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Press Statements and Releases


June 2014

‘SELFIES’ SHOW FACES OF 100 MILLION CREDIT UNION MEMBERS06/27/2014Today, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and state credit union leagues launched a new website to collect and display the faces of credit union members through ‘selfies’ as credit unions near the significant milestone of 100 million memberships later this summer.

Topics announced for 2014 CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Conference06/26/2014Registration is open for the CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Conference, October 26-29 in Las Vegas, NV. Registration and schools details are available at training.cuna.org/bsa.

Las Vegas announced as location for co-located CUNA Tech/OpSS Council conference06/26/2014CUNA announced that the CUNA Technology Council Conference and CUNA Operations, Sales and Service (OpSS) Council Conference will be co-located September 21-24, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

CUNA INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO BILL HAMPEL ON THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ACT06/26/2014On this day, June 26, 80 years ago, Congress had passed the Federal Credit Union Act and President Roosevelt signed it into law.

New course on Enterprise Risk Management now available through CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program06/25/2014CUNA has introduced a new course for credit union directors on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), developed in partnership with The Rochdale Group, Inc.

Hensarling, Moore Capito Weigh In On NCUA RBC Proposal06/20/2014House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chairman of the House Financial Services subcommittee on financial institutions and consumer credit, joined forces today in a letter to the National Credit Union (NCUA) Administration on their proposed risk-based capital proposal.

CUNA URGES SENATE TO SCHEDULE MCWATTERS NCUA NOMINATION06/12/2014Today, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) urging the senators to schedule the nomination of J. Mark McWatters to be a member of the National Credit Union Administration Board (NCUA) for consideration in the Senate.

CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference looking back to look forward in 201406/11/2014

Renowned speaker Jeff Rendel has been announced as the emcee and opening keynoter for this year's Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, November 3-6, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, where he will discuss the need for a reinvented movement propelled by timeless credit union principles. Registration and event details are available at ccuc.cuna.org .

CUNA’S MIKE SCHENK NAMED INTERIM CHIEF ECONOMIST EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY06/11/2014Mike Schenk has been named interim chief economist of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), effective immediately. Bill Hampel, who normally serves as senior vice president of research and policy analysis and chief economist of CUNA, is currently interim president and CEO.

SIX CUNA-BACKED BILLS PASS HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE06/11/2014The House Financial Services Committee held a markup on several bills relating to the structure and reach of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is a strong supporter of several of these bills

CUNA-Backed Bills Pass House Financial Services Committee06/10/2014Today, the House Financial Services Committee held a markup on several bills relating to the structure and reach of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

CUNA CPDOnline course provider named among Top 20 Content Development companies06/10/2014

CUNA is pleased to announce that a CUNA CPD Online course provider, Skillsoft , has been recognized in trainingindustry.com 's Top 20 Content Development Companies  list for 2014. Based on research, interactions and analysis, this list is intended to simplify organizations' search for the right training partner.

CUNA APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF MORTGAGE CHOICE ACT06/09/2014Today, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 3211, Mortgage Choice Act of 2013. The bill would amend the Truth in Lending Act to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction.

CUNA Supports Several Bills for Tuesday's HFSC Markup06/09/2014

CUNA sent Committee Chairman Hensarling (R-Texas) and Ranking Member Waters (D-Calif.) a letter of support for several bills, including: H.R. 3770, the CFPB Inspector General Act of 2013; H.R. 4262, the Bureau Advisory Commission Transparency Act; H.R. 4383, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Small Business Advisory Board Act; H.R. 4539, the Bureau Research Transparency Act; H.R. 4604, the CFPB Data Collection Security Act; the Bureau Guidance Transparency Act; H.R. 3389, the CFPB Slush Fund Elimination Act; H.R. 4662, the Bureau Advisory Opinion Act and the Bureau Examination Fairness Act

Senior Bloomberg economist announced as CUNA Economics & Investments Conference keynoter06/09/2014

fl Senior Bloomberg economist announced as CUNA Economics & Investments Conference keynoter Senior Bloomberg economist announced as CUNA Economics & Investments Conference keynoter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Vicki Christner - CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754; vchristner

CUNA SUPPORTS VA DEFINING QUALIFIED MORTGAGES06/09/2014The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) submitted a comment letter in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) interim final rule to amend the VA’s loan guaranty regulations that implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Dedicated content for supervisory committee and internal auditors offered at Las Vegas conference06/05/2014

fl Dedicated content for supervisory committee and internal auditors offered at Las Vegas conference Dedicated content for supervisory committee and internal auditors offered at Las Vegas conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Vicki Christner - CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754;

CUNA FILES COMMENT LETTER WITH CFPB ON REGULATION Z06/05/2014

fl CUNA FILES COMMENT LETTER WITH CFPB ON REGULATION Z CUNA FILES COMMENT LETTER WITH CFPB ON REGULATION Z Today, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) filed a comment letter with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on amendments to the 2013 Mortgage Rules under the Truth in Le

CUNA CPDOnline offers new IRA course options in partnership with Ascensus06/05/2014

fl CUNA CPDOnline offers new IRA course options in partnership with Ascensus CUNA CPDOnline offers new IRA course options in partnership with Ascensus FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Vicki Christner - CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754; vchristner@cuna.coop Amy Nigrelli - CUNA Mar

SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP CONCERNED WITH NCUA'S RISK-BASED CAPITAL PROPOSAL06/05/2014

fl SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP CONCERNED WITH NCUA'S RISK-BASED CAPITAL PROPOSAL SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP CONCERNED WITH NCUA'S RISK-BASED CAPITAL PROPOSAL Leaders of the Senate Banking Committee have weighed in on the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) proposed ru

CREDIT UNIONS TO “TAKE-CHARGE” OF TRAINING AT 2014 CUNA EXPERIENCE LEARNING LIVE!06/03/2014

fl CREDIT UNIONS TO “TAKE-CHARGE” OF TRAINING AT 2014 CUNA EXPERIENCE LEARNING LIVE! CREDIT UNIONS TO "TAKE-CHARGE" OF TRAINING AT 2014 CUNA EXPERIENCE LEARNING LIVE! Madison, Wis. (06/02/2014) - CUNA has announced that CUNA Experience Learning Live!, an annual program bringing crucial training u