“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.
Does the NCUA Board have a solid grasp of the NCUSIF? Chip Filson doesn’t believe so, and warns that credit unions must watch over their investment more carefully or be swept away in rampant government spending.
If the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) and Central Liquidity Facility (CLF) are both “lenders of last resort” why is the CLF deemed so unappealing? How is the FHLB system so much more relevant for credit unions than their own liquidity backstop? Chip Filson might know why.
What happens when a board chair takes for granted the votes he receives in his favor? Vic Pantea deliverers notes on the May NCUA Board Meeting and wonders what went wrong for Chairman Hood as the board voted on an interim final rule concerning credit union overdraft policies.
Is the NCUA’s comment period just a dog and pony show? Vic Pantea might think so. He recaps the NCUA’s December board meeting and the approval of a budget that didn’t factor in complaints from the industry.