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  • CFPB Posts Its Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda

    Jul
    23
    CFPB Posts Its Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda

    Early during the week of July 16, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) posted its semi-annual update of its rulemaking agenda.  The last one that was published was the Fall 2011 agenda, which was made public in January.

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  • CUNA Urges NCUA to Exercise Restraint at July Meeting

    Jul
    23
    CUNA Urges NCUA to Exercise Restraint at July Meeting

    Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has reinforced its strongest support for the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) delay of the Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) and loan participation proposals, and appreciate that these items are not on the July 24, 2012 Board Meeting agenda. CUNA will continue advocating that the agency abandon these proposals.

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  • CFPB Proposes New RESPA/TILA Rule and Disclosure

    Jul
    19
    CFPB Proposes New RESPA/TILA Rule and Disclosure

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on July 9, 2012 issued its much anticipated proposed rule and forms to combine certain disclosures required under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) with disclosures required under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), as required by the Dodd-Frank Act.  The proposal also addresses new disclosure requirements required by the D

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  • Young & Free St. Louis Crash & Learn Contest

    Jul
    19
    Young & Free St. Louis Crash & Learn Contest

    Vantage Credit Union is hosting the Crash & Learn Challenge, an exciting opportunity for young people to share their learning experiences and earn cash prizes.

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  • Credit Unions to Meet with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on July 24

    Jul
    18
    Credit Unions to Meet with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on July 24

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) will meet in-person with credit union leaders from across the state on July 24.  Credit union management and board members are invited to participate in the meeting with Governor Nixon.  Here are the details:

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  • Mazuma Doubles Facebook Likes in One Month

    Jul
    18
    Mazuma Doubles Facebook Likes in One Month

    Mazuma Credit Union (Kansas City) is not new to social media used to engage with members in the greater Kansas City community.  However, since the early June launch of Mazuma’s Sponsored Story campaign on Facebook, the results have been surprising. In Facebook terms, a Sponsored Story is an ad that acts much like a post from a friend.  The “story” highlights som

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  • Setting & Enforcing Social Media Policies Audio Conference

    Jul
    18
    Setting & Enforcing Social Media Policies Audio Conference

    Keeping control of your credit union's brand, your message and your staff in the era of social media isn't simple. That's why many credit unions  are tempted to issue a blanket policy banning staff from mentioning the organization's name at any time.  But what if you could be smarter about social media?  What if you could create a policy to protect freedom of speech and your image ... and actively transform social media into powerful PR for presenting who you are and why your work matters?

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  • Mid Missouri Charity Golf Tournament

    Jul
    18
    Mid Missouri Charity Golf Tournament

    Mid Missouri Credit Union is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Mid Missouri Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Piney Valley Golf Course in Fort Leonard.  All proceeds will benefit the “Armed Services YMCA” so that they can continue with their Summer Camping for children ages 8-12 and Family Camping Weekends.  Funding for both of these programs was cu

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  • NCUA Holds a Listening Session in San Diego

    Jul
    18
    NCUA Holds a Listening Session in San Diego

    The week of July 9, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz and staff held a listening session in San Diego to provide credit union officials in the region an opportunity to communicate their concerns to the agency.  She was accompanied by NCUA Executive Director Dave Marquis, Director of Examination and Insurance Larry Fazio, Region II Director Jane Walters

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  • CFTC Excludes CUs and Banks <$10 Billion from Swap-Clearing Requirements

    Jul
    17
    CFTC Excludes CUs and Banks <$10 Billion from Swap-Clearing Requirements

    On July 10, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the primary federal regulator of derivatives, adopted a final rule to provide an exception for banks and credit unions with $10 billion or less in assets from swap-clearing requirements mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act.  While few credit unions currently participate in swaps, the rule could have affected National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) efforts to consider hedging for interest rate risk mitigation.

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