Credit unions meet with Rep. Crenshaw on CDFI funding

The League facilitated a meeting this week between Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and two credit unions to discuss funding for the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) grants. Suncoast Credit Union, based in Tampa, and VyStar Credit Union, based in Jacksonville, talked with Rep. Crenshaw about how more credit unions are applying for the grants, using […]

LSCU Hike the Hill hotel deadline extended to Aug. 25

Don’t miss out on the savings by reserving your hotel room for the upcoming LSCU Hike the Hill. The deadline has been extended to Aug. 25. It’s not too late to attend this year’s Hike the Hill, LSCU’s annual grassroots lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., Sept. 16-17, 2015. The hotel block at the Grand Hyatt […]

Florida special session update and more

Florida’s Special Session Update Florida lawmakers intensified their criticism of the Florida Supreme Court’s redistricting ruling Tuesday as a Republican congressman fought for his political survival and a Democratic congresswoman announced she would file a lawsuit Wednesday to keep her current district. Find more on the two-week special session here. Florida House will make Corcoran […]

Alabama special session passes ACUA request

At the conclusion of the Alabama Legislature’s special session on Tuesday, there was no solution to the shortfall in the state’s General Fund Budget. However, a request by the ACUA was passed. Monday evening the Senate passed a budget that was identical to the one Gov. Robert Bentley vetoed in June. That budget was sent […]

Florida Credit Union Association legislative update

Florida’s 2016 proposed legislative agenda – we need your feedback! The FCUA 2016 proposed legislative agenda is now available, and the GA team needs your feedback. The issues listed represent the credit union industry’s legislative priorities for Florida’s lawmakers and will guide the efforts of the League’s governmental affairs team. The 2016  Regular Session is […]

National company charged with aiding and abetting in check deposit scheme

On Wednesday the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) issued an administrative complaint charging Intermex Wire Transfer, LLC, with illegally helping several check cashers avoid complying with Florida law. As part of the administrative complaint, the OFR is seeking a $119,000 fine and license suspension of 318 days. The OFR also issued administrative complaints to […]