News stories tagged OCC

BRIEFLY: FCU boards may continue to meet virtually; Fed gov cool to only CU, bank issuance of stable coins; Controversial OCC designee faces confirmation hearing

(Nov. 19, 2021) Flexibility for board meetings originally extended to FCUs during the height of the coronavirus crisis will be extended in the new year, NCUA said this week. In...

BRIEFLY: Tiny FCU conserved; Louisiana leader retires; OCC developing guidance on climate change risk; Exam Council revamps notification system

(Nov. 12, 2021) NCUA late last week placed the tiny Pomona Postal FCU of Pomona, Calif., into conservatorship, saying the credit union’s most recent call report shows it had 717...

Report calls for only federally insured CUs, banks to be stablecoin issuers

(Nov. 5, 2021) Payment stablecoins and their arrangements should be subject to a federal regulatory framework on a consistent and comprehensive basis through an act of Congress – including by...

BRIEFLY: Law professor picked to lead OCC; NCUA did not act aggressively enough on taxi CUs, GAO asserts; Cannabis-protection bill advances in House

(Sept. 24, 2021) Saule T. Omarova, a Cornell University law professor, is President Joe Biden’s (D) pick as nominee to a five-year term for Comptroller of the Currency, the White...

Bank agencies vow to work together on CRA rule

(July 23, 2021) New regulations on anti-redlining rules will be rescinded, and federal banking agencies vowed to work together to develop a new proposal, the agencies announced this week. On...

BRIEFLY: NCUA charters 2nd credit union of year; OCC ‘retires’ position of COO; NASCUS present at international CU regulators conference

(July 9, 2021) Community First Fund Federal Credit Union, of Lancaster, Penn., was chartered this week by NCUA, the second credit union chartered so far this year by the federal...

BRIEFLY: Biden replaces FHFA director after high court ruling; FCU usury ceiling stays at 18%; TRANSITION: Murray retires at Vizo Financial Corporate; Congress votes to repeal ‘true lender’ rule

(June 25, 2021) The Supreme Court ruled this week that the director of the Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA) may be fired by the president, overturning the agency’s structure which...

BRIEFLY: In a first for states, OH achieves four-way accreditation; OCC to reconsider last year’s CRA rule; TRID FAQs updated for housing assistance, BUILD Act lending

(May 21, 2021) Congratulations to the Ohio Department of Commerce/Division of Financial Institutions to be the first state supervisory authority to become accredited under all four accreditation programs: credit union...

New acting comptroller vows review of ‘regulatory standards’

(May 14, 2021) The OCC has – once again – a new leader, who said this week he would soon conduct a review of “regulatory standards” at the agency. Michael...

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)...

BRIEFLY: New state charter in FL; NCUA Deputy CFO tapped; More turnover in comptroller’s office

(Jan. 15, 2021) Florida (and NASCUS) welcome a new state-chartered credit union this week: Radiant CU of Gainesville (formerly SunState FCU). The 64-year-old credit union holds $570 million in assets...