Commercial Lending

NCUA Snubs Congress in Finalizing Business Lending Rule

The National Credit Union Administration board today voted to finalize significantly looser limits on business lending by credit unions. Among other things, the final rule exempts participations in loans to non-members from the statutory 12.25 percent member business lending cap.

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House Passes ABA-Backed Anti-‘Choke Point’ Bill

By a bipartisan 250-to-169 vote, the House today approved a bill that would end the Justice Department’s Operation Choke Point initiative, which sought to curtail disfavored businesses by working through regulators to pressure financial institutions to end customer relationships with these businesses.

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