PMI, which with CUNA Mutual Group created CMG Mortgage Insurance in 1993, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Nov. 23.
U.S. Central peaked out at $2.8 billion, N.C. State Employees' at $489 million, WesCorp averaged $100 million a day.
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In yesterday’s release of lending data by the Federal Reserve Bank covering 2008 to early 2010, one item that caught the eye of many observers was the amount of overnight borrowings by some corporate credit unions, notably U.S. Central and WesCorp.
Credit unions, banks and other supporters of making changes to the interchange rule have a friend in Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee.
Pulling out all the stops, the credit union trades were in damage control mode all last week to tamp down public worries about credit union safety and soundness and a "credit union bailout,"
The media blitz by both CUNA and NAFCU to counter the negative "credit union bailout" message went into high gear today with new videos and top brass keeping in contact with TV producers and financial reporters on the corporate crisis.
NCUA today confirmed that it has sought bids on $800 million worth of securities backed by U.S. Central FCU and Western Corporate FCU investments.
The regulatory restructuring bill-which CUNA and NAFCU are opposing because of the interchange provisions-is likely to come up for a vote in the Senate this week, and odds are it will pass.