Monday, March 30, 2015
Why CUs Should Work With CFPB, Not Against It
This is the final installment in a series of op-eds by veteran CU advocate — and former CFPB official — Cliff Rosenthal on how credit unions can develop a better relationship with CFPB.
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A new book by the American Enterprise Institute's Peter Wallison reveals how a government push to lower credit standards brought about the housing crisis — and why a new effort to expand homeownership could inadvertently set the stage for a fresh disaster. more »
WASHINGTON — With all three member of the NCUA Board talking about reinterpreting statutes related to everything from field of membership rules to access to secondary capital, credit union executives were feeling just a little less under the gun at this year's CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. more »
Editor's note: this letter to the editor was written in response to a previous letter written by Thomas Pinnow, CEO of $24 million County City CU, Jefferson, Wis. more »
Banks, investment companies and corporate credit unions were engaged in speculative investments and had ventured into risky markets without proper safeguards in place. more »
While NAFCU hopes the NCUA Board's unanimous support for exploring ways of strengthening the federal credit union charter will help expedite the review process, we firmly believe that credit unions need action now. more »
These examples are just a small sampling of the work we do for you and the movement. The Foundation's mission is to be a catalyst to improve people's financial lives through credit unions. Our work centers around helping you — credit unions — help your members be financially capable. more »
As credit union flock to Washington this week for CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference, the focus will be on national politics. But there's plenty of internal politics to discuss, as well. more »
Despite being a self-described "unabashed supporter" of NCUA, Truliant FCU CEO Marc Schaefer offers six reasons the agency's risk-based capital proposal – even after significant revision – doesn't fly with credit union executives. more »
Many financial institutions have become cold and impersonal. It has become a chore to have to go into them and when you do, you can't wait to get out. Credit unions are supposed to be different. more »
Instead of going through the front "technology" door at financial institutions, where CUs have stronger information security programs in place, they're taking the side door — through retail chains and third-party vendors. more »
Great boards have great dynamics among their fellow members. Contemporary research points to a parallel between successful board dynamics and overall value for a credit union. more »
Clearly, that letter, penned by Tom Pinnow, president of County City CU in Jefferson, Wis., had touched a nerve. You can read it on page 6 of this edition of Credit Union Journal under the headline "If Small CUs Die Off, What Happens to Movement?" more »
At the top of the agenda for Thursday's NCUA Board meeting is a review of how the agency defines small. One small CU suggests this is a hugely important topic for the industry. more »
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Exit Interview
After 42 years at the credit union, outgoing Michigan State University FCU CEO Pat McPharlin recently looked back -- and forward -- in this brief interview one day before his retirement.
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