Once Again, Advocates Push Marijuana Banking Bill
The House has passed legislation seven times giving financial institutions a regulatory safe harbor if they provide services to marijuana-related businesses, but each time, the measure has died in the Senate, reports David Baumann. Eighth time’s the charm?
As FDIC Proposes Deposit Insurance Changes, CU Trades Emphasize Parity
As policymakers struggle with whether to increase deposit insurance at financial institutions—the FDIC outlined its own plan on Monday—credit union trade groups said they want banks and credit unions to be treated the same if changes are made, reports David Baumann of CUCollaborate.
Credit Union Organizers Want North Minneapolitans to ‘Feel at Home’
George Floyd murder was galvanizing moment in effort to establish Black-led state-chartered, federally insured credit union reports David Baumann of CUCollaborate.
Community Banks, Credit Unions Sound Similar Themes, But Not for Long
After the failure of both Silicon Valley and Signature banks, community banks and credit unions have been seemingly united under a common enemy and are pointing the finger at larger banks. Though their interests won’t intersect for long, David Baumann warns.
Democrats Call on NCUA, Financial Regulators to Focus on Zelle
Financial regulators, including the NCUA, must do more to protect members and customers who fall victim to scams and fraud when using the Zelle payment network, five Democratic senators told the regulators last week, reports David Baumann of CUCollaborate.
NCUA Board Approves Proposal to Streamline FOM Applications
David Baumann of CUCollaborate shares the NCUA’s new ruling on field of membership applications as well as the organization’s calls for third-party vendor authority—a move the NCUA has been repeatedly campaigning for.
Reaction to CFPB Credit Card Fee Plan Wildly Divided
Following the CFPB’s proposed rule limiting credit card late fees to a maximum of $8, reactions from the financial sector have been largely opposed, reports David Baumann of CUCollaborate.
Senators Concerned CDFI Fund May Be Circumventing Regulatory Process
The leaders of the Senate Community Development Finance Caucus are questioning whether CDFI Fund officials are short-circuiting the regulatory process as they consider major changes to the program, reports David Baumann of CUCollaborate.