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  • Report: Shelby wants Fed to name vice chairman of supervision (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)
    Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., is said to be pressing for appointment of a vice chairman of supervision at the Federal Reserve Board before moving forward on two Fed Board vacancies.
  • Mortgage advertising webcast Aug. 11; discounts end today (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)
    Today is the final day to get early registration discounts for NAFCU's Aug. 11 webcast, "Mortgage Advertising Requirements: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You."
  • NAFCU Services selects BitSight as Preferred Partner for cybersecurity ratings (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)
    NAFCU Services Corporation has selected BitSight Technologies as its Preferred Partner for cybersecurity ratings, giving NAFCU member credit unions access to a valuable tool for monitoring their own cybersecurity risks and those posed by their third-party vendors.
  • Risk Seminar: NCUA exams, ERM theory, and NAFCU risk survey (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)
    Attendees at the first day of NAFCU's Risk Management Seminar in Denver included discussions about NCUA expectations relating to risk management, enterprise risk management theory and a case study of how to implement an ERM program.
  • NCUA webinar Aug. 19 on internal controls, accounting (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)
    NCUA will host a free webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern Aug. 19 for credit unions on how they can maintain adequate internal controls at their institutions.
  • NAFCU urges NCUA to give relief on FOM, bylaws, more (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)
    NAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Alicia Nealon on Monday urged NCUA use its 2015 Regulatory Review as an opportunity to provide regulatory relief to credit unions. This year's review addressed one-third of NCUA regulations, including those relating to field of membership, credit union bylaws, and loan participations.
  • NAFCU watching Senate effort to move cyber bill (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)
    Last evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a motion for the Senate to take a procedural vote on S. 754, the "Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act," later this week. NAFCU has urged lawmakers to secure greater security for financial data through business/government sharing of cyber-threat information.
  • NAFCU continues to add new members (Monday, August 3, 2015)
    Eleven credit unions have joined NAFCU over the past couple of weeks, a sign that credit unions are looking for real value and like what they see coming from NAFCU, said association President and CEO Dan Berger.
  • O'Brien: Advocacy continues thru Congress' August recess (Monday, August 3, 2015)
    NAFCU Director of Political Affairs Dan O’Brien, in a Credit Union Times editorial, reminded credit union representatives Friday that credit union advocacy does not stop when lawmakers go home for their August recess.
  • NAFCU Risk Management Seminar kicks off in Denver (Monday, August 3, 2015)
    Credit union professionals from around the country have gathered for NAFCU's first-ever Risk Management Seminar, which begins today at the Grand Hyatt Denver.
  • Compliance Cyber Café enewsletter launches today (Monday, August 3, 2015)
    Credit unions can now get a collection of the latest cyber developments and related items from the perspective of a compliance officer with the launch of the association's new Compliance Cyber Café enewsletter.
  • Labor costs growing at slowest pace in 30 years (Monday, August 3, 2015)
    Labor costs, including wages and benefits, grew at the slowest pace during the second quarter of 2015 in more than 30 years, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal Friday.
  • Heck, Miller confirmed for Defense CU Summit (Monday, August 3, 2015)
    Reps. Joe Heck, R-Nev., and Jeff Miller, R-Fla., have been confirmed as speakers for NAFCU's Defense Credit Union Summit, which will be held Sept. 16 in conjunction with the association's Congressional Caucus in Washington.
  • CFPB to talk financial management for seniors (Monday, August 3, 2015)
    CFPB will hold an event focusing on financial management for seniors and their caregivers Aug. 17 in Springfield, Va. The event will be livestreamed on the bureau's website.
  • Hackers using DDoS threat to extort money from financial institutions (Monday, August 3, 2015)
    MarketWatch reported Friday that hackers are using the threat of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack to extort money from large banks and financial services companies.
  • NCUA issues 4 prohibition orders in July (Monday, August 3, 2015)
    NCUA issued four prohibition orders in July to bar individuals previously associated with credit unions from any future participation in the affairs of a federally insured financial institution.
  • Fourth Corner CU sues Fed, NCUA (Monday, August 3, 2015)
    The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank and NCUA were sued in federal district court Thursday by Fourth Corner Credit Union, a state-chartered credit union in Denver that was formed last November to serve legitimate marijuana businesses.
  • Short-term highway fix clears, omits NAFCU-opposed g-fee use (Friday, July 31, 2015)
    The Senate, voting 91-4, on Thursday cleared a short-term highway bill that – as strongly urged by NAFCU – eliminates the use of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee fees (g-fees) from offsetting revenue provisions.
  • Compliance Blog: CFPB OK with revised loan estimates (Friday, July 31, 2015)
    In a NAFCU Compliance Blog post today, Senior Regulatory Compliance Counsel Brandy Bruyere discusses whether mortgage closing cost estimates offered in "good faith" can be revised and presented again to consumers for informational purposes under CFPB's Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act integrated disclosure rule.
  • FHFA: Mortgage interest rate up to 3.85% in June (Friday, July 31, 2015)
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that the average interest rate on mortgage loans was up 10 basis points from 3.75 percent in May to 3.85 percent in June.
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