SCUCE Advocacy Luncheon features acclaimed speaker

Each year, one of the most anticipated events of the Southeast Credit Union Conference & Expo (SCUCE) is the Advocacy Luncheon. In the past several years we have heard from great guest speakers, including Sen. Bill Nelson, Congressman Bill Posey, The Hill’s AB Stoddard, the Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman, and Dr. Steffen Schmidt. This […]

Washington Wire

Federal government funding expires on Friday at midnight, which means Congress is under the gun to enact a new resolution to fund the government past this deadline, and hopefully to remain in place through the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30). We are aware that negotiators made a great deal of progress, but the […]

AL Shared Branching Network pays CU rebate for sixth straight year

Shared branching had a very healthy year in Alabama in 2016. Credit union members are using the services while more credit unions are seeing the value in shared branching. The Credit Union Service Centers (CUSC) of Alabama will pay a patronage rebate and dividend for the sixth straight year. The patronage rebates and dividends are based […]

LSCU Advocacy fights for common sense regulation

It’s a matter of common sense that consumers should have convenient access to affordable loans and credit options. Well, it should be. Instead it seems the government is deliberately putting obstacles in the way of consumers. That’s why CUNA, with its Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation, emphasizes the importance of being sensible with its humorous take […]

Committee hearing scheduled for the Financial CHOICE Act

Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced yesterday that the Committee will hold a hearing to discuss the Financial CHOICE Act on Wednesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. “Republicans are eager to work with the President to end and replace the Dodd-Frank mistake with the Financial CHOICE Act because it holds Wall Street and […]

Bill to allow 18-month exam cycle heads to Gov. Ivey for signature

Last night, the Alabama House of Representatives passed SB 27 by Sen. Quintin Ross (D-Montgomery). This legislation would change the law to allow the Alabama Credit Union Administration the ability to exam healthy credit unions on an 18-month cycle as opposed to the current statutory requirement of 12-months. Prior to the legislature taking two weeks off for […]