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THE CFPB: A BIGGER PICTURE
updated 04/09/13 09:40 AM
CU Digest Gives Broad Perspective
"We're trying to walk the walk, not just talk the talk," Richard Cordray said. The acute tone in his voice during a February webinar with credit union executives uncovered a resolute yet delicate side as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director answered a score of questions coming his way.

Financial fraud, payday lending, overdraft rules, the bureau’s examination strategy, mortgage servicing, international remittances, auto loans—the inquiries didn’t stop there, and they seemed to cover the gamut of what any credit union CEO across America might’ve been contemplating at the time.

“The traditional credit union lending model is a responsible model, and it deserves to be treated differently under our rules than other types of lending,” Cordray added. His limited response may have sufficed the curiosity of some, while only whetting the appetite of others.

Click here to read the entire cover story within the April/May 2013 edition of Credit Union Digest on Pages 12-15!

Also included in this edition of CU Digest:

  • Elko FCU in Leader 2 Leader—Page 5
  • Innovation: A New Path for Compliance—Pages 6-7
  • GAC: CUs Impress Lawmakers on Hill—Page 8
  • Housing: Just Right, or Too Hot?—Page 16
  • Indemnification Clauses Are Important—Page 19

 
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CHAPTER FORUM, RECEPTION ENGAGES CUs updated 10/27/14 06:55 PM
Networking and Awards after 'REACH'
Credit union chapter members from across California and Nevada gathered Oct. 23 at the JW Marriott (L.A. Live) in downtown Los Angeles to attend the 2014 Chapter Forum, which offered a full day of valuable networking and educational sessions for attendees who were eager to share individual stories about the work their chapters are accomplishing.

NEEN JAMES CHALLENGES CUs AT 'REACH' updated 10/27/14 04:17 PM
'Time is the New Currency'
By Wednesday afternoon, nearly 700 credit union CEOs, professionals, industry vendors, and guests had attended REACH 2014, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Annual Meeting and Convention from Oct. 20-22 at the JW Marriott (L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles.

CFPB, FTC HOST DEBT COLLECTION FORUM updated 10/27/14 03:31 PM
Latino Consumers Discussed
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently hosted an all-day forum on “Debt Collection and the Latino Community,” which brought together consumer advocates, industry professionals, and regulators to discuss how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those with limited English proficiency (LEP).

FinCEN: QUARTERLY UPDATE ON 'SARs' updated 10/27/14 03:09 PM
Also, Mortgage Service Transfer Guidance
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued its SAR Stats quarterly update, which provides information on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed through Sept. 30, 2014.