WASHINGTON – The NCUA will remain open in the event of a government shutdown, but the ongoing fiscal battle in Congress still could have significant implications for the credit union community.

The CU regulator’s status as an independent agency – funded by credit unions, not through the federal government’s budget process – means examinations would be conducted on time. Most NCUA examiners work out of their homes, the agency said, and staff will be available for inquiries and assistance.

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