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NCUA Calls for Input on Data Collection, Comments Due August 1

Jun
16
NCUA Calls for Input on Data Collection, Comments Due August 1

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is conducting a comprehensive review of two vehicles used to collect information for regulatory oversight of federally insured credit unions (FICUs)—the 5300 Call Report (C

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Share “Ease the Burden” Message as HCUA Hike the Hill Kicks Off

Jun
14
Share “Ease the Burden” Message as HCUA Hike the Hill Kicks Off

The impact of regulatory burden is significant on credit unions in Kansas and Missouri. Credit union leaders from both states are bringing this message to Washington, D.C. for the Heartland Credit Union Association’s (HCUA) first official Hike the Hill on June 14-16.

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Missouri Governor Signs Savings Promotion Act, Bills to Take Effect in KS & MO

Jun
13
Missouri Governor Signs Savings Promotion Act, Bills to Take Effect in KS & MO

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) signed HB 2125, which includes the Missouri Savings Promotion Act, on June 13. The bill will become law in Missouri on August 28. The bill was approved by both the Missouri Senate and Missouri House of Representatives in May.

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Credit Unions Attend CFPB Hearing on Small-Dollar Lending

Jun
07
Credit Unions Attend CFPB Hearing on Small-Dollar Lending

Kansas and Missouri credit union representatives attended the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) field hearing on its payday lending/small-dollar lending proposal on June 2. There was a capacity crowd for the event in the Kansas City Music Hall. Attendees from six credit unions and the Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) were scheduled to take part.

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Missouri Governor Signs Two Credit Union-Supported Bills into Law

Jun
06
Missouri Governor Signs Two Credit Union-Supported Bills into Law

Two bills with impact to credit unions in Missouri and supported by the Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) are now official. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) signed HB 1721 and SB 624 on June 6. Both bills take effect August 28.

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Leverage Social Media During Hike the Hill

Jun
05
Leverage Social Media During Hike the Hill

Use social media to strengthen the credit union message during the Heartland Credit Union Association’s Hike the Hill! As credit union leaders from Kansas and Missouri head to Washington, D.C. on June 14, your tweets and Facebook posts will help showcase the credit union difference.

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June 2: CFPB Field Hearing in Kansas City – CU Participation Encouraged

May
27
June 2: CFPB Field Hearing in Kansas City – CU Participation Encouraged

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will hold a field hearing in Kansas City on June 2. It will focus on payday lending/small dollar lending. The hearing will feature remarks from Richard Cordray, CFPB Director, as well as testimony from pre-selected participants. Attendees should have the opportunity to ask questions.

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Changes to UCC Law in Kansas Now in Effect

May
24
Changes to UCC Law in Kansas Now in Effect

A Kansas bill that determines when state versus federal law takes precedence on remittance transfers is now law. The bill, Substitute for House Bill 2062, took effect upon publication in The Kansas Register on May 19.

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Strong Year for Positive Credit Union Legislation in Missouri

May
16
Strong Year for Positive Credit Union Legislation in Missouri

Nearly 10 bills with positive impact to credit unions are now on their way to Governor Jay Nixon's (D) desk after receiving final approval by the Missouri General Assembly. Missouri lawmakers had until 6 p.m. on May 13 to advance legislation before the session officially closed. Governor Nixon has until July 14 to either sign, veto or allow a bill to become law.

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Kansas Candidate Filing Deadline June 1

May
16
Kansas Candidate Filing Deadline June 1

There will be multiple open seats up for grabs in the Kansas House and Senate this election cycle. There are 14 Kansas legislators who have announced their retirements or intend to seek another office. This creates an opportunity for Kansas credit unions to seek out potential candidates that come from a credit union background or are supportive of credit unions – including board members, credit union staff members

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