FinCEN Extends Money Laundering Rules to Non-Federally Insured Credit Unions

FinCEN Extends Money Laundering Rules to Non-Federally Insured Credit Unions

FinCEN has released a final rule requiring banks and credit unions that are not regulated by the federal government to comply with Anti-Money Laundering regulations, reports David Baumann of the Washington CU Daily.

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When It Comes to Changing Insurance, the NCUA Should Be a Simple Vendor, Not a Customs Agent

When It Comes to Changing Insurance, the NCUA Should Be a Simple Vendor, Not a Customs Agent

Why is it that NCUA dictates the rules for switching to private insurance for credit unions that are chartered by their state, not federally? Vic Pantea thinks that should change to give credit unions and their states more autonomy over their insurance choices.

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The Cooperative System’s Unique Capabilities In a Crisis

The Cooperative System’s Unique Capabilities In a Crisis

Cooperatives are uniquely positioned to respond well to crises thanks to their ownership structure and mission. But responding well takes more than just that. Chip Filson details what credit unions and their leaders need to do in those situations.

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NCUA’s Leadership in an Emergency

NCUA’s Leadership in an Emergency

What is the role of the NCUA in an emergency? Chip Filson argues that the less they involve themselves, the better off the industry will be.

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The Key to Internal Fraud Controls? Get Back to the Basics

The Key to Internal Fraud Controls? Get Back to the Basics

Due to recent high profile embezzlement cases, Jim Vilker argues that what the industry really needs is to slow down, check all the boxes, and get back to the basics of internal auditing.

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Michigan Credit Unions Offer Appreciation But Also Urge Caution to Governor

Michigan Credit Unions Offer Appreciation But Also Urge Caution to Governor

On Wednesday, May 13, over 400 credit union representatives met virtually with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox to discuss the state of the industry.

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Managing Regulatory Ramifications in Today’s Environment

Managing Regulatory Ramifications in Today’s Environment

With COVID-19 altering the country every day, credit unions are being required to make significant decisions and changes with little notice. Jim Vilker lends some guidance on how to prepare your credit union for any eventual justification that may be required once things return to the norm.

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NCUA Approves Bloated Budget Without Adjustments for Industry Complaints

NCUA Approves Bloated Budget Without Adjustments for Industry Complaints

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.

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