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FHFA 'forgiveness' plan could spill to private lenders: CUNA

If the Federal Home Finance Administration proposes a mortgage principal forgiveness program, it should take into account any potential spillover effects such a program could have on private sector mortgage modifications, CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney said in a letter to Edward DeMarco, acting FHFA director.... More

CUs, National Journal help launch Tampa hospital project

All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., will soon boast a freshly renovated playground for its patients and their families through funds raised with the help of credit unions. Groundbreaking took place Wednesday on the "leave behind" project, which will retrofit an existing playground with special play equipment for ill and injured children and will honor the 2012 Republican National Convention taking place in nearby Tampa.... More

Iowa pizza place owner: CUs help fuel American dreams

Credit unions are a key to helping small businesses operate, and as such, they should be allowed to provide more loans to small businesses than currently allowed under the federal member business lending cap, an owner of several pizza stores in Iowa wrote Thursday in a letter to the editor of the Des Moines Register.... More

Tax deadline means extra hours helping members

With the April 17 tax deadline approaching credit unions nationwide are dedicating resources to helping community members prepare their tax returns.... More

Last-minute tax tips on H&FF Radio

Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program covers the 2012 tax deadline, paying your tax bill with a credit card, retailer debit cards, and sustainable living.... More

San Antonio business owners, CUs urge lifting MBL cap

San Antonio small business owners united with credit unions in the Texas community Wednesday for a joint press conference to call on lawmakers to support the measure before Congress to raise credit unions' member business lending cap.... More

Ground broken for "leave behind" project in St. Pete

All Children's Hospital, the LSCU, CUNA, the National Journal and dignitaries, along with a few children, broke ground on the new playground in St. Petersburg. ... More

Economy continues expansion, says Fed Beige Book

The nation's economy continued to expand, growing at a "modest to moderate pace" from mid-February through late March, the Federal Reserve said in its monthly "Beige Book," for the third month in a row.... More

S.D. CUs discuss reg burden with CFPB's Cordray, Sen. Banking chair

South Dakota credit unions emphasized the importance of helping consumers without adding unnecessarily to their regulatory burden during a meeting in Sioux Falls yesterday with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray and U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.... More

NCUA suggests CU, agency steps to improve exams

In this month's National Credit Union Administration Report, Director of Examinations and Insurance Larry Fazio said NCUA examiners and credit union management "can both take a lot of specific steps to contribute to a conducive exam environment."... More