The expansion and contraction of financial regulation often follows the arc of a pendulum, a slow and ponderous trajectory that is invariably drawn backwards as tempers cool and confidence in the financial sector exerts its influence. After the financial crisis, the forces pushing the pendulum in the direction of complex regulatory standards were born out of fear and distrust of large banks. However, credit unions were also swept up in the whirlwinds of the Dodd-Frank Act, despite having played no part in the financial crisis. Since that time, credit unions have been waiting for the pendulum to swing back in the other direction and for the stifling regulatory environment to loosen. At NAFCU, we have been working on creating a better regulatory environment in 2017 and beyond.

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