The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision made major, credit-union friendly revisions to the final version of its banking supervision guidance, taking into account comments and concerns expressed by the World Council of Credit Unions.
CUNA and the World Council of Credit Unions wrote to congressional leadership Tuesday opposing any increase in Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act reporting requirements, as has been proposed by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has released the final version of its interest rate risk, and took into account several regulatory relief suggestions from the World Council of Credit Unions in its guidance on interest rate risk.
WASHINGTON (4/5/16)--Statements from a Basel Committee on Banking Supervision proposal on the regulation of what it calls “nonbanks” contain numerous inaccurate claims that credit unions need to be regulated more stringently than banks, according to the World Council of Credit Unions. The World Council filed a comment letter last week responding to the Basel Committee’s proposal on the regulation of nonbanks that promote financial inclusion.
WASHINGTON (2/17/16)--The Basel Committee's decision to exempt virtually all credit unions from its Total Loss Absorbing Capacity regulation means that there will likely be no pressure on the National Credit Union Administration to expand its risk-based capital regulation, according to the World Council of Credit Unions. The exemption would apply to all credit unions in all countries, unless they have branch offices outside the United States that are not on military bases.
WASHINGTON (2/3/16)--The World Council of Credit Unions submitted a comment letter to the Global Partnership for Financial Institutions last week, strongly supporting its use of the “concept of proportionality” to limit regulatory burdens on credit unions around the world.
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.