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CFPB Will Keep CUs Busy
May 21, 2012
Agency puts priority on consolidated mortgage disclosures.
Beyond the Score
February 20, 2012
Hopefully it’s OK to say that the worst of the recession is behind us. At least, that’s what all the data and experts keep telling us.
To Spur Loan Growth, Learn From the Past
January 24, 2012
There’s an upside to the economic down cycle: A wealth of information on bad accounts.
Court OKs Up-Front Card Fees
January 13, 2012
The original rule regarding the limitation of fees during the first year after an account is opened remains in place and credit unions should continue to comply with it.
Portfolio Management: Four Keys
October 24, 2011
Sound loan portfolio management has always been essential. But its importance has become particularly evident to credit union boards and management teams during the past several years.
The 14-Day Question
September 24, 2011
Some CUs are confused about the 14-day timing requirement for periodic statements.
What’s That Roaring Sound?
September 12, 2011
An obscure book of business just a few years ago, student loan debt has roared past credit card debt and will surpass $1 trillion this year.
Taking Risks To Help Members
July 18, 2011
If we adopt a totally risk-averse position we, in effect, behave no differently than many of our for-profit competitors.
It's Time to Make Mortgages
May 23, 2011
The housing crisis and recession have given CUs an opportunity to serve more members. But this period of heavy mortgage refinancings won’t last forever.
Reg Z Revisited, Again
May 18, 2011
Still more clarification is needed on the Fed's Reg Z changes.
Create a Winning Card Program
Hit the guideposts of a successful credit card program.
Loans for All Reasons
Many CUs provide credit to meet members’ lifestyle needs.
CSR: The Power of Social Good
CUs harness corporate social responsibility as a risk-mitigation tool.
MLA guidance welcome, but CUs need more, says CUNA
The Department of Defense guidance on changes to the Military Lending Act, expected to go public Friday, has some key clarifications as requested by CUNA, but does not go as far as it should have.
CUNA requests 6-month delay for MLA Oct. 3 effective date
CUNA wrote to the U.S. Department of Defense Tuesday requesting at least a 6-month delay in the Oct. 3 effective date for changes to the Military Lending Act rule. CUNA has pushed the DOD for guidance.
Bicameral letter addresses CFPB’s arbitration proposal
The chorus of congressional voices calling for credit union regulatory relief grew louder this week with a letter to CFPB regarding the agency’s proposed rule on arbitration.
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