The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank last week is the second largest failure of a financial institution in U.S. history. While this situation does not include any credit union failure, it may still create consumer concerns and questions for credit unions.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has established a Ransomware Vulnerability Warning Pilot to determine vulnerabilities commonly associated with known ransomware exploitation and warn critical infrastructure entities of those vulnerabilities, enabling mitigation before a ransomware incident occurs.
CUNA Senior Economist Dawit Kebede said February employment gains came in stronger than expected, and additional data on consumer spending, and inflation are higher than anticipated this year, opening the door for higher rate increase than initially expected.
CUNA and other organizations support the Federal Communications Commission’s quick action to curb illegal robotexts, they wrote to the FCC in an ex parte letter responding to a February public draft Report and Order from the FCC on message blocking.
President Joe Biden’s draft FY24 budget proposal contains $341 million for the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, an increase of $17 million from the 2023 enacted level. CUNA has called for $500 million in funding.
CUNA wrote House Ways and Means Committee leadership with several recommendations for the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund for its hearing Thursday on the administration’s FY24 budget proposal.
NCUA announced a $109.6 million distribution to more than 100 membership and paid in capital shareholders of the former Constitution and U.S. Central corporate credit unions and $68.6 million in dividends to more than 2,500 Members United and Southwest Corporate shareholders.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has missed many opportunities to leverage credit unions’ mission and history to the benefit of consumers, CUNA wrote to the House Financial Services Subcommittee hearing on potential CFPB reforms.
Credit Union Magazine’s Spring 2023 issue features the 2023 Credit Union Heroes and examines CUNA-League advocacy priorities, board leadership, the impact of financial well-being efforts, fee-related compliance issues, predictions for the year ahead, and more.