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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}

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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
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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.

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
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}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
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

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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

21, 2014.

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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CO-OP has New Consumer Website

The single greatest challenge to our movement’s growth is consumers who don’t understand what credit unions are, and aren’t aware of the benefits membership can bring.

CO-OP’s new consumer website, the focal point of a multi-faceted consumer campaign targeting the key Millennial market, was created to help them learn the truth.

CO-OPCreditUnions.org will welcome consumers reached by the new CO-OP initiative, themed Empowering People. Amplifying Dreams. {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
Two Credit Unions’ Proactive Approach to Fighting Plastic Card Fraud

We’re all familiar with the recent Target breach affecting 120 million customers.  However, more localized, lesser known breaches occur daily all over the country.  While some credit unions rely on a VISA CAMS alert or news story to notify them of a possible breach, others are staying one step ahead of the pack by identifying these breaches before fraud occurs. {Read The Full Article}

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Capture Your Members’ Spending Data and Get a Clear Picture of Their Buying Characteristics

Capture data on every Visa credit & debit card transaction your member make regardless of data processor.

Good business decisions come from better information.  Visa Vue Online (VVO) puts your latest transaction data and peer data from the world’s largest retail electronic payments network in your hands.  Whether you need to acquire, retain, or upsell members, VVO gives you powerful insights on your card portfolio quickly and easily.

{Read The Full Article}

Posted July 21st, 2014 No Comments
Young Professional Group is Growing

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The Young Professionals for Credit Unions group is well on its way to a successful year.  Since the kickoff of the YPCU in March, membership has grown and the group has set a calendar full of exciting events.  YPCU has participated in fundraisers for CMN, joined in at Annual Convention, provided lunch and learns for professional development and organized a park clean up.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted June 16th, 2014 No Comments
Four Steps to Writing an Effective Comment Letter

By Lindsey Richardson, Compliance Officer at PolicyWorks

With the sheer volume of regulations and proposed changes, it is imperative that credit unions utilize this tool to their advantage to ensure that their voice is heard.  Since you will be the ones dealing with the impact of these rules on a day-to-day basis, the regulatory agencies need to hear your thoughts.  So, how do you express these thoughts in the most effective way?  Here are a few tips: {Read The Full Article}

Posted June 16th, 2014 No Comments
NCUL Wins CUNA Blockbuster Award

The Nebraska Credit Union League has won the 2014 Blockbuster Award for Best League Piece on the Uniqueness of Credit Unions.  The piece submitted was the Omaha World Herald insert which ran during International Credit Union week in October.  An awards reception will be held to honor the winners at the GAPS/Communicators Conference Monday, June 16 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. {Read The Full Article}

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NCUL Volunteer Distinguished Service Award Goes to Tom Bolton
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Tom Bolton | Volunteer of the Year

The Nebraska Credit Union League honored Tom Bolton, longtime Chairman and Board Director of Liberty First Credit Union as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year during its Annual Awards Banquet on June 5th.

Tom Bolton has served on the Board of Directors for Liberty First Credit Union for over 28 years and has been a member of the credit union since 1969. Since 1995 Mr. Bolton has held the position of Board Chairman, previously holding every other position available on the board including Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Director. His dedication to Liberty First shows in the miles he drives each month to make the board meetings. His position at Burlington Railroad moved him from Lincoln to Texas and then Kansas City. {Read The Full Article}

Posted June 16th, 2014 No Comments
Mutual 1st Federal’s Vacation Club Savings & Rewards Checking Recognized

GoBankingRates.com, an independent organization that strives to find consumers in all markets the best savings and lending rates, recently identified Mutual 1st Federal for these great products:

Their Vacation Club Savings Account was ranked #4 nationally for the best summer vacation savings accounts. With a rate of 0.75% APY, it’s a great way to save year-long for your summer vacations!
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Read the article here.

Mutual 1st Federal’s Rewards Checking Account has been identified in Omaha as the best rewards checking product! Their current interest rate at 3.01% APY on balances of up to $15,000.  Read more here.

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