Posts Tagged ‘Credit Union Watch’

Over half of all credit unions saw membership declines

by. Keith Leggett The available evidence shows that credit union membership growth is concentrated primarily among large credit unions. CUNA Mutual in it December 2013 Credit Union Trends Report stated: "Between Q3 2012 and Q3 [...]

Reforming the NCUSIF is a legislative priority for NCUA

by Keith Leggett In its draft 2014 - 2017 Strategic Plan, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) identified one of its legislative priorities as "[i]mproving NCUA’s ability to manage the NCUSIF by providing [...]

ABA comment on NCUA’s stress test proposal

by. Keith Leggett In a comment letter to the the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the American Bankers Association (ABA) expressed its support for a proposal to subject a federally insured credit union (FICU) with [...]

Member business loans caused Chetco’s failure

by. Keith Leggett The Material Loss Review (MLR) of National Credit Union Administration's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that Chetco FCU (Brookings, Oregon) failed because of inadequate management and board oversight of the [...]

Disclosing stress testing results

by. Keith Leggett In a speech at the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors’ annual State System Summit, National Credit Union Administration Board Chairman Debbie Matz announced the agency is drafting a proposed rule [...]

Loss of Tax Exemption Could Benefit Credit Unions

Loss of Tax Exemption Could Benefit Credit Unions

  by. Keith Leggett Below is a video of Ken Kies discussing how two businesses that were previously tax exempt have prospered after their tax exemption was repealed. Ken Kies is currently Managing Director of [...]

Large Credit Union CEOs Earn More Than Bank CEOs

by. Keith Leggett This may come as a surprise to most people; but CEOs at credit unions with at least $250 million in assets earn more than their counterparts at comparably sized banks. A recent [...]

Interest Rate Risk and Net Long-Term Asset Ratio

One financial measure that is probably giving the National Credit Union Administration heartburn has been the continued increase in net long-term assets relative to total assets. The net long-term assets to total assets ratio is [...]

Accusations of Payday Lending at Credit Unions

by Keith Leggett The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) wrote NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz asking NCUA to stop federal credit unions from making triple-digit payday loans. The letter [...]

Flexibility in Mortgage Disclosure Rule

by. Keith Leggett A coalition of 12 trade groups sent joint letters last week to Reps. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) thanking them for their help in urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ([...]

Profits Before People

by Keith Leggett Credit unions like to talk about how they put people ahead of profits; but a complaint before the South Dakota Supreme Court against Black Hills Federal Credit Union (Rapid City, SD) and [...]

CEO compensation at state-chartered credit unions

by. Keith Leggett The average 2011 compensation for CEOs at state-chartered credit unions with $1 billion or more in assets was about $814 thousand. The median CEO compensation was approximately $673 thousand. The information on [...]

Findings fom Telesis Community’s Material Loss Review

By. Keith Leggett NCUA's Office of the Inspector General (IG) released the Material Loss Review (MLR) on the failure of Telesis Community Credit Union with an estimated loss to the National Credit Union Share Insurance [...]

Whistleblower Lawsuit Reveals Undisclosed Enforcement Order

by Keith Leggett A whistleblower lawsuit filed by the former CEO of Ukrainain National Federal Credit Union reveals that the credit union was under an enforcement order. The Credit Union Journal (paid subscription) reported that [...]

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