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CUNA spotlights ATR/QM resources

CUNA News Now Headlines 1/10/2014 - Provided as a courtesy and valuable service of the Credit Union National Association

CUNA highlights QM resources as rules go into effect today

Today may not look a lot different than yesterday to many people, but for mortgage lending credit unions and thousands of other lenders today is the day that the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage lending rules go into effect. More

CUs are good options in USDA rural lending program: CUNA

CUNA strongly supports the U.S. Department of Agriculture's efforts to establish a program directed at increasing lending in rural areas, and urged USDA to consider credit unions as a lending option as it revisits existing lending programs and develops new ones. More

CSS provider: It's time for CUs to re-evaluate overdraft programs

Recent regulatory changes have created the need for most credit unions to re-evaluate their overdraft programs, John M. Floyd, chairman and CEO of John M. Floyd & Associates, recently told the Cornerstone Credit Union League. More

NCUA reiterates TILA guidance in Reg Alert

Small servicers, those defined as servicing 5,000 or fewer mortgages, are exempt only from portions of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new Truth In Lending Act mortgage servicing rule that requires issuance of periodic statements for closed-end mortgage loans, the National Credit Union Administration reminded in a regulatory alert (14-RA-03). More

ExpressJet lands in Alliance CU financial wellness program

Alliant CU announced that ExpressJet, the world's largest regional airline, has signed on to offer its 9,000 employees access to the Alliant Financial Wellness Program. More

CU branch linked to community college fin-lit program

Cardinal Community CU, with $25 million in assets, Newark, Ohio, has taken the student-run branch to college. After opening a branch in a local high school in 2012, the credit union recently opened student-run branch at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio. More

Social media pay-it-forward pays off for Royal CU

For Royal CU, it was simple--take 20 of its Facebook fans, add $10 to each and multiply by paying it forward. The equation was more than effective--it was overwhelming. More

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