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Health care law changing how CUs offer coverage

Regardless how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or a specific provision mandating that individuals purchase coverage, the health care reform law is changing the way credit unions offer and fund employee health plans, said CUNA Mutual Group Friday at the the CUNA Human Resources and Training and Development Council Conference.... More

Fed: Mobile banking rising, security still a barrier

Mobile phones and mobile Internet access are in widespread use, and the ubiquity of the devices is changing the way consumers access their financial services, says a report commissioned by the Federal Reserve. However, two issues continue to hold back others from adopting mobile financial services.... More

IRS changes add to CU compliance burden: CUNA

Changes to the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) 1042-S reporting requirements will create a new compliance burden for credit unions, CUNA Deputy General Counsel Mary Mitchell Dunn has warned.... More

Business coalition joins MBL push

A group that identifies itself as a coalition of conservative, libertarian and free-market organizations voiced support Thursday for increased member business lending for credit unions and encouraged lawmakers to vote in favor of legislation that would achieve that end. The group called Sen. Mark Udall's (D-Colo.) Small Business Lending Enhancement Act of 2012 (S. 2231) "a sound, free-market, deregulatory action that will create jobs, help small business, and assist veterans."... More

NCUA responds to CUNA: Agency can improve exam process

National Credit Union Administration Chairman Debbie Matz identified regulatory relief measures her agency is pursuing, in a letter this week to CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney. Matz's letter was in response to a follow-up letter Cheney sent to the chairman after she appeared at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in March.... More

CUNA chairman to Texas CUs: 'What you do makes a difference'

CUNA's chairman and several other speakers told Texas credit unions that they make a real difference for members at many levels, during the Texas Credit Union League annual meeting Wednesday.... More

CFPB clarifies state reciprocity in MLO licensing

Consistent with the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act), a state may grant a transitional mortgage loan originator license to an individual who holds a valid loan originator license from another state, according to a clarification issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday.... More

Wanted: CU global brand identity

Credit unions have made great strides worldwide from consumers' disillusionment with banks during the recession. However, they still need to better articulate the credit union difference in a way that resonates with consumers, says an international group gathered by the World Council of Credit Unions to take the first step toward developing a global credit union brand.... More

Franken, Pawlenty praise CUs at MnCUN meeting

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty cleared their schedules for credit unions this past weekend to speak at the Minnesota Credit Union Network's Annual Meeting & Convention. They praised credit unions for their service model and contributions to their communities and Minnesota as a whole.... More

Financial Literacy Week on H&FF Radio

Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program addresses Financial Literacy Week, bill-paying trends, buying a home, and obtaining a mortgage.... More