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Omaha Area Credit Unions Urge Reg Relief during Roundtable with Rep. Ashford

March 30th, Congressman Brad Ashford (NE-CD 2) held a roundtable with credit unions in the Omaha area to discuss important legislative and regulatory issues. The roundtable was held at Centris Federal Credit Union headquarters located at 118th and Q Streets. The common theme from the seven area credit unions that were represented was the concern of growing rules and regulations coming from Washington D.C. that are unnecessary, overly burdensome, and in many cases hurt the very people that the regulations were intended to help. {Read The Full Article}

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MISSION POSSIBLE!

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to attend Annual Meeting & Convention, June 1-3!  The informational brochures were mailed out and it’s time to get registered! {Read The Full Article}

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McWatters Calls for Continued Focus on Extended Exam Cycle

NCUA Board Member J. Mark McWatters’ was featured in this month’s edition of The NCUA Report, authoring a column, “It Is Time to Consider an 18-Month Examination Cycle.” In the article, McWatters offers his perspective on the importance of maintaining focus on an extended exam cycle. {Read The Full Article}

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Prepaid Cards are a great way to spend (and save) that tax refund responsibly

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The New Year is upon us! That means tax season is just around the corner too. W2’s will be hitting your members’ mailboxes any day now. Help your members cope with the stress of digging out their paperwork and receipts, adding up totals, wondering what counts as a write-off, before finally filing their returns. {Read The Full Article}

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Millennials are a Powerful Member Segment

View stats on Millennials here

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FORE! Capitol Club Classic is May 12th

Nebraska Credit Union League’s Capitol Club Classic to be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Eagle, Nebraska.  The format is a four person scramble with a shotgun start at 12:30pm.  Immediately following golf, we will have steak dinner sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group and awards.  Thank you to CU Direct for sponsoring this year’s outing gift that will be given to each participating golfer! {Read The Full Article}

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Financial Fitness Focus: Why Financial Fitness is Important

Let’s focus now on the critical need for financial literacy, and the improvement of financial fitness in the U.S.  First, let’s talk about the current state of financial fitness in America.

Biz Kid$ has a great resource that provides statistics proving how important financial education is.  They found that fewer than 50% of teens age 13-18 consider themselves knowledgeable about how to budget money, and only 41% new how to pay bills.  Furthermore, in a 2007 study of K-12 teachers, only about half of the teachers surveyed said they teach some form of “financial literacy” due to the lack of time, curriculum requirements, and lack of demand. {Read The Full Article}

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Compliance Hot Topics Webinar Archive

Did you miss the Compliance Hot Topics Webinar featuring Policy Works on April 7th? Don’t fret, the webinar was archived and you can view it for the next 6 months. Simply click the link below: {Read The Full Article}

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COLLECTIONS P2P

April 27th ● Quarry Oaks Golf Club, 16600 Quarry Oaks Dr., Ashland ● 11am-1pm
Special Guests: Dave Koukol, Attorney at Koukol & Johnson LLC and Tiffany Michel, VP Lending at Omaha Police FCU
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The 5 Keys to Social Media as a Brand Builder

By Amanda Ray

Social media is connecting brands to their customers, potential customers, and communities for many strong brands today. And its influence is only going to grow.

Many credit unions are running successful, energetic, creative social media programs, and the best of these tend to follow five key principles: {Read The Full Article}

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Credit Counseling

A recent joint study from PwC and George Washington University found that 42 percent of college-educated millennials (ages 23-35) have tapped short-term financing from pawn shops, payday lenders, tax refund advances or rent-to-own purchases within the last five years. {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 18th, 2016 No Comments
Three Nominations Received For League Board Elections, All Incumbents Re-elected by Acclamation

Three nominations were received by the Nebraska Credit Union League for the League Board of Directors elections, which had three board positions open.

The nomination deadline was March 11th.   {Read The Full Article}

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Nebraska Professional Inducted Into CU House Hall of Leaders

Nebraska Energy FCU President/CEO Stan Fraser was inducted into the Credit Union House’s Hall of Leaders in Washington D.C. He was inducted on February 21st during the Annual Meeting of the Credit Union House. {Read The Full Article}

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Matz to Step Down on April 30

National Credit Union Administration Board Chairman Debbie Matz announced today her decision to step down at the end of April. Matz has led the agency, which supervises over 6,000 credit unions with $1.2 trillion in assets, since August 2009. {Read The Full Article}

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League Joins Working Group on VTR Modernization

The Nebraska Credit Union League joined the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and several interested parties in a working group to look at ways to modernize the Vehicle Titling and Registration System (VTR). The DMV several stakeholders including credit unions, banks, new and used auto dealers, and third party vendors of electronic lien and title (ELT) that have an interest in seeing greater efficiencies in the ELT system. {Read The Full Article}

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Founding to Today…Credit Unions Have Always Advocated

Credit unions exist today because of credit union pioneers and visionaries like Alphonse Desjardins, Edward Filene, Roy Bergengren and Nebraska’s Claude Orchard. These important pioneers and many others who realized the need for cooperative financial institutions paved the way for today’s credit unions. {Read The Full Article}

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Hold a Casual Day on April 6th to Raise Funds for Financial Education

“Financial Fitness Day” Supports State & National Fin Ed Programs 

Madison, Wis. – The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is inviting credit union organizations to hold a “Financial Fitness Day” fundraiser on April 6, 2016 to kick off National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Month™. This initiative will raise funds for the Foundation and the Credit Union Foundation of Nebraska (CUFN). {Read The Full Article}

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CUNA Mutual Group Named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company

Ethisphere Institute Recognizes Company for Third Time in Four Years

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group has been recognized as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. {Read The Full Article}

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NE CU’s Make Most of ’16 GAC

Nearly thirty Nebraska credit union professionals and volunteers joined five thousand credit union advocates from across the country in Washington D.C. in late February for the Credit Union National Association’s “Government Affairs Conference” known as the GAC. The GAC is the premier credit union event held during the year that culminates with Congressional Hill Visits. {Read The Full Article}

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Crashing the GAC

What does it mean to be a “Crasher” at the Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington D.C.? Initially, for me, it meant anxiety and fear of the unknown. Am I really qualified to attend? Do I have what it takes to represent the young professionals of Nebraska? What it actually was, was so much more than that. I was chosen along with 51 other young professionals from around the country to represent my state. {Read The Full Article}

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