TDR flexibility, more CU relief included in Senate-passed Phase 3 coronavirus package
The Senate last night on a 96-0 vote passed the Phase 3 coronavirus relief package – the CARES Act – which includes several provisions that will provide flexibility and relief to credit unions. NAFCU has been aggressively lobbying Capitol Hill to ensure lawmakers understand what credit unions need in order to serve their members and communities as the coronavirus introduces challenges.
"NAFCU has been hard at work on Capitol Hill amid the COVID-19 pandemic advocating on behalf of credit unions and their members, and we appreciate the Administration and Congress taking action in response to our advocacy efforts,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. "Today's Senate passage of the CARES Act includes many victories for credit unions that will provide needed flexibility and relief as the industry proactively works to help our local communities recover economically.
"However, there is no doubt that other provisions in this legislation will prove difficult for some credit unions to implement, but credit unions will continue to do what they do best: Serve their members. NAFCU is proud to stand alongside credit unions as they help their 120 million members get through this uncertain time. To this end, NAFCU will continue to advocate for important relief measures that will help credit unions overcome the impact of COVID-19," added Berger.
A win for credit unions in this package is flexibility for the NCUA in dealing with troubled debt restructurings (TDRs). NAFCU's advocacy team has long been involved with ensuring this issue was taken up in Congress as its member credit unions raised concerns about the regulatory burden if the exclusion was not granted.
Other notable wins in the bill include:
- an adjustment to the definition of eligible institutions – for which NAFCU had advocated – to ensure credit unions are eligible for new Small Business Administration (SBA) programs;
- several enhancements to SBA offerings, including a direct appropriation for $349 billion for guaranteed 7(a) loans, a new paycheck protection program, and loan forgiveness;
- some temporary relief in complying with the current expected credit loss (CECL) standard in 2020;
- flexibility for credit unions to access the NCUA's central liquidity facility (CLF); and
- ability of NCUA to provide temporary guarantees for non-interest bearing transaction accounts.
While positive changes were made between drafts of the bill and the final text, NAFCU is concerned about some provisions within the bill that could place new requirements and burdens on credit unions related to borrowers' ability to request forbearance on federally-backed mortgage loans. The association will continue to share how these changes could burden credit unions and work to obtain relief under them.
The House announced it will convene Friday to consider the legislation; the president is expected to sign it once passed.
Stay tuned to NAFCU Today for the latest developments and visit the association's coronavirus resource page.
Add to Calendar 2020-10-22 14:00:00 2020-10-22 14:00:00 Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions During these uncertain times, credit union mergers are a hard reality to face. We strive to strengthen credit unions with as much support as possible to maintain steady growth and success. While NAFCU does not encourage credit unions to merge, we realize mergers are a part of our industry’s reality. Please join us for a discussion on must-know concepts regarding mergers and other similar transactions, including bank and credit union branch acquisitions. This “101” presentation will focus on key concepts that will let you focus on the opportunities that will work for you, and the strategies that will bring you success. Again, NAFCU does not encourage mergers, but if you are considering one, we want you to be armed with helpful information. Key Takeaways Understand how to identify early whether merger or purchase/sale opportunities will bring material benefits Discuss strategic questions to ask your credit union whether merger is right for you (or how to stay independent) Review how to navigate major un-written rules in the application process Gain knowledge about member votes and communications Purchase Now$295 Members | $395 Nonmembers (Additional $50 for CD)One registration gives your entire credit union access to the on-demand recording until October 22, 2021.Already registered? Go to the Online Training Center to view live. Who Should Attend? Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Executive Vice Presidents (EVPs) Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) Education Credits NCCOs will receive 1.5 CEUs for participating in this webinar NCRMs will receive 1.5 CEUs for participating in this webinar. CPA credit information is below; recommended 1.5 CPE credits. CPA Certification Credit Information Reviewer: Josie Collins, Associate Director of Education, NAFCU Learning Objectives: Understand how to identify early whether merger or purchase/sale opportunities will bring material benefits. Discuss strategic questions to ask your credit union whether merger is right for you (or how to stay independent). Review how to navigate major un-written rules in the application process. Gain knowledge about member votes and communications. Program Level: Basic Prerequisites Needed: None Advance Preparation Needed: None Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5 credits Recommended Field of Study: Finance – Technical National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. Learn more. About Our Webinars Our webinars are streamed live from NAFCU headquarters near Washington, D.C. Your audio/video feed of the presenters includes presentation slides and downloadable handouts. You can easily submit your questions to the presenters at any time during the live broadcast, with no dialing over the phone! The audio and video stream directly through your computer. Web NAFCU email@example.com America/New_York public
Credits: NCCO, NCRM, CPE
Add to Calendar 2020-10-22 14:00:00 2020-10-22 14:00:00 [INTERVIEW] CU Blueprint for Secure Cloud-First Strategies About the Interview “Moving to the Cloud” can seem like an ambiguous, one-time, heavy-lift project, often leading to misunderstanding and analysis paralysis within credit unions. For your CU to stay competitive, you want to deliver a seamless digital experience that's more than flashy applications. It needs to be built on flexible, secure infrastructure that allows innovation. Join us for this panel discussion and learn practical, proven processes to establish and evolve secure, cloud-first strategies. Hear best practices in communication, talent, and technology, and walk away with a blueprint for your secure credit union transformation. Watch the Interview On-Demand Web NAFCU firstname.lastname@example.org America/New_York public
Amazon Web Services
Student Loans, Consumer Lending, Growth & Retention
Get daily updates.
Subscribe to NAFCU today.