Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Marketing without Money: The Secrets to Getting Positive Press

It’s easy for credit unions to find free publicity and exposure—if they know the right steps to take, according to award-winning journalist and author Jeff Crilley.

Association Hires AVP Heider, Increase Focus on Communications

Just in time for the next stage in the interchange regulatory process, the Association has hired Lynn Heider as the new AVP of Communications to oversee the department and ensure the credit union message gets out to the press and the public.

Results are in for National GAC

Within one week of the conclusion of the GAC, Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) introduced legislation (the
Small Business Lending Enhancement Act, S509) increasing the authority of credit unions to make business
loans to their members. By the end of that week, 15 senators from both sides of the political aisle, had signed on as cosponsors.

Industry Continues to Press for Change on New Regulations

With credit unions and banks aligned in their efforts to convince regulators and lawmakers to delay implementation of restrictions
on debit card interchange fees, the Federal Reserve Board has stated that any attempt to amend or delay the controversial rule is out of its hands and must start with Congress.