WASHINGTON (3/16/16 UPDATED 2 p.m. ET)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) released the following statement in response to today’s decision by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to hold off on a rate increase:
"It was no surprise that the FOMC stood pat on the Fed funds rate at today’s meeting,” said CUNA Chief Economist/Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel. “CUNA still believes the Fed will raise short-term interest rates several times in 2016, potentially reaching the rate of 1% by the end of the year.”
NCUA has released its new call report form and accompanying instructions, which become effective Sept. 30. For credit unions engaged in commercial lending, most notable are the updates reflecting the January 2017 changes to the member business lending rule.