Posted September 15th, 2015 No Comments
Registration Opens for 2016 Development Education (DE) Trainings

First Two CU Philosophy Programs to be held by Foundation in Texas & Wis.


Madison, Wis. – Registration is now open for the first two Credit Union Development Education (DE) trainings of 2016, with the third opening later this year. The first 2016 program takes place January in Dallas, Texas followed by trainings in the Spring and Fall in Madison, Wis. Attendees of the National Credit Union Foundation’s (the Foundation) six-day total immersion experience will learn about credit unions’ social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive education and professional networking. {Read The Full Article}

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Western CU’s Visit Congressman Smith in District

The Nebraska Credit Union League hosted a luncheon with Western Nebraska credit unions and Congressman Adrian Smith (NE-3) on August 24th.  The luncheon was held in Gering, Nebraska at the Gering Civic Center.  Congressman Smith discussed the upcoming debate that Congress will have on the Iran Deal when they return to Washington in September.  He discussed the federal trade bill that was passed and the importance of global trade for Nebraska companies and farmers.       {Read The Full Article}

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Your CU One Stop Compliance Shop

PolicyWorks: Your Credit Unions One Stop Compliance Shop

The League has partnered with PolicyWorks so that member credit unions can have access to the PolicyWorks’ compliance hotline, which provides email and telephone access to PolicyWorks’ regulatory experts to answer compliance related questions. PolicyWorks also provides member credit unions with up-to-the –minute compliance news and information.
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Share the Love


In case you missed it, video uploading is now open nationwide for the Share the Love campaign. Credit unions can log onto, follow the quick and easy upload process, and gear up for the public voting phase! We’ve already begun receiving submissions! {Read The Full Article}

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Money Smart Week is November 9-15, 2015

Money Smart Week

Get ready for an exciting Money Smart Week!

The planning has begun for Money Smart Week Nebraska. Some of the kick-off events include:
October 24-
Money Smart Week Kick-off Husker Tailgate featuring a money machine, pompom give away and money saving tips
October 26-Concert/Presentation by Funding the Future LIVE! band GOODING
September 8-October 30-
Money Smart Kids Essay Competition

We are looking for sponsors to help support these and other events for the week! Please let us know if you can help with one or more of the scheduled activities! WE NEED YOU! We most urgently need cash donations for the money machine–sponsor logos will be displayed at the event.

Encourage community members in your area to hold a financial literacy event during Money Smart Week. In addition, please get these events on our on-line calendar so Nebraskans can see all the great opportunities available to them to improve their financial knowledge and skills.
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Mandatory Compliance, Good Faith Efforts and Safe Harbors – Breaking Down TRID

By Lauren Capitini, Senior Compliance Manager


The Mandatory Compliance Date

On July 21, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Final Rule extending the looming mandatory compliance date for the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID) to October 3, 2015.  If you were among the credit unions challenged to meet the August 1 compliance date, you may have breathed a sigh of relief at this welcome news.  It is imperative, however, that you continue to work diligently to integrate the new disclosures onto your existing or new systems, update your policies and procedures, and train your front-line staff for the new go-live date.  Come October 3, the regulation is effective and compliance is required.  As a practical matter, you should note that early compliance is not permitted.  Even if you were ready to go-live on August 1, the “switch” to the new disclosures cannot be flipped until October 3.  {Read The Full Article}

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Has the wave of compliance hit your credit union

Posted September 15th, 2015 No Comments Goes Responsive!


If you haven’t noticed yet, the website is now responsive. That means whether you or your members access our website on a laptop, tablet or smartphone – everyone will have an optimal user experience. Read more

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It’s Official!

Kansas Corporate and Missouri Corporate legally merged July 1, 2015, but there was still much work to be done in the 30 days that followed. Operationally, the two corporate credit unions merged, August 1st, with new members going live on coreCONNECT and conducting business as Kansas Corporate members, August 3rd {Read The Full Article}

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A Rock Solid Foundation for Data Processing

Tired of spending thousands of dollars on upkeep with your current data processing core? Tired of not being able to have the latest and greatest products, just because they cost too much for your credit union to afford? You aren’t alone, and there is a solution! One of the major keys to success in a Financial Institution is preparation for the future, and being able to stay ahead of your competitors. Laying down a solid foundation in the beginning of your development will allow your Credit Union to have a base that you can expand on in years to come. Don’t allow your future credit union to get stuck paying thousands of dollars trying to expand your core, when you can prepare for your future needs right now.  {Read The Full Article}

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ICU Day is People Helping People


On October 15, credit unions worldwide will celebrate the message that when it comes to our movement what you’ll see at its foundation is “People Helping People™.” Join in the festivities on International Credit Union (ICU) Day® to thank your members and invite your local community to be a part of the year-round celebration that is credit union membership.  {Read The Full Article}

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Coffee Clubs Meet in Lincoln & Columbus

Claude’s Coffee Club (CCC) members gathered in Lincoln and Columbus this summer to discuss legislative, political, and regulatory issues.  The meeting in Lincoln was held at the University of Nebraska FCU headquarters and included special guest speaker Kelly Lammers, Deputy Director of the Nebraska Department of Banking.  Lammers updated the members on three areas including changes to ATM/Switch operations, garnishments, and cybersecurity.  The passage of LB 348 (ATM/POS) led to some changes in Nebraska’s ATM/POS statutes including the requirement that switch providers file with the Department a Notice of Switch Operation.  Changes were made to the garnishment statutes in state law which now requires financial institutions to designate its main chartered office for the service of a garnishment summons.  Financial institutions must file with the Department a Notice of Designation, Modification or Revocation.  The Department will then publish the list on its website for public view.   {Read The Full Article}

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Credit Union Members Can Join the Sprint Network and Save

Give your members access to a great wireless network at a great price with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount Program. As part of Love My Credit Union Rewards, Cooperative Solutions Group (CMG) is bringing your credit union and its members this exclusive discount.

When your member enrolls in the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount Program, they will receive 10% off of select regularly priced Sprint monthly service. Business members can get 15% off of select regularly priced Sprint monthly service. Plus, both get their activation and upgrade fees waived ($36 savings each) and can take advantage of most Sprint national handset offers and other promotions. All members are eligible for the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount. {Read The Full Article}

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Represent Nebraska and NCUL at Crash the GAC 2016

Applications from young credit union professionals accepted through October 31, 2015.


The Cooperative Trust, in partnership with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), is now accepting applications for Crash the GAC 2016. Those interested in the program—which provides scholarships for up-and-coming credit union professionals to attend CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference—must submit their applications by October 31, 2015. New this year, applicants will be required to submit a 60 second video instead of an essay. {Read The Full Article}

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CUNA Mutual Group’s Virtual Discovery Conference

CUNA Mutual Group’s October 21, 2015 virtual Discovery Conference is now open for registration. It’s a free, daylong virtual conference featuring sessions on topics that span the credit union industry’s current and future challenges and opportunities. 


Globally recognized consulting futurist Bob Treadway will give the first keynote address on “Seeing Around the Corner: What Should Credit Unions Anticipate in the Next 3-5 Years,” which is ONLY available to see on October 21, 2015.  

Closing the daylong conference, CUNA Mutual Group’s chief economist Steve Rick will present the keynote address on “Beyond Disruption.” {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 12th, 2015 No Comments
Wear Jeans. Help Kids. Miracle Jeans Day is September 9

Miracle Jeans Day is less than a month away—on Wednesday, September 9th! Have you registered yet? The credit union community helped sick kids all across our state. We want to make even more miracles this year by having credit unions join the fun. 

Celebrating Miracle Jeans Day is an easy way to connect your credit union employees with your members as well as help kids in your community. When your staff donates $5 to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, they are able to wear jeans to work on September 9. For a $25 donation, staff members will receive a free Miracle Jeans Day t-shirt. Visit today for more information. Let’s dress to make miracles! {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 12th, 2015 No Comments
Does your credit union have the resources to attract and serve Hispanic members?

According to a Filene Research Institute study, Hispanics are expected to spend $1.5 trillion in 2015. This is a tremendous market that could greatly impact your credit union. Filene states, “The results from the study highlight the need for credit unions to play a leading role in serving highly educated Hispanics.” 

The study explored the financial literacy of highly educated Hispanics. The statistics are alarming:

1.  Only 12% show high financial literacy.

2.  35% have used alternative financial services like payday lenders. 

3.  22% report taking loans or hardship withdrawals from retirement accounts.

4.  Nearly 40% are classified as “financially fragile.”

5.  Almost 80% of highly educated Hispanics have at least one credit card.  Half of these cardholders report behaviors that can damage credit scores, increase interest rates, and harm their future borrowing capacity.

6.  Nearly 60% feel that financial advisors are too expensive. {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 12th, 2015 No Comments
Offer Free Mobile Services To Build Loyalty

Offer Free Mobile Services To Build Loyalty

By Steve Hoke

CUNA Mutual 2

The question many credit unions must answer about mobile banking services is no longer whether to offer them. That’s now a given. The new big question is: How can we use mobile services to build more loyal relationships that directly add to our bottom line (unlike the most commonly used mobile services)?

Mobile banking has strong potential for generating income because it appeals most to members who are in—or about to enter—their prime years for consumer loans, mortgage loans, credit/debit cards, etc.

According to a Federal Reserve 2014 survey* of mobile phone users who have bank accounts, the two age groups with the highest percentage of mobile banking users were 18 to 29 (60%) and 30 to 44 (54%). It’s also worth noting that respondents in the 30 to 44 age group had the greatest increase in mobile banking usage from 2013 to 2014 (43% to 54%); while the second-highest increase was the 45 to 59 group (25% to 32%). {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 12th, 2015 No Comments
Readi-Review Plus™ from Card Services for Credit Unions, for Use with FIS Processed Credit Cards

Anticipate future patterns to maximize revenue opportunities.

Readi-Review Plus™ thoroughly analyzes each cardholder’s financial history and helps you anticipate future patterns by picking up data such as bankruptcy, late payments, charge-offs, increasing debt load, fraud warnings and other undesirable behavior.

With Readi-Review Plus, you have the information you need to respond to negative patterns before they impact your portfolio. Conversely, you can capitalize on positive patterns and increase your profitability.

Readi-Review Plus™ is perfect for maximizing decisions based upon predicting future credit performance.  This is an ideal time to take advantage of the public relations opportunity and automatically offer upgrades and credit line increases.  Combined with the ability to incorporate credit bureau data from Equifax and Trans-Union into your reissue criteria, Readi-Review Plus equips you with an invaluable marketing tool that can both prevent losses and maximize revenue opportunities.

In order to find out how your credit union can take advantage of this important service, contact Dan Collins at or 402-333-9331.

Posted August 12th, 2015 No Comments
Job Seeker – KRD Federal Credit Union CEO Relocating

I have given my notice at KRD Federal Credit Union as CEO as of September 15th.  We are going to be relocating to the Council Bluffs-Gretna area to be closer to our children and grandchildren.  However, I will still be working and want to continue in the credit union field.  I have 15 years’ experience and I can be an asset to your company in most any area that you should need, because I have worn every hat there is.  If you need a loan officer, an ACH officer, a collector, an MSR, you name it, I’m your woman.  I’m excellent with the public and you won’t find and more dedicated employee, I promise.  

Jean Hester


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