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Authored By: Lewis Wood on 8/1/2023

CURRENT Newsletter | August 1, 2023

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League President/CEO Carrie Hunt's Statement on CUNA, NAFCU Merger Announcement

With the news today that the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) intend to merge, League President/CEO Carrie Hunt offered her perspective on the potential impact for Virginia’s credit unions.

“I support this merger, knowing that ultimately the 104 credit unions in Virginia will decide whether the merger makes sense for their credit union and their millions of members. Should CUNA and NAFCU member credit unions approve the merger, your League will look forward to leveraging the talent, products and services of this new organization,” said Hunt.

Legislative Reception Aug. 8 in Harrisonburg; Roanoke, Richmond, NoVA Later This Month

Your League and credit unions will host a series of legislative receptions across the Commonwealth, including an event next week in Harrisonburg with Congressman Ben Cline and various state lawmakers! Join us in advocating for your credit union and the Virginia credit union system at an event in your area.

Bylaws and Policies: Member Expulsion Part 4

League Chief Advocacy Officer JT Blau has penned the final installment in his series on the NCUA's Member Expulsion Rule. He’s covered how to determine if a member's behavior rises to the point of being expellable (Part 1), all of the Notices that you have to send (Part 2), and how the hearing and vote are conducted, as well as how to handle requests for reinstatement (Part 3). Now he tackles Bylaws changes and policy considerations.

Richmond-Area Golf Tournament Raises $8,000 for VACUPAC

Henrico Federal Credit Union, Richmond-area credit unions and credit union business partners presented an $8,000 check to VACUPAC this week to support Virginia credit unions' advocacy work. Henrico FCU hosts and coordinates the annual Bill Dawson VACUPAC Golf Tournament in support of the Virginia Credit Union Political Action Committee (VACUPAC), the political action committee for Virginia-based credit unions. 

League Offers Scholarships to Attend Upcoming Small CU Conferences in Pennsylvania, Alabama

Your League is joining CUNA and other Leagues to host two regional conferences for small credit unions in 2023. Geared toward management and board members, these low-cost events will focus on how smaller credit unions can strengthen their operations and remain competitive long into the future. Your League is pleased to offer scholarships for these events to qualifying credit unions.

GROWTH Conference: Making Data Your BFF!

Data has been called many things -- frustrating, insightful, and transformational. Data expert and author Anne Legg argues we need to think about data as a corporate “BFF.” Join Anne for this informative session at GROWTH 2023 as we discuss Defining Data strategy; Understanding Member friction; Building Data capability; and Creating Data roadmaps. This session will give you greater clarity on the "must-haves" for data activation!

NCUA, Agencies Update Guidance on Liquidity Risks, Contingency Planning

Federal financial institution regulatory agencies updated existing guidance on liquidity risks and contingency planning. The updated guidance highlights that depository institutions should regularly evaluate and update their contingency funding plans.

Federal Court Halts CFPB Small Business Lending Rule for Some

Monday, a federal district court in Texas delayed implementation of the CFPB’s small business lending data reporting rule for banks involved in the case. The lawsuit, brought by two banking trade associations and one bank, challenges the validity of the CFPB’s Final Rule implementing Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The Court issued an order enjoining the CFPB from implementing and enforcing the rule until the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the CFPB’s funding structure. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments for the case Oct. 3.

Notes League Chief Advocacy Officer JT Blau: The Texas court recognized the burden financial institutions would face in having to comply with this rule and the harm it would cause. We continue to seek a final rule that represents the least possible burden to credit unions. In addition, this ruling reflects the uncertainty surrounding the CFPB’s rulemaking while the constitutionality of the agency’s funding mechanism is being fought in Court. Your League joined with the other Leagues, CUNA and NAFCU to file an amicus brief ahead of the Oct. 3 court date. It’s worth emphasizing that the injunction issued by the Texas court only applies to plaintiffs in the suit and their member institutions, not all financial institutions subject to the rule.

Related: Resolution Opposing CFPB Data Requirements Guidance Advances through House Committee

CFPB Releases Blog Post Favoring Use of Self-Reported Cash Flow Data in Credit Underwriting

On July 27, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new blog post, positing that cashflow data, broadly defined as the various inflows, outflows, and accumulated amounts in a consumer’s checking and savings accounts, may provide lenders with a better picture of a consumer’s ability to repay their loans than using a credit score.

NCUA to Host Aug. 2 Webinar on New Cyber Incident Reporting Rule

Credit unions can get valuable information on the National Credit Union Administration’s new cyber incident notifications rule on an Aug. 2 webinar hosted by the agency.

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