Association News
NCUA Says It 'Meets Or Exceeds' Obama Reg Review Order | Tuesday, 15 November 2011

CUNA is reviewing the National Credit Union Administration's claim that it "already meets or exceeds the key principles" of an Obama administration executive order that called on federal agencies to review their existing regulations and ensure they are compatible with economic growth, job creation, and competitiveness. Read More

CUNA's Hampel Tells Fox: 'Bank Transfer Season' Has Begun | Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The 700,000 in new members and $4.5 billion in new deposits that credit unions brought in the past month are "phenomenal," and this success, and the continued attention paid to credit unions, could signal a "Bank Transfer Season" that will last beyond Nov. 5's Bank Transfer Day, CUNA Chief Economist Bill Hampel said in a recent FoxNews.com online interview. Read More

CUs' Post-BTD Challenge: Building Deep Relationships | Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Bank Transfer Day and the weeks leading up it brought credit unions about 700,000 new members. Now credit unions face the challenge of converting dissatisfied bank customers to long-term, productive members. Read More

CFPB Begins Mortgage Closing Form Revisions | Wednesday, 09 November 2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has begun the process of combining the federal Truth in Lending Disclosure and the HUD-1 mortgage closing settlement statements into a single document, entering the second phase of its Know Before You Owe project.  Read More

CFPB May Give Some Financial Offenders 'Early Warning' | Tuesday, 08 November 2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday said it plans to give individuals and institutions that will be subject to potential agency action an "early warning" before legal or regulatory proceedings are taken. Read More

Bank Transfer Day Momentum Sure To Continue | Monday, 07 November 2011

Bank Transfer Day was Saturday, but the benefits for credit unions, demonstrated both on that day and in the lead up, are likely to continue.  Read More

2012 Western States Volunteers' Conference: The Game Changer | Friday, 04 November 2011

Leading your credit union is a labor of love but challenges in regulations, laws, and the economy make it difficult to focus on what you love most about your volunteer role.  It’s time to change the way this game is played.  The 2012 Western States Volunteers’ Conference delivers you simple and effective ideas that will bring results to your credit union.  Learn tactics to break out of the board room and bring leadership back to your role, despite the day-to-day hurdles you face. 

The Western States Volunteers’ Conference is brought to you by the Credit Union Leagues of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  In 2012, the conference is being held February 12-14 at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, NV.

This conference is specifically geared toward

• Board members

• Supervisory committee members

• Credit committee members

• All interested volunteers CEOs, managers and significant others are also invited to attend.

E-mail Shay Jacobs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to have a conference brochure sent to you, or visit www.mwcua.com/wsvc.

FinCEN Proposes Anti-Money Laundering/Suspicious Activity Reporting Rules | Friday, 04 November 2011

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today proposed regulations that would require government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks to develop anti-money laundering (AML) programs and file suspicious activity reports (SARs) with FinCEN.  Read More

Durbin Asks CFPB For New Checking Disclosures | Friday, 04 November 2011

Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) in a Thursday release asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to require financial institutions to post on their websites a standardized disclosure form that lists the fees and key terms associated with checking accounts.  Read More

FRB Amends Reserve Requirements Rule | Thursday, 03 November 2011

The Federal Reserve Board has amended Regulation D, Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions, to reflect the annual indexing of the reserve requirement exemption amount and the low reserve tranche for 2012. The Regulation D amendments set the amount of total reservable liabilities of each depository institution that is subject to a zero percent reserve requirement in 2012 at $11.5 million (up from $10.7 million in 2011). This amount is known as the reserve requirement exemption amount. The Regulation D amendments also set the amount of net transaction accounts at each depository institution that is subject to a three percent reserve requirement in 2012 at $71.0 million (up from $58.8 million in 2011). This amount is known as the low reserve tranche. The adjustments to both of these amounts are derived using statutory formulas specified in the Federal Reserve Act.  Read More

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