The Federal Reserve should allow all credit unions—regardless of the source of deposit insurance—access to its Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP), CUNA, the American Association of Credit Union Leagues, and 45 state credit union Leagues and Associations wrote to the Federal Reserve Wednesday.
NCUA released its Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Annual Report to Congress on the agency’s diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and initiatives in 2022. It also outlines the agency’s efforts in ensuring fair and inclusive business practices.
Credit unions continue to adapt to rising interest rates and other economic shifts, CUNA Chief Economist Mike Schenk told Equifax's Market Pulse podcast, adding that they need to continue to demonstrate the credit union difference, especially during economic uncertainty.
Congress should subject payment stablecoins to a regulatory framework that limits activity to insured depository institutions and their subsidiaries, CUNA wrote to a House Financial Services subcommittee for the record of its hearing on stablecoin.
NCUA will host a webinar on May 3 explaining the agency’s Simplified CECL Tool, created to help small credit unions implement the CECL accounting standard. Registration is now open for the free webinar, which will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET and run approximately 60 minutes.
CUNA wrote the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs in strong support of several international credit union priorities in fiscal year 2024. The committee will conduct a hearing with U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power Wednesday.
CUNA wrote to House Financial Services Committee leadership Monday to correct a letter full of “errors and misleading statements” from banks about credit unions sent earlier this month. CUNA supports strong oversight by all financial regulators and is disheartened that banks continue to use misinformation against not-for-profit credit unions.
The House and Senate are back in Washington, D.C., this week and CUNA will be engaged with several activities on the hill, including hearings on stablecoin and the FY24 budget request for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The Small Business Administration finalized changes to its 7(a) and 504 loan programs, changes CUNA believes will ultimately harm the borrowers the SBA intends to aid. CUNA wrote to SBA leadership and Congress in recent months calling for the proposals to be withdrawn.
The NCUA board will be briefed on the federal credit union interest rate ceiling and issue a request for information on climate-related financial risk at its April 20 meeting. CUNA requested NCUA consider increasing the fixed rate cap or adopting a floating rate cap.
Credit Union Magazine’s Summer 2023 issue highlights the lending outlook for the rest of the year, how credit unions leverage fintech companies to boost digital lending, the power of lending partnerships, common Bank Secrecy Act violations, and the shift board members must make when becoming chair.