Established by the National Credit Union Association (NCUA) Board in 2009 to stabilize the corporate credit union system after large investment losses were incurred at the then U.S. Central Credit Union, the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund (TCCUSF) may have run its course.
On July 20, the Board is scheduled to hold an open meeting to discuss the fund and issue a request for comments on closing it so the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund’s normal operation level can be restored.
The TCCUSF has continued a positive net position, increasing from $500 million to $1.5 billion in the year ending Dec. 31, 2016. This recovery on legal claims has created a surplus which means credit unions that have paid stabilization assessments, a staggering $4.8 billion over the years, may see some of this money back.
Based on current projections, the NCUA does not anticipate credit unions paying any more assessments, and since the fund currently holds a positive net position, the possibility of closing the fund earlier than anticipated is within reach. If the fund closes sooner than its 2021 expiration date, the likelihood of credit unions receiving a maximum rebate on the amount they have paid to date is high.