says a U.S. district court in Miami has stopped a fraudulent phantom debt collection operation that collected at least $2 million using abusive and deceptive phone calls targeted at Spanish-speaking consumers.
  • FHFA house price index up 0.5% (Friday, October 24, 2014)
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency reports that its monthly House Price Index increased 0.5 percent in August based on numbers from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • CDFI Fund addresses application glitches (Friday, October 24, 2014)
    The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund released a frequently asked questions document Tuesday addressing some technical problems that may have occurred when applicants were applying for 2015 CDFI Program grants.
  • Next NAFCU webcasts eye compliance, FinCEN (Friday, October 24, 2014)
    Early bird deadlines for NAFCU webcasts on regulatory compliance and guidance from NCUA and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network are approaching, with the opportunity for attendees to save $100 on registration.
  • CFPB issues mortgage servicing compliance bulletin (Thursday, October 23, 2014)
    CFPB issued a compliance bulletin and policy guidance to alert residential mortgage servicers and subservicers of the potential risks to consumers that might occur with the transferring of residential mortgage servicing rights.
  • Berger, Thaler named in ‘The Hill’s’ top lobbyists (Thursday, October 23, 2014)
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger and Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler Wednesday were named top association lobbyists for 2014 by The Hill.
  • 44 CUs to pay 2Q late-5300 penalty (Thursday, October 23, 2014)
    NCUA announced Wednesday that 44 credit unions agreed to pay a total of $17,111 in penalties for the late filing of their second-quarter call reports, or 5300s.
  • The Hill: McCaul gives cyber bill 80% chance of passage (Thursday, October 23, 2014)
    House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, reportedly gave his cybersecurity bill – which passed the House in July – an 80 percent chance of becoming law before the end of year and likely during Congress' lame-duck session.
  • CPI grows 1.7% in past year (Thursday, October 23, 2014)
    The overall consumer price index grew 1.7 percent in the past year, while overall consumer prices grew 0.1 percent in September, which NAFCU Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long says will encourage the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low.
  • Berger asks 45 days more to comment on MLA rules (Thursday, October 23, 2014)
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger urged the Department of Defense on Wednesday to extend by 45 days the comment period on proposed changes to Military Lending Act rules on consumer credit rates and terms.
  • NCUA Board eyes NCUSIF, talks flood insurance, corporates (Thursday, October 23, 2014)
    The NCUA Board will hear the quarterly report on the state of the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund at an open meeting today and will discuss a proposed interagency rule on flood insurance, as well as a proposed rule on corporate credit unions.
  • NAFCU supports Crapo's call for targeted reform (Thursday, October 23, 2014)
    NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler wrote Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, in support of the senator's views published in American Banker advocating targeted reforms to help small financial institutions.
  • NAFCU supports Fed, FDIC action on QRM (Thursday, October 23, 2014)
    NAFCU welcomed Wednesday's action by the Federal Reserve Board and others finalizing an interagency rule that aligns the definition of "qualified residential mortgages" with CFPB's definition of qualified mortgage.
  • CFPB modifies rule on points-and-fees cure (Thursday, October 23, 2014)
    CFPB yesterday published a final rule that, among other things, modifies conditions for a points-and-fees cure following the issuance of a qualified mortgage.
  • 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.
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