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CUNA GAC: Mark Your Calendar for February 26 - March 2, 2017

Sep
23
CUNA GAC: Mark Your Calendar for February 26 - March 2, 2017

Mark your calendar - Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) 2017 Governmental Affairs Conference will be held February 26 - March 2 in Washington, D.C. CUNA GAC unites thousands of credit union advocates to fight for fairer legislation, regulation and policies for credit unions.

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HCUA Advocacy, CU Advocates Meet Lawmakers Ahead of MO Veto Session

Sep
19
HCUA Advocacy, CU Advocates Meet Lawmakers Ahead of MO Veto Session

Credit union advocates from five credit unions joined Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) Advocacy staff to meet with dozens of lawmakers in advance of Missouri's annual Veto Session. Representatives from Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union, CommunityAmerica Credit Union, HCUA, St.

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Kansas CU Leaders Make an Impact at Legislative Fundraisers, Events

Sep
18
Kansas CU Leaders Make an Impact at Legislative Fundraisers, Events

A significant number of Kansas credit union leaders took part in legislative fundraisers this past month, discussing credit union concerns with state lawmakers and candidates. The series of five fundraising receptions, co-sponsored by HCUA, took place in Topeka, Johnson County, and Wichita. The receptions allowed legislative candidates to meet members of the Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) while also raising money for upcoming campaigns.

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MO Legislature Override Nixon's Veto on Bill of Interest to Credit Unions

Sep
16
MO Legislature Override Nixon's Veto on Bill of Interest to Credit Unions

A bill containing two provisions with potential impact to credit unions will become law on October 14.  The Missouri General Assembly voted to override Governor Jay Nixon's (D) veto of 

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Missouri Veto Session Brings Opportunity for Relationship Building with Lawmakers

Sep
06
Missouri Veto Session Brings Opportunity for Relationship Building with Lawmakers

Credit union leaders, staff and volunteers are invited to attend Missouri's annual Veto Session receptions on September 13-14. Veto session receptions offer an excellent opportunity to meet with state lawmakers - including members of leadership and key committees for credit unions - in a relaxed and fun setting.

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U.S. Rep. Jenkins Meets with Kansas Credit Union Leaders

Aug
30
U.S. Rep. Jenkins Meets with Kansas Credit Union Leaders

U.S. Representative Lynn Jenkins (R-KS District 2) met with dozens of Kansas credit union leaders in Topeka on August 30 to discuss key concerns and share insights from Washington, D.C.

Jenkins, who is a cosponsor of the U.S. House data security bill, H.R. 2205, discussed the need for government to provide security for our data. She also recognized the growing regulatory burden faced by financial institutions and other industries.

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MLA Guidance Issued – Credit Unions Ask for Delay in Implementation

Aug
28
MLA Guidance Issued – Credit Unions Ask for Delay in Implementation

The Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) Compliance team is focused on the Department of Defense (DOD) Military Lending Act (MLA) as Kansas and Missouri credit unions – along with credit unions across the country - work to comply with the rule by the effective date of October 3, 2016. The DOD published its long-awaited follow-up guidance on August 26. 

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Kansas, Missouri Credit Unions Meet with U.S. Senators

Aug
22
Kansas, Missouri Credit Unions Meet with U.S. Senators

U.S. Senate meetings with credit union leaders took place in Kansas and Missouri on August 17 and 18.

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CFPB Payday Lending Proposal – Credit Union Feedback Needed by August 26

Aug
22
CFPB Payday Lending Proposal – Credit Union Feedback Needed by August 26

Missouri and Kansas credit unions are asked to share information with the Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) in connection with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule for payday, vehicle title and certain high-cost installment loans. There is concern that the overly broad scope of the rule will sweep in products and services offered by credit unions that are not even similar to a payday or small dollar loan. In addition, i

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HCUA Comments on CFPB Proposed Arbitration Rule

Aug
22
HCUA Comments on CFPB Proposed Arbitration Rule

Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) submitted a comment letter on behalf of member credit unions to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding its proposed arbitration rule. The proposed rule would eliminate arbitration clauses that are routinely included in many contracts for consumer financial products.

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