CUNA has called on the Treasury Department to create a national standard on digital assets, as they claim a lack of regulatory oversight has allowed FinTechs to gain an unfair market share that runs rampant with illicit activities. Emily Claus reports.
NCUA proposed a big increase to its operating budget in 2023, and many have come out in opposition. Esteban Camargo provides a little detail on the budget proposal, responses to it, and why the NCUA should reconsider its plans.
A new bill from Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced in late July, the Credit Card Competition Act, is drawing the attention of the credit union industry, and not in a good way reports Esteban Camargo.
Last week, the House Financial Services Committee approved overdraft legislation which would limit the number of overdraft fees banks and credit unions can charge their clients. Emily Claus discusses the bill’s future and repercussions.
On Wednesday, June 15, the House passed the Expanding Financial Access for Underserved Communities Act which will give federal credit unions the ability to expand their fields of membership to include underserved communities, reports CUSO Magazine’s Esteban Camargo.
As the comment period for the 40-year mortgage proposal made by the Federal Housing Administration drew to a close, NAFCU and CUNA voiced their support, reports Esteban Camargo.
Republicans have introduced a new bill to congress that aims to scale back the Small Business Association’s lending abilities, leaving a gap for credit unions to fill in the lending sphere. Emily Claus details the contents of the bill as well as CUNA’s endorsement of it.
From overdraft policies to Buy Now Pay Later contracts, the CFPB during the Biden administration has taken action against those businesses that CFPB officials say are taking advantage of consumers. David Baumann shares some insights on what the CFPB has been focused on, and how interested parties have responded.
Contending that the programs are growing tremendously and are largely unregulated, credit union trade groups are calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to set rules for Buy Now Pay Later programs being offered by relatively new financial companies, reports David Baumann.