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March 6, 2015

CUNA files amicus brief in important Florida interchange case

Washington
CUNA filed an amicus brief Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in a case raising many of the policy issues surrounding credit card interchange fees. ReadMore

7 new reg. relief bills help welcome CUs to D.C. for CUNA GAC

Washington
As CUNA looks forward to welcoming nearly 5,000 credit union advocates to Washington next week for its 2015 Governmental Affairs Conference, Ryan Donovan, the association's chief advocacy officer, sent out a special edition of CUNA's weekly "Legislative Update" to CUNA members Thursday. The update highlights seven bills introduced in the last week that, if enacted, will help remove barriers for credit unions to more fully serve their members. ReadMore

Nussle: Need for reg. relief must trump banks' tired tax attacks

Washington
The Independent Community Bankers of America unveiled its list of 2015 policy priorities on Tuesday and CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle noted that it highlights how similar the advocacy priorities of credit unions and small banks are--but with one very unfortunate exception. ReadMore

Interchange-fee cap bill halted in Colo.

CU System
Legislation in Colorado that would have prohibited collection of interchange fees on state and local taxes was halted during a committee hearing Wednesday. ReadMore

N.H. CUs briefed on IOLTAs

CU System
The Cooperative Credit Union Association partnered with the New Hampshire Bar Association this week to put on a compliance training session for handling Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts and other escrow accounts. ReadMore

CEO confidence up, but reg. concerns increase: Abound survey

CU System
Credit union CEO optimism for 2015 is tempered by concerns of increased regulatory burden, according to Abound Resources. ReadMore

CUNA Mutual reports 4th consecutive year of growth

CU System
An improved lending environment contributed to the fourth consecutive year of earnings growth for CUNA Mutual Group, the company reported Thursday. ReadMore
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