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January 27, 2015

NEW: April 27 is RBC2 comment deadline

WASHINGTON (1/27/15, UPDATED 9:30 a.m. ET)--The comment deadline is April 27 for the revised risk-based capital plan proposed Jan. 15 by the National Credit Union Administration. ReadMore

Sherry selected as NCUA deputy CFO

Washington
Peggy Sherry is the National Credit Union Administration's new deputy chief financial officer, the agency announced Monday. ReadMore

Fed unveils strategies for U.S. payments system improvements

Washington
A paper released Monday by the Federal Reserve features the agency's recommendations for improving the payments system in the United States from the perspective of payments system service providers. ReadMore

Data security, breach hearings highlight this week in Congress

Washington
Several hearings on data and cybersecurity will take place in both houses of the U.S. Congress this week. ReadMore

NCUA, CFPB to host Feb. 11 TILA-RESPA disclosure webinar

Washington
Credit unions can tune in Feb. 11 to the latest from regulators on how to prepare for the significant changes to disclosures and forms required under the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. ReadMore

Hybrids 'dominate' ARM offerings: Freddie survey

Washington
Hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) are the most popular ARM offerings from lenders, according to Freddie Mac's annual Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Survey. ReadMore

RBC2 changes, improvements, outlook detailed in CUNA webinar

Washington
Well over 600 credit unions tuned into CUNA's webinar on the National Credit Union Administration's revised risk-based capital proposal Tuesday, as CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle highlighted the advocacy strength of the organization's three-tiered system. ReadMore

Inside Washington (1/27/15)

Washington

WASHINGTON (1 27 15) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPPB) has appointed several people to leadership positions within the bureau. Anthony Alexis will serve as the bureau's

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Refis climb as interest rates slip, home prices bolster

Market
Homeowners have been pulling equity from their homes through refinancings at nearly double the pace seen last year at this time, according to data from Freddie Mac. ReadMore

Consumer Rates

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

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Business Rates

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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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Washington DFI adds 'S' to CAMEL rating

CU System
The Washington Department of Financial Institutions notified state-chartered credit unions that it has expanded its CAMEL ratings so its analysis will better reflect whether changes in interest rates will adversely affect a credit union's earnings and economic capital. ReadMore

CU System briefs (1/27/15)

CU System

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (1 27 15) Fort Campbell FCU, Clarksville, Tenn., with $456 million in assets, donated $5,000 to Army Emergency Relief (AER) during a kick off fundraiser for the organization Jan. 13 at

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America Saves seeks CUs for savings excellence designation

CU System
As part of next month's America Saves Week, an event in part coordinated by CUNA, credit unions that go above and beyond in encouraging members to save money will be recognized specifically. ReadMore

Chicago Tribune column: CU membership worth the switch

CU System
Gregory Karp, a Chicago Tribune financial columnist, recently offered simple tasks for consumers to make 2015 more prosperous. Among them: Join a credit union. ReadMore

Leagues, CUs batten down hatches for NE blizzard

CU System
State league offices and credit unions in the Northeast prepared for Winter Storm Juno by closing offices and advising members to stay safe. ReadMore

Times Square billboard thanks CUs for CMN Hospitals support

CU System
A big commitment deserves a big thank you, and that's why Children's Miracle Network Hospitals will celebrate Credit Unions for Kids' support with a billboard in Times Square. ReadMore

Ill. reg. settlement returns $16M to CUs in fee credits

CU System
For the fifth consecutive year, state-chartered credit unions in Illinois have received a credit in regulatory fees--the result of a settlement negotiated by the Illinois Credit Union League with the state of Illinois. ReadMore

Entrepreneurs: 4 decisions ensure financial success

Consumer
Entrepreneurship can be rewarding at all life stages, from the young adult years to retirement and beyond. But before you invest your time, energy and resources into the entrepreneurial unknown, make these four money decisions to ensure you reach financial success. ReadMore

Fiserv's LoanLaunch supports enterprise loan origination

Products
Fiserv Inc.'s LoanLaunch, formerly known as Common Origination Platform, provides the framework for enterprise loan originations on a single platform. ReadMore
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