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July 30, 2014

House panel members pledge to work for CU parity, also pass reg. relief bill

Washington
The House Financial Services Committee examined a number of regulatory relief bills Tuesday, and of the three supported by CUNA, one was passed and the other two will go to a recorded vote this morning. ReadMore

CUNA to NCUA: Reg reduction for CUs is urgent

Washington
Significant reduction in credit unions' regulatory requirements is urgently needed, CUNA interim President/CEO Bill Hampel said in a letter to National Credit Union Administration Chair Debbie Matz yesterday in advance of the agency's board meeting Thursday. ReadMore

Information is key to disclosure integration, CUNA tells CFPB

Washington
In a stakeholders' check-in meeting on a rule to integrate separate mortgage disclosures rules into a single, more consumer-friendly document, CUNA urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to consider three things with respect to its regulatory implementation. ReadMore

Fannie, Freddie G-fee comment deadline pushed back to Sept. 8

Washington
September 8 is the new deadline for comments on the Federal Housing Finance Agency's proposed increases to guarantee fees that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge lenders. ReadMore

Colfax Capital Corp. required to give $92M in debt relief

Washington
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and attorneys general from 13 states have obtained approximately $92 million in debt relief on behalf of 17,000 consumers harmed by predatory lenders. ReadMore

Julian Castro sworn in as 16th HUD secretary

Washington
Julian Castro was sworn in as the 16th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development Monday. ReadMore
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