Fred R. Becker Jr.

  • Derivatives Rule Steps On Agency’s Funding: Letter to the Editor

    Regarding the Editor’s Column in the May 29 issue, “Usage Fees Are Not a Strange Idea.” Sarah Snell Cooke’s support of the pay for play precedent in the NCUA’s recently proposed rule on derivatives misses the point. We strongly support and have continually advocated expanding credit unions’ investment powers to include limited...

  • Congress Needs to Enact Regulatory Relief Now

    Recently, NAFCU called on Congress and the credit union industry to rally behind its five-point plan for enacting broad-based credit union regulatory burden relief.

  • Guest Opinion: Dodd-Frank: Two Years and Counting

    Four years ago, our nation was thrown into the deepest economic morass since the Great Depression. No question, the situation was dire. People lost their jobs and their homes. Banks and companies closed. Government officials scrambled to help bolster our fragile economy.

  • Continue to Uphold Our Sterling Reputation

    The recent Bank Transfer Day was a watershed moment for the credit union industry. While some observers might attribute it to serendipity, it was no overnight success story.

  • Plan B for Tackling the Interchange Fee Cap

    I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that our industry’s fight against a Draconian interchange fee cap reached epic proportions in the weeks leading up to the June 8 vote in the Senate on the Tester-Corker amendment to delay and study the Fed’s proposed rule. Credit...

  • CUs Are Proactive On Corporates

    The most immediate issue facing our industry is the continued access to services provided traditionally by corporate credit unions.

  • NAFCU Has Taken a Leadership Role on Secondary Capital

    Sarah Snell Cooke's Editor's Colum Aug. 5 noting the importance of providing credit union access to capital a top legislative item for 2011 could not have been timelier.

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