CUNA Press Archives

CUNA economist findings show why branch location matters for the underserved

WASHINGTON, DC (July 19, 2019) — Credit Union National Association (CUNA) today released the July 2019 edition of the Economic Update, sponsored by the CUNA Finance Council. Senior Policy Analyst Samira Salem reports on recent U.S. economic growth developments, most notably a forecasted slowdown ...

Cannabis banking: Senate Banking hearing to feature CUNA rep

WASHINGTON, DC (July 17, 2019) — Rachel Pross, Chief Risk Officer at MAPS Credit Union in Salem, Oregon will testify on behalf of Credit Union National Association (CUNA) at a hearing on cannabis banking, , “Challenges for Cannabis and Banking: Outside Perspectives,” in the Senate Banking ...

Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union® coming to Kansas and Missouri

WASHINGTON, DC (July 11, 2019) — The groundbreaking Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union® campaign is set to launch in Kansas and Missouri on July 22, announced Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and Heartland Credit Union Association. The two states will join North Dakota, ...

CUNA to CFPB: Raising remittance threshold will balance protection, access

WASHINGTON, DC (June 28, 2019) — The Credit Union National Association (CUNA)today submitted a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) calling for “substantive amendments” to the Bureau’s Remittance Rule. The letter is a response to a request for information issued by ...

CUNA announces details of 2019 CUNA Essential Management Skills eSchool

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2019) — Registration is now open for the 2019 CUNA Essentials Management Skills eSchool to be held November 4-8, 2019. Attendees from all business functions will gain a comprehensive understanding of credit union management and gain the knowledge they need to ...

CUNA engages lawmakers on robocall legislation and fintech regulation

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2019) — Credit Union National Association (CUNA) sent letters to Congress today ahead of the Energy & Commerce Committee markup of H.R. 3375, the “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act” and ahead of the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) hearing on fintech ...

CUNA seeks changes to NCUA executive compensation regulations

WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2019) — The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) today sent a comment letter on the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding compensation in connection with loans to members and lines of credit to members. NCUA ...

Durr joins CUNA as Director of Advocacy

WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2019) — Credit Union National Association (CUNA) today announced the appointment of Becca Durr as the Director of Advocacy. In her role at CUNA, Durr will be responsible for managing the association’s relationships with Democrats on a variety of key ...

CUNA economists weigh in on growing trade tensions in June economic update

WASHINGTON, DC (June 21, 2019) — Credit Union National Association (CUNA) today released the June 2019 edition of the Economic Update, sponsored by the CUNA Finance Council. Senior Economist Jordan van Rijn provides an update about increasing trade tensions, which have been on the rise, ...

CUNA engages lawmakers on beneficial ownership, DEI and housing appraisals

WASHINGTON, DC (June 20, 2019) — Credit Union National Association (CUNA) sent letters to Congress today ahead of the Senate Banking Committee hearing on beneficial ownership, House Financial Services Committee hearing on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and the Subcommittee on Housing hearing on appraisals.    ...

Awareness initiative July launch takes campaign to more Americans

WASHINGTON, DC (June 18, 2019) — The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced today that the Awareness initiative’s Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union® campaign will launch in three new states within the next month. Currently running in Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina ...