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National Credit Union Administration Chairman Debbie Matz today said that her agency would this fall issue a supplemental rule for risk-based capital that would count certain forms of debt — for example, subordinated debt issued to CU members and non-members — toward the risk-based capital ratio. “This is the year of regulatory relief,” she said. “As part of modernizing risk-based capital, I am committed to counting supplemental capital in full.”


The National Credit Union Administration Thursday proposed substantial changes to its member business lending regulations. Among other things, NCUA proposed to exempt participations in loans to non-members from the MBL cap. It also proposed to eliminate explicit loan-to-value requirements, aggregate limits on construction and development loans, as well as the requirement of a personal guarantee.


Seizing on the news that Golden 1 Credit Union has purchased the naming rights to a new sports arena in Sacramento, California Bankers Association President and CEO Rodney Brown penned an op-ed — published Wednesday in the Sacramento Bee — challenging the credit union industry’s outdated tax exemption.

Community Banking

ABA President and CEO Frank Keating yesterday expressed the association’s strong opposition to efforts by the Credit Union National Association to ease further the already-loose field of membership requirements that ensure credit unions remain dedicated to serving people with meaningful common bonds.

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