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CUNA/Leagues Launch Advocacy Campaign To Bury Excessive Regulations12/08/2016The CUNA/League system is launching a multilayered advocacy campaign plan that aims to take advantage of a favorable political environment to rein in excessive regulations that are hurting credit unions.

CUNA stands with NCUA in face of ABA lawsuit over FOM rule12/07/2016The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) reaffirmed its support for the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) recent rulemaking related to its field of membership rule.

Banking, Credit Union Trades Send Letter to Senate, Call for CFPB Commission12/07/2016The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), submitted a letter to Senate leaders to call for the implementation of a 5-person bipartisan commission at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Retired Gen. Colin Powell to address credit unions at CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference12/01/2016Former Secretary of State and retired Army Gen. Colin Powell will deliver the Tuesday session keynote at CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference on February 28, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Credit Union Trades Moved to File Joint Amicus Brief in Defense of NCUA’s Motion for Dismissal of Banker Suit11/21/2016The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) filed an amicus brief supporting the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) motion to dismiss the lawsuit recently filed by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) which challenges the agency’s authority to issue its latest member business lending rule.

CUNA Concerned With 2017-2018 NCUA Budget11/17/2016

Following the National Credit Union Administration’s monthly board meeting in which the board voted on the agency’s 2017-2018 budget, Credit Union National Association President/CEO Jim Nussle released a statement.

CUNA Finds Credit Unions Poised for Success Following 2016 Federal Elections11/10/2016Credit Union National Association (CUNA) analysis finds the priorities of the incoming Trump Administration align with the needs of the credit union system, particularly with respect to regulatory burden, which positions credit unions for success following the 2016 federal elections.

CUNA/League system, CULAC Help Elect Pro-Credit Union Majority11/09/2016The credit union industry played an extensive role in this year’s congressional elections thanks to the multifaceted campaign orchestrated by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), state Leagues, and individual credit unions.

FOCUS Brands, Inc. Group President Kat Cole to keynote 2017 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference opening session11/09/2016FOCUS Brands Inc. Group President, Kat Cole will give the keynote address at the opening session of CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference on February 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Nussle Statement on 2016 Presidential Election11/09/2016

“CUNA congratulates President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence for their victory. We look forward to...

Trades Restate Support for Credit Union Business Lending as NCUA Files for Dismissal of Banker Suit11/02/2016The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) reaffirmed their support for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in its challenge of the lawsuit recently filed by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) against the agency and its member business lending rule. NCUA today filed its brief seeking dismissal of the lawsuit.

Gelly joins CUNA Strategic Services as President10/31/2016Completing a national search, CUNA Strategic Services, Inc. (CSS) has named Eric Gelly, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of the Carolinas Credit Union League, as its new President.

Emmy-winning journalist Bob Schieffer to keynote at CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference10/28/2016Journalistic legend Bob Schieffer will deliver the keynote address at the closing general session of CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, to be held February 26-March 2, 2017 in Washington D.C.

CUNA, Member Credit Unions Lead Call for Continued Improvements to NCUA Budget10/27/2016A number of Credit Union National Association (CUNA) experts represented credit union interests today at the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) budget briefing.

Nussle: “CUNA Prepared to Defend FOM Rule”10/27/2016In response to a statement by banking trade associations regarding the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) modernization of credit union field of members, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Jim Nussle released the following.

NCUA Field of Membership Rule a Victory for Credit Unions10/27/2016The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) board today voted in favor of changes to modernize the credit union field of membership rule that have long been advocated for by the CUNA/League system.

Derreck Kayongo announced as ED (Filene) Talk speaker at 2017 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference10/24/2016Business innovator Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project and CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, will be the ED (Filene) Talk speaker at CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. on February 27, 2017. The talk will be sponsored by CUNA Councils.

President Obama Recognizes ICU Day10/21/2016President Barack Obama issued a special message to all those celebrating International Credit Union Day on October 20, 2016. The President’s message, which can be found here, was made possible as a direct result of the CUNA/League system’s advocacy efforts.

CUNA Councils Contributes $25,000 to Kick Off Credit Union Awareness Initiative10/20/2016CUNA Councils, a national organization for credit union professionals, has contributed $25,000 to the CUNA Credit Union Awareness Initiative, which is being created to raise consumer awareness of credit unions as an attractive alternative in financial services.

NCUA Treasury Repayment Good Sign of Improving Corporate Stabilization Fund Condition10/18/2016Following NCUA’s announcement the agency plans to repay the Treasury in full in October, CUNA released a statement.