Posted September 18th, 2014 No Comments
Credit or Debit? Both Can Make Miracles on Oct 16

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On October 16, credit unions can turn their debit and credit cards into Miracle Makers!  Shop for Miracles is the newest Credit Unions for Kids’ national campaign. This one-day fundraiser takes place on October 16 as an exciting and innovative way to celebrate the World Council of Credit Union’s International Credit Union Day® at your credit union!

The concept is simple: each time members use their credit union issued debit and/or credit card your credit union will donate $0.25 (or other designated amount) on International Credit Union Day to your local CMN Hospital.   Visit www.CU4Kids.org/ShopforMiracles to learn more and pledge to participate!

 

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
Get More Mileage with Proven, Predictable and Immediate Results

The TruStageAuto & Home Insurance Program works with your credit union to build member relationships without up-front costs or ongoing expenses. In fact, our proven approach through the MemberCONNECT Program achieves year-over-year growth in 92% of credit unions.*

The TruStage Auto & Home Insurance Program—helping members protect what matters most, while providing proven, predictable and immediate impact for your credit union.

Learn more at www.cunamutual.com/auto or contact your CUNA Mutual Group representative.

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
The Young Professional Spotlight -Getting to know a new generation of movement leaders

Over 50 members strong the Young Professionals initiative aims to strengthen and engage young credit union professionals through a wide variety of networking opportunities, educational seminars and community events. Each of the events is designed to prepare YPCU members with skills that are needed in the industry.

Matt Hill, Director of Financial Services at Creighton Federal Credit Union currently heads up the Leagues Young Professional group.  Here is a little more on Matt.

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
Register for CUNA Mutual Group’s Discovery Conference

CUNA Mutual Group’s fifth annual, day-long Discovery Conference scheduled for October 15, offers 13 credit union-focused sessions from the convenience of your desk – and it’s free.

The Discovery Conference is the Web-based equivalent of a face-to-face conference without the associated expenses or time away from the office. This year’s agenda features valuable and timely information on the most important topics and trends in the industry.

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
Profitability is a Business Strategy That Shouldn’t be Overlooked

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Over the years, credit unions have become the experts when it comes to providing the best possible service. In many cases, this is what has enabled them to survive. However, in today’s highly competitive environment, if credit unions are to remain viable for the long-term, they must also incorporate strategies that boost profitability and enable them to maintain the resources necessary to provide members with the services they want and need, both now and in the future.

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
Prize-linked savings profiled in New York Times

An important savings program that the Nebraska Credit Union League strongly advocated for was recently featured on the front page of the New York Times Sunday edition. The article notes the many benefits of prize-linked savings accounts, and it highlights several individuals who have won—and saved—through the lottery style programs.

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
Credit Card Processing that Goes Above and Beyond

Finding a payment processor that does much more than just enable business members to accept all major credit cards is something Credit Unions should consider before initiating the strategic partnership. For example, not all processors are equipped to provide additional revenue enhancing services like PowerPay.  This means numerous Credit Unions and their clients benefit from exceptional payment processing and more.

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
Penny for Your Thoughts – Give Your 2₵ on CUNA Surveys

By now we are all aware of the Letter to Credit Unions sent in January by the NCUA, which stated that credit unions would be assessed civil money penalties if they did not meet the call report filing deadlines.  The first quarter filing deadline has come and gone, and as a result of late filing, 62 credit unions were subject to civil money penalties.  These penalties are no joke – the late filers will pay a total of $57,750 in penalties, with individual penalties ranging from $150 to $20,000.  This has served as a wake-up call to file on time – however, some credit unions are still struggling with the time and expense it takes to complete their call reports.

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
Lincoln Community Foundation gives $25,000 grant to Community Development Resources.

The Lincoln Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $25,000 to Community Development Resources for operating capital for the proposed Community Hope Federal Credit Union.

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
Former Rep. Jim Nussle named new CEO of CUNA

Former Rep. Jim Nussle, a nine-term congressman who also served as the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, is the new president and CEO of CUNA. Nussle will assume his new role in Washington, D.C., in the coming weeks.

“After an exhaustive search, in which nearly 100 highly qualified candidates were considered, the CUNA board has unanimously accepted and certified the executive search committee’s recommendation of Jim as the next chief executive of our association,” said CUNA Chairman Dennis Pierce.

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
For Members, Mobile is a Must

By Steve Hoke
Providing access to financial services from a mobile device is increasingly a critical factor in attracting new credit union members. According to a new survey by Pew Internet & American Life Project, 63 percent of adult smartphone owners now use their phones to go online, and 34 percent of this group says they usually choose their smartphone over their computer for this task.1

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
Enterprise Car Sales – September 2014 Update

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Enterprise Car Sales is located at 7505 “L” Street in Ralston. We have been a proud partner with credit unions across the country for more than 30 years.  We have been focusing our time and energy on fostering those relationships and helping local credit unions increase their used auto loan volume.  We have found that through a direct partnership, the credit union, the member, and Enterprise all find success.

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
CO-OP Member Center

Do you struggle to find the perfect balance between increasing revenue, bringing in new membership, and making current members happy? If you do, you are not alone – the vast majority of credit unions see this as a pain point as well.

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Posted September 17th, 2014 No Comments
Biz Kid$: What it is & why you should care

NCUF Approves BizKid

Posted by Christopher Morris, National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) on August 14, 2014

So you might have seen Biz Kid$ on TV or read about it in an industry publication and wondered how does it relate to credit unions and why should you care? In short: it’s a great credit union funded public television series that you can leverage to teach kids how to make and manage money.

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Posted September 16th, 2014 No Comments
NE League Hosts CU Coffee Club

The Nebraska Credit Union League created a coffee club for Nebraska credit union advocates to discuss, ponder, and get active in the legislative, political, and regulatory arenas. The Club is named after Claude Orchard, a Nebraskan, who was a founding father of the national association of credit unions which would later become the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). It was Claude who proposed that credit union delegates from each state meet in Estes Park, Colorado for the creation of the national association’s bylaws. Claude was Nebraska’s delegate at that historic event in August of 1934. Claude organized credit union branches for the Armour Meat-Packing Company.He also headed the Federal Credit Union Supervision division under the Farm Credit Administration for 19 years.

(Lf-Rt) Edward Filene; Roy Borgrengren; Claude Orchard

(Lf-Rt) Edward Filene; Roy Borgrengren; Claude Orchard

Club meetings were held in Omaha at SAC Federal Credit Union and in Lincoln at Peoples Choice Federal Credit Union. “The Club is an opportunity for our credit union staffs and volunteers to not only network but to be insiders in the political, legislative and regulatory arenas,” said Brandon Luetkenhaus, Governmental & Public Affairs Director of the Nebraska Credit Union League.

The Club is an informal meeting that seeks to not only keep members abreast of current issues at the local, state and federal levels but also to introduce them to credit union supported candidates running for political office. “It’s a great way for us to introduce candidates to our advocates but also gives them opportunities to get involved in these key political races,” said Luetkenhaus. Members join with an annual $100 contribution to NCULLAC, the state credit union PAC.

State Legislative candidate Carol Blood of District

3 attended the Omaha Claude’s Coffee Club (CCC).

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Omaha CCC

She spoke about her campaign, her position on several issues, and expressed her gratitude for the support she’s received from Nebraska credit unions. At the Lincoln CCC, State Legislative candidate Patty Pansing Brooks outlined her position on several key issues and expressed her gratitude for the financial support that Nebraska’s credit unions were providing to her campaign.  Immediately following the Lincoln CCC, several members met with Adam Morfeld who is running for the State Legislature in District 46.

In addition to meeting local candidates, CCC members discussed the NCUA’s RBC proposed rule, regulatory relief bills in Congress, the 2015 Nebraska legislative session, and the 2014 election cycle.  Each CCC member received a Club coffee mug and lapel pin.  The next CCC meetings are planned for the first week in November. All credit union staff and volunteers are invited to join the Club.  For information on joining or if you have questions, please contact Brandon Luetkenhaus at 402-333-9331 x. 202.

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Lincoln CCC

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Posted August 14th, 2014 No Comments
Save the Dates – and Make Miracles!

Summer is flying by, and Credit Unions for Kids has two upcoming national campaigns which will be here before we know it!

Miracle Jeans Day – September 10

Miracle Jeans Day is the next Credit Unions for Kids’ national fundraiser.  Encourage your employees to donate $5 to wear jeans on September 10.  With a $25 donation, employees will receive a free Miracle Jeans Day t-shirt, specially designed for credit unions.   This year, CU4Kids also has pre-preprinted stickers and special FREE paper icons specifically designed for Miracle Jeans Day, so members can celebrate too! {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 14th, 2014 No Comments
Veridian Credit Union Market President

Veridian Credit Union, the largest credit union in the state of Iowa with assets of $2.2 billion and over 170,000 members, is building a team in the Omaha area. The open position of Market President will direct and monitor the operations of the branch as well as develop and maintain relationships with individuals, groups, and agencies in the Omaha and Council Bluffs community. {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 14th, 2014 No Comments
NCUF Approves Biz Kid$ Education Grants to Build Youth Financial Literacy Skills

Programs Extend Reach of Award-winning Financial Literacy Series

Madison, Wis. — The National Credit Union Foundation’s (NCUF) board of directors has approved seven new Biz Kid$ grants for 2014. The new grants engage the credit union movement in using Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to build students financial literacy and economic education skills. {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 14th, 2014 No Comments
Spot light on CUNA STRATEGIC PROVIDERS  

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SilverSky (formerly Perimeter E-Security) is the expert provider of cloud security solutions. They deliver the industry’s only advanced security-as-a-service platform from the cloud, dramatically simplifying how growth-minded companies secure their most important information. {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 14th, 2014 No Comments
Collaborate With Schools on ‘Experiential Learning’ in Financial Literacy

By Mark Lynch

 

If you don’t know what “MEGO” means, ask any high school student. It means “my eyes glaze over”—a condition most teachers probably witness anytime they try to teach personal financial management in class. This is an important real-life skill that students typically don’t grasp through traditional classroom instruction. Credit unions can help schools produce more financially literate graduates by collaborating on “experiential” learning. {Read The Full Article}

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