Traveling to Pittsburgh later this week? If you will be in town and attending the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Annual Convention, taking place at the Westin Convention center/David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA from May 1-3, 2008, please stop by to meet us! Rob Rutkowski, Dawn Pagon, and Bill Molczan and Ben Bibler (attorneys from our Pittsburgh office) will be attending this event. Rob will be presenting a seminar entitled “Prepare for the Worst: Disaster Recovery Planning” on Saturday, May 3. We hope you will visit us at this event!
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I can’t believe that a year has gone by since the last OCUS convention. Just like last year, I have some pictures to share with you.
Again I cannot say enough about the value that OCUS gives to Ohio credit unions. It is a privilege to work with OCUS throughout the year and is a real pleasure to exhibit at their convention. Special thanks this year to my karaoke partner, Valerie Edgington, at the Corporate One Credit Union party.
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If you Google “credit union” and “CD” you just might find some federal credit unions advertising certificates of deposit. This would be a problem. Take a look at Part 707 of the NCUA rules and regulations. In this regulation, the NCUA adopted the Truth in Savings Act. In 707.2(a)5v, the NCUA makes it very clear that credit unions should not describe share accounts as deposit accounts:
“However, under no circumstances may a credit union describe a share account as a deposit account, or vice versa. For example, the term ‘certificate of deposit’ or ‘CD’ may not be used to describe share certificates and other dividend bearing term share accounts. Similarly, the terms ‘time account’… and ‘time deposit’… may not be used to describe term share accounts.”
This applies to most state credit unions as well. If you are a state chartered credit union and your state laws allow you to take “deposits” then you may well be able to use the “CD” moniker. Georgia may be one example. If you are a federal credit union, you are out of luck. You are also out of compliance if you are using the term “CD” to describe accounts at the credit union in advertising, agreements, disclosures or what have you.
This is one of those areas where I have seen confusion, if not noncompliance, across the country. The reasoning behind this rule is the nature of the term share account. A share account is not a deposit account from the NCUA’s perspective. So what do we call dividend bearing term share accounts? The NCUA permits “share certificates”, “certificate account” or “certificate.”
Conference season is in full swing and the members of WWR’s Credit Union department will be exhibiting at various regional conventions. First is the Ohio Credit Union System’s Zenith ’08 Convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH, taking place from April 24-25. Rob Rutkowski (Credit Union Partner), Dawn Pagon (Credit Union Liaison) and John Porter (Credit Union Associate) will be manning WWR’s booth at this event- we do hope you will stop by and say hello!
For more information on the OCUS Convention, please visit:
Next stop is the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Annual Convention, taking place at the Westin Convention center/David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA from May 1-3, 2008. Rob Rutkowski, Dawn Pagon, and Bill Molczan and Ben Bibler (attorneys from our Pittsburgh office) will be attending this event. Rob will even be presenting a seminar entitled “Prepare for the Worst: Disaster Recovery Planning” on Saturday, May 3. We hope you will visit us at this event!
For more information on the PCUA Convention, please visit:
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