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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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SAN MATEO CU CEO TO RETIRE updated 08/29/14 04:49 PM
Barry Jolette Served 27 Years
San Mateo CU board of directors announced its CEO Barry Jolette will retire after 27 years of service. He has demonstrated a close dedication to the credit union movement through his various leadership roles on local, national, and international levels. He served as the California Credit Union League Chairman in 1996; and in 1997, he was elected to the Credit Union National Association board of directors and named its chair in 2001 (until 2003)..

NCUF RELEASES ANNUAL REPORT updated 08/29/14 02:44 PM
Activities From Last 12 Months
The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) released its 2013-2014 Annual Report, entitled “Improving People’s Financial Lives through Credit Unions.” The report highlights the organization's program and grant activities during the past 12 months.

Will Streamline Reports for CUs
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 2298, legislation that will allow financial institutions which hold local agency deposits to submit their weekly reports to the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) electronically rather than through U.S. mail.

RMJ GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES 41k updated 08/27/14 12:56 PM
Event Attracts Nearly 100 Players
The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation/CUNA Mutual Golf Tournament, held Aug. 18 at the Newport Beach Country Club in Newport Beach, CA, raised $41,000 for the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada.