FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lauren Williams – CUNA Communications; (202) 626-7642; firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, DC (May 14, 2018) – Credit Union National Association (CUNA) filed this comment letter in response to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's (CFPB) latest Request for Information (RFI) on enforcement processes.
The letter addresses several improvements that the Bureau should make. Specifically, CUNA recommends that the Bureau delegate to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) primary examination and enforcement of consumer protection laws for credit unions with over $10 billion in assets.
“CUNA supports [transferring examination and enforcement authority] as it will enable the bureau to fully focus its examination and enforcement efforts on Wall Street banks and other abusers of consumers, while ensuring credit unions continue to be adequately supervised by the federal agency most proficient with its structure and operation,” the letter reads.
Should the bureau retain examination and enforcement over credit unions with over $10 billion in assets, CUNA stresses the importance of synergy with the NCUA as a partner throughout the investigation and enforcement process.
The additional considerations mentioned in the letter were:
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 110 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org.