Massachusetts Regulatory Advocacy

Credit unions are subject to state and federal regulations that govern the full range of their operations. In addition to the two primary credit union regulatory bodies, credit unions must be well informed about the regulations promulgated by a wide variety of other governmental organizations. The Association goes far beyond reporting on new initiatives by taking a proactive role in assisting credit unions to work with regulators to build a regulatory environment that will benefit and protect credit unions and their members. Anticipating regulatory change, promoting dialogue between credit unions and regulators, interpreting existing regulation, and acting as an advocate for credit unions in regulatory forums are vital services delivered by the Association.

Massachusetts Division of Banks


The Massachusetts Division of Banks provides access to their proposed regulations. Click here to visit their website. This site also contains copies of the Notices of Public Hearings on proposed regulations which indicate the deadlines for comment letters.

Testimony Letter: 209 CMR 40.00 et seq., Unfair and Deceptive Practices in Consumer Transactions 03-22-2016

Application Forms

The Massachusetts Division of Banks provides online application forms for many business activities. Click here to visit their website.

Mass. DOB Industry Letter on Cyber Self Assessment 09-2015

Massachusetts Division of Banks and Loan Agencies: Regulatory Bulletin 2.1-104 Branch Office Notice and Application Procedures 11-18-2015

Proposed Regulation 209 CMR 58:00: Credit Union Branching
Association’s written testimony filed with the Division 
Division of Banks Statement in Support of 209 CMR 58.00
Association NH Statement
Association RI Statement
Connecticut Community Reinvestment Act
RI Department of Business Regulation CRA Decision
NCUA Opinion Letter

Testimony offered at the June 17, 2015 hearing by:
Carl Taber, Executive Vice President/Senior Lending Officer at Baycoast Bank
Jon Skarin, Senior Vice President of the Massachusetts Bankers Association
Tom Callahan, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance 

Comment Letter in support of House 3590, An Act Relative to Notifying Automobile Lien Holders of Certain Towing and Storage Costs 092315

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