Even before the National Credit Union Administration decides whether to issue a final rule dealing with subordinated debt, it appears extremely likely that the issue will end up in federal court.
In light of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision, the National Credit Union Administration said Tuesday it will reinstate the rural districts for 18 credit unions that had been removed as federal courts evaluated the agency’s Field of Membership rule.
As the NCUA board is preparing to adopt a revised Field of Membership rule following a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, credit union trade groups are asking agency officials to give credit unions greater freedom to expand.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to overturn the National Credit Union Administration’s Field of Membership rule, the agency will begin implementing the sections of the rule that had been challenged, NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood said Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider the American Bankers Association’s challenge to the National Credit Union Administration’s Field of Membership rule.
The refusal is a major win for the agency and credit unions that have defended the rule.
The vice chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America is urging small credit unions to declare war on large credit unions.
In a recent post on the online publishing platform Medium, Brad Bolton accuses the National Credit Union Administration of adopting rules that favor large credit unions over smaller institutions, including community banks. And he is encouraging the small institutions to revolt against such decisions and join community bankers in demanding congressional investigations into the NCUA’s decisions.
Bankers Tell Supreme Court That NCUA is Using ‘Extravagant Interpretations’ to Stretch Fields of Membership
The National Credit Union Administration is using “extravagant interpretations” of federal law to allow credit unions to expand their fields of membership far beyond the restrictions imposed by Congress, the American Bankers Association told the U.S. Supreme Court in a brief filed on Tuesday.
The National Credit Union Administration decided to count military personnel in determining whether a credit union qualifies for a low-income designation without using the regulatory process required by law, the trade group representing the nation’s community bankers charged this week in a letter to the NCUA’s Inspector General.
In her letter, Independent Community Bankers of America President/CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey called on the IG to begin an investigation into whether the agency violated the Administrative Procedures Act, which requires that proposed rule changes must be open to public comment before they are adopted.
Congress has given the National Credit Union Administration wide authority to define credit union fields of membership, the agency told the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, challenging arguments made by the nation’s bankers.
The U.S. Supreme Court has given the National Credit Union Administration until May 26 to respond to a petition filed by the American Bankers Association challenging the agency’s Field of Membership rules. The ABA had challenged the rule amended in 2016.