SALT LAKE CITY (4/7/16)--Consider this: Facebook is a $236 billion company, and it offers no original content. The rental website AirBnB is capitalized at $10 billion and doesn’t own an inch of real estate. Uber is worth $40 billion and doesn’t own a single vehicle.
At press time, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and all of the federal banking agencies (except the Office of Thrift Supervision) had approved the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act) regulations.
For better or worse, the trend toward fewer but larger CUs continues. The gradual but incessant migration toward fewer but
larger credit unions continues, apparently unimpeded by economic ups and downs.
Since CUNA’s compliance staff compiled a list of changes in mortgage interest reporting under the IRS’s Form 1098, several questions have arisen. CUNA’s compliance staff has been able to connect with a coalition of consumer mortgage lenders to provide answers.
"We look forward to working with him going forward, particularly on getting the field-of-membership modernizations across the finish line," CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle said Monday after learning NCUA Vice Chair Rick Metsger was named chair by President Barack Obama.