The total number of originated loans of all types and purposes declined by about 2.7 million, or 31%, from 2013 to 2014, according to data released Tuesday on 2014 mortgage lending transactions at 7,062 financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
CUNA has taken another proactive measure on behalf of credit unions by urging the exemption of credit unions from certain new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Regulation C data reporting requirements in a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray.
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle said Thursday that the field-of-membership rule changes proposed by the National Credit Union Administration at its open board meeting will provide greater choice for consumers, as well as flexibility for credit unions to better serve their communities.
Human trafficking, money laundering, trade-based money laundering and terrorist financing all come with their own sets of red flags for financial institutions. In addition, entities such as money services businesses and cash-intensive businesses can be legitimate, but also have potential to be used for illicit activities.