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Fighting Margin Compression in Today’s Rate Environment

How We Got Here In 2009, some said interest rates had nowhere to go but up. Well, Treasury yields found a way to continue to go down and stay down. The Fed took seven years to increase the funds rate by a quarter point at the end of 2015, then another quarter point...

2020 Election Update

While the Presidential race continues to be counted in several key battleground states, we know that the Democrats will retain control of the House of Representatives and it is likely that the Republicans will retain the Senate with several races still too close to...

It Doesn’t Have to Be So Complicated

What if 2020 had a silver lining? Without downplaying its tragedies, I want to acknowledge one of the most positive consequences of this year. There is much that people disagree on, but we can all agree on this: life moves too fast. I am not just talking about the...

Are You Ready For A New Kind Of Holiday Season?

Are You Ready For A New Kind Of Holiday Season? Take a stressful year, add some holiday pressure, and what do you get?  A cry for help!  Fortunately, there are some simple steps that can help make the holiday season less stressful for you and your members. Below are...

Mark your calendars for a Virtual Marketing Workshop!

“Shifting Pandemic Communication: Impacts and Considerations for Credit Unions” Covid 19 has presented credit unions with unprecedented challenges. While the long-term outlook is still uncertain, organizations have to adapt to new, sometimes unknown challenges such as...

CU’s Go Big for Bacon

Elections have consequences and perhaps none have been as consequential as Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District race between incumbent Congressman Don Bacon and challenger Kara Eastman.  In a coordinated effort between CUNA, the Nebraska Credit Union League and eight...

CMN/CU4KIDS Reminders

SANTASanta Letter spreadsheets are due to Melissa, mmausbach@nebrcul.org, at the League office by November 20th.  Letters will be mailed out on December 4th.   Ho Ho Ho YEAR END DONATIONSPlease be sure to have all your donations into the League or CMN by December...

NCUL Announces 2020 – 2021 Board and Executive Committee Members

The Nebraska Credit Union League is pleased to announce its 2020 -2021 Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The association’s Board of Directors is comprised of diverse leaders from a variety of cooperative credit unions with one thing in common: the desire to...

Save the Date – CU Town Halls

  2020 has been a year like no other. And, with the health and safety of our credit union community of the utmost concern we will be changing the way Dan’s annual ‘Consulting Visits’ are conducted. Instead of his typical in-person, one-on-one consultation the...

Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction

The Cooperative Solutions Group (CSG) partner for E-Waste Recycling is Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction (SEDD).     Sadoff will recycle all your credit unions computers, laptops, and other peripheral electronics.  They are fully R2:2013 and ISO 45001:2018...

Registration opens for premier virtual CU advocacy event, CUNA GAC

Registration is now open for the virtual 2021 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, scheduled for March 2-4. The CUNA GAC is considered the premier event for political impact in the credit union industry, drawing thousands of credit union advocates from across the...

Empathetic approach to navigate complex challenges of the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has made a lasting mark on literally every aspect of American life.  From our national to household economies, plans for education, to our collective mental health, the year 2020 has thrown one curve ball after the next. Maintaining a positive...

Where are you on your digital journey to payments modernization?

FIS gives financial institutions the absolute confidence to compete in the ever-changing payments landscape and provides a complete end-to-end solution for all card processing needs.   Tokenization To start you journey, implementing tokenization is critical. ...

CU Advocates Meet with Rep. Bacon

The Nebraska Credit Union League hosted a virtual Hike the Hill visit with Congressman Don Bacon (NE-2).  Congressman Bacon has been a strong supporter of Nebraska credit unions since being elected in 2016 with support for the credit union federal tax exemption, the...

Consumer Centric Product Design

At their core, effective insurance products and financial services must be customer-centric, benefiting both credit unions and their members. Offerings need to be easy to understand and simple to apply for and administer. Most importantly, coverages need to protect...