NAFCU applauds advancement of bill to repeal RBC rule
WASHINGTON, DC (December 13, 2017) — National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger issued the following statement in response to the House Financial Services Committee’s approval of legislation sponsored by Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., to repeal the NCUA’s risk-based capital (RBC) rule, which is set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2019.
“NAFCU thanks Rep. Posey, and committee Chairman [Jeb] Hensarling, NCUA Chairman [J. Mark] McWatters, and members of the House Financial Services Committee who have acknowledged the negative impact the current RBC rule would have on credit unions,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “If the RBC rule is allowed to take effect as written, more than 400 credit unions would see a decline in their capital cushions. We look forward to working with the NCUA to craft an RBC system that is better suited to the credit union industry.”
Ahead of the committee mark-up, Berger sent a letter urging members to support the Common Sense Credit Union Capital Relief Act of 2017 (H.R. 4464). The bill now awaits action by the full House.
NAFCU supports an appropriate RBC system for credit unions. Over the past three years, the association has consistently opposed the NCUA’s RBC rulemaking and urged its withdrawal because of the adverse effects it would have on the credit union industry – particularly as a result of regulatory burdens and costs.
The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions is the only national trade association focusing exclusively on federal issues affecting the nation’s federally-insured credit unions. NAFCU membership is direct and provides credit unions with the best in federal advocacy, education and compliance assistance. For more information on NAFCU, go to www.nafcu.org or @NAFCU on Twitter.