The NCUA filed a response to the lawsuit against its final field-of-membership rule brought by the American Bankers Association. CUNA is tracking the lawsuit, and plans to support the NCUA in its defense of the rule.
The NCUA will host a webinar on its upcoming (FOM) rule Feb. 1, 5 days before the rule becomes effective on Feb. 6. The NCUA finalized its FOM rule and proposed another containing several CUNA suggestions for regulatory relief.
CUNA strongly supports the NCUA’s second proposed field-of-membership (FOM) rule, as it contains important changes CUNA recommended to the agency over the past 18 months. The proposal was issued in October as additional FOM modernizations.
The NCUA’s final field-of-membership rule was published Wednesday, making it effective Feb. 6. The rule, finalized by the NCUA board in October, facilitates consumer access to credit unions and provides credit unions with more flexibility.
The NCUA published its field-of-membership proposed rule in the Federal Register Wednesday, with comments due to the agency by Dec. 9. The proposal makes a number of CUNA-suggested additional changes to the FOM rule finalized by the agency.
The NCUA’s field-of-membership action last week represents a significant victory for CUNA and credit unions, as the agency finalized a number of CUNA-requested changes that facilitate access to credit unions and make it easier for credit unions to serve members.
The NCUA board voted Thursday to finalize its field-of-membership rule, a rule CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle praised for providing much needed regulatory relief. NCUA also issued for a proposed rule with additional changes CUNA has advocated for.
WASHINGTON (3/9/16)--CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan took to Credit Union Journal Tuesday to dispel the latest falsehoods from bankers regarding the credit union tax status and proposed field-of-membership modernizations.
WASHINGTON (3/9/16)--Modernizing field-of-membership regulations would expand access to financial products and increase competition, thereby benefiting the American public, two congressmen told the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) this month. Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) and Paul Cook (R-Calif.) said the NCUA’s proposal will allow credit unions to continue to meet the needs of consumers, small businesses and the underserved.
WASHINGTON (2/16/16)--Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) became the first senator to publicly come out in support of the National Credit Union Administration’s field-of-membership proposal in a letter sent last week.
CUNA’s compliance staff was recently asked about a garnishment order for a member’s that receives federal benefits. The credit union determined the member did not have enough and the member asked the order be paid in full using those funds.
Credit unions interested in participating in CUNA’s updated regulatory burden have until Thursday to register for an introductory webinar. The study will bring CUNA, leagues and credit unions updated data to bring to policymakers.