Press Statements and Releases

February 2013

4,200 from Credit Unions Gather in Washington Next Week02/20/2013House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray will be among those addressing 4,200 participants from credit unions in Washington next week (Feb. 25-27) at the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference.

CUNA Effort to Enhance Credit Union Charter Bolstered by Bills on Business Lending, Capital Reform02/15/2013Two key pieces of legislation that would enhance the credit union charter – a key goal of the cooperatives in their efforts to foster service excellence to their members – were introduced in the U.S. House today.

CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney on Introduction of the ‘Eliminate Privacy Notice Confusion Act’02/15/2013This is a common sense regulatory relief measure that would make privacy notifications more meaningful for consumers. It only requires that a privacy notification be sent to a member or customer when the institution’s privacy policy changes – rather than mandate a redundant annual notice that is often overlooked by consumers.

HR/TD Council Conference Approved for SHRM Recertification Credits02/12/2013For the seventh year in a row the CUNA HR/TD Council’s annual conference has been approved as an event that will provide attendees with SHRM recertification credits.

Report Helps CUs Keep Pace with Regulatory Action02/11/2013Fast-paced changes and developments in credit union regulation – particularly that originating from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – are detailed in a newly redesigned and updated weekly report from CUNA, available at no charge to affiliated credit unions.

CUNA to Select 12 Students for Googolplex Youth Editorial Board02/06/2013Representatives from CUNA will select students from across America to serve one-year terms as youth editorial board members for the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) microsite called Googolplex: The Credit Union Guide for Student Moneymakers.

Pennsylvania CU Chapter Uses CUNA Seminars in a Box to Produce Public TV Program02/06/2013In an effort to revitalize financially suffering communities in Pennsylvania, the Schuylkill Valley Chapter of Credit Unions is producing a public television series entitled Home Buyer Education, utilizing CUNA Seminars in a Box™ for Members as its primary teaching tool.