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March 31, 2015

CUNA's Hampel reminds Operation Comment can help with RBC2 letters

Washington
Bill Hampel, CUNA's chief policy officer, reminded credit unions on Monday that credit unions should let their thoughts and suggestions on the National Credit Union Administration's revised risk-based capital proposal be known. ReadMore

FFIEC: Ways to ID, mitigate cyberattacks that use malware

Washington
Information on how financial institutions can identify and mitigate compromised user credentials and malware was released Monday by the U.S. Treasury's Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. ReadMore

Lawmakers question CFPB on Aug. TILA-RESPA date

Washington
Why have new mortgage disclosure forms go into effect during what is traditionally the busiest month for home mortgage closings? That's the question two key lawmakers asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Monday regarding the bureau's Truth in Lending Act-Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act integrated disclosures rule, which is scheduled to be implemented Aug. 1. ReadMore

House could consider relief bills in April: CUNA looks to work with Senate

Washington
Passage of nine CUNA-backed regulatory relief bills by the U.S. House Financial Services Committee last week is a good sign, but CUNA will be stepping up its advocacy efforts to get the bills onto the next step. ReadMore

CFPB Student Scorecard should focus on consumer benefits, CUNA says

Washington
CUNA supports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's plan to create a Safe Student Account Scorecard as a tool for colleges and universities to ensure that financial product offerings marketed to their students are "superior to those generally available," the trade association said in a March 30 comment letter to the bureau. ReadMore

CFPB should increase relief in 'rural' definition rule: CUNA

Washington
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposal regarding rural and underserved areas is a positive step, but CUNA urged the agency to take further regulatory relief steps in a comment letter filed Monday. ReadMore

Pending-home sales at highest since June 2013: NAR

Market
Pending-home sales doubled-down in February with a second straight month of gains, as the National Association of Realtors reported its pending-sales index climbed 3.1% for the month to 106.9. ReadMore

Business Rates

Market

Get daily financial rates for the last five business days, including Treasury Yield Curve, Treasury Bills, Prime Rate, Federal Funds, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae 30-day commitments, LIBOR, and 90-day Commercial Paper.

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Consumer Rates

Market

Daily rates from Informa Research Services for deposit, consumer loan, mortgage, credit card, and indirect auto loan products.

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LCUL's Cochran: 'Old' CU benefits attract young, new members

CU System
A new generation of Louisiana residents, inspired by "old school" services and pricing and the cooperative business model, are starting to discover the credit union difference, Louisiana Credit Union League President/CEO Anne Cochran wrote in a opinion editorial that appeared in the Lafourche Parish Daily Comet . ReadMore

CUNA marketing, biz dev. council honors excellence winners

CU System
The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference honored credit unions and executives at its annual conference March 25-28 in Las Vegas. ReadMore

Maine CU membership growth continues record pace

CU System
Credit unions in Maine saw healthy membership expansion in 2014, as total credit union memberships rose to more than 651,000, a new record for the state, according to numbers released by the Maine Credit Union League. ReadMore

Albuquerque biz journal highlights N.M.'s CU culture

CU System
Readers of Albuquerque Business First may nearly be experts on all things credit union, as the business publication recently dedicated wide swaths of print space to illustrate the relative state of credit unions in New Mexico. ReadMore

Financial Fitness Day kicks off fin. lit. month

CU System
Wednesday is Financial Fitness Day--and also the start of National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Month. ReadMore

Strongest savers in middle class: Bankrate

CU System
The most ardent savers can be found in the U.S. middle class, according to a recent survey by the personal finance website Bankrate.com . ReadMore

CU System briefs (3/31/15)

CU System

WASHINGTON (3 31 15) A new app is available for those who want to keep pace with the  Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and

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Don't take on student debt just because all the kids are doing it

Consumer
Student debt is now so common that the stigma once attached to owing tens of thousands of dollars is starting to evaporate. ReadMore

NFCC acquires Student Loan Alliance

Products
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling has acquired the Student Loan Alliance. ReadMore
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