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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}

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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}

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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}

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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}

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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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Joint CEO/Board Roundtable

Save the date for the Kansas and Nebraska CEO/Board Roundtable, October 28-29, in Kansas City.  The event kicks off with a golf outing and welcome dinner.  Interim CUNA President, Bill Hampel, along with CUNA Mutual Group Senior Vice President, Faye Patzner, will be on hand the next day to give a Systems Update.  The event will be filled with vendor networking, breakout sessions, and more.  Look for additional information coming soon.

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How Digital Marketing Channels for Lending Can Actually Enhance Personal Service

By Ben Klepzig

 

Financial institutions clearly see how important digital marketing channels have become (see sidebar) as more consumers shop for loans online, especially on smartphones and tablet computers. {Read The Full Article}

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100 MILLION MEMBERSHIPS REACHED AT CREDIT UNIONS NATIONWIDE

2.85 million joined between June ’13-June ’14; fastest growth since 2000

WASHINGTON — Credit unions have reached and surpassed 100 million memberships nationwide – equating to one in every three Americans – J. Scott Sullivan, President and CEO of the Nebraska Credit Union League, announced today. {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
100 MILLION CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIPS

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New website celebrates CU membership nearing 100M mark

The website also contains an interactive map, which contains unique facts about each state—all of which relate back to the number 100 million. {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
Become an enterprise risk management expert

It’s more important than ever for credit unions to approach risk with responsibility and vigilance. Attend CUNA Enterprise Risk Management Certification Institute, led by expert ERM consultants from The Rochdale Group, Inc., December 8-11, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. You’ll learn the crucial details of risk management and evaluate risks that go beyond investments in order to incorporate ERM into your credit union’s ongoing risk culture. {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments

Catastrophic Losses: Plan ahead for your credit union – and your members

By Kriss Besch, Product Support Manager

John F. Kennedy once said the time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.  It’s good advice that still rings true today – especially for credit union leaders who may be putting off the development of a disaster response and recovery plan.   

A look at headlines this spring is evidence that disaster can strike anytime and anywhere, whether it’s the mudslides in the Pacific Northwest, tornados in Texas or the recent wildfires in Oklahoma. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on earth, with 90% of the declared disasters attributed to weather1.   {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 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. {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
CUNA’s Annual Report available

CUNA’s 2013 Annual Report, detailing the outcomes of our organization’s efforts, products, programs and initiatives throughout the year, is now posted on the website. The report neatly outlines the efforts that the three-tier system of CUNA, leagues and credit unions took together to realize these results, and build for the future.

 Download CUNA’s 2013 Annual Report.

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Invest in America

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The Membership Enhancements program  Invest in America was created with two goals in mind: to help credit union members save and to assist credit unions in aligning their core products and services with exclusive offers from trusted U.S.-based partners. {Read The Full Article}

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NCUA launches interest rate risk resource page

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NCUA launched a new resource page last week, which is intended to help credit unions better understand and prepare for changes in interest rates and the associated risks. The new page contains: relevant videos; images detailing interest rate trends; and links to NCUA regulations, letters, advisories and recommended best practices. {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
Registration for Online Discovery™ Conference to Open Mid-August

It’s that time of year again! Registration for the 5th Annual Online Discovery™ Conference will open in mid-August and the event will launch on October 15, 2014. Credit union professionals can attend this virtual conference to gain insight into industry trends and important topics. There is no cost to attend. {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
A Reflection on NCUA’s Listening Session on Risked Based Capital

7-10-14 Chicago IL - Chairman Matz Welcomes 170 Participants to Her Second 2014 Listening Session in Chicago

NCUL President/CEO, Scott Sullivan, had the opportunity to attend the recent NCUA’s Risk Based Capital Chairman’s Listening Session in Chicago. He was joined by 160 credit union representatives from across the country. {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
Reg Relief & RBC Top Issues at Hike the Hill

Nebraska credit union advocates took their message of regulatory relief to Capitol Hill during the Hike the Hill event in mid-July. “Our credit unions are being inundated with hundreds of new complex regulations from multiple agencies that they must now comply with”, said Scott Sullivan, President/CEO of NCUL.  The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) said there have been 180 new regulations from 15 separate agencies since 2008 not including those from the CFPB.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
Members Needs to Verify Their Credit Union Membership to Keep Saving with Sprint

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The Cooperative Solutions Groupswants to thank our Nebraskacredit unions who support the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount program. We want to make sure your members continue to receive these valuable savings. Periodically, Sprint needs participants to verify eligibility so they can receive the discount and waived activation fees.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
SunCorp’s 2014 Annual Meeting Results

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(Westminster, Colorado) June 19, 2014 — SunCorp’s 37th Annual Meeting was held on May

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Greg Hill, President and CEO of Community Financial CU in Broomfield, Colorado, was elected for another 3-year term. Greg has served on the Board of Directors for 4 years and currently holds the position of Chair. {Read The Full Article}

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