Berger, at AC, urges credit unions to play offense on issues

first_imgThe importance of credit unions playing offense, rather than defense, in today’s challenging regulatory and legislative climate was underscored Wednesday in remarks by NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger before attendees of the association’s 48th Annual Conference in Montreal.“NAFCU is on the front lines pushing to make sure credit unions’ voices are heard every day,” Berger said during Wednesday’s conference general session. He noted NAFCU’s key focus – advocacy, education and compliance assistance – and highlighted some of NAFCU’s recent strategic efforts, including the association’s push for the “NCUA Budget Transparency Act” and bipartisan legislation to require public hearings on NCUA’s annual budget. He also emphasized NAFCU’s ongoing challenge to the agency’s unnecessary risk-based capital proposal.In other remarks, Berger focused on the efforts of several credit unions across the country to engage their members and strengthen their communities.The NAFCU president discussed one credit union’s introduction of cashless kiosks and another’s introduction of enhanced mobile security features such as facial recognition biometrics – and he said credit unions are making a difference whether they are large or small. “Credit unions know that you don’t have to be big to make a difference. You don’t have to be big to have a big effect on the world around you – your community, the economy, and future generations,” he said. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Legatissimo in Polly reckoning

first_img If she runs this weekend it will be over the intermediate trip of 10 furlongs. She will need to be right at her best, though, as there are some battle-hardened fillies likely to be in opposition. James Fanshawe’s Ribbons is a Group One winner in France and made a pleasing comeback at York in the Middleton Stakes. She was third that day behind Ralph Beckett’s Secret Gesture and the pair could meet again. Rizeena, back to form at Ascot last week, remains engaged for Clive Brittain, while David Simcock may also send over his Champions Day winner Madame Chiang. Dermot Weld’s unbeaten Brooch would face by far her stiffest test to date if taking up her entry, while Aidan O’Brien has left in Diamondsandrubies, fourth in the Oaks after meeting trouble in running. There was one supplementary entry, the Ed Walker-trained Mutatis Mutandis. John Hammond’s Pollyana, Jim Bolger’s pair of Pleascach and Stellar Glow and Kevin Prendergast’s Tamadhor complete the list of 12. Legatissimo could tackle her elders in Sunday’s Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. The David Wachman-trained filly has made giant strides this season, winning a Listed race at Gowran in April before going on to Classic glory at Newmarket in the 1000 Guineas. She came up just short when stepped up to a mile and a half at Epsom for the Oaks, looking all over the winner before being worn down close home by 50-1 chance Qualify. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more