CU members to benefit in latest coronavirus bill

Through direct CUNA and League advocacy, credit unions will be able to better serve their members affected by the latest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief legislation. The bill, passed by the Senate late Wednesday, was amended to include credit unions in several provisions that, through drafting oversights, had previously only included banks and other lenders in provisions meant to support and protect consumer finances.

“The credit union priorities addressed in this bill are a direct result of tireless advocacy over the last few days and weeks on behalf of CUNA and the Leagues, and we look forward to continued engagement demonstrating how credit unions continue to be there for their members and communities,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “The concerns addressed in this bill will help enhance consumer access to safe and affordable financial services through a local credit union.”

Credit union provisions in the bill include language:

  • Making credit unions eligible to participate in the paycheck protection program, which would allow for 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses that maintain their payroll;

 

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