Posted March 16th, 2017 No Comments
5 Reasons to Make Convenience a Strategic Priority

Consumer demand for convenience is impacting the customer experience like never before. As one credit union representative put it in this short video, “technology has spoiled us completely. Everything’s about accessibility, being convenient.” {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 16th, 2017 No Comments
Nebraska CU’s Advocate at GAC

There were 30 credit union staff and volunteers from Nebraska credit unions and the League who traveled to Washington D.C. for the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in late February.  This year’s GAC recorded more than 5,000 credit union advocates from across the Country in attendance.  The primary focus of the GAC is the Hill visits made by advocates during the conference.  Nebraska’s credit union advocates went to the Hill on Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation. {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 16th, 2017 No Comments
CUNA Mutual Group Reports Strong Financial Results for 2016

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group today reported strong 2016 financial earnings and operating results, including record revenues and income for the third straight year. Total revenue rose to $3.3 billion, an increase of 4.7 percent from 2015. {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 16th, 2017 No Comments
The Nebraska CRASHER

Written by Dan Marquez, LincOne FCU

This year I was selected to represent Nebraska credit unions young professionals by ‘CRASHING’ the Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), in Washington D.C.  What an honorable privilege this was to experience the Credit Union Movement in full force with over 5,000 innovators.  I have never been so touched by the kindness and compassion of so many, of whom are a part of this cooperative trust.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 16th, 2017 No Comments
Military Lending Act & LOANLINER Credit Card Documents

The October 3, 2017 mandatory compliance date for the Department of Defense’s Military Lending Act (MLA) final rule relating to credit card accounts will soon be upon us.  And we know credit unions may have questions on how to comply with the MLA for credit card accounts, LOANLINER® Compliance Solutions offers the following information on their credit card document solution. {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 16th, 2017 No Comments
Improve the Credit Worthiness of Your Membership

According to a recent study released by the Nerd Wallet, the average household with credit card debt has balances totaling $16,748.  One key finding from the study is that debt has grown, because the rise in the cost of living has outpaced income over the past 13 years, particular medical costs and food.  And the trends don’t look like they will changing soon. {Read The Full Article}

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CUNA Mutual Group Named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group has been recognized as a 2017 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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Centris FCU and WOWT Channel 6 Team Up

Centris Federal Credit Union and WOWT Channel 6 News have entered into an exclusive partnership to bring consumers financial news they can use. With Dave Webber as their spokesman, every 3rd Thursday of the month during the 6 pm news hour, the Centris Federal Credit Union Financial Minute will be presented. Centris will also appear every quarter on an episode of Channel 6 “Moms Everyday”. {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 16th, 2017 No Comments
Year-End Data For Nebraska Credit Unions

Year-end data is now available in CUAnalyzer for all Nebraska credit unions. On a national level credit union loan growth continued its double-digit pace, the average member relationship expanded to its highest level ever, and the loan-to-share ratio is at its highest rate since 2009. Locally, how did Nebraska credit unions compare in the fourth quarter of 2016? {Read The Full Article}

Posted February 21st, 2017 No Comments
Register Now for the NCUL Lending Workshop

NCUL will host a Lending Workshop on March 22nd and 23rd in Lincoln at the Embassy Suites.  You won’t want to miss out on this great educational opportunity.  We have a fabulous speaker lined up.  Larry Biernacki is a former CEO at Arkansas FCU.  Larry has spent over 30 years involved in the credit union/banking industry. {Read The Full Article}

Posted February 21st, 2017 No Comments
NCUL Provides Mad City Money to OPS Students

The League continues to partner with the Omaha Public Schools Academy of Business (AOB) program by bringing Mad City Money to their sophomores.  On February 10th, 70 sophomores from three area high schools, participated in the interactive financial budgeting simulation.  Each student was given a profile which included an occupation, salary, spouse, child, and of course…debt.  In 90 minutes, they travel from merchant to merchant and buy necessities while trying to stay within their monthly budget.

Special thanks to all the volunteers from UNO, the AOB advisory board, and Centris FCU for being the merchants during the simulation.

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Posted February 21st, 2017 No Comments
CU SERVICE NETWORK LAUNCHES CU-CENTRIC HR SERVICE

Lakewood, CO (January 30, 2017) – CU Service Network has launched their long-awaited back office HR solution, CU Works HR. CU Works HR is the first product to be introduced in the CU Works brand, which encompasses critical back office services for credit unions of all sizes. {Read The Full Article}

Posted February 21st, 2017 No Comments
Supplemental Benefits Provide Competitive Edge in Retention/Recruiting

SERPs are a valuable tool to help retain and attract talented leaders.

In an environment where 63% of companies report that employee retention is their top concern[i], a talented leadership team is critical to keep on board. Retaining high-performing credit union executives could rest on whether you can provide them a more comfortable retirement. {Read The Full Article}

Posted February 21st, 2017 No Comments
NE Credit Unions Prepare for GAC

There will be twenty-eight (28) Nebraska credit union advocates from nine credit unions and the League who will be traveling to Washington D.C. to attend the CUNA Government Affairs Conference in late February.  There will be several events hosted and sponsored by the League for Nebraska’s advocates but none more important than the Hill Visits with Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation.  The Hill Visits will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday during the conference.  The issues of discussion during those meetings will be preserving the tax status of credit unions, reforming the CFPB, exempting credit unions from CFPB rules, and reducing the overall regulatory burden.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted February 21st, 2017 No Comments
Help your members enjoy their refund responsibly

The New Year is officially underway and that means tax season is upon us. Members’ W2s will start appearing in their mailboxes any day now. The thought of receipts and calculations and all that paperwork can be stressful.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted February 21st, 2017 No Comments
Give Up or Give Back

Let’s face it, 2016 was tough. International unrest, divisive politics and banking scandals painted a pretty bleak picture of the world (and I didn’t even mention the untimely deaths of Prince, Juan Gabriel, Carrie Fisher…). It wasn’t smooth sailing for credit unions either. Yes, membership grew at the fastest rate for a generation but more than 200 credit unions closed or merged nationally, and billions of dollars were invested in FinTech – products and services designed specifically to disrupt our market. {Read The Full Article}

Posted February 21st, 2017 No Comments
Debit Optimization Improves Revenue and Retains Members

Debit optimization is the process of converting members who use checks, cash, and ACH for making payments to using debit cards instead. This practice helps credit unions generate revenue from what used to be non-revenue transactions, significantly reduce operational costs, and improve member retention—three benefits that have a big impact on credit union performance.

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Posted February 21st, 2017 No Comments
Financial Counseling: Big Results in Little Time

Implementing a financial counseling program can seem like a daunting task, but it’s really much easier than you might think. With a turnkey program, implementation can be accomplished with minimal resources and completed simultaneously with other product launches. {Read The Full Article}

Posted January 13th, 2017 No Comments
Give the Gift of Financial Education

As soon as they come, the holidays have gone again, but for millions of people, the cost of food, gifts, decorations and travel will linger long into 2017. The cultural norms many of us take for granted over the festive season, can be an overwhelming burden on many budgets. {Read The Full Article}

Posted January 13th, 2017 No Comments
Hiring for Talent

In the traditional sense, recruiting new employees is systematically looking at resumes and evaluating past experience of potential candidates. Hiring people based on their past experience, and the skills they have acquired over the years is an important facet in the recruiting process. However, if you are using this process exclusively, you could be missing out on the perfect candidate for your company. This process often overlooks a very important trait of the best candidates out there, potential. It’s not that this way of sourcing doesn’t work, or that quality people aren’t found using this process, but you may to need ask yourself, how do we truly determine someone’s potential? {Read The Full Article}

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