NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger talks to CUBG conference attendees about new MBL rules and changes at the NCUA.

PORTLAND, Ore. – In a closing session at the 2017 CUBG Annual Conference Wednesday, NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger said the NCUA is taking an active role in helping credit unions adjust to the examination process under new member business lending rules.

The new MBL rules, which were intended to allow credit unions more flexibility and opportunity in the business lending space, also left many questions about how examiners will decide if certain business lending program practices are acceptable or unacceptable. Metsger said to allow credit unions and examiners more time to adjust to the new rules, the agency decided to roll out them out early – on Jan. 1 of this year – and has been soliciting feedback on the process from credit unions out in the field.  

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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