A Democratic “unity” task force designed by supporters of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is recommending that post offices provide banking services to improve access to financial services.
Puerto Rico’s cooperativas—island guaranteed credit unions—have thrived despite repeated crises and poor supervision by its regulator, the territory’s oversight board said in a report last week. “The cooperative system proved to be resilient through…disasters and played an important role in enabling the recovery process to start,” the oversight board, created by Congress to oversee the island’s recovery from bankruptcy said in a fiscal report that must be prepared for all government agencies on the island. Puerto Rico has faced a fiscal crisis, devastating damage from hurricanes and now the coronavirus crisis. The oversight board has the responsibility of assisting the
Ten years after President Obama signed the (Dodd-Frank) Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the law has “held up pretty well,” former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said Tuesday. Speaking at a virtual conference co-sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the University of Michigan, Frank said that Republican members of Congress have attempted to repeal the Obama Administration’s health overhaul bill “every other week,” but have not mounted a serious attempt to repeal Dodd-Frank. “It was too popular,” Frank said. Obama signed Dodd-Frank on July 21, 2010. The law is informally named after Frank, who chaired the House Financial Services
Employees of financial institutions face a low risk of exposure for COVID-19 if the institutions take precautions, such as shields at teller counters, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week.
The CDC has issued guidance for the opening of various facilities that have been closed due to the pandemic. While most of the bank and credit union document covers such now-common steps as employee screening and social distancing, some of the recommendations specifically address issues at financial institutions, such as credit unions.
The specific information that the Small Business Administration will disclose for the Paycheck Protection Program loans will not include the name of the lenders making the loan.
The National Credit Union Administration will collect data in the credit union examination process to determine the types of services credit unions provide to hemp-related businesses, NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood said Tuesday.
A banking super political action committee has produced a slick new video alleging that “fake credit unions” are diverting much-needed tax money from the nation’s schools and have abandoned their mission to serve the needy.
The National Credit Union Administration will continue conducting credit union examinations offsite because of the coronavirus crisis but will resume issuing reports written as a result of the exams, NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood announced Thursday.