Press Statements and Releases

January 2013

Cirque Du Soleil Creation Director Announced as Keynoter at ACUC01/31/2013The Credit Union National Association has added to its impressive lineup of speakers for the America's Credit Union Conference (ACUC) with the addition of keynote speaker Lyn Heward, Director of Creation for Cirque du Soleil.

On Remittances, CFPB Urged to Revisit 100 Transfers-Per-Year Exemption01/29/2013CUNA has urged that many credit unions be exempted from the “100 per year threshold” in a new rule on remittance transfers in order to encourage credit unions to continue offering the service even though those credit unions may be losing money on offering it.

Youth Week 2013 Campaign Materials Available01/24/2013Credit unions can now begin preparations for National Credit Union Youth Week™ with online campaign art, articles, celebration materials and promotional products.

House Speaker John Boehner to Address CUNA's 2013 GAC01/16/2013House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will address the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington Feb. 26.

Postpone Remittance Rule Effective Date Up to 12 Months01/15/2013The effective date of a final rule on international remittances should be postponed for at least 12 months, CUNA has written, to help facilitate compliance for credit unions.

CUNA Pressing Economic Issues Series Now Apple Friendly01/15/2013Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced today that its popular CUNA Pressing Economic Issues Series, featuring expert economists Bill Hampel, Mike Schenk and Steve Rick, will now be accessible on Apple products including Mac computers and iPads.

CUNA Lending Compliance School Dates Announced for 201301/14/2013Registration is now open for CUNA Lending Compliance School, June 2-6, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Details are available at

CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney on NCUA Adoption of 'Small Entity' Threhold01/10/2013Raising the threshold for the definition of “small entity” is a step in the right direction, and we look forward to monitoring the effectiveness of this approach for credit unions.

Credit Unions Comment on Final 'QM' Rule by CFPB01/10/2013We support the agency’s steps to minimize disruptions in the availability of mortgage credit for consumers. CUNA strongly supported a “safe harbor” approach for “QM” loans that would provide the maximum legal protection to credit unions under the “ability to repay” rule.

FTC Interchange Report: Incomplete, Misleading01/08/2013A report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the impact of new laws capping revenue from interchange fees presents an “incomplete and thus misleading view of the impact on credit unions,” CUNA has written to the agency.

CFPB Should Take Credit Union Difference into Consideration Before Regulating01/08/2013Before credit unions become subject to any new rules developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP), credit union differences from other financial institutions should be taken into consideration, CUNA has written to the agency’s chief, Richard Cordray.

Author of 24 Hours Inside the President's Bunker, 9-11-01 to Speak at 2013 CUNA ACUC01/07/2013Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced today that retired White House Military Officer, Lt. Col. Robert Darling will be presenting a keynote on Sunday at CUNA’s 2013 America’s Credit Union Conference. He joins New York Times Bestseller Malcolm Gladwell on the line up. The conference will take place June 30 – July 3 at the Hilton New York in New York City.

CUNA Enterprise Risk Management Institute for Directors Announced01/03/2013CUNA, in collaboration with The Rochdale Group, Inc., has announced a new institute specifically for credit union directors that will take place April 17-19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information and to register, visit

2013 CUNA Economics & Investments Conference Announced01/03/2013Registration and school information is now available for the upcoming CUNA Economics & Investments Conference, August 4-7, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. For more information and to register visit