The NCUA’s website, NCUA.gov, will be down for maintenance starting 10 p.m. (ET) Friday and continuing through midnight (ET) Sunday. The entire site will be down, including credit union resources and consumer sections of the site.
CUNA suggested several immediate improvements in the NCUA’s examination procedures in a letter sent to the agency this week. The letter was sent in response to the NCUA’s request for input on through its Exam Flexibility Initiative.
A joint incentive-based compensation rule from federal financial regulators is overly burdensome and not necessary for credit unions, CUNA told the NCUA in its comment letter on the proposal, which is required under the Dodd-Frank Act.
The NCUA board voted Thursday to adopt the agency’s strategic plan for 2017-21 that includes updating the agency’s goals for examinations. While this change does not immediately credit unions' exam cycle, it sets the stage for later improvements.
NCUA expenditures are projected to decline by $2.7 million for 2016, per a mid-year budget review. Staff recommended that there be no reduction in the 2017 operating fee, due to several open obligations requiring cash on hand.
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday the nomination of John Herrera to the open seat on the NCUA board. CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle congratulated Herrera on the nomination to the agency's three-person board.
CUNA wrote last week in support of NCUA’s latest fixed-assets proposal, as it would add more flexibility for federal credit unions to own and use fixed assets. The proposal would update NCUA’s regulations on federal credit union occupancy.
Credit unions interested in applying for grant assistance through the NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund must apply by June 30. The fund is designed to assist low-income designated credit unions through grants and loans.
With CUNA’s Bank Secrecy Act Conference, hosted in conjunction with the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors, coming up next month, CUNA’s compliance staff went into detail of the NCUA’s BSA compliance program in a recent CompBlog entry.
The NCUA’s Tuesday announcement that it will repay the U.S. Treasury in full is a good sign for credit unions, said CUNA Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel. The agency will repay the $1 billion outstanding balance before Oct. 31.
CUNA is overall supportive of proposed changes to the TRID rule, but asks the CFPB to continue to work on existing issues. CUNA submitted its comment letter Monday to the bureau on the proposed changes.