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Gesa and Rogue Receive 2017 CUNA National Awards

The credit unions were honored in the Desjardins Financial Education and Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service awards categories.

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of December 4, 2017

Last week… Tax Reform passed the Senate and one CUNA-opposed UBIT provision was removed from the bill … CUNA sent a letter to Interim Director Mulvaney and continues to watch developments at the CFPB… CUNA’s CEO joined the CEOs of the CBA and ICBA in an op-ed in support of a multi-person commission to run the CFPB… CUNA submitted comments to the NCUA on their Strategic Plan and their proposed Accuracy in Advertising Rule… CUNA sent a letter of support for legislation to repeal the NCUA’s RBC Rule… we’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s Advocacy Update!

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of November 27, 2017

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. CUNA is closely watching developments at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today as the leadership debate plays out…CUNA submitted comments to the NCUA on their Regulatory Reform agenda and the Senate Appropriations Committee released its draft spending package to fund agencies and government functions…CUNA also filed Reply Comments concerning its petition before the FCC seeking declaratory relief for credit unions from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of November 20, 2017

Happy Monday – I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

Wow – what a week! Last week the Senate announced bipartisan economic growth legislation that specifically helps credit unions… Director Cordray announced his plans to resign from the CFPB… the House Financial Services Committee passed CUNA-supported legislation… CUNA continued to urge Congress to stop frivolous lawsuits under the ADA… CUNA sent letters to the CFPB on RESPA/FDCPA and Reg Z… We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s Advocacy Update!

The 2017 GAC Crashers with Jim Nussle. Photo by Linda Crane of Global Credit Union.

Wanted: 2018 GAC Crashers

Young credit union professionals looking to dive into CU advocacy are invited to “crash” the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. Hurry — the application deadline is Nov. 28.

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of November 13, 2017

Last week the Senate Finance Committee released its tax reform language… CUNA continued to urge Congress and the DOJ to stop frivolous lawsuits under the ADA… Texas should become the 22nd state to allow prize-linked savings programs … CUNA urged the CFPB to rely on more data during its inquiry into overdraft… the DOL officially delayed the Fiduciary Rule… We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s Advocacy Update!

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of November 6, 2017

Last week was a busy one for CUNA’s Advocacy Team – the President signed the CUNA-supported Arbitration CRA… House Republicans introduced tax reform legislation… CUNA’s TCPA Petition request was highlighted in The Hill… CUNA team met with senior officials at DOJ on ADA website compliance… CUNA’s President and CEO was named to The Hill’s Top Lobbyist list again… CUNA joined a number of trades in support of strong data security legislation.

We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s Advocacy Update!

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of October 30, 2017

Last week the Senate passed the CUNA-supported Arbitration CRA… Credit unions saw victories in the Congressional Budget Resolution… CUNA joined a number of trade associations in sending a letter of support for H.R. 3978 – the TRID Improvement Act… CUNA submitted written comments to the NCUA in response to the budget briefing… and CUNA once again shared TCPA concerns with the House Energy and Commerce Committee… We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s Advocacy Update!

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of October 23, 2017

Last week CUNA updated the Grassroots Action Center to facilitate comments to the FCC on the TCPA petition… CUNA provided input on the NCUA’s budget and attended the NCUA’s October Board meeting… CUNA’s CEO met with the OMB Director… CUNA urged Congress to curb litigation abuse under the ADA… and CUNA sent a letter to the Senate Banking Committee on data security…We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s Advocacy Update!

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of October 16, 2017

Last week CUNA held a webinar to discuss the TCPA Petition that was recently released for public comment… CUNA-supported regulatory relief legislation passed in the House Financial Services Committee… CUNA and the California Credit Union League are working with House Judiciary Leadership on ADA Website Compliance… CUNA wrote to the House Energy & Commerce Committee on credit union TCPA concerns… CUNA wrote in support of the CFPB’s Proposed Removal of TRID’s “Four-Business Day Limit”… We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s Advocacy Update!

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of October 10, 2017

We usually start the advocacy update with quick hits of what happened in the last week but, let’s face it… the last month has been remarkable from an advocacy perspective, and the last week was particularly so.

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of October 2, 2017

Last week was a busy week here in Washington! CUNA filed a petition with the FCC to allow credit unions greater ability to communicate with members… CUNA announced intentions to file a lawsuit against Equifax… CUNA sent letters to the DOL, the NCUA, and CFPB… the NCUA announced it will close the stabilization fund… CUNA attended the SBA Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Roundtable… CUNA sent multiple letters to Capitol Hill… We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s Advocacy Update!

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of September 25, 2017

Last week, CUNA joined FS-ISAC and CUNA Mutual to conduct a webinar on fraud loss mitigation following data breaches… CUNA continues to urge the Senate to act on the CRA for the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule… the Judge approved the settlement between Home Depot and financial intuitions in a lawsuit following the 2014 data breach… the CFPB released CUNA-supported changes to the ECOA… the NCUA released their monthly meeting’s agenda and have included the closing of the TCCUSF… We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s… CUNA Advocacy Update!

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of September 18, 2017

Last week was a great week for credit unions and their advocacy efforts! CUNA, the Leagues, and credit unions worked together to ensure passage of an important bipartisan amendment to keep the NCUA out of the appropriations process!

While the amendment battle was an “all hands on deck” situation, it was not the only issue CUNA was working on last week… CUNA urged Equifax to notify ALL consumers who have been breached (we will also be hosting a webinar this week!)… CUNA sent comments to the CFPB on Small Business Lending… CUNA joined ICBA and NAFCU in support of H.J. Res 111 to disapprove of the CFPB’s arbitration rule… CUNA and DCUC met with the DoD on the MLA… the CFPB published the Final HELOC Rule… We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s… CUNA Advocacy Update!

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of August 28, 2017

The House and Senate remain in recess and will return next week after Labor Day on September 5th. Last week, CUNA’s President/CEO responded to an op-ed by Director Cordray… CUNA needs credit unions to participate in SBA Roundtable event… a CUAC meeting has been set for September 7… the CFPB temporarily increases HMDA HELOC reporting threshold… and the FFIEC Issued New HMDA Resubmission guidelines. We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s… CUNA Advocacy Update!

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ESIGN Reminders

A snapshot of electronic signature requirements.

CUNA Advocacy Update – Week of August 21, 2017

The House and Senate remain in recess and will return on September 5th. While Congress is away, your CUNA Advocacy team has been meeting with Congressional staff regarding regulatory relief, tax reform, and appropriations legislation. Last week the FHFA responded to CUNA and other Financial Trade Associations on their inquiry about alternative credit scoring models… the NCUA released a regulatory reform plan for comment… and the CFPB launched a new web form for regulatory inquiries. We’ll discuss all of this and more in this week’s… CUNA Advocacy Update!

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NWCUA Advances the Credit Union Movement at NCSL Legislative Summit

Cannabis banking and tax fairness were among the key topics up for debate at this national policy-shaping event.