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InfoSight Highlight: New information on Representative Payees
Friday, February 22, 2019 7:00 AM

The Social Security Administration will be conducting background checks on new and existing representative payees. Individuals with certain felonies under State and Federal law will not be permitted to serve as a representative payee. Although we don’t yet have clarity on how this change may impact credit unions, we believe awareness is important and InfoSight has been updated accordingly. We’ve contacted the Social Security Administration for more operational information. 

Pending Regulatory Comment Calls
Friday, February 22, 2019 6:55 AM

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. 

Texas GAC speakers tout the value of CUs to consumers
Friday, February 22, 2019 6:50 AM

Another successful Texas Governmental Affairs Conference is in the books, after a full morning of guest speakers, an afternoon of legislative visits at the state capitol, and a fun evening of dinner and entertainment by the Capitol Steps comedy troupe.

Tinker Federal Credit Union joins Military Saves Week
Friday, February 22, 2019 6:45 AM

Tinker Federal Credit Union (TFCU) is partnering with Tinker Air Force Base and Vance Air Force Base during Military Saves Week, to promote good savings behavior for service members and their families.

CFPB's ‘No-Action Letter’ plan gets mixed reviews
Friday, February 22, 2019 6:40 AM

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s plans to expand its no-action letter policy and to establish a regulatory sandbox received mixed reviews.

Many organizations still aren’t applying protections to fight fake emails
Friday, February 22, 2019 6:35 AM

Fake email caused the 60 percent jump in 2018’s business email compromise losses reported by the FBI. Yet many companies still do not use open standards-based technologies to protect themselves from spoofs.

Shifting demographics and trends in Texas could make for big electoral changes in 2020 and beyond
Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:00 AM

This week, more than 120 credit union leaders gathered for the two-day Texas Governmental Affairs Conference in Austin.

CUNA asks new Attorney General for ADA guidance
Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:55 AM

Having failed so far to convince the Justice Department to issue guidance that would ward off attorneys threatening to sue credit unions under the Americans With Disabilities Act, CUNA is now appealing to Attorney General William Barr, who was sworn in last week.

Don't Miss the 2019 Southwest Lending Conference in New Orleans
Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:50 AM

You're invited to the 2019 Southwest Lending Conference and Vendor Fair, known for attracting industry lending leaders from around the nation. Register before the April 10 early bird deadline and save $200!

Public funds issue gets a second hearing in Arkansas committee
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:00 AM

Senate Bill 257 got a second hearing with the Arkansas Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee yesterday. 

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