The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision made major, credit-union friendly revisions to the final version of its banking supervision guidance, taking into account comments and concerns expressed by the World Council of Credit Unions.
CUNA and the World Council of Credit Unions wrote to congressional leadership Tuesday opposing any increase in Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act reporting requirements, as has been proposed by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has released the final version of its interest rate risk, and took into account several regulatory relief suggestions from the World Council of Credit Unions in its guidance on interest rate risk.
WASHINGTON (4/5/16)--Statements from a Basel Committee on Banking Supervision proposal on the regulation of what it calls “nonbanks” contain numerous inaccurate claims that credit unions need to be regulated more stringently than banks, according to the World Council of Credit Unions. The World Council filed a comment letter last week responding to the Basel Committee’s proposal on the regulation of nonbanks that promote financial inclusion.
WASHINGTON (2/17/16)--The Basel Committee's decision to exempt virtually all credit unions from its Total Loss Absorbing Capacity regulation means that there will likely be no pressure on the National Credit Union Administration to expand its risk-based capital regulation, according to the World Council of Credit Unions. The exemption would apply to all credit unions in all countries, unless they have branch offices outside the United States that are not on military bases.
WASHINGTON (2/3/16)--The World Council of Credit Unions submitted a comment letter to the Global Partnership for Financial Institutions last week, strongly supporting its use of the “concept of proportionality” to limit regulatory burdens on credit unions around the world.
President Barack Obama sent greetings Thursday to those celebrating International Credit Union Day. CUNA worked closely with the White House on the statement, and a number of credit union-friendly legislators also weighed in with the White House.
The NCUA’s revised supervisory approach to interest rate risk is covered in a recent Letter to Credit Unions (16-CU-08). The new standardized approach is designed to increase focus and resources toward higher risk credit unions.
CUNA’s Strategic Communications Department teamed up with The Wall Street Journal this week on an infographic illustrating the differences between credit unions and banks. The graphic ran in print today, on International Credit Union Day.