Mississippi credit union and CEO William Bynum feted for work in region's "bank deserts."
Senate bill would delay NFIP-mandated increases except for second homes and businesses.
Agency says 190 so far this year among federally insured credit unions.
Mississippi credit union uses iPad to onboard new members, make loans and more, all on the road.
Letter says insurance firms must charge for true costs.
State would join Florida, Mississippi in effort to turn back new rates from National Flood Insurance Program.
Federal court plans Oct. 28 hearing in Gulfport on injunction to delay new flood insurance rates.
Analysis shows Republican-leaning states particularly affected in areas of home purchasing and student lending.
Members of the $83 million Utah credit union approved consolidation with $2.2 billion California counterpart.
National Flood Insurance Program unaffected by shutdown as rate hikes kick in.