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Don't Miss Out: KS, MO Advocacy Events Start Next Week!

Feb
02
Don't Miss Out: KS, MO Advocacy Events Start Next Week!

​Credit union leaders, staff and volunteers are needed to share the credit union difference with lawmakers at advocacy events in Kansas and Missouri. Please make plans to attend Heartland Credit Union Association's upcoming Kansas Day at the Capitol and Missouri Advocacy Meeting.  There's still time to register! Details on each event are posted below. 

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Missouri Savings Promotion Act Heard in Missouri Senate Committee

Feb
02
Missouri Savings Promotion Act Heard in Missouri Senate Committee

A bill authorizing credit unions and other financial institutions in Missouri to offer savings promotion programs is moving forward. Members of the Missouri Senate Financial/Government Organizations and Election Committee heard the Missouri Savings Promotion Act  (

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This Week at the Kansas Statehouse

Feb
02
This Week at the Kansas Statehouse

This week brought new legislation regarding prize-linked savings, a proposal to consolidate administrative operations of state agencies and an update of HB2446.

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Credit Union Input Needed as Deadline Looms for Federal FOM Comment Letters

Jan
31
Credit Union Input Needed as Deadline Looms for Federal FOM Comment Letters

Credit union advocates across Kansas and Missouri are encouraged to submit comment letters to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in favor of proposed revisions to the Chartering and Field of Membership (FOM) Manual. Banker letters in opposition, including those from staff, have started to arrive in large numbers during these last few days of the comment period.  

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Kansas, Missouri U.S. House Members Sign FASB Letter Outlining Concerns

Jan
29
Kansas, Missouri U.S. House Members Sign FASB Letter Outlining Concerns

Eight U.S. Representatives from the Missouri and Kansas delegations showed their support for credit union matters by signing a letter addressing concerns to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). The letter was signed by 62 members of Congress. FASB is in the final stages of reviewing a proposed standard that would change the accounting method for assessing credit impairment, a proposal that could have significant impact on lending in communities for credit unions. 

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MO Credit Union House Welcomes State Rep. Joe Adams

Jan
28
MO Credit Union House Welcomes State Rep. Joe Adams

Missouri Credit Union House in Jefferson City served as the location for Missouri State Representative Joe Adams (D-Distric

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Nominations Open for CFPB Advisory Groups

Jan
26
Nominations Open for CFPB Advisory Groups

Kansas and Missouri credit unions have a great opportunity to speak up for their members -  nominations for membership to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC) and Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) are open until February 29, 2016.

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Kansas Legislature in Week 3 of Session

Jan
26
Kansas Legislature in Week 3 of Session

The Kansas Legislature is now in week three of the session. In addition to HCUA staff appearing before the Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee earlier this month, we're closely tracking the financial services bills being introduced on both the House and Senate side.

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Register for Heartland Credit Union Association Events at GAC

Jan
22
Register for Heartland Credit Union Association Events at GAC

The Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) is approaching quickly, and there are specific events scheduled just for Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) members.

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Missouri Legislative Update: Robbery Bill Moving Quickly

Jan
21
Missouri Legislative Update: Robbery Bill Moving Quickly

A robbery bill supported by credit unions that stalled at the end of the 2015 Missouri Legislative Session is moving quickly in 2016. The Missouri House Civil and Criminal Proceedings Committee voted out a bill intended to clarify stealing from a financial institution - including credit unions - is a Class B felony offense.

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