ADA litigation and threats webinar planned for Jan. 18

Credit unions across the country are being threatened with litigation from a handful of plaintiffs’ law firms seeking to profit from the ambiguities in requirements for website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Many of these threats come from the Pacific Trial Attorneys, based in Newport Beach, CA. In recent weeks, credit unions […]

Register today to effect change with policy makers

The first months of 2018 are critical ones for credit unions to make their voices heard among lawmakers.  In addition to the Florida Advocacy Conference (Jan. 30-31),  and the Alabama Advocacy Conference (Feb. 6-7),  it’s time to register for the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), planned for Feb. 25-March 1. More than 5,000 credit union leaders […]

Biz Kid$ financial ed grants available

Credit union organizations can now apply for a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) through March 31. The Foundation is looking to distribute up to $75,000 in grant funds to credit union organizations as part of this effort. The application can be found here. “We are honored to […]

Small CUs may qualify for full GAC scholarship

Small credit unions have until Jan. 19 to qualify for two drawings for full scholarships to the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference — set for Feb. 25-March 1 in Washington. To be eligible for the drawings, which are sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group, participants must subscribe to a Daily Digest or Real Time email notification for […]

Washington Wire – Jan. 17, 2018

Both the House and Senate are in session this week and will resume negotiations on the omnibus appropriations bill in order to continue funding the government. The clock is ticking… current government funding expires Friday – Jan. 19. The House of Representatives will consider the CUNA-supported H.R. 2954, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act; H.R. […]

IRS releases updated 2018 withholding tables

The Internal Revenue Service today released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month. This is the first in a series of steps that IRS will take to help improve the accuracy of withholding following major changes made by the new tax law. […]