Mountain West News
Mountain West to Stream Live at 2014 Annual Meeting & Convention |
As an organization based on community, we are always looking for ways to further our reach to our member credit unions.  For the first time,  we will LIVE stream the two keynote sessions at this year’s Annual Meeting & Convention.  What does that mean?  It means that if you are unable to attend this year’s Convention or if any of your staff or volunteers will not be there in-person that you can register to attend the FREE live stream.  Visit to learn more about the times and topics of our two keynote speakers Dan Clark and Josh Sundquist.  And to register to participate, e-mail Shay Jacobs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

New HMDA Data Research Panel, Resources Announced by CFPB |
A new small business panel to help consider Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) changes, and new resources to help users navigate publicly available HMDA data were announced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday.

Under HMDA, financial institutions with total assets of more than $43 million that have home or branch offices in defined metropolitan statistical areas must collect certain mortgage loan data and report it to federal regulators. Read More
Registration Open for 2014 Annual Meeting & Convention |
Registration is underway for the 2014 Annual Meeting & Convention of the Mountain West Credit Union Association.  The event takes place April 24-26, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Check out for all the event details.
First NCUA Supervisory Guidance of 2014 Centers on QM Rule |
Credit unions that make closed-end consumer loans secured by a dwelling must comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage (ATR/QM) rule for loan applications received on or after Jan. 10, the National Credit Union Administration reminds in its first Regulatory Alert on 2014.

The rule requires credit unions to assess a member's ability to repay for virtually all closed-end residential mortgage loans secured by the member's dwelling and provides your credit union with certain protections from legal liability for compliance with the rule, the agency said in a release. Read More
NCUA Approves Final Charitable Donation Account Rule |

Credit unions will soon be permitted to invest in hybrid charitable and investment vehicles known as charitable donation accounts (CDAs) under a new regulation approved by the National Credit Union Administration on Thursday.

Specifically, the rule clarifies that federal credit unions are authorized to create and fund a CDA, a hybrid charitable and investment vehicle, as an activity incidental to the business for which the credit union is chartered, provided the account is primarily charitable in nature and meets other regulatory conditions to ensure safety and soundness.

"This innovative rule strikes the right balance to provide flexibility.."  Read More

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