NCUA’s new member business lending rule, effective Jan. 1, is one of the biggest changes to credit union business lending in decades. The agency received hundreds of comments from credit unions supporting the proposal and outlining how it would help them better serve their members.
The latest "100-year" economic crisis to affect the global economy, which lately seems to occur every seven to eight years,
is the Euro-Zone debt crisis. The culprit: Too much borrowing and spending during the last decade.
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
Most of the practices deemed unfair or deceptive by the Federal Reserve have disappeared from new credit card offers since
federal passage of the Credit CARD Act last year, according to a new report by the Pew Health Group's Safe Credit Cards Project.
Yet new trends have emerged that could cost cardholders significantly.
For credit unions, the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 means information required to be made available can be delivered electronically, as long as the credit union complies with its requirements.
While the DOD has affirmed the Military Lending Act’s effective date for credit card accounts of Oct. 3, CUNA is engaged with legislators to build support for efforts to exempt credit unions from the rule.