Since the Troubled Asset Relief Program was authorized, the U.S. Treasury Department has initiated a number of efforts
under the program, disbursing $385 billion for loans and equity investments, according to testimony by the Government Accountability
Loan modifications and refinancings by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac increased significantly during the first quarter as the
volume of permanent modifications under the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Home Affordable Modification Program tripled,
and refinancings grew steadily.
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle said Thursday that the field-of-membership rule changes proposed by the National Credit Union Administration at its open board meeting will provide greater choice for consumers, as well as flexibility for credit unions to better serve their communities.