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NCUA APPROVES CORPORATE ASSESSMENT
updated 07/25/13 12:32 PM
Lower Than 2012 Assessment
A Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund assessment of eight basis points has been approved by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) board for federally insured credit unions, which will bring in more than $700 million in October, the agency announced.

The 2013 assessment is 1.5 basis points lower than the 2012 assessment.

It's also "at the lowest end of the projected range of 8 to 11 basis points announced for budgeting purposes at the November 15, 2012, open board meeting," the NCUA stated in a news release. "This lower assessment reflects the strong performance of the legacy assets, success in securing legal settlements, and a steadily improving economy."

NCUA will use the funds to repay at least $650 million in stabilization fund borrowings from the Treasury Department in November and "maintain an adequate cash reserve."

Click here to read NCUA's update on the corporate assessment, and other items from its latest open board meeting.

 
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CELEBRATE 100 MILLION MEMBERSHIPS updated 07/24/14 03:42 PM
National Awareness Campaign
The credit union movement is on pace to reach 100 million memberships this summer. To commemorate this milestone, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) launched the “100 Million Memberships” campaign, and invites all credit unions to participate.

ECONOMY 'WELL POSITIONED AND READY' updated 07/23/14 02:06 PM
CUs Can Target Growth Areas
As the economy expands throughout the latter half of 2014, credit unions should focus particularly on the largest employment sectors and growth in these areas, according to California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues Chief Economist Dwight Johnston in his latest Credit Union Digest column.

STORY ON CONGRESSMAN ISSA CLARIFIED updated 07/22/14 11:53 AM
'Misrepresents Facts,' Dykstra Says
Some within the credit union industry may have read the recently published Credit Union Times article regarding remarks from Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, in relation to the credit union movement.

GIGI HYLAND TALKS PHILOSOPHY AT WCMS updated 07/21/14 04:11 PM
Foundation Leader Addresses Colloquium
The foundational philosophy of credit unions isn’t dead. But keeping true to the movement’s ideology means staying nimble in how it’s executed and harboring an open mind to change.