Posted October 20th, 2016 No Comments
Upcoming Board Webinars for 2017

As a reminder, NCUL partners with Tim Harrington and TEAM Resources for Supervisory Committee board training webinars. Below is a listing of upcoming ones in 2017. The link at the bottom will take you to their website where you can look at the ones that are still occurring this year.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted October 20th, 2016 No Comments

Assistant Manager-Treasurer Position
Omaha Public Power District Employees FCU

The credit union located in the OPPD Energy Plaza building in downtown Omaha is searching for an Assistant Manager-Treasurer.  The candidate must have experience in Financial Management, Consumer Lending and Member Services.   Computer knowledge including Word and Excel.  Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years of experience preferred.

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Posted October 20th, 2016 No Comments
CFPB Ruled Unconstitutional, but Can Still Operate

A federal appeals court recently ruled that the organization of the CFPB is unconstitutional since it’s led by a single person; however, the agency may continue to operate. The bureau The CFPB is permitted to operate, but must do so as an executive agency similar to other executive agencies headed by a single person, such as the U.S. Department of Justice and Treasury, according to the court ruling.

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Posted October 20th, 2016 No Comments
Removing Barriers…

The League and CUNA have worked tirelessly to reign in the unchecked and unwarranted power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Our work resulted in 70 U.S. senators signing a letter drafted by Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse asking CFPB Director Cordray to use his exemption authority to protect credit unions. This followed a letter we coordinated in March in which 329 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Nebraska’s 3 members urging the director to use his exemption authority, a notable accomplishment, especially in these hyper-partisan and gridlocked times.

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Posted October 20th, 2016 No Comments
League comments on CFPB payday loan proposal

The CFPB should use its powers to exempt credit unions from the bureau’s payday lending regulations, according to Nebraska Credit Union League President/CEO J. Scott Sullivan.

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Posted October 20th, 2016 No Comments
League Board Resolves to Retain Dues Cap at $25,000

The League recently amended its bylaws and vested the Board of Directors with the authority to fix the maximum dues payable by any single credit union and determine the threshold for small credit unions eligible to receive a 50% dues discount.

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Posted October 20th, 2016 No Comments
University of Nebraska FCU Selects the First Data STAR Network

The Cooperative Solutions Group (CSG) is proud to announce that the University of Nebraska FCU has opted to utilize the services of the First Data STAR® Network.

According to Keith Kauffeld, President/CEO of the University of Nebraska FCU, “The passage of LB. 348 allowed for competition in pricing among networks by recognizing that worldwide and regional electronic payment networks each have unique pricing structures and agreements that efficiently determine competitive electronic banking transaction costs.  And, after vetting several service providers, we decided to go with the First Data STAR Network and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship. They’ve been great to work with through the implementation process.” 

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Posted October 18th, 2016 No Comments
New Manager at Hastings FCU

A new manager, Jamie Hinrichs, has been hired to take over for Linda Stark, who retires at the end of October.  Jamie was raised in Spencer, NE, moved to Hastings, NE to attend college, and joined Hastings Federal Credit Union in May 2003.  She enjoys spending time with her husband Tim, son Jacob, and daughters, Madison and Dilynn. With her passion for the credit union mission, the help of an amazing staff and loyal members, she looks forward to serving as Manager for many years to come.

Posted October 18th, 2016 No Comments
NCUL in the Community

NCUL staff provided financial education tips to Omaha Public Schools seniors last month.  Senior Day is put on by the Academy of Business program through Omaha Public Schools.  Seniors from Omaha North, Omaha South, and Omaha Benson High all took part in the full day program held on UNO’s campus.  A mini-fair was set up to help those seniors learn about their next steps post-high school.  Amy Shaw and Melissa Mausbach, both from the League, brought the Wheel of Fun to help them remember that taking care of their finances while starting college or a new job will be important for many years to come. {Read The Full Article}

Posted October 18th, 2016 No Comments

The LSC Board and management are pleased to announce that LSC will be covering the EMV enablement fees, for all FISERV & First Data processed debit cards on our program.  If these enablement fees had been paid by our members, they would have totaled some $500,000.  As LSC continues to move forward with this process, we are committed to keeping our users informed and helping them through the enablement process.  Our goal is for all user credit unions, to timely issue new EMV debit cards.
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Posted October 18th, 2016 No Comments
Combatting Fraud on Credit Cards

Fraud continues to be the number one reason why a cardholder moves a card from top of wallet. And fraud isn’t cheap, costing the issuer in liability for the fraudulent charges plus the cost of reissue. Additionally, there is the potential of lost revenue from the card being moved from the number one position in the cardholder’s wallet.

It has been proved that if you put a cardholder in the middle of a fraudulent transaction, you will generally get pretty better results.  We mean by enlisting the cardholder to take ownership of monitoring card purchases, they will respond quickly to potential fraud.        {Read The Full Article}

Posted October 18th, 2016 No Comments
Become the Next Nebraska DE

Applications for scholarships to attend the popular DE Training in 2017.  They are again holding four classes due to popular demand and have a waiting/notification list of 350+ CU professionals. The last two trainings sold out in a few weeks. {Read The Full Article}

Posted October 17th, 2016 No Comments
CUNA Mutual Group Advocacy and State-Run Retirement Plans

By Megan Collins Balogh, Manager, Corporate & Legislative Affairs

A growing national trend seeks to change the way Americans save for retirement. As research continues to indicate a majority of Americans are not saving enough for a financially secure retirement, state and local officials are introducing plans to expand the public retirement system. {Read The Full Article}

Posted September 16th, 2016 No Comments
FBI releases robbery app

New FBI app helps identify financial institution robbery suspects.

Ron Jooss

September 7, 2016

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) just made it a little easier for credit unions to track financial institution robberies in their geographic area with the release of a mobile app that helps identify suspects and sorts robbery incidents by date and location. {Read The Full Article}

Posted September 16th, 2016 No Comments
Military Lending Act: Get Ready to Comply

By Jennifer Torbeck

The Department of Defense (DOD) issued a final rule in July 2015 to amend the regulation that implements the Military Lending Act (MLA). Credit unions must comply with the rule for closed-end and open-end consumer credit other than credit card accounts by October 3, 2016. For credit cards, the mandatory compliance date is October 3, 2017. There are a number of questions to answer as you prepare to comply. {Read The Full Article}

Posted September 16th, 2016 No Comments
New Date for Think.Do.Change., November 9-10

Big news –Think.Do.Change. has been rescheduled for November 9-10! That means you won’t miss out on THE innovative and collaborative event of the year.

Think.Do.Change. will bring together credit union CEOs and senior managers from Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska and Tennessee for a two-day collaboration working session to learn the proven Filene Method of innovation. This is modeled off of the i3 program. {Read The Full Article}

Posted September 16th, 2016 No Comments
Nebraska Credit Union Advocates Hike the Hill

Five Nebraska credit union advocates traveled to Washington D.C. for the annual “Hike the Hill”.  Included in the group of advocates were one credit union professional from each of Nebraska’s three congressional districts.  Representing credit unions in District 1 was Jerry Barnett, President/CEO of LincOne FCU in Lincoln.  Representing credit unions in District 2 was Mark Uden, President/CEO of Mutual 1st Federal in Omaha.  Representing credit unions in District 3 was Kurt Schmidt, President/CEO of Western Heritage CU in Alliance.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted September 16th, 2016 No Comments
League Urges State Banking Department to Designated Eligible State Chartered CUs as Low-Income

The Nebraska Department of Banking & Finance has the sole authority to make low-income designations for state-chartered credit unions. The League penned a letter requesting that the Department take a more proactive approach in determining and designating eligible state-chartered credit unions as low-income. {Read The Full Article}

Posted September 16th, 2016 No Comments
Holiday Icon Campaign

Holiday Icons is the final Credit Unions for Kids national campaign of the year.  Choose from a variety of seasonal-themed icons.  Members are especially excited to engage in fundraising efforts during the holidays.


Posted September 16th, 2016 No Comments
HO HO HO! It’s Santa Letter Time!

Information will be out this month regarding the Santa Letter Fundraiser!

November 11th is the date we recommend you should have all letters in from your members.  November 18th is when all spreadsheets will be due at the League.  Letters will be mailed on December 2nd.


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