Banks, credit unions trade blows in court on field of membership


While NCUA lawyers fielded questions about the possibility of redlining, a three-judge appeals panel showed skepticism about other elements of the ABA's arguments against changes to credit union membership rules


Is credit union regulator's field-of-membership appeal already in trouble?


Last-minute arguments from the American Bankers Association have put the National Credit Union Administration on the back foot in advance of an appeal hearing more than a year in the works.


How this bank beat the odds to snag credit union assets


Alliance Bank Central Texas may have found a way around National Credit Union Administration regulations that make it difficult for banks to buy credit unions.


Will banks turn the tables and buy credit unions?


More than 20 banks have been sold to credit unions. A prominent banking lawyer made the case at this year's ICBA convention that banks can become more aggressive acquirers.


Will big banks' suit against NCUA be a bust?


Several megabanks have sued the National Credit Union Administration claiming breach of settlement in a previous case related to mortgage-backed securities, but trends may favor the agency.


Senate panel advances nominees for FHFA, NCUA


If confirmed to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Mark Calabria would have a central role in any efforts to reform the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac


Banks claim victory in new private flood insurance rule


Depository mortgage lenders are optimistic the final version of a regulation designed to open up the flood insurance market will make it easier for them to comply with a rule requiring them to accept private carrier policies.


FHFA nominee to testify before Senate panel next week


The Senate Banking Committee will examine the nomination of Mark Calabria to oversee the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as nominees for the NCUA board and Treasury.


Warren asks big banks for details on their shutdown response


Sen. Elizabeth Warren questioned the five largest U.S. retail banks in a letter on what they are doing to reduce the impact of the government shutdown on customers.


Banker concerns about credit union mergers are overblown


The banking industry is unduly worried that recent credit union deals could open the door for anyone to join.