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  • House panel to hold Wells Fargo hearing Sept. 29 (Friday, September 23, 2016)
    The House Financial Services Committee plans to hold a hearing Sept. 29 on Wells Fargo's creation of more than 1.5 million unauthorized consumer deposit accounts and 500,000-plus credit card accounts.
  • SBA roundtable eyes CFPB payday proposal (Friday, September 23, 2016)
    A Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy roundtable yesterday focused on the potential economic impact that CFPB's payday lending proposal may have on small entities. NAFCU Regulatory Affairs Counsel Andrew Morris attended the meeting.
  • Berger at Treasury forum on economic growth today (Friday, September 23, 2016)
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger, at the invitation of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, today is attending the Freedman's Bank Forum, at which public, private and nonprofit leaders will discuss strategies to improve jobs, economic opportunity and financial inclusion for all communities.
  • Existing-home sales down 0.9% (Friday, September 23, 2016)
    A NAFCU Macro Data Flash report shows existing-home sales decreased 0.9 percent in August, led by a 2.3 percent sales decrease in single-family unit sales.
  • Hearing witness pushes TCPA safe harbor for FIs (Friday, September 23, 2016)
    Adding a safe harbor for entities, including financial institutions, acting in good faith to meet requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is one way to alleviate concerns of class action suits, a hearing witness told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee Thursday.
  • NAFCU talks MDI CUs at NCUA (Friday, September 23, 2016)
    NAFCU staff met with NCUA's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion on Thursday to discuss supporting the credit union industry's more than 600 minority depository institutions.
  • Yahoo data breach hits 500M users (Friday, September 23, 2016)
    Yahoo, Inc., admitted Thursday that a 2014 data breach affected at least 500 million users – more than double initial estimates of 200 million.
  • FOMC: No rate change for September (Thursday, September 22, 2016)
    The Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday said it is leaving the federal funds target rate unchanged at a range of 0.25 to 0.5 percent but that "the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened."
  • CFPB sues Ariz. title lenders (Thursday, September 22, 2016)
    CFPB filed suit against five title lenders based in Arizona this week over their alleged failure to disclose the annual percentage rate for title loans in online advertisements.
  • Beatty, Heck tout compromise for reg relief (Thursday, September 22, 2016)
    Reps. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, and Denny Heck, D-Wash., both talked about how compromise in Congress can lead to meaningful regulatory relief for credit unions during remarks during the closing-day session of NAFCU's Congressional Caucus Wednesday.
  • Caucus: Barr, Duffy and Brady talk reg burden, tax reform (Thursday, September 22, 2016)
    House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Reps. Andy Barr, R-Ky., and Sean Duffy, R-Wis., talked to NAFCU Congressional Caucus attendees about overregulation and how to spur economic growth during remarks made at the conference's closing day session.
  • NCUA reports improvement in corporate resolution costs (Thursday, September 22, 2016)
    NCUA published updated information on Wednesday about the continued improvement of the Corporate Resolution Program and the NCUA Guaranteed Notes Program, and it said it is unlikely the agency will charge credit unions future Temporary Credit Union Stabilization Fund assessments.
  • Berger, in Morning Consult, touts reg relief for CUs (Thursday, September 22, 2016)
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger reiterated credit unions did not cause the financial crisis in an interview with Morning Consult, which also quoted lawmakers at NAFCU's Congressional Caucus agreeing that credit unions are in need of regulatory relief.
  • Cordray hints at future debt collection rule during Caucus (Thursday, September 22, 2016)
    CFPB Director Richard Cordray reiterated during NAFCU's Congressional Caucus Wednesday that he agrees credit unions did not cause the financial crisis and said the more the bureau hears the credit union perspective, the better the bureau can respond.
  • DoD roundtable eyes retirement plan, servicemember well-being (Thursday, September 22, 2016)
    NAFCU Senior Regulatory Affairs Counsel Michael Emancipator attended a Department of Defense financial readiness roundtable discussion at CFPB yesterday that included updates on the blended retirement system and a look at survey results on servicemembers' financial well-being.
  • Waters vows to take up NAFCU-urged CFPB exemption for CUs in January (Thursday, September 22, 2016)
    House Financial Service Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., speaking before NAFCU's Congressional Caucus Wednesday, said credit unions should have greater exemptions from many of CFPB's rulemakings and that she is willing to address the issue via legislation in the next Congress if the bureau continues to resist.
  • House panel leaders tout 'CHOICE Act,' more (Thursday, September 22, 2016)
    On the final day of NAFCU's Congressional Caucus Wednesday, credit union attendees heard from numerous House Financial Services subcommittee chairmen and panel members detailing their work on the "Financial CHOICE Act," which includes numerous NAFCU-sought regulatory relief provisions.
  • Thaler: TCPA's 'antiquated approach' hurts CUs, members (Thursday, September 22, 2016)
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act is an "antiquated approach to communications regulations" that prevents consumers from receiving information they need from their financial institutions, NAFCU's Brad Thaler said in a letter sent in advance of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing today.
  • FOMC: No rate change yet (Wednesday, September 21, 2016)
    The Federal Open Market Committee today said it is leaving the federal funds target rate unchanged at a range of 0.25 to 0.5 percent but that "the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened."
  • Waters pledges to take up NAFCU-urged CFPB exemption for CUs in January (Wednesday, September 21, 2016)
    House Financial Service Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., speaking before NAFCU's Congressional Caucus today, said credit unions should have greater exemptions from many of CFPB's rulemakings and that she is willing to address the issue via legislation in the next Congress if the bureau continues to resist.
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