Skaggs elected to LSCU & Affiliates board

The LSCU & Affiliates Board of Directors had one open seat up for election this year. USF FCU CEO Rick Skaggs won the election for the Florida Class C seat which represents credit unions with 15,000 to 40,000 members. Skaggs assumes the seat of Envision Credit Union Chief Administrative Officer Anice Prosser. Skaggs will take […]

Opinion: League counters banks in Sun Sentinel opinion column

Earlier this week, the Florida Bankers Association went on the offensive by placing opinion columns in three publications including the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The column included the same old argument of how credit unions should be taxed and how “America’s hometown banks” are suffering. LSCU & Affiliates President/CEO Patrick La Pine countered the bankers […]

U.S. Senate Democrats counter Shelby with own bank regulation bill

Senate Banking Committee Democrats released their own version of a regulation relief bill on Tuesday; keeping the proposed changes tightly focused on small banks and consumer protection. The Democrats’ bill is a rebuke to committee chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), who officially released his wide-ranging legislation on Monday after circulating a draft version early last week. […]

Alternative reg. relief bill may be introduced today

The League is hearing that Senate Banking Committee Democrats are expected to introduce an alternative reg relief bill to Sen. Shelby’s. This comes as credit unions and bankers are strongly urging the U.S. Senate Banking Committee to find bipartisan agreement on reg relief. The much anticipated reg relief bill markup scheduled for this week could […]