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Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV

NEVADA SENATOR SHARES RBC CONCERNS
updated 07/12/14 02:19 PM
Sends Letter to NCUA
Senator Dean Heller, R-NV, has written a letter to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) on behalf of the Nevada Credit Union League stating his concerns with the agency’s risk-based capital proposal.

Click here to read the letter.

Heller is the most recent to raise concerns from the Senate Banking Committee.

“I am concerned the proposed rule would establish a new risk-based requirement for a credit union to be considered well-capitalized,” Heller states. “The risk weights in the proposed rule may be unduly burdensome on credit unions and reduce the availability or affordability of loan products, and restrict credit to citizens in Nevada.”

Heller also stated his concern that the NCUA hasn’t “adequately explained” the need for the risk-based capital proposal, adding that he would like the agency to “provide clear guidance on how credit unions should plan for supervision in the future,” with plenty of time to adjust and comply with any new rules.

 
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SPEAKER DELVES INTO DATA PRIVACY updated 10/22/14 11:57 AM
The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?

SOCIAL CHARM: INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS updated 10/22/14 07:59 AM
Chen Lizra at REACH
“Engagement” is one of the top buzz words circulating around REACH 2014—and TED speaker, business consultant, and author Chen Lizra shared some unique insights during the general session on Tuesday. Her buzz word: “social charm.”

INNOVATION PANEL SPURS TAKE-AWAYS updated 10/22/14 05:21 PM
Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.

WHAT 'REACH' MEANS TO YOUR CU updated 10/22/14 05:00 PM
Unique Cross Section of Opinions
What’s your perspective of “REACH”? And what does it mean to your credit union? On Monday afternoon, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ 2014 Annual Meeting and Convention was in full swing—so we asked several attendees at this year’s REACH conference their opinion.