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CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney on Friday asked the NCUA to raise the total amount of prepayments allowed to increase from $500 million to $1 billion so this year’s assessment for rescuing the corporate credit union system will decline even more. Cheney wrote NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz that allowing just $500 million in total prepayments would only cause this year’s assessment to decline by 6.4 basis points. He said credit unions have told him that for that small a reduction participating in the program is “just not worth it.” He also wrote that “greater prepayments in 2011 will lead to a smaller cash flow to the [Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization]Fund in 2013 from that year’s assessments, and this led to the Board’s decision to limit the size of the prepayment plan. However, I believe liquidity planning by the agency is not making appropriate use of the $6 billion line of credit from the Treasury Department to the Fund.”

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