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CUNA Keeps MBL Pressure On As Congress Prepares For Year's End |

CUNA has continued to aggressively advocate for increased credit union member business lending authority as 2011 nears its end, with CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney saying Congress should consider using all "available and sensible remedies," including an MBL cap increase, to increase accessibility of funding to small businesses.  More

NCUA Opinion Addresses Pre-approved CUSO Activity |

A federal credit union may invest in a credit union service organization (CUSO) established solely to act as a corporate trustee on deeds of trust for real estate loans made by another CUSO of the credit union. It also is permissible for a CUSO to form a subsidiary to function as the corporate trustee for its own real estate loans, said a National Credit Union Administration legal opinion letter.  More

CFA Hails Credit Unions' Critical Work On Consumers' Behalf |

The Consumer Federation of America last week hailed credit unions for their "critical and irreplaceable" role in ensuring consumers have access to high quality and low-cost financial services. It also expressed support for maintaining credit unions' not-for-profit cooperative structure and preserving credit unions' tax-exempt status. More

CFPB Launches “Know Before You Owe” Project for Credit Cards |

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched a new Know Before You Owe project aimed at simplifying credit card agreements so that the prices, risks, and terms are easier for consumers to understand.  The simplified credit card agreement is the third project in CFPB’s Know Before You Owe campaign, which includes efforts to improve the transparency of information about mortgages and student loans.  Read More

Credit Union Leadership Institute |

"Leaders for Life"   

CU Leadership Institute is an exceptional series of in-depth workshops designed to develop your next generation of leaders.  This is not your ordinary school or class. 

It  is performance based instruction which teaches the art of leadership with well-focused guided practices that encourages interactive participation and discussions.  It is the direct application of concepts shaped specifically for credit unions that makes the CU Leadership Institute unique.

Now accepting nominations.  The Wyoming Series will commence March 6-7, 2012 and the Arizona Series will begin March 13-14, 2012.  Click on the Education tab and then scroll down to Leadership Institutue for all the details. 

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