Postal banking not a solution, NAFCU tells Congress

NAFCU’s Brad Thaler, ahead of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing today, reiterated the association’s position that postal banking is not a solution Congress should consider as it works to put the U.S. Postal Service on a sustainable financial path.

Today’s hearing will examine a report from the Treasury Department on how to overhaul the U.S. Postal System to return it to sustainability. The report specifically noted that the entity should not pursue postal banking given its “narrow expertise and capital limitations” – a view shared by NAFCU.

“… NAFCU and our member credit unions are very concerned that allowing the U.S. Postal Service to provide banking services will be beyond its core competencies, will raise a number of serious regulatory and consumer protection questions, and will present significant competitive issues for private sector entities,” wrote Thaler, NAFCU’s vice president of legislative affairs.

 

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