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NCUA investigating whether MBL rule changes are 'warranted'ness lending data to determine whether policy and rule improvements as permitted by statute are warranted

CUNA News Now Headlines 03/25/2014 - Provided as a courtesy and valuable service of the Credit Union National Association

NCUA to CUNA: MBLs on regulatory radar

The National Credit Union Administration assured CUNA that member business lending (MBL) is prominently on its radar for this year. Calling a recent CUNA letter on the issue "timely," NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz said the agency intends to carefully review several MBL issues that have come to its attention. More

Ways & Means tax hearings to start in April re: 'extenders'

House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) notified colleagues Monday that the committee will move forward with hearings on his tax reform draft in April--first taking on the amorphous area of tax "extenders." More

RBC webinar detailing CU concerns available online

CUNA's free web session on the controversial risk-based capital proposal is now available online. In the hour-long session, two credit union CEOs warned that the National Credit Union Administration's proposed rule will change how credit unions manage their operations and may require some to ration services to their members. More

In Congress: McWatters nomination could see vote before next break

The Senate Banking Committee is expected to move forward with a vote on National Credit Union Administration nominee Mark McWatters within the next couple of weeks--and probably on short notice. But that is not all that is brewing on Capitol Hill during this work session just before a spring recess. More

Housing finance reform markup on the horizon

The Senate version of housing finance reform legislation could be marked up in the coming weeks, and CUNA is preparing a comprehensive list of suggested changes and improvements for the Senate Banking Committee. That list will be forwarded to committee members later this week. More

CUs buck trend of social 'meh'-dia

Advocacy and crisis communications are two areas where credit unions use social media to their advantage--a strong contrast to the "annoying, boring or unhelpful" messages perceived by many consumers. More

Consumers have fewer reasons to visit branches, says Bankrate

The traditional branch may not be endangered, but it appears to be in a stage of transition as mobile applications and online banking become more pervasive, according to a survey. More

Look to fin. lit. programs to benefit employees

With their history of serving select employee groups, credit unions have long understood the correlation among financial literacy, employee productivity and a business' bottom line. WalletHub addressed that relationship in a recent article. More

Eat cupcakes in your jeans, raise money for fin. ed.

The National Credit Union Foundation is inviting credit union organizations to kick off National Financial Literacy Month April 2 with "Financial Fitness Day" fundraiser. More

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