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  • NAFCU offices closed 2 days for Thanksgiving holiday (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)
    NAFCU's offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
  • GDP up 3.9% in 3Q, second estimate (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)
    The U.S. economy grew 3.9 percent in the third quarter, according to the second estimate by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, with a decline in both overall and core personal consumption expenditure inflation that NAFCU's Curt Long says could help keep rates low in the near future.
  • Home Depot facing 44 lawsuits over data breach (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)
    Home Depot is facing at least 44 civil lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada due to the home-improvement chain's massive data breach earlier this year, according to reports.
  • Input to NAFCU on FHLB membership due Monday (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)
    NAFCU needs members' input by Dec. 1 on the Federal Housing Finance Agency's proposal to amend regulations governing Federal Home Loan Bank membership. Members' input will be used in formulating the association's official comment.
  • Most inquiries to CFPB ombudsman on mortgages, process (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)
    The CFPB Ombudsman's Office's annual report says the majority of inquiries it received in the financial year 2014 focused on mortgages and sought additional information on the bureau’s processes.
  • CFPB consumer finance research conference in May (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)
    CFPB announced it will hold its first research conference focusing on consumer finance May 7-8 in Washington, D.C.
  • NCUA: Stabilization assessment range still negative (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)
    NCUA updated its information on the costs of the Corporate Resolution Program and the Guaranteed Notes Program, saying the upper and lower ends of the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund assessment range remain negative.
  • 40 senators welcome MLA credit rule changes (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)
    Forty Democratic senators, in a letter yesterday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, lodged their support for proposed Military Lending Act rule changes to further protect servicemembers against predatory practices. The proposal is out for comment until Dec. 26.
  • Thursday marks Target breach 1-year anniversary (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)
    With the holiday shopping season kicking off in days, and approximately one year after the Target data breach, NAFCU continues to urge enactment of national data security standards for retailers.
  • DoD adds 30 days for comments on credit reg (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)
    At the request of NAFCU and others, the Department of Defense is extending its comment period on proposed Military Lending Act rule changes – which would apply to all credit unions – for 30 days following the official notice scheduled for publication in today’s Federal Register.
  • HUD to renew SCRA mortgage disclosure form (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)
    Post-service mortgage protections for military servicemembers – as detailed in a mortgage disclosure form that is being renewed, at least temporarily – are due to expire at year-end unless Congress passes an extension.
  • Defense Secretary Hagel resigns (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned Monday after serving fewer than two years in the post. He will remain as defense secretary until a replacement is confirmed.
  • NAFCU Cyber Monday sale on 2 conferences (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)
    On Dec. 1, credit unions can save $222 each on two of NAFCU's conferences with the code CYBER: the Strategic Growth Conference and Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Conference.
  • FHFA: 2015 loan limits mostly unchanged (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)
    The Federal Housing and Finance Agency on Monday announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2015 will stay at $417,000 for one-unit properties throughout most of the nation.
  • Obama won't change GSEs without Congress' ok (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)
    The Treasury Department confirmed Friday that the Obama administration will not end the conservatorship of government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac until housing finance reform legislation is passed.
  • WSJ: More holiday data breach attempts likely (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)
    Cybersecurity experts are predicting a "surge in attempted attacks" this holiday season, according to The Wall Street Journal, as retailers "relax fraud controls to some degree" to accommodate an estimated 50 percent uptick in transaction volume.
  • CFPB agenda: payday loans, debt collection, more (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)
    CFPB put out its biannual rulemaking agenda in which it details potential rules affecting credit unions on payday loans, debt collection and overdraft fees.
  • NSA raises cybersecurity concerns (Monday, November 24, 2014)
    National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers told the House Select Committee on Intelligence last week that he expects a major cyber-attack on U.S. infrastructure within the next few years.
  • Target wants bank suit over data breach dropped (Monday, November 24, 2014)
    Almost a year after its massive data breach, Target Corp. is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to dismiss claims by five banks arguing on behalf of all financial institutions whose customers shopped there during the breach period.
  • House sues Obama over health care act (Monday, November 24, 2014)
    The Republican-led House of Representatives is suing President Barack Obama in response to what it says were unilateral changes made by the president to the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare."
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