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Regulators exempt community banks from Volcker rule

07/09/19

Bank regulators finalized a proposal to exclude small institutions from the proprietary trading ban, as required by last year’s reg relief bill.

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It’s time to reconsider job applicants with criminal records

06/26/19

Credit unions and the rest of the financial services sector, in the spirit of recent criminal justice reform, should be more open to hiring workers with low-level criminal convictions.

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Credit unions get reprieve (again) on capital rule. Bankers jeer

06/20/19

The NCUA proposed Thursday to put off until 2022 implementation of a rule that would require larger credit unions to hold more risk-based capital.

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Credit union courts nonmember deposits (and trouble with banks)

06/07/19

Freedom Northwest in Idaho hopes a proposal from the NCUA will help it bring in more deposits to fund a fast-growing mortgage business. Banks are crying foul.

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Credit union shopping spree funded by taxpayers

06/07/19

As credit unions buy up community banks, policymakers should take another look at ending the industry’s tax exemption and regulatory breaks.

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'One less Cordray disciple in the Swamp': Comments of the week

05/23/19

Readers weigh in on the role of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, consider personnel changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, debate the viability of public banks and more.

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NCUA appraisal plan is far from risky

05/20/19

The credit union regulator’s proposal to raise the appraisal threshold for nonresidential real estate loans won’t harm the economy or consumers, contrary to critics’ claims.

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NCUA’s appraisal plan ignores lessons of last crisis

05/09/19

The credit union regulator’s proposal to raise the threshold for home-sale appraisals to $1 million could introduce more risk into the financial system, particularly if bank regulators follow suit.

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Credit union, bank groups trade shots over CFPB supervision of big CUs

05/07/19

A proposal to give the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau jurisdiction over credit unions with $10 billion or more of assets has sparked a war of words between the longtime foes.

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Government pushing to spur more business loans by credit unions

05/03/19

The National Credit Union Administration and the Small Business Administration have established a program to boost SBA lending by credit unions, which was very light last year. It is sure to irk bankers, who have raised competitive concerns.

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