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  • Vehicle sales improved in April (Thursday, May 5, 2016)
    Total vehicle sales in April rebounded from March's rate of 16.6 million annualized units to 17.4 million seasonally adjusted annualized units. According to Kelley Blue Book, this was the highest volume of new cars ever sold for the month of April, noted NAFCU Research Assistant Yun Cohen.
  • NCUA cybersecurity risk webinar May 12 (Thursday, May 5, 2016)
    NCUA is hosting a cybersecurity risk webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern May 12 for credit unions wanting more information about how they can protect their institutions and members from cyber threats.
  • CFPB releases proposed arbitration rule (Thursday, May 5, 2016)
    CFPB released its proposed arbitration rule today in advance of a field hearing focused on arbitration clauses. The association has raised concerns about the rule's impact on credit unions.
  • Succession planning, best practices highlighted in NAFCU webcast (Thursday, May 5, 2016)
    Attendees learned the guiding principles of a succession planning strategy and best practices for developing a successful succession planning program in yesterday’s NAFCU webcast.
  • Metsger names Radway chief of staff (Thursday, May 5, 2016)
    NCUA Chairman Rick Metsger has named Michael Radway as his chief of staff. Metsger was designated the agency's new chairman this week.
  • NAFCU puts out HMDA resources (Thursday, May 5, 2016)
    NAFCU Director of Regulatory Compliance Brandy Bruyere announced a new collection of resources for credit unions on the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
  • NAFCU Compliance Monitor eyes TRID, vendor management (Thursday, May 5, 2016)
    The May issue of NAFCU's Compliance Monitor analyzes how the Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act integrated disclosure (TRID) rule applies to construction loans, as well as how credit unions can effectively manage vendors.
  • NAFCU's Long talks job market with Bankrate.com (Thursday, May 5, 2016)
    Bankrate.com will interview NAFCU Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long about the current job market and unemployment levels today at 2 p.m. Eastern. The interview will be streamed live on Bankrate.com's Facebook page.
  • Sources, types of fraud detailed in NAFCU webcast (Wednesday, May 4, 2016)
    In the last 10 years, 192 credit unions have failed and 78 of those failures were due to internal fraud, said Christopher Pippett, partner with Fox Rothschild LLP, in yesterday's NAFCU webcast.
  • NAFCU puts out MLA resources for CUs (Wednesday, May 4, 2016)
    NAFCU Director of Regulatory Compliance Brandy Bruyere announced the association's new collection of compliance resources for credit unions related to the Military Lending Act, including the association's Final Rule report, webcasts and blog posts on the rule.
  • DOJ seeks comments on Web accessibility matters under ADA (Wednesday, May 4, 2016)
    The Department of Justice is requesting comments on more than 120 questions regarding the proposed Web accessibility rule under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to shape its future rulemaking efforts ensuring equal access to public entities' programs, services and activities.
  • Freddie reports $354M net loss in 1Q (Wednesday, May 4, 2016)
    Government-sponsored enterprise Freddie Mac reported a net loss of $354 million in the first quarter of 2016, but said no draw from the Treasury Department would be necessary.
  • Hackers steal tax, salary data from ADP (Wednesday, May 4, 2016)
    Payroll services provider ADP was targeted by identity thieves, who stole salary and tax data after certain companies mistakenly published their ADP account information online.
  • Listening session on NCUA's minority program May 25 (Tuesday, May 3, 2016)
    On May 25, NCUA will host a listening session on ways it can enhance its Minority Depository Institutions Preservation Program. The event is open to the public and will be available over livestream.
  • Applications for NCUA consulting due May 31 (Tuesday, May 3, 2016)
    Eligible credit unions interested in NCUA's consulting services have until May 31 to submit nominations, the agency announced yesterday.
  • Register now for NAFCU's must-attend Congressional Caucus (Tuesday, May 3, 2016)
    Credit unions should begin making arrangements to attend NAFCU's Congressional Caucus, Sept. 18-21 in Washington, for a chance to meet directly with lawmakers and regulators to discuss top credit union issues. Three members of the House Financial Services Committee are already slated to speak during the event.
  • FFIEC State Liaison Committee elects chairman (Tuesday, May 3, 2016)
    The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council on Monday announced the election of Karen Lawson as chairman of the council's State Liaison Committee.
  • Hunt urges clarity in TCPA for mobile, residential lines (Tuesday, May 3, 2016)
    NAFCU's Carrie Hunt urged the Federal Communications Commission to develop a "common sense interpretation" of "residential" line under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, in a comment letter Monday, to ensure consumers receive information from their financial institutions on both their mobile and residential phone lines.
  • NAFCU's Cohen eyes tightening commercial lending standards (Tuesday, May 3, 2016)
    The Federal Reserve's latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey shows that banks have tightened their standards for commercial and industrial (C&I) loans and commercial real estate (CRE) loans during the first quarter of 2016.
  • NAFCU highlights Chabot comments on reg burden (Tuesday, May 3, 2016)
    In a letter Monday, NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler thanked House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, for his comments on the regulatory burden on credit unions during a recent interview on the Fox Business Network.
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