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Tips for Preparing for Current Expected Credit Loss
April 28, 2017

The new accounting rules from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for estimating loan loss reserves on the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model offer general guidelines and a list of implementation possibilities, but no specific recommendations.

InfoSight Highlight: Loan Workouts and Non-Accrual Policy; Regulatory Reporting of Troubled Debt Restructured Loans
April 28, 2017

Credit unions are required to adopt policies that govern loan workout arrangements and non-accrual practices. A credit union’s written non-accrual standards must include the discontinuance of interest accrual on loans that are past due by 90 days or more and requirements for returning such loans, including MBLs workouts, to accrual status.

Pending Regulatory Comment Calls
April 28, 2017

The following table shows pending regulatory proposals quickly coming to deadline. Cornerstone and Credit Union National Association will be submitting comments. Credit unions are encouraged to use PowerComment to file comment letters with regulators. 

PACE Loan Legislation Dies in Oklahoma House
April 28, 2017

Legislation that would have had a very negative impact on Oklahoma credit unions died Thursday in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Texas Senate Passes Bill Requiring DMV to Provide Electronic Forms
April 28, 2017

By unanimous vote, the Senate passed SB 1062 by Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), which requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to provide electronic forms for odometer readings, a secure power of attorney form and a secure reassignment form for licensed motor vehicle dealers. 

Elder Financial Abuse Bills Advance in Texas Senate and House
April 28, 2017

Companion bills HB 3921 by Chairman Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) and SB 2067 by Chairman Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) address the laws to protect the elderly and vulnerable from financial abuse.

Fort Worth Chapter Hosts League CEO Caroline Willard, Raises $6,754 for Cornerstone Foundation
April 28, 2017

On April 25, the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions held a cake auction for the benefit of the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, raising $6,754. The chapter has held this auction annually since 2009, and it's proven to be a fun, collaborative, and sometimes competitive way of raising funds for an organization that gives back so much to the credit unions it serves.

Bayer Heritage groundbreaking
Bayer Heritage FCU Breaks Ground on New Site
April 28, 2017

Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union welcomed its board members, staff, volunteers, representatives from Credit Union Resources, and others to their groundbreaking ceremony on April 21. The additional site in Baytown, Texas, will be a 5,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. 

House Committee Continues CHOICE Act Discussions Today
April 28, 2017

The House Financial Services Committee will continue hearings on Rep. Jeb Hensarling's (R-Texas) Financial CHOICE Act today. The bill, HR 10, includes Durbin interchange amendment repeal and other Dodd-Frank Act reforms.

CUNA, Foundation to Host Financial Literacy Exhibit on Capitol Hill
April 28, 2017

Credit Union National Association will join forces with the National Credit Union Foundation today for Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill, an event sponsored by the Foundation. Representatives for CUNA and the Foundation will be on hand from noon to 3 p.m. (ET) in rooms 2043 and 2045 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Spring: A Season to Change, Update, and Grow
April 28, 2017

If the signs of spring are signaling you to change, update, and grow within your career or community, those same signs can also bring new value to your organization and its clients. When many of our clients in the past have sought a refreshing and positive re-direction, they’ve succeeded by implementing a fully disclosed overdraft protection program for their members.

Date Event Location
5/2/2017 Collections Seminar Dallas, TX
5/3/2017 Bankruptcy Seminar Dallas, TX
5/3/2017 Greater Oklahoma Chapter Sine Die BBQ Oklahoma City, OK
5/4/2017 Webinar: Compliance Watch 2017 Online
5/5/2017 Austin Chapter Volunteer Event Austin, TX
5/8/2017 Houston Chapter Golf Classic Humble, TX
5/8/2017 Central Texas Chapter Golf Tournament Waco, TX
5/10/2017 Home Equity Lending in Texas Houston, TX
5/10/2017 Collections Seminar Little Rock, AR
5/11/2017 Bankruptcy Seminar Little Rock, AR
5/11/2017 East Texas Chapter Meeting Kilgore, TX
5/15/2017 Dallas Chapter Annual Golf Tournament The Colony, TX