Credit unions are harmed by poorly tailored rules, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle wrote Wednesday to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. CUNA’s letter was sent for the record of the Committee’s hearing on the federal regulatory process.
“One-size-fits-all regulation does not work for Main Street – local credit unions, small banks, and the consumers and small businesses they serve. This regulatory philosophy has created a rigged system favoring the largest institutions who can afford to comply with the "solutions" dreamt up in Washington – the very institutions that caused the financial crisis that hurt so many,” Nussle wrote. “Now, over-regulation of small institutions is hurting consumers, costing them time and money, and limiting their choices.”
Nussle highlighted several specific policies that could be changed to create a more favorable environment for credit unions, including: