Despite broad bipartisan support and a desperate need for clarity on the issue, cannabis banking bills are making little headway in the Senate. NCUA board member Rodney Hood has doubts they will make any significant progress soon, Emily Claus reports.
The NCUA board agreed to a compromise budget that will return $15 million to credit unions next year and set the agency’s normal operating level at 1.33% for 2022, reports David Baumann of the Washington Credit Union Daily. The NCUA board also made decisions on final rules for the capital adequacy regulation and mortgage servicing rights.
NCUA Board member Rodney Hood called on federal banking regulators to begin developing a joint principles-based approach to marijuana banking, reports David Baumann of the Washington CU Daily.
The NCUA will begin accepting applications on Jan. 24 for federally insured, low-income credit unions that want to use the agency’s streamlined qualification process to be certified as Community Development Financial Institutions, reports David Baumann of the Washington CU Daily. The application deadline is April 3.
Chip Filson wonders whether members’ interests are protected in both credit union-bank acquisitions and mergers, or only the former.