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Catalyst files preemptive patent lawsuit

Catalyst Corporate FCU has filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Texas, seeking a declaratory judgment that it has not infringed on any processing patents, after it received a letter from a company representing an unknown "John Doe" patent holder threatening Catalyst with a lawsuit if it did not sign a confidentiality agreement.... More

Royce, media highlight MBL bill

U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and several media outlets highlighted credit unions' push to pass a member business lending bill--the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act--before the U.S. Senate this month.... More

Alabama Central CU employee prohibited by NCUA

Michael John Young, a former employee of Alabama Central CU, Birmingham, Ala., has been prohibited from future work at any federally insured financial institution by the National Credit Union Administration following his conviction on one count of bank fraud.... More

CUs teach financial skills year round, too

While financial literacy is being highlighted across the nation this month, the Wisconsin Credit Union League said credit unions provide financial literacy education throughout the year.... More

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