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FL election results

Republicans continue to control the political landscape in Florida. While three of the four cabinet positions were all polling strong Republican leading up to election day, Gov. Scott’s re-election made it a clean sweep in statewide offices.... More

AL election results

The general election in Alabama turned out the way most insiders predicted. Gov. Robert Bentley, Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, and Attorney General Luther Strange were all re-elected to their statewide offices. The only change in a statewide constitutional office came with the election of State Rep. John Merrill to the Secretary of State’s office.... More

FFIEC releases cybersecurity assessment observations

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) releases observations from the recent cybersecurity assessment and recommended regulated financial institutions participate in the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).... More

Data breach vulnerability is 'at merchants' feet,' says CUNA, NAFCU

Credit unions are willing to join collaborative efforts to improve payment security, but only if merchants agree to meet the same security standards financial institutions are subject to. That's the message in a letter to six retail trade organizations sent jointly by CUNA and NAFCU.... More

Tax reform could surface again in 2015

There is a good possibility that tax reform will be a major priority next year in Congress. The League is hearing that if the Republicans hold the majority in the House and Senate a bill will likely be written.... More

Home Depot breach costs double the Target costs

Credit unions in Alabama and Florida are incurring twice the costs from the Home Depot data breach than they did on the Target breach earlier this year.... More

Pew Charitable Trust looks into military financial institutions

The Pew Charitable Trust released a study Thursday that looked at checking account practices for financial institutions that serve the military or have branches on bases.... More

Agencies request comment on proposed flood insurance rule

Five federal regulatory agencies announced the approval of a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to amend regulations pertaining to loans secured by property located in special flood hazard areas.... More

Florida candidate Steve Southerland gets backing from CUNA

CUNA is supporting Florida's 2nd District, incumbent Rep. Steve Southerland (R) in November's election.... More

Sen. Nelson calls on IRS to address ID tax refund fraud

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) along with Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) lead a bipartisan group of 15 senators in calling on the IRS to make ID fraud reduction a top priority.... More