An advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on alternative capital tops the agenda for Thursday’s NCUA meeting. The ANPR follows October’s board briefing on alternative, or supplemental, capital, and how credit unions could potentially raise it for risk-based capital purposes.
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.
The NCUA promised enhanced examination planning procedures and scheduling changes for 2017, and outlined those changes in a letter to credit union sent in the final days of 2016. The extended cycle applies CUs that meet certain requirements.
The NCUA, along with other federal financial regulators, issued an FAQ document on the new current expected credit losses accounting standard. The standard was finalized in June, and CUNA sought assistance from the NCUA shortly after.
CUNA and NAFCU attended Thursday’s hearing in Alexandria, Va., where the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia heard NCUA’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against it by the Independent Community Bankers of America.
The NCUA board voted to finalize a CUNA-supported final rule that gives credit unions more flexibility in managing fixed assets. The rule is the second piece of CUNA-backed regulatory relief involving fixed assets finalized in recent years.
The NCUA outlined prospects for the timing of Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund refunds Thursday, and presented a detailed summary of the condition of the funds. NCUA reported that the current balance of the fund is $1.5 billion.
CUNA is hoping Thursday’s NCUA board briefing on the NCUA guaranteed notes program brings information about when Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund refunds can begin, as well as what can be done to maximize the amount returned
The CFPB released the results of its survey on debt collection Thursday, prior to its discussion on the same topic. The survey, which consisted of 53 questions about first- and third-party debt collection, does not specifically identify credit unions.