Regulatory Call to Action: NCUA’s FOM Proposal Comment Deadline is February 8

Credit unions are being called to action in support of NCUA’s field of membership (FOM) proposal by the February 8 deadline. The bank lobby has piled on anti credit union rhetoric to deny consumers access to affordable financial services.

Regulatory Call to Action: NCUA’s FOM Proposal Comment Deadline is February 8

Credit unions are being called to action in support of NCUA’s field of membership (FOM) proposal by the February 8 deadline. The bank lobby has piled on anti credit union rhetoric to deny consumers access to affordable financial services.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, Feb 9-13

NWCUA-sponsored bills receive hearing, now face Friday deadline.

Bankers Renew Call for Tax on Credit Unions; Fight Back on ‘Thank You Thursday!’

Credit unions are being urged to thank members of the House Ways & Means Committee for protecting the credit union tax exemption with a “Thank You Thursday” social-media campaign designed to combat a new wave of attacks from bank lobbyists.

Oregon Legislature in Session, Considering Bills Stemming from Bankers’ Anti-Credit Union Task Force

On the docket in the Oregon Legislature are three bills introduced by the Oregon Bankers Association as part of a targeted effort based on the work of an anti-credit union task force created last summer. In addition to opposing these bills, the NWCUA has established a seven-point legislative agenda for the current session.

Vermont Credit Union Fighting for Freedom of Speech in ‘Bank, Banker, Banking’ Issue

A $600 million Vermont credit union has become a champion for the industry and a pariah among banks for not backing away from a national issue affecting all credit unions and their ability to communicate clearly the scope of their activities.

Community Bankers on Capitol Hill Speaking Out Against MBL Bill

Credit unions nationwide continue to advocate in favor of raising the MBL cap, even as the measure’s latest opponent, the Independent Community Bankers of America, takes to the Hill to speak out against the bill.

Banks Finding New Ways to Combat MBL Bill

As S. 2231 nears a vote on the Senate floor, the banks continue to fight the legislation tooth and nail, issuing talking points against the MBL bill and created a “Super PAC” to further increase influence on Capitol Hill.

Credit Unions Have Answers to Bankers’ Campaign

With more than 4,000 credit union supporters in D.C. this week for the CUNA GAC, the American Bankers Association is promoting anti-credit union propaganda—and credit unions have already responded.

Northwest Contingent Prepares for CUNA GAC as Bankers Rally in D.C.

Representatives from the Northwest credit union movement head to Washington, D.C., this weekend for next week’s CUNA GAC, pushing MBL and supplemental capital legislation. Anthem will feature daily updates from the conference all week.

Public Funds Bill Draws Big Bank Opposition in Portland, Nears Passage in Washington

The Oregon Bankers Association spoke out in opposition of Sam Adams’ Responsible Banking Resolution, which would increase credit unions’ ability to accept public funds. Meanwhile, a similar public funds bill in Washington is nearing passage.