The CFPB has extended the comment deadline for its payday and small-dollar loan proposal to Oct. 7. CUNA has also moved back its deadline for accepting comments, which can now be sent to CUNA through Sept. 19.
As the CFPB marked its fifth year of existence Thursday, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle wrote about increasing regulatory burden concerns, and said the CFPB should focus on a few specific areas to better serve credit union members going forward.
The CFPB is expected to release its proposal on debt collection in conjunction with a July 28 field hearing in Sacramento, Calif. CUNA has met with the bureau a number of times to address the forthcoming rulemaking.
A bipartisan majority of 70 U.S. senators are calling on the CFPB to tailor rulemakings to protect credit unions from regulatory burden. The combined advocacy efforts of CUNA and state leagues bring total signers from both chambers to 399.
The results of CUNA’s comprehensive regulatory burden study were cited by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in a letter he wrote to CFPB Director Richard Cordray stressing the importance of tailored regulations for small financial institutions such as credit unions.
A recording of CUNA’s free webinar on the effects of the CFPB's short-term, small-dollar lending rule is now available for members. The July 6 webinar ran for approximately 65 minutes and was attended by nearly 500 people.
The CFPB Friday issued a proposed rule to implement legislation that would exempt financial institutions meeting certain requirements from sending annual privacy notices. CUNA heavily advocated for this as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.
As CUNA continues its advocacy efforts on the CFPB's short-term, small-dollar lending rule, it seeks feedback from credit unions on how they will be affected by the proposed rule. Feedback is due to CUNA by Aug. 31.
Once the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s new customer due diligence rule becomes effective May 11, 2018, credit unions will be required to identify and verify the beneficial owners of business-type accounts.
CUNA continued its efforts for clarifications, including asking for credit card guidance, on the changes to the Military Lending Act Thursday. Many changes became effective last October, and credit card provisions will take effect Oct. 3.
The 2017 CUNA GAC kicks off Feb. 26, registration starts Sunday and leads into that evening’s ED (Filene) Talk, and continues Monday with the kickoff of the general session and a number of breakout sessions.