While credit unions were originally granted a federal tax exemption because they were established by Congress to serve those of modest means who share a common bond, many are now virtually indistinguishable from taxpaying community banks. ICBA urges Congress to level the tax and regulatory playing field between community banks and credit unions while it strongly opposes the National Credit Union Administration’s expansionist agenda.
Be Heard in Washington: Urge Congress to Investigate
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With the ICBA Credit Union Task Force, ICBA is taking on the disturbing trend of large credit unions increasing their taxpayer-subsidized footprint by buying up smaller, taxpaying community banks. ICBA offers the following customizable resources that community bankers can use to shine a light on this troubling trend in their local communities.