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.”
CUNA’s final rule analysis of the CFPB changes to the TRID rule is now available. The rule, published in the Federal Register this week is effective Oct. 10, with a mandatory compliance date of Oct. 1, 2018.
While proposed changes to the CFPB prepaid accounts rule provide some clarity, it will not be helpful for most prepaid card users and CUNA remains opposed to the rule’s application of Regulation Z to certain prepaid cards.
While the DOD has affirmed the Military Lending Act’s effective date for credit card accounts of Oct. 3, CUNA is engaged with legislators to build support for efforts to exempt credit unions from the rule.