David Small

  • NCUA Media Spokesman Position Open

    The NCUA will have a new public face in its press office. David Small, who was the agency’s spokesman, left his position last week.

  • NCUA Rethinks Corporate Too Big to Fail Policy

    What a difference 10 months makes. That’s a prevailing thought in corporate credit union circles as executives digest the reports, unconfirmed by the NCUA, that two of the leading bidders for the failed Western Bridge corporate are Alloya (formerly Members United) and Catalyst (formerly Southwest Bridge plus Georgia Corporate). This...

  • Corporate Merger Mania on the Horizon?

    There may be only four or five corporate credit unions within 10 years. There isn’t that much business out there. "The small won’t survive,” predicted John Fiore, CEO of Motorola Employees Credit Union and a key figure in the recapitalizing of Members United as Alloya. “Within a couple years we...

  • Western Bridge Next Steps?

    The initial NCUA-sponsored bidders conference for corporate credit unions interested in possibly acquiring all or parts of the failed Western Bridge corporate credit union was a month ago and now questions are circulating among credit unions about probable next steps.

  • NCUA Consumer Unit Flexes Its Muscles

    While the newly launched Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received considerable attention and criticism, the focus for most credit unions is on the NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection.

  • Thrivent Financial Bank Heads Back to the Future

    Longtime customers of Thrivent Financial Bank, an Appleton, Wis.-based bank with credit union roots, may experience confusion and feelings of déjà vu in the coming months as the bank returns to being a credit union.

  • Bidders Emerge for U.S. Central

    Fiserv, Lending Tools said to be making offers for failed corporate's payments operation.

  • Four Bidders May Have Emerged for Western Bridge

    Sources name Alloya, SunCorp, CenCorp and Catalyst.

  • Reg Moratorium Called by CUNA

    No more. That’s CUNA’s message to the NCUA when it comes to regulations. In a 15-page letter to NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz, the trade association said it wants the regulator not to issue any new regulations during the next six months, and after that to do a better job of justifying the...

  • CUSO Reg Revise Gains Cheers

    The NCUA is going back to the drawing board on its CUSO rule and the industry is happy.

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