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Bipartisan housing finance reform bill expected soon

CUNA News Now Headlines 03/12/2014 - Provided as a courtesy and valuable service of the Credit Union National Association

Bipartisan housing finance reform bill expected soon

Housing finance reform got a shot in the arm yesterday. After five years of debate and delay among policymakers, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and the committee's top Republican member, Sen. Mike Crapo (Idaho), announced Tuesday that they have agreed upon a bipartisan plan to overhaul the housing finance market, as well as to wind down government-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. More

CUNA online update details post-GAC political landscape

Top credit union priorities coming out of last month's CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference are detailed in the March edition of CUNA's "Legislative Update Webcast." More

Filene report: Risk-weighted capital standards 'compelling' for policymakers

The adoption of risk-weighted capital adequacy standards would put banks and credit unions on the same safety-and-soundness footing, making such standards a "compelling" consideration for policymakers, according to a new report from the Filene Research Institute. More

Schnucks' data breach takes $1M toll on Mo. CUs

The data breach that bit St. Louis-based Schnucks supermarkets last April has dealt at least a $1 million blow to Missouri credit unions, a Missouri Credit Union Association survey found. More

CEOs confident about CU climate in '14, survey says

Credit union CEOs are feeling more optimistic going into 2014, according to a recent survey by Abound Resources that found 48% feel either "somewhat" or "very" optimistic. More

Pat Keefe is CUNA's new top communications officer

Pat Keefe has been promoted to senior vice president of communications by CUNA. More

CompBlog Wrap-Up reminds CUs of tax fraud potential

With the April 15 tax return due date approaching, credit unions must stay on their toes to protect themselves and their members from fraud schemes, CUNA warned in this month's edition of the CompBlog Wrap-Up. More

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