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NCUA AND BofA SETTLE ON $165M
updated 04/03/13 08:59 AM
Total Recovered Exceeds $335M
In its latest feat, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has reached an agreement with Bank of America for $165 million to settle charges related to the sale of mortgage-backed securities to failing corporate credit unions. This brings the total amount recovered from the agency's lawsuits to more than $335 million.

Yesterday's payout follows previous agreements with Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, and HSBC for more than $170 million. Other Wall Street firms NCUA has pursued legal action against include J.P. Morgan Securities, UBS Securities, Washington Mutual, RBS Securities, Goldman Sachs, Wachovia, and Barclays Capital.

The lawsuits alleged violations of federal and state securities laws when firms like Bank of America sold billions in residential mortgage-backed securities that later failed to now busted corporate credit unions.

NCUA said it plans to use the monies recovered through these suits to help reduce the amount of future corporate stabilization assessments on credit unions.

                           
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LEADERS ENGAGE WITH STATE LAWMAKERS updated 04/15/14 09:44 AM
Card Security a Hot Topic
Credit union professionals and volunteers took a stand for their members in Sacramento from April 7-8 during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR)—an event that attracted more than 75 attendees and helped build relationships with state legislators.

CO-OP ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER DIVIDEND updated 04/14/14 01:37 PM
Patronage Pool of $30.5 Million
CO-OP Financial Services has announced a shareholder dividend pool of $30.5 million for 2013—a 17 percent increase from 2012. Since becoming a credit union-owned cooperative in 1996, CO-OP’s total shareholder patronage has been $284.8 million.

DBO REPS ADDRESS 'CUOLI' INVESTMENTS updated 04/14/14 01:05 PM
State CU Update Given
California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) Commissioner Jan Owen and Deputy Commissioner of Credit Unions Erick Orellana gave attendees an overview of the department during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR) last week in Sacramento and welcomed questions from attendees.

CONGRESSMEN CONCERNED OVER RBC RULES updated 04/09/14 01:18 PM
Questions Arise During Hearing
Reps. Ed Royce, R-CA, and Brad Sherman, D-CA, questioned National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) General Counsel Mike McKenna on the effectiveness of the NCUA's proposed risk-based capital rule during a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week.