Posted August 18th, 2016 No Comments
Dues Supported Webinar on August 25th

As mentioned in our last newsletter, we are excited to introduce a new offering ― Compliance Town Halls are 30 minute webinars offered exclusively to you through your league membership. The first webinar will be held on Thursday, August 25th at 11:00am PT/12:00 pm MT/1:00pm CT/2:00pm ET. We will be discussing changes to the Military Lending Act (MLA) which have an implementation date in October of 2016. {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 18th, 2016 No Comments
Military Lending Act: Get Ready to Comply

The Department of Defense (DOD) issued a final rule in July 2015 to amend the regulation that implements the Military Lending Act (MLA). Credit unions must comply with the rule for closed-end and open-end consumer credit other than credit card accounts by October 3, 2016. For credit cards, the mandatory compliance date is October 3, 2017. There are a number of questions to answer as you prepare to comply. {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 18th, 2016 No Comments
League Embarks on Listening Tour

The League is hitting the road for a series of ‘Credit Union Listening Tours’. The purpose of the tour is to provide all members of the League an opportunity to provide his or her views on the issues facing credit unions as we enter a new normal in the financial services sector. The Tour is intended to gather stakeholder information on what the League’s future priorities should be so that we are able to add member value by creating an operating environment that facilities credit union growth and success. {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 18th, 2016 No Comments
Why So Many Credit Unions are Switching to Outsourced IT

Keeping up with IT and security issues is a daily struggle for many credit unions. It’s not surprising that a recent study conducted on credit union issues showed that cyber security was a hugely critical issues for the next 5 years. In fact, 100% of credit unions surveyed responded that cyber security was on their minds. {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 18th, 2016 No Comments
Save the Date—Dress with Purpose to Make Miracles!

Credit Unions for Kids’ upcoming national campaigns are almost here! Let’s get ready to help kids! {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 18th, 2016 No Comments
Manager Position, Hastings FCU

Requires a minimum of ten years of experience in a Manager role of small credit union, or senior leadership position in a mid-to-large size credit union. Credentials must include excellent knowledge of lending products, marketing strategies, operational and financial oversight, compliance in a highly regulated environment, and strategic planning and implementation. A Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Business. Most important, this person must have a passion for the credit union mission of serving members to reach their financial goals. The Credit Union provides a very competitive salary and benefit package. Please send your resume to: lstark@hastingsfcu.org

Posted August 18th, 2016 No Comments
Why More Employers Are Improving Financial Wellness Tools for Employees

By Paul Chong, SVP Retirement Plan Services

Recent research shows a big increase in American employers’ commitment in 2016 to do more to improve their employees’ financial wellness, such as teaching basic money skills and providing better retirement saving tools. {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 18th, 2016 No Comments
Create a video, share the love and win $ for charity.

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You have an inspiring story to share! Join the Love My Credit Union® Campaign and bring awareness to the charitable work that credit union support organizations like yours do every single day.
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Posted August 18th, 2016 No Comments
Grab Some of the ICU Day Bestsellers

One of the best ways to make International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) connect with members (and potential members), is to tie the day’s message to a memorable giveaway. Every ICU Day Royal Credit Union gains new millennial-age members by engaging young people in their community with giveaways. (See our case study here.) {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
Jim Nussle Testifies Before House Financial Services on Dodd-Frank

Also, CUNA’s Ryan Donovan shares a recap of 2016’s 360-degree advocacy victories and charts a path forward.

CUNA has notched several victories on the advocacy front in the first half of 2016, said CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan. In the most recent Advocacy Update, Donovan outlines the successes of CUNA’s 360-degree advocacy approach, and the possibilities for future wins in the second half of 2016. {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
HSFPP Instructor Training

Training on the HSFPP for high school teachers will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in Lincoln at the University of Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County, 444 Cherrycreek Road, 10 AM until 1 PM.  Lunch is included in this free training.  Please register by contacting Leanne Manning, Nebraska Extension Educator, by Thursday, August 11, 2016 at leanne.manning@unl.edu or 402-821-2151.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
First Data/STAR Roadshow

The Nebraska Credit Union League/Cooperative Solutions Group is excited to host a FREE Roadshow highlighting our newest Strategic Business Partner — STAR.

We firmly believe that STAR is well positioned to help Nebraska credit unions by:

• maximizing network value – maintaining as much interchange revenue permitted by regulation

• reducing fraud

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Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
Celebrate “The Authentic Differenc”

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This year’sInternational Credit Union Day® is designed to turn members into advocates. Featuring fun, original designs that illustrate the credit union principles—the event is meant to engage people with “The Authentic Difference.”

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Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
CU4Kids Cookbook Campaign

It’s time to get cooking!  We are happy to announce we will be putting together a CU4Kids Cookbook this year.  This cookbook will feature recipes from credit union members, staff and volunteers from across the state.

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Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
LSC’s Mobile Apps – Enhanced, Standard, Light Versions

Credit unions need customizable, cost-effective mobile solutions to remain competitive as well as to attract the next generation of members. CU Mobile Apps is a powerful mobile platform that ensures your credit union is ready to thrive in this age of tech-savvy members. Packed with useful features and functions, your members will rely on this mobile app as a lifeline to the credit union.

CU Mobile Apps will provide your members with the outstanding user experience that they are looking for. If you have a basic mobile banking app, CU Mobile Apps can take you to another level. Upgrading and enhancing your existing app is a seamless process.

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Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
Credit Union Survey Reveals Current Burdens and Need to Share Services

Denver, CO – In an effort to learn more about the changing credit union landscape and key issues of executives, CU Service Network partnered with Edge (Kordeleski) Consulting to compile a comprehensive survey on Shared Services and Pain Points. Sixty credit unions in the Rocky Mountain and Plain States, ranging from $30M to $1.6B total assets, participated in the survey.

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Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
Two Nebraska Credit Union Presidents Retire

Susan Fidone, President at Electrical Workers #22 FCU, has retired after 25 years with the credit union.  Lisa Vance was named the new President of Electrical Worker’s #22 FCU, effective July 1st.  She has worked at the credit union for 23 years.  Lisa is married and has an 8 year old son, Jake. 

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Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
Mid-Year Reminder – Let PolicyWorks Make Compliance Easy for You!

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As a member of the Nebraska Credit Union League (NCUL), you have access to several valuable resources from PolicyWorks, a national leader in credit union compliance solutions.  As a reminder, here are some of the many ways that PolicyWorks can help you with your compliance needs:

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Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
TraceSecurity: A CUNA Strategic Services Provider

TraceSecurity is a leader in cybersecurity software and services that help organizations of all sizes reduce the risk of cyber breaches and demonstrate compliance. They offer a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that allow organizations to manage their information security program and supplement it with third-party validation and testing.

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Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
Military Lending Act: Basic Training

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By: Jennifer Torbeck

The Department of Defense (DOD) issued a final rule in July 2015 to greatly expand the scope of its regulation that implements the Military Lending Act, which mandates certain disclosures and places restrictions on contract terms for covered credit. Previously, the Military Lending Act applied only to three narrow types of credit: (1) payday loans with terms of 91 days or fewer and in amounts of $2,000 or less; (2) vehicle title loans with terms of 181 days or fewer; and (3) tax refund anticipation loans.

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