- Conference Overview
The 2014 NAFCU Congressional Caucus, September 9-12 in Washington, D.C., is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with members of Congress and make sure the credit union voice is being heard. Take an active role in the political process and raise awareness for the important credit union issues we face to help move our industry forward.
- Credit Union Compliance
NAFCU provides credit union regulatory compliance services to its members through a multi-faceted program, including direct access to NAFCU's compliance team, complimentary subscriptions to the Compliance Monitor, BSA Blast and NAFCU Compliance Blog, providing your credit union with the latest compliance information and answers to FAQs, free access to the Compliance Book of Answers and Compliance Calendar, as well as discounted member pricing on credit union compliance training and certification program.
- NAFCU Policy Letters to Capitol Hill
Read policy letters that NAFCU has sent to Capitol Hill.
- Legislative Resource Center
NAFCU’s Legislative Resource Center serves as an expert resource on credit union issues. The Center supports NAFCU’s advocacy initiatives and keeps credit union professionals informed about Congress and the legislative activities that affect the credit union industry.
The Center provides information on legislation under consideration in the House and Senate. NAFCU also compiles and makes its position on every policy accessible to the public. The Center’s Congressional Resources will enable you to track all legislation from its introduction on the Floor to its signing by the President. We hope you will become your own credit union’s advocate by visiting our Grassroots Action Center.
As always, if you need assistance accessing the center’s resources or have any questions regarding legislative issues, please feel free to contact NAFCU’s Legislative Affairs Staff.
- 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.
- NAFCU Key Legislative Issues
NAFCU's Legislative Affairs division works tirelessly to keep you informed on any and all issues that may impact your credit union. Compiled here is a list of the most immediate and important issues facing the credit union industry.
- 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.
NAFCU credit union conferences are some of the most highly-rated and respected education opportunities in the credit union community. Upcoming 2014 conferences are listed below.
- NAFCU Congressional Testimony
Read complete testimonies from NAFCU's credit union members and staff to Congress.
- Issues We're Bringing to the Hill
Join the fight against overzealous regulatory burdens that continue to squeeze credit unions. Share your stories on Capitol Hill to help Congress understand where credit unions stand on critical issues, including data security, regulatory relief, tax reform and housing finance reform.
Educational sessions for NAFCU's Credit Union Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Conference, including director financial literacy training, supervisory committee training, BSA and risk management, a update from Washington, D.C. are more!
- Health Care Reform Resources
Health Care Reform Resources for credit union compliance officers.
- CCA: Focus on Fair Lending
- Flood Insurance
After several active hurricane seasons and devastating floods over the past few years, flood insurance has garnered much attention from lawmakers in Congress. While there had been a lack of consensus on how to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), leading to a series of short-term extensions, Congress acted in June 2012 to reauthorize the program for an additional 5 years. Read more in this credit union issue brief.
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- Reg Compliance School reviews mortgage regs
Attendees at NAFCU’s Regulatory Compliance School reviewed the CFPB’s new mortgage rules with Steve Van Beek, the association’s former vice president of regulatory compliance, during another full day of compliance programs.
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- Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) Disclosures
Currently, the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFT) and its implementing rule, Regulation E (12 CFR 205.16), require ATM operators to provide two separate notices to consumers regarding the imposition of a fee for use of the ATM. The first is a fee disclosure on the ATM screen where a consumer is required to affirmatively indicate whether he or she accepts the fee. Read more about ATM disclosures in this credit union issue brief.
- Supplemental Capital
Allowing eligible credit unions access to supplemental capital, in addition to retained earning sources, will help ensure healthy credit unions can achieve manageable asset growth and continue to serve their member-owners efficiently as the country recovers from the financial crisis. Read more in this credit union issue brief.
- Defense Credit Union Issues
Specific legislative issues affecting Defense Credit Unions.
- Compliance Central Articles
Compliance Central Articles from NAFCU staff to help keep credit union compliance officers in the loops on the most pressing issues on the horizon.
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Memorandum for All United States Attorneys Page 2 Subject: Guidance Regarding Marijuana Related Financial Crimes under the CSA. Although the August 29 guidance was issued in response to recent marijuana legalization initiatives in certain states, it applies to all Department marijuana enforcement nationwide. The guidan
- Berger, Hunt reiterate capital proposal concerns
NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger told the Credit Union Journal Friday of the association’s continued skepticism that NCUA’s proposed regulation on capital will really account for systemic risk.
- Press Releases
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- Fed to slow asset purchases another $10 billion
The Federal Open Market Committee announced it will begin tapering its asset-purchase program by another $10 billion a month but is leaving its federal funds rate target unchanged for now.
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- 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.
- 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.
- NCUA Update: Looking Ahead to 2014
Keeping up with the demands and expectations of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is a challenge all credit unions face. Join NAFCU's expert Regulatory Affairs team for a look ahead at what direction NCUA is likely to go in 2014.
- NAFCU Report on Credit Unions - 2013
The 2013 Report on Credit Unions from NAFCU delivered to the Federal Reserve Board detailing the latest issues and trends affecting credit unions and the impact of Fed actions.
- 2014 NAFCU Annual Conference site live
The website for NAFCU’s 47th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo is live, offering an early discounted registration opportunity and details on the conference and its location – the Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort.
- Interchange Survey
Interchange Survey When you open the survey, you will be prompted to open or save the file. Please click on the Save button and save the file as the name of your credit union followed by the words interchange survey. For
- Corporate Stabilization Plan
Corporate Stabilization Plan
- NAFCU Beltway Buzz Enewsletter
Monthly member-only enewsletter, penned by NAFCU’s Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler, giving you a fun, unfiltered look at the important developments in credit union legislation.
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- JiJi Bahhur, Director of Regulatory Compliance
JiJi Bahhur was named director of compliance in October 2013. Bahhur heads NAFCU’s multi-faceted compliance assistance program, which provides direct assistance to member credit unions, blog postings, detailed publications, comprehensive trainings, and all related efforts to assist member credit unions with their compliance responsibilities. She also oversees all of NAFCU’s compliance-related products and services, including the Credit Union Compliance GPS and online training for board and new staff members.
- NCUA Outreach Task Force Town Hall Meeting: Background Materials
NCUA Outreach Task Force Town Hall Meeting:
NAFCU Issue Backgrounder
NAFCU Issue Brief
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- Toeppe will be NCUA’s next Region III director
Myra Toeppe will become director of the NCUA Region III office Jan. 1, succeeding Herb Yolles, who NCUA also announced will be retiring from the agency after 39 years of government service.