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  • CU execs have one week left to save on NAFCU's CEOs conference (Friday, February 16, 2018)
    Credit union CEOs and executives have one week left to save $200 on NAFCU's CEOs and Senior Executives Conference, which promises unique networking events and relevant executive-level sessions. To save on the conference - April 18-20 in Napa, Calif. - credit unions can use the code CEOSAVINGS through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Feb. 23.
  • Pew brief notes benefits of CUs offering small-dollar loan programs (Friday, February 16, 2018)
    A brief from Pew Charitable Trusts supports credit unions and banks offering small-dollar loan programs as they would provide "a far better option for Americans" by saving consumers billions of dollars annually.
  • Learn your NCUSIF distribution with NAFCU's calculator (Friday, February 16, 2018)
    Credit unions can learn the amount of the distribution they will receive from the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) this year with NAFCU's updated SIF calculator (member only). The calculator reflects the latest figures shared during Thursday's open NCUA board meeting.
  • ADA bill passes House, offers NAFCU-sought website relief (Friday, February 16, 2018)
    After months of NAFCU engagement on Capitol Hill, the House yesterday passed NAFCU-supported legislation to address public accessibility concerns under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ahead of passage, lawmakers on the House floor clarified their intentions to address websites in the bill following NAFCU-led efforts.
  • Two weeks remain to submit Annual Awards entries (Friday, February 16, 2018)
    NAFCU member credit unions have two weeks left to submit their entries for the association’s 2018 Annual Awards Competition, which recognizes association member credit unions, professionals and volunteers for their dedication and achievement within their institutions, communities and the industry.
  • GSEs seek billions from Treasury after 2017 losses (Friday, February 16, 2018)
    Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are asking the Treasury Department for $3.7 billion and $312 million, respectively, to cover losses suffered during 2017. NAFCU has supported efforts to allow the GSEs to rebuild their capital buffers, which would reduce their need to draw taxpayer funds.
  • NAFCU, Mulvaney talk industry issues (Friday, February 16, 2018)
    NAFCU and other financial services industry trades met with CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney Thursday to discuss various issues affecting the industry. NAFCU has previously shared with Mulvaney areas where action can be taken to provide credit unions with much-needed regulatory relief.
  • NAFCU closed Monday for Presidents Day (Friday, February 16, 2018)
    NAFCU's offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. Members can take advantage of the association's resources online - including an updated share insurance fund calculator to estimate the amount of the distribution their credit union will receive from the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) this year.
  • House passes ADA bill, offers NAFCU-sought website relief (Thursday, February 15, 2018)
    After months of NAFCU engagement on Capitol Hill, the House today passed NAFCU-supported legislation to address public accessibility concerns under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ahead of passage, lawmakers on the House floor clarified their intentions to address websites in the bill following NAFCU-led efforts.
  • NCUA reveals amount of NCUSIF distributions (Thursday, February 15, 2018)
    Today, the NCUA Board shared during its monthly board meeting the distribution amount credit unions will receive from the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) this year.
  • January retail sales see biggest decline in nearly a year (Thursday, February 15, 2018)
    Total retail sales decreased 0.3 percent in January - its biggest decline in nearly a year. NAFCU Research Assistant Yun Cohen said retail sales were down due to slowing vehicle sales.
  • CPI growth exceeds expectations, March rate hike likely (Thursday, February 15, 2018)
    Overall consumer prices increased 0.5 percent in January after a 0.2 percent increase in December. NAFCU Vice President of Research and Chief Economist Curt Long said the higher-than-expected growth will likely boost the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) argument for raising interest rates in March.
  • NCUA Board today to finalize NCUSIF distribution methodology (Thursday, February 15, 2018)
    The NCUA Board is expected to decide upon a final methodology for distributing refunds to credit unions from the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) during its open board meeting today.
  • House passes NAFCU-backed reg relief bills; vote on ADA bill today (Thursday, February 15, 2018)
    The House yesterday advanced two NAFCU-backed regulatory relief bills - one amending various banking laws and another adjusting the CFPB's TILA/RESPA integrated mortgage disclosures (TRID) rule. The bills now await Senate action.
  • CFPB seeks comment on supervision processes (Thursday, February 15, 2018)
    The CFPB on Wednesday issued a request for information to help the bureau assess the efficiency and effectiveness of its supervision program. This RFI is due to be published in the Federal Register Tuesday and will be open for comments for 60 days.
  • NAFCU recommendations included in CFPB's strategic plan (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)
    The CFPB on Monday released its strategic plan for 2018-2022, which contains various NAFCU-supported initiatives, including periodic reviews of regulations to help identify ways to reduce the regulatory burden, cost analysis of new rules and strengthened cybersecurity.
  • House vote on ADA bill expected Thursday (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)
    The House is expected to vote tomorrow on legislation to address public accessibility concerns under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). NAFCU has engaged with lawmakers for months on this issue to try to expand some of the bill's protections to help curb the meritless lawsuits filed against credit unions for website accessibility under the ADA.
  • Berger talks fintech with lawmakers (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger discussed the role of fintech companies in today's financial marketplace and explained why any company that engages in core banking functions should be regulated the same way as credit unions on a panel yesterday before Democratic members of the House Financial Services Committee.
  • NAFCU discusses data security on the Hill ahead of hearing (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger met Tuesday with House Financial Services Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., to discuss issues of importance to credit unions - including data security.
  • NAFCU committee to talk RBC, housing finance reforms (Tuesday, February 13, 2018)
    NAFCU's Regulatory Committee will meet today to discuss federal regulatory issues critical to the credit union industry, including potential changes to the NCUA's risk-based capital (RBC) rule and housing finance reform efforts.
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