Even before she became part of the credit union movement, Melissa Janssen of Royal CU, Eau Claire, Wis., was passionate about education. In June 2018 she attended the first ever CUNA National Young Professionals Conference.
CUNA is concerned about several recently proposed changes to the Small Business Administration’s regulations pertaining to Express Loans and Affiliation Standards. CUNA sent a letter to the SBA Tuesday on the proposal.
CUNA wrote in support of an amendment to a bill on the Senate floor that would clarify the federal treatment of marijuana in states where it is legal Monday, the text of the CUNA-backed STATES Act of 2018.
Total credit union membership grew 0.26% in September, to 117.9 million according to CUNA’s Monthly Credit Union Estimates, while loan growth rates for the month were 0.69%. Credit union loan and deposit rates increased across 10 major categories.
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle urged all credit union stakeholders to exercise their right to vote Tuesday in the 2018 mid-term elections. CUNA and its PAC, the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, are supporting 388 candidates.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry, who also served 30 years in the United States Senate, will be bringing his extensive experience and insights directly to the leaders of the credit union movement at the CUNA GAC.
CUNA staff will host a post-election webinar Thursday, where President/CEO Jim Nussle, Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan, Chief Political Officer Richard Gose and Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Political Action Trey Hawkins will give a comprehensive breakdown.
With election day tomorrow, CUNA’s “Credit Unions Vote” campaign is still underway, and voters can use CUNA’s CreditUnionsVote.com website to check voter registration status, find their polling place, tweet about voting and more.
The BCFP has updated its small entity compliance guide for HMDA to reflect changes in S. 2155 and the bureau’s August interpretive rule. CUNA has urged the bureau to move quickly in implementing the S. 2155 changes.
The NCUA awarded $2 million in grants to 203 low-income credit unions, funding from the agency’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund. CUNA successfully fought to restore funding when the CDRLF was zeroed out for fiscal year 2018.
CUNA staff attended arguments in Griffin v. DOL FCU Tuesday, an appellate-level case involving alleged noncompliance with the ADA. CUNA filed a brief in the case, as part of its ongoing advocacy to defend credit unions
CUNA members can now access a free recording of a webinar outlining the latest development in patent litigation brought against several credit unions involving remote deposit capture technology, CUNA's second webinar on the topic.
CUNA has launched a website highlighting each of the candidates supported by CUNA, leagues and credit unions in the 2018 mid-terms, where visitors can click on a state to see credit union-supported candidates.