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Berger outlines CUs’ reg relief asks to NCUA’s Hood, CFPB

Berger outlines CUs’ reg relief asks to NCUA’s Hood, CFPB

NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger spoke with NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood and officials at the CFPB this week to further outline the association's requests for relief to help credit unions deal effectively with the [...]

Credit union tax status is ‘crucial’ part of financial system

Credit union tax status is ‘crucial’ part of financial system

The importance of not-for-profit financial cooperatives is as significant today as it’s ever been, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle wrote Tuesday for a hearing discussing the proposed Treasury Department budget for FY2021. “Credit unions [...]

CUNA leaders provide context for advocacy goals during CUNA GAC

CUNA leaders provide context for advocacy goals during CUNA GAC

As more than 5,500 credit union leaders attended CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), which included visits to just about every office on Capitol Hill, CUNA leaders also placed policy goals in publications that [...]

Are you prepared for diversity legislation?

Are you prepared for diversity legislation?

There is a new narrative emerging from Congress about the lack of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in financial institutions. Just a few short weeks before credit union advocates made their biggest descent on Washington [...]

Ending the credit union tax exemption hurts everyone

Ending the credit union tax exemption hurts everyone

When it comes to the tax status of banks versus credit unions, there’s a clear understanding of the key differences between these two competing — yet separate – industries. Credit unions exist to provide provident credit [...]

ICYMI: 7 share-worthy facts about credit unions

ICYMI: 7 share-worthy facts about credit unions

We know credit unions are the best option for consumers. So do you. The important thing, though, is to tell the story over and over again. To Congress, to regulators and of course in our [...]

Donovan to Congress: CUs advance communities across America

Donovan to Congress: CUs advance communities across America

America’s credit unions fulfill their Congressionally bestowed mission by helping communities advance, CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan wrote to all 535 Congressional offices Tuesday. Donovan highlighted how credit unions provide everything from short-term [...]

NAFCU advocacy hits ground running in 2020

NAFCU advocacy hits ground running in 2020

NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger and the association's award-winning advocacy team have started 2020 strong, taking to Capitol Hill and reaching out to key administration officials – including President Donald Trump – and regulators to share [...]

PODCAST: Advocacy in 2020

PODCAST: Advocacy in 2020

CUNA's 2020 advocacy agenda will tell legislators how credit unions improve financial  wellness by supporting financial health, promoting financial security, and enhancing financial inclusion, says Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer. “The CUNA/league [...]