Credit union-backed candidates didn’t win them all in Tuesday’s state primaries, but the industry did score some major wins in California and New Mexico.
Trades say no indication that credit union tax exemption on the firing line.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has granted CUNA’s request for a deadline extension for comments on overdraft programs. The new deadline is June 29.
Former credit union lobbyist Marvin Umholtz said the industry shouldn’t fear a new banker super PAC, saying the Friends of Traditional Banking PAC, will function “more like a scalpel than a battle axe.”
Despite the threat of a new banker Super PAC, CUNA says it has no plans to create a similar campaign fundraising mechanism for credit unions.
In an era of participatory politicking when Facebook, Twitter and other digital tools can turn any citizen into a lobbyist, have traditional trade associations entered their twilight years?
Government and industry leaders are publicly thanking Carla Decker for her willingness to be considered for a position on the NCUA Board.
Trade group says credit union locator site usually gets 3,000 hits a day but recorded 70,000 on Friday.
CUNA and NAFCU reaching out in what CUNA vice president calls "the biggest surge in media interest in credit unions in at least 10 years."
Letter from major credit union, banking trades seek 4- to 5-cent provision under the 21-cent cap effective Saturday.