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NCUA Meeting Kick Starts Missouri-Kansas Hike the Hill

An October 20 meeting with National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Deborah Matz kicked off the Missouri-Kansas Hike the Hill. Credit union leaders from Missouri and Kansas discussed topics ranging from the Overhead Transfer Rate (OTR), the proposed member business lending rule, a potential field of membership (FOM) proposal, and account verification requirements.

The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) requested feedback from Missouri’s credit unions on several of these issues in advance of the meeting.

“This meeting offered our credit unions the chance to provide feedback on up and coming issues as NCUA is working on the MBL rule and considering efforts on FOM and OTR,” says Amy McLard, MCUA SVP of Advocacy. “It’s important to weigh in when the opportunity is there so all voices and viewpoints can be considered.”

Meetings with Missouri’s federal lawmakers and their staff start on October 21 and continue through October 22. Regulatory relief, data security, and the credit union tax status are some of the points for discussion. To see the briefing material shared with lawmakers during Hike the Hill, click here

The following credit unions are represented at Missouri Hike the Hill:

  • BluCurrent Credit Union
  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • Heartland Business Services, LLC
  • Mid Missouri Credit Union
  • United Consumers Credit Union
  • West Community

More photos and information about Missouri Hike the Hill will be published in next week's Missouri Difference.

Hike the Hill from Home

If you aren't able to attend this year, make your voice heard from home. Post examples to Facebook and Twitter of how your credit union is helping members and be sure to tag lawmakers. Click here for a social media cheat sheet on Missouri’s federal lawmaker contacts. Use the tag #MOHiketheHill in any posts.

To send a direct email, click here and click on the 'Federal Issues' tab at the top. Be sure to PERSONALIZE communications to lawmakers. Mention that Missouri representatives are in Washington, D.C. to discuss credit union concerns October 20-22, and you look forward to hearing about their meetings with lawmakers.

Caption (top): Hike the Hill participants from Missouri and Kansas met with the National Credit Union Administration on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. 

Caption (bottom): Missouri and Kansas credit union leaders, staffers and volunteers gather for a reception at Credit Union House in Washington, D.C.