ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 17, 2018) – Next week, the National Credit Union Administration will pay dividends for more than 5,700 institutions eligible for the $735.7 million Share Insurance distribution, the agency announced today.
Statements will be mailed to dividend recipients this week, indicating the amounts they will receive. An institution that filed a quarterly Call Report as a federally insured credit union for at least one reporting period in calendar year 2017 will be eligible for a pro rata distribution. The NCUA Board approved a final rule at its February 2018 meeting that details eligibility criteria.
“The NCUA’s prudent management of the corporate resolution process provided the ability to close the Stabilization Fund four years early,” NCUA Board Chairman J. Mark McWatters said. “Through a collaborative, bipartisan process among the Board members and a great deal of diligent work by staff, the NCUA has been able to avoid a premium assessment and safely distribute funds to credit unions that can be put to work building local communities, creating new businesses, and improving the lives of members across the country while advancing the objectives of protecting member deposits and maintaining a safe and sound credit union system.”
“As we have noted before, this is the largest Share Insurance distribution in this agency’s history,” Board Member Rick Metsger said, “larger, even, than the cumulative amount of all previous cash distributions since the Share Insurance Fund was capitalized. This is a significant benefit to credit unions and will support a lot of provident and productive purposes.”
The NCUA Board gave unanimous approval to the distribution at its February 2018 open meeting. The distribution was possible after the Board voted unanimously at its September 2017 open meeting to close the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund and transfer the Stabilization Fund’s assets and obligations to the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, as required by law.
More information on the Share Insurance distribution, including the method the NCUA used to determine each institution’s share, can be found online here. Information about the Stabilization Fund closure, the transfer of assets and obligations to the Share Insurance Fund, and setting the Share Insurance Fund’s normal operating level at 1.39 percent are all available here.
Prior to the Board’s actions in September 2017 and February 2018, the Stabilization Fund was scheduled to expire in 2021. Net legal recoveries of more than $3.8 billion won by the NCUA on behalf of five failed corporate credit unions decreased the costs to the Stabilization Fund and made funds available for this distribution.
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share
Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of
state-chartered credit unions. At MyCreditUnion.gov, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.