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Regulatory Agency Focus: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

There are multiple entities that provide regulatory oversight to credit unions (just ask your compliance officer!). But there is one with a “new sheriff in town” … the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection...

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Stay Informed: State Legislative Hearings, Special Session

Next week the state Legislature convenes for a “special session,” an atypical move that was called to address increasing the state budget to provide much needed support to areas of the state impacted by the hurricane, and other tax issues. GCUA...

Grassroots Super-Powers: Credit Unions Grow Legislative Connections

Connecting with legislators is a super-power factor in credit union advocacy; growing their understanding of what makes the industry unique is vital in protecting and promoting credit unions at both the federal and state levels.  As such, it is...

Credit Unions Man Two Phone-Bank Nights for Candidates

Each election credit unions engage in challenging races of key candidates that have strong connections with the industry, and in doing so provide some well-timed hands-on assistance.  This was seen in the primary in May with the campaign event...

Expanding and Growing Credit Union Connections with Legislators

Much like the Steve McQueen horror film about a growing blob of extraterrestrial goo, the key to strong advocacy for credit unions is continual, systematic and ever-expanding legislative connections! These legislative relationships aren’t built...

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