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NATIONAL CU TAX ADVOCACY PLAN COMING
updated 05/14/13 12:16 PM
Leagues, CUNA Prepare for Defense
As congressional legislators meet to consider bipartisan tax reform, the credit union not-for-profit tax status must be explained and defended in Congress, according to discussions between state leagues and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) on Tuesday morning.

Participants on the phone call agreed that in order to accomplish this, credit unions must unite to show the massive grassroots strength they possess.

To that end, CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney will hold a webinar on May 22 at 11 a.m. (Pacific) outlining the current threat to the credit union movement's tax status. It will give details regarding the national “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” campaign, as well as highlight how credit unions can engage and activate to protect their tax status. CUNA’s webinar will be an important first step in laying out how the credit union movement can protect its tax status in Congress. Click here to register for this webinar

California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra will also be communicating with League members in the coming days. Details on a step-by-step grassroots plan of action, including helpful materials and resources, will be provided by League staff thereafter.

"Together and united, we can reshape the current tax dialogue in Washington, D.C. as it applies to credit unions," Dykstra said. "A massive and coordinated grassroots effort will be required to achieve this goal. If successful, however, it will not only protect our tax status, but will establish a stronger credit union profile in Congress for years to come."

 
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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.