“When government gets more money, it wants to spend more,” warned Ed Callahan in 1984. Chip Filson calls on credit unions to hold NCUA’s feet to the fire when it comes to returning AME surpluses to credit unions.
David Baumann of the Washington CU Daily reports that new NCUA Chairman Todd Harper on Monday announced the appointment of Catherine Galicia as his chief of staff. Before being named chief of staff, Galicia served as Harper’s senior policy counsel.
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.
CUSO Magazine Supervising Editor Esteban Camargo urges caution when it comes to evaluating new NCUA board member Kyle Hauptman, citing McWatters as a cautionary tale of early promise and a disappointing end.
Chip Filson reflects on Kyle Hauptman’s first NCUA board meeting, how he chose to break from the script, and what it may predict for the rest of his time on the NCUA.
Announcing National Credit Union Administration staff moves: J. Owen Cole is retiring and Sarah Canepa Bang has been hired by Vice Chairman Kyle Hauptman as his senior advisor, reports David Baumann of the Washington Credit Union Daily.
Chip Filson wonders whether members’ interests are protected in both credit union-bank acquisitions and mergers, or only the former.