Bureau, NCUA sign consumer protection MOU

(Jan. 15, 2021) Improving coordination between NCUA and CFPB over the consumer protection supervision of credit unions with more than $10 billion in assets is the stated purpose of a “memorandum of understanding” announced by the two agencies Thursday.

In a joint release, the two agencies said that under the agreement they will “pursue opportunities to proactively and efficiently share supervisory information, including drafts of Covered Reports of Examination and final Reports of Examination for credit unions” with more than $10 billion dollars in assets. The agencies said they would use “secure, two-way electronic means” to accomplish that and that they will “jointly collaborate in semi-annual strategy planning sessions to identify and address areas of alignment and coordination in examinations for covered institutions.”

CFPB and NCUA also asserted that the agreement would “better facilitate coordinated examinations” to increase efficiency, and that the two agencies would share information on training activities and content, as well as on supervisory activities and potential enforcement actions.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and National Credit Union Administration Sign Memorandum of Understanding