FASB Meeting Produces Pending Changes to CECL Standards

A meeting of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Friday, included proposed changes to the Current Expected Credit Loss model of measuring credit impairment for credit unions.

Field of Membership Rule to be Unveiled Thursday

The proposal is expected to overhaul the current regulations, giving federally chartered credit unions flexibility to add to their fields of memberships, and giving more consumers the choice to join a not-for-profit, cooperative credit union.

NCUA Board to Propose MBL Rule at June Board Meeting

The board plans to address a number of important topics, including minority depository institutions and loans in areas with flood hazards.

Credit Union Champions Enjoy Successful Midterms at Federal and State Levels

Credit-union-backed candidates won more than 90% of their elections nationally, with even higher numbers in Oregon and Washington.

Darigold Federal Credit Union Members Approve Merger with Sound Credit Union

Darigold Federal Credit Union members have voted to approve a merger with Sound Credit Union and the consolidation is now expected to be finalized on Nov. 1, the credit unions announced this week.

Horizon Credit Union, EDTECH Federal Credit Union Boards Approve Merger Plans

The boards of Horizon Credit Union and EDTECH Federal Credit Union have voted unanimously to merge, the credit unions announced this morning. If approved by regulators and EDTECH members, the combined credit union would approach $675 million in total assets and employ more than 225 people.

Catalyst Strategic Solutions Offers Six Economic Signposts for the Road Ahead

Brian Turner, chief strategist for Catalyst Strategic Solutions, looks ahead to 2014 and offers six economic road signs he sees in credit unions’ future.

NCUA July Board Meeting

The NWCUA’s director of regulatory avocacy takes a deeper dive into last week’s NCUA board meeting. It is an important meeting for credit unions.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Revenue Forecast Predicts Unexpected Surplus

The March revenue forecast released last week by the Washington Legislature’s non-partisan Economic & Revenue Forecast Council projects the state to have $40 million more in revenue over the next two fiscal years than originally projected.

CFPB Issues Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, Mortgage Lending Changes Anticipated

The CFPB issued its semiannual regulatory agenda today and as soon as tomorrow is expected to begin issuing final rules that will impact mortgage lending, including changes to loan originator compensation, disclosures and more.

Regulatory Changes for Credit Unions Expected in January

The NCUA is expected to issue four final rules on Thursday, including changes to the asset threshold that defines small credit unions, an increased response time for accepting the LICU designation and other technical changes.

NWCUA Regulatory Advocacy Update: Advisory Opinion on BOLI Expected from Washington DFI

The weekly Regulatory Advocacy Update outlines the NWCUA’s efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on credit unions and protect the larger movement. Included here is an update on Washington DFI’s stance on bank-owned life insurance.

ATM Fee Placard Bill Unanimously Approved by House Committee, Headed for Vote

Legislation that would do away with the physical fee notice currently required on ATMs was unanimously approved by the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday morning and is expected to receive a floor vote in the House in July.

Senate Vote on MBL Bill Expected Next Week as Credit Unions Continue Advocacy

Credit union activists from Oregon and Washington have logged more than 1800 contacts through CUNA’s advocacy site in support of raising the MBL cap. With a Senate vote not expected until next week, there is still time to deepen the impact.

Oregon Legislative Session’s End is Near?

This week’s Oregon Legislative Week in Review outlines how a constitutional deadline for ending the session is near despite some budget issues still needing approval.