A safe and sound credit union system and a strong Share Insurance Fund were the two goals I said were foremost in my mind when I testified before the Senate Banking Committee as part of [...]
A March 18,, 2014, article authored by Nanci Hellmich and published in USA Today contains shocking statistics relating to savings and investments by U.S. workers and retirees.
The most shocking statistic indicates 36 percent [...]
Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor gloom of night will keep a postman from his appointed rounds. That is the unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service and is one that has impressed [...]
President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” I offer those words of advice to the thousands of credit union officers, directors, employees and advocates who will come to Washington, D.[...]
When I was growing up, the only bubbles I ever heard anyone talk about were those created by soap, champagne or chewing gum.
Chomping away on Double Bubble chewing gum, we would spend hours seeing [...]
Without order there is chaos. Without laws there is anarchy. Without rules there is confusion.
Knowledgeable individuals recognize that without these elements in play, our society would not exist as it does. Everyone could do [...]
Mark McWatters will be President Barack Obama's pick to fill a National Credit Union Administration board seat when it is vacated by board member Michael Fryzel, whose term ended Aug. 2 this year.
The president [...]
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — NCUA Board Member Michael Fryzel voted against a proposed rule at the body's monthly meeting on Thursday that would prohibit federal credit unions from operating out of homes. Both Chairman Debbie Matz and [...]
During the last five years as an NCUA Board Member, I have often spoken to credit union groups, large and small, across the country. Unless it’s an address before a major CUNA or NAFCU [...]
Hardly a month goes by without there being another article written about the need for credit unions to focus on Generation Y, the young people of our country who will forge its future.
Generation Y [...]
NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger renewed his call for budget restraint after the NCUA Board announced its approval of a 6.7 percent increase for the agency’s 2014 operating budget, bringing the budget [...]
Federally insured credit unions with assets exceeding $10 billion would be required to develop and maintain capital plans, and undergo annual stress tests under a rule proposed by the National Credit Union Administration Thursday.
When I was in high school, we used a cheer to fire up our football team: “Two bits, four bits, six bits a dollar, all for Fenger stand up and holler.”
We also had a [...]
Some will never feel the direct impact of the federal government shutdown. Others will never know one occurred. However, many people across this country are impacted in a way none of us ever wanted to [...]
Saturday, October 26, is the annual Make a Difference Day. For more than two decades, this day has been designated as the nation’s largest day of community service. It is a day when millions [...]