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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Celebrate “The Authentic Difference™”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
NCUL, STAR Network Form Strategic Partnership

Nebraska Credit Union League (NCUL), is proud to announce the formation of a strategic partnership with First Data’s STAR® Network. Scott Sullivan, President/CEO of NCUL said, “It has always been our goal to provide credit unions with the best possible products and services available. The addition of STAR Network services to our strategic partner relationships allows us to offer Nebraska credit unions an array of ‘best in class’ services to compete in today’s extremely competitive financial marketplace.”

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NCUA schedules marketing and social media webinar for CUs

NCUA will host a free marketing and social media webinar Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. During the webinar, participants will learn strategies for using social media to increase web traffic, improve brand identity and boost lending.

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Disrupting the Credit Union Experience

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With billions of investment dollars being poured into the insurance and financial technology (FinTech) sector, disruption is already having serious implications for credit unions. Disruptors, such as Lending Club and Prosper, are capturing members’ financial business at an exponential rate. To change the game, these disruptors are pairing underwriting standards with mobile and online technology platforms and improved efficiency models that make it challenging for traditional financial institutions to compete.

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Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
MemberClose Levels the Playing Field in Home Equity Lending
, Streamlines process and saves costs for credit unions

Home equity lending appears to be coming fully back into fashion.  According to a February 2016 White Paper from CoreLogic entitled, “Home Equity Lending Landscape”, the number of home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) during the first nine months of 2015 had a year-over-year gain of 21%. The paper points out that as of October 2015, nearly three quarters of all homeowners with a mortgage had a rate below 5%.  It further suggests that many of these consumers may prefer to tap into their home’s equity, rather than refinance their low rate first mortgage loan.

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Posted July 14th, 2016 No Comments
July 28 is Miracle Treat Day

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Individuals can help support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that serve Nebraska by participating in Miracle Treat Day.

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Posted July 13th, 2016 No Comments
League newsletter

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Student loan debt now impacts more than 43 million Americans.  According to a recent New York Federal Reserve report, US student loan debt has surpassed $1.3 trillion and continues to grow.  The average 2016 college graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up six percent from last year. {Read The Full Article}

Posted June 17th, 2016 No Comments
NE CU’s Receive Awards for Outstanding Fundraising

During its Annual Meeting and Conference, the Nebraska Credit Union League (NCUL) recognized several Nebraska credit unions for their outstanding achievements in fundraising for Nebraska’s credit union political action committee, called NCULPAC, in 2015.  The awards were presented during Thursday night’s banquet at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Posted June 17th, 2016 No Comments
NCUA Opens $2 Million Grant Round for LICUs

Low-income credit unions seeking support to grow, train staff, and improve security should consider applying for Community Development Revolving Loan Fund assistance grants from the National Credit Union Administration, former Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. {Read The Full Article}

Posted June 17th, 2016 No Comments
Membership Supports Bylaw Amendments

Members of the League voted in favor of a set of bylaw amendments brought forth by the Board of Directors at the June 2nd Annual Membership Meeting.

The proposed NCUL bylaw amendments were precipitated by action taken by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Board of Directors. And, the subsequent approval of CUNA’s restated Bylaws by the membership. The restatement, in part, provided for membership optionality. Credit unions are no longer bound to belong to both CUNA and a state League. Credit unions have the choice of joining the League, CUNA or both.  The NCUL bylaw amendments were drafted to reflect the CUNA change, as well as, other changes occurring in the marketplace. {Read The Full Article}

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