This week: NAFCU committed to advocacy on NDAA, BSA/AML reform, and CFPB reform
NAFCU's award-winning advocacy team remains active on Capitol Hill this week as the House and Senate remain in session and hold hearings. In addition to its advocacy efforts, NAFCU's complimentary Roadshow Webinar series continues this week – with events continuing through the end of July – and will hit all 50 states and U.S. territories where credit unions operate to keep the industry informed of coronavirus-related developments and state-specific insights.
Previous webinars are available on-demand; learn more about the series and register for your respective state here.
Also of note this week, tomorrow is the last day to apply for new paycheck protection program (PPP) loans. There is still roughly $128 billion of funds available.
The Senate continues its work on the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is the pending business on the floor. The bill includes NAFCU-opposed language that would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to treat banks on military bases the same as credit unions. NAFCU, along with the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) and CUNA, voiced opposition against the provision in a joint letter to the Senate last week and urged members to contact their Senators in opposition to the provision.
The FY2021 NDAA could also serve as a vehicle for reforms of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) laws, as last week Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, reached an agreement on a BSA/AML reform approach (read more here).
On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a full committee markup of its version of the FY2021 NDAA. NAFCU, along DCUC and CUNA, again voiced opposition in a letter to the Committee earlier this month. The House did not include such a provision in its version of the NDAA last year.
NAFCU will be following the markup to ensure that no such amendment is added this year to the House bill and will remain engaged with both the House and the Senate as they consider the FY2021 NDAA.
The full House is also expected to take a vote today on the Protecting Your Credit Score Act (H.R. 5332). NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler wrote the House to outline NAFCU’s concerns and opposition to the legislation last week.
Also happening on Capitol Hill this week:
- tomorrow, The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing to explore the digitization of money and payments;
- tomorrow, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will testify as the House Financial Services Committee holds an oversight hearing of the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve’s pandemic response; and
- Wednesday, the House Small Business Committee will receive updates from the Small Business Administration (SBA) on the economic injury disaster loan program.
NAFCU will also continue to advocate in support of legislation to reform the CFPB's single-director structure to a bipartisan commission; NAFCU-sought bills have been introduced in both chambers. The U.S. Supreme Court could issue as soon as today its decision in the lawsuit brought by Seila Law challenging the CFPB's single-director structure.
The association is also offering online education opportunities weekly that tackle problems specific to the pandemic, as well as other issues that impact credit unions day-to-day operations. Here is a look at the webinars offered this week:
- today, a webinar on the digital migration after the coronavirus pandemic will provide an overview on electronic signature law and address steps to ensure compliance with E-SIGN; and
- tomorrow, a webinar on the PPP forgiveness process will dive into the latest guidance from the SBA.
Add to Calendar 2020-12-04 14:00:00 2020-12-04 14:00:00 Give Your Members the Gift of Fraud Protection for the Holidays The holiday season will look different this year for a lot of reasons. But one that many credit unions are gearing up for is new fraud attacks. Digital fraud and scams will potentially be worse than ever before, with the increase in digital shopping, and the commencement of holiday sales and black Friday deals. In order for you and your members to enjoy this season, you’ll want to be aware and prepared. So, we’re talking with Ann Davidson, Vice President of Risk Consulting at Allied Solutions, about how to get out ahead of these risks with key prevention methods and education for members. PROGRAM UNDERWRITTEN BY Key Takeaways What new forms of fraud should your credit union be prepared for this holiday season? How has this changed from previous years, given the pandemic’s impact? What can your credit union do to mitigate these risks? Register Now For On-Demand AccessRegistration is complimentary, but you must register to attend.One registration gives your entire credit union access to the on-demand recording until December 4, 2021.Already registered? Go to the Online Training Center to view live. Who Should Attend? NAFCU Certified Risk Managers (NCRMs) NAFCU Certified Compliance Officers (NCCOs) NAFCU Certified Bank Secrecy Officers (NCBSOs) Compliance staff BSA staff Risk staff Education Credits NCRMs will receive 1.5 CEUs for participating in this webinar. NCCOs will receive 1.5 CEUs for participating in this webinar. NCBSOs 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: What new forms of fraud should your credit union be prepared for this holiday season? How has this changed from previous years, given the pandemic’s impact? What can your credit union do to mitigate these risks? 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: Regulatory Ethics – 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: NCRM, NCCO, NCBSO, CPE
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Add to Calendar 2020-12-02 09:00:00 2020-12-02 09:00:00 The Evolving Credit Crisis- How Credit Unions Can Respond Now Listen On: Key Takeaways: [03:32] Banks are reporting minimum increases in the things you would expect to see as warning signs like charge-off rates and delinquency rates. [11:20] Sophisticated modeling techniques are models that are built from lots of historical information, can tie variables together, and anticipate credit losses. [17:29] The credit unions that have a good understanding of their membership, markets, loan portfolios, and the ability to get some insight into those analytics may see some opportunities to expand into other product types. Web NAFCU firstname.lastname@example.org America/New_York public
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