NASCUS Report Archives

President outlines new regulatory review process

(Jan. 22, 2021) Producing a set of recommendations for improving and modernizing federal regulatory review was ordered by President Biden Wednesday, with an aim of ensuring “swift federal action,” according...

Agency 2021 priorities focus on impact of pandemic

(Jan. 22, 2021) Focusing on challenges to credit unions posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and steps to enhance the agency’s offsite monitoring of credit unions’ condition are key priorities...

NCUA taps general counsel, board secretary

(Jan. 22, 2021) Veteran NCUA attorney Frank Kressman has had the “acting” moniker removed from his title as the agency late last week named him general counsel. He had been...

Kraninger resigns as Biden nominates successor

(Jan. 22, 2021) There was more change this week in Washington as Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen (“Kathy”) Kraninger resigned Wednesday, shortly after President Joe Biden took the oath...

Summary outlines final rule on debt collection practices

(Jan. 22, 2021) The latest summary from NASCUS focuses on the new rule from CFPB on debt collection practice, which revises Regulation F (which, in turn, implements the Fair Debt...

Smaller institutions exempted from HPML escrow accounts

(Jan. 22, 2021) An exemption from the requirement to establish escrow accounts for certain higher-priced mortgage loans (HPMLs) for smaller banks and credit unions was issued as a final rule...

CFPB also: finalizes supervisory guidance rule, issues FDCPA guide

(Jan. 22, 2021) A new rule codifying that supervisory guidance does not have the force of law, and that enforcement actions are not based on the guidance, was finalized Tuesday...

FAQs look at proposed effectiveness of AML requirements

(Jan. 22, 2021) Suspicious activity reporting and other anti-money laundering (AML) requirements are subjects of new frequently asked questions (FAQs) issued by NCUA, federal banking regulators and the Treasury’s Financial...

BRIEFLY: Biden settles on Barr to lead bank regulator; OCC issues national charter for digital assets bank

(Jan. 22, 2021) President Biden has reportedly determined that Michael S. Barr – a former assistant Treasury secretary for financial institutions (a position that interfaces with credit unions and banks)...

Two approaches proposed for simplifying risk-based capital requirements

(Jan. 15, 2021) Two approaches for simplifying risk-based capital (RBC) requirements for federally insured credit unions (FICUs) were proposed by the NCUA Board Thursday, one replacing the current rule with...

NASCUS: Proposal demands careful review

(Jan. 15, 2021) NASCUS President and CEO Lucy Ito urged careful review of the proposal by the entire credit union system – and noted that federal law requires the agency...