Comments on Proposed Changes to the Advertising Requirements of Insured Credit Unions

June 24, 2008

Ms. Mary Rupp
Secretary of the Board
National Credit Union Administration
1775 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3428

RE: Comments on Proposed Changes to the Advertising Requirements of Insured Credit Unions

Dear Ms. Rupp:

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board’s proposed rulemaking to revise the advertising requirements for insured credit unions. By way of background, CUNA is the largest credit union trade organization in this country, representing approximately 90 percent of our nation’s nearly 8,300 state and federal credit unions, which serve more than 90 million members.

Summary of CUNA’s Views

Discussion of CUNA’s Views

NCUA issued a proposed notice of rulemaking on whether it should revise its requirements for use of the official insurance sign and official advertising statement. More specifically, the proposal would allow an insured credit union to:

Currently, insured credit unions are permitted to use the condensed statement only if accompanied by the official sign.

CUNA believes that the proposal is a positive step in the right direction towards assisting federally insured credit unions to meet their insurance advertising requirement. We support the effort and encourage the agency to continue looking for additional ways to facilitate compliance for credit unions with all of their regulatory responsibilities.

Thank you for the opportunity to express our views on the Board’s proposed rulemaking regarding the advertising requirements for insured credit unions. If you have questions about our letter, please do not hesitate to give Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Mary Dunn or me a call at 202-508-6743.

Sincerely,

Luke Martone
Regulatory Research Counsel