- NAFCU Regulatory Watch
NAFCU members can access the latest regulatory alerts and hot issues that may directly impact their credit unions on NAFCU's Regulatory Watch page.
- Legislation / Regulation
NAFCU’s government affairs team provides essential credit union advocacy and sets the standard for strength and stability with our industry-renowned responsiveness. Our 12 experienced and proactive lobbyists work on Capitol Hill, with the NCUA Board and other federal agencies as well as the general public to ensure the legislation that passes is in the best interest of credit unions and our members. NAFCU has been a strong advocate for its members on issues such as regulatory reform, deposit insurance, changes to the bankruptcy code and new consumer protection legislation.
- Paul Revere Award
The Paul Revere Award is awarded to the credit union grassroots activist of the year. This award is intended for the individual who regularly and effectively trumpets the battle cry of the credit union community just as Paul Revere did in his day. The award is based on the grassroots contacts that have been made by individuals and reported to NAFCU. The award will be presented at NAFCU's Congressional Caucus.
- White Hat Award
The White Award is awarded to the member credit union that raises the most for NAFCU/PAC. The award, presented at NAFCU's Annual Conference and Solutions Expo honors the winning credit union's commitment to NAFCU/PAC and to helping keep credit union supporters in Congress.
- Grassroots Activism Awards
In recognition of the superlative grassroots efforts and impressive NAFCU/PAC contributors, NAFCU annually presents The Paul Revere Award and the White Hat Award to those individuals and credit unions who have shown exemplary grassroots efforts.
- CU Data & Research
NAFCU is your source for up-to-date credit union data and research related to credit union industry trends, performance monitoring and critical reports addressing credit unions and the economy.
- Annual Report
You can view NAFCU's most recent Annual Financial Reports here.
NAFCU conferences are designed to help strengthen and accelerate your career and your credit union’s mission. You will benefit from industry-leading presenters and exclusive networking events in locations across the country. Whatever your career path may be, NAFCU has a conference or school to help you grow and reach new heights!
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- CEOs and Senior Executives Conference
The 2013 NAFCU CEOs and Senior Executives Conference, April 24-26 in Sonoma, California, is designed for credit union executives and CEOs. This leading credit union conference provides a forum to learn about and discuss the future of credit unions. Through interactive sessions and networking events you will gain new ideas and fresh perspectives to take back to your credit union and plan for your future success.
- CU Data & Research Publications
Download and subscribe to NAFCU's publications illustrating the latest credit union data and research relevant to making informed strategic decisions at your credit union.
- Credit Union Industry Trends
Keep your finger on the pulse of the credit union industry with NAFCU’s data-driven reports and studies related to critical factors that affect your credit union growth and performance.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about NAFCU's Unlimited Webcast Subscription.
- Webcast Topics
NAFCU's Annual Unlimited Webcast Subscription provides your credit union with the ultimate convenience and affordability to get the education your credit union needs, without leaving the office! Check out some of the topics we'll cover this year.
- Annual Conference and Solutions Expo
Join leaders and credit union solution providers at NAFCU's 46th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo, July 9-13 in Boston, to learn the cutting-edge strategies, solutions and trends that will help you readily adapt to an ever-changing credit union industry and make history!
- Military Coalition Letter
January 3, 2013 The Honorable Max Baucus The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch Chairman, Committee on Finance Ranking Member, Committee on Finance United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Mr. Chairman and Ranking Member: The Military Coalition (TMC), a consortium of uniformed serv
- Subscription Fees
Subscription fees for NAFCU Unlimited Webcast Subscription.
- NAFCU Adds New Reports to Economic & CU Monitor: Regional Outlook and Forecast
NAFCU has introduced two
new sections, the Regional Outlook and a Forecast, to its monthlyEconomic & CU Monitor.
- NAFCU Board to Meet with Federal Reserve, CFPB and NCUA
The NAFCU board
of directors is scheduled to meet next week with officials at the Federal
Reserve, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the National Credit
Union Administration (NCUA) to discuss credit union issues.
- How does it work?
Participation in NAFCU's Webcast Subscription is easy. After you subscribe, you will receive an email confirmation. You will also receive an email the day before each of the live webcasts that includes the URL address and password to access each live and on-demand webcast.
- Testing Your System and System Reqiurements
Participants are strongly encouraged to test their system at least 24 hours prior to the webcast. We suggest that you confirm that your computer and Internet firewall support viewing this type of Webcast. You may test your system by viewing the following on-demand webcast. Confirm that you can hear audio, see video, and view the slide presentation displayed adjacent to the video player. The test presentation will walk you through the various features of the webcast viewing screen.
- NAFCU Unveils Landmark Study on Credit Unions' Benefit to U.S. Economy
NAFCU) today released a landmark study illustrating the potentially devastating impact on the U.S. economy if the credit union federal tax exemption were eliminated.
- NAFCU to Announce Landmark Study on Credit Unions
NAFCU will announce the results of a landmark study on credit unions during its Congressional Caucus.
- NAFCU: NCUA Data Points to Credit Union Strength, Growth
The National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) second-quarter call report data validates the fact that consumers continue to find new ways to reap the benefits of membership in Main Street’s credit unions
- Making Sense of the U.S. Economy and Housing Market (Webinar)
Watch this recorded webinar to hear Genworth's economist, Nathan Struemph, discuss informative economic updates and forecasts. You will get a 360 degree view on economic trends, including a deeper dive into the U.S. housing market and walk away with the critical information you need to introduce stronger more definitive strategies at your credit union.
- Re-thinking Loan Serving (Whitepaper)
The mortgage lending landscape has changed drastically over the past several years from virtually every perspective. The implications of these changes, but especially those related to loan servicing, are or should be of interest to credit unions. Servicing in all its forms has been largely ignored over the history of credit union mortgage lending, yet last decade's cataclysm brings into sharp focus the full benefit of well-managed servicing operations...
- 2012 Q2 Quarterly Investment Outlook: Little Things Add Up (Article)
While geopolitical and other challenging headlines have continued to capture our attention, many of the significant economic threats enumerated in 2011, have since moderated or been extinguished. Meanwhile, just under the surface, HighMark’s five drivers of potentially exceptional growth are contributing more to economic activity than lackluster U.S. GDP growth suggests, illustrating that many Little Things Add Up over time.
- NAFCU Names Carrier Chief Economist & Director of Research
National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Fred Becker announced today that Dr. David Carrier will be NAFCU’s new chief economist and director of research, effective April 30.
- Atypical conditions help lift retail sales
Retail sales exceeded expectations in March, but a good chunk of the month’s gain was likely due to unusual circumstances, such as unseasonably warm weather and the release of the new iPad.
- Facts about Credit Unions (Q4 2011)
Credit Union Facts 2012
- NAFCU Promotes Pevo, Long
NAFCU announced today two government affairs staff promotions. Jillian Pevo has been promoted from associate director of legislative affairs to senior associate director of legislative affairs, and Curt Long has been promoted from research assistant to staff economist, effective immediately. Both joined NAFCU in January of 2010.
- Marketing Award Categories and Evaluation Criteria
Each year NAFCU rewards the most creative and successful promotions of the credit union community in NAFCU's Marketing Awards Program! Enter today, and give your credit union the chance to be recognized for your marketing successes!
Following are the seven Marketing Awards categories. You may enter a maximum of 2 different categories. Within your selected categories, you may only enter one marketing piece. NAFCU will select one entry if multiple entries are submitted for one category.
- Best Membership Promotion
- Best Lending Promotion
- Best Product or Service Promotion
- Best Member Newsletter
- Best Annual Report
- Best Promotional
- 2011 Q4 Market Commentary (Article)
Although third quarter 2011 growth came in at just +1.5%, the flow of economic news in fourth quarter was surprisingly positive, with equity markets holding their own, and consumer confidence and spending rebounding sharply. Read more from NIFCU$ Fund Manager Hillary Elder in the 2011 Q4 Market Commentary.
- NAFCU Annouces Wai Retirement
NAFCU President and CEO Fred Becker said today that NAFCU Vice President of Research and Chief Economist Dr. Tun Wai will be retiring in February after 25 years of service to the association.
- Warren-Geithner Letter to modify disclosures under TILA and RESPA
- Warren Follow Up Letter
- Market Impact from the Super Committee Failure (Article)
A deal to reduce the federal budget deficit through any combination of cutting government spending and/or raising revenue could not be reached in the “super committee” by the November 23rd 2011 deadline. Initial market reaction to the impasse was negative, but transitory and the longer term concern centers on the reaction of rating agencies and the potential for further downgrade of United States debt by one or more agencies. Read what investment expert Hillary Elder has to say about the impact of the committee's failure and the threat of rating downgrades.
- NIFCU$ Q3 2011 Market Commentary
Shock waves, natural and man-made, rocked global economies in the first six months of 2011. Economic growth faced headwinds from severe storms, floods, earthquakes, higher oil prices and a manufacturing disruption of the global component supply chain from Japan. Most of those issues have now passed, however the European sovereign and banking sector debt crisis remains unresolved.
- Economic Update for Credit Unions (Webinar)
Understanding the forces behind our volatile economy is essential in our industry. Watch this October 2011 recorded webinar for an update on the economy and market, and how they will impact your credit union, now and in the future.
- Bernanke: GSE reform unlikely to happen soon
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke cautioned Congress Tuesday that any housing finance reform options should be considered carefully, noting that it would be difficult to put in place a viable alternative to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the near term.
- Capito says MBL slated for October
A hearing on credit unions’ member business lending authority will be held “sometime in October,” Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., told NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus yesterday.
- NAFCU Regulatory Reform Resources Page
NAFCU's Regulatory Reform Resources Page The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Regulatory Reform Summary & Analysis Table of Regulations
- Strengthening headwinds sink new-home sales
August was another bad month for new-home sales, with increased concerns about instability in Europe just one of many headwinds that dragged sales down to the lowest monthly pace since February.
- NCUA, NAFCU press on underserved
NCUA and NAFCU told Congress Thursday that credit unions do an exemplary job of serving the underserved but could do even more if single-common-bond and community-chartered credit unions were able to add underserved areas to their fields of membership.
- Existing-home sales surge not bellwether
Buoyed by investor purchases, existing-home sales surged in August, but NAFCU does not believe the data are a sign of things to come.
- FOMC stays course on rates, plans new moves
The Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday reiterated its pledge to keep the federal funds target rate at a range of zero to 0.25 percent “at least through mid-2013” and announced new moves, including a controversial measure designed to keep long-term borrowing costs down.
- Instructions for Entry
Marketing Awards Instructions for Entry
- Guidelines for Entry
Marketing Award Guidelines for Entry. The Awards Committee retains the right to disqualify any entrant if these guidelines are not followed.
- Tips for Helping Members Through the Current Economic Crisis (Podcast)
Credit unions are feeling the pinch today, and all reports seem to indicate that the economic situation is not getting better anytime soon. This podcast features valuable tips from financial experts at Money Concepts. You will hear about how to best help your members as they struggle with situations such as declining 401(k)s and stock portfolios on life support.
- The Impact of Market Downturn on Your Pre-Retiree Members (Webcast)
If there is one thing pre-retiree members are worried about, it's whether their money will last their lifetimes. "The Impact of the Market Downturn on Your Pre-retiree Members," discusses seven strategies that credit unions can use to help members five years from retirement.