The NCUA is offering three webinars this week as part of its financial inclusion initiative, ACCESS, featuring staff from the NCUA’s Office of Consumer Financial Protection.
- Nov. 16, 3 p.m.: Credit unions interested in offering payday alternative loans or other forms of short-term lending can participate in the webinar, where they will hear from NCUA staff who will discuss how credit unions can offer responsible small-dollar loans to help members meet temporary cash-flow needs and transition into mainstream financial products. Click here to register for the “PALs and Short-Term Lending” webinar.
- Nov. 17, 3 p.m.: Participants will hear from NCUA staff who will discuss the focus areas for the agency’s consumer compliance exams in 2021, including a review of COVID-19-related loan modifications and credit reporting, and fair lending policies and procedures. The discussion will also include the findings from the 2020 consumer compliance exam reviews. Click here to register for the “Fair Lending and Consumer Compliance Regulatory Update” webinar.
- Nov. 18, 2 p.m.: A webinar on financial literacy and consumer financial protections for service members is being co-hosted by the NCUA and CFPB, which will include a brief overview of service member consumer financial protection laws and regulations from NCUA staff. The CFPB’s Office of Service Member Affairs will highlight their interactive learning tools and resources for service members and their families. Click here to register for “Financial Readiness Resources and Information for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.”
The webinars aim to reinforce the NCUA’s commitment to expand the availability of safe and affordable credit to meet the needs of diverse and underserved communities as part of its financial inclusion initiative, ACCESS: Advancing Communities through Credit, Education, Stability and Support, according to the agency.