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Invest in Financial Wellness to Build a Stronger Credit Union

Despite an improvement in the U.S. economy, money continues to be a top stressor for Americans, according to a recent survey released by the American Psychological Association (APA).  “This year’s survey shows that stress related to financial issues could have a significant impact on Americans’ health and well-being,” APA CEO and Executive Vice President, Norman Anderson, stated.

Stress about money and finances impacts both physical and emotional health.  Nearly 1 in 5 Americans have either considered skipping or skipped going to the doctor when they needed healthcare, and almost a third of adults with partners reported that money is a major source of conflict in their relationship. {Read The Full Article}

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Upcoming Webinars

Check out the upcoming June webinars below.  You can register online at

Introduction to Call Reporting:  Overview of Requirements & Reporting, Recent Updates & Common Mistakes
Stephen Schiltz, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Collection Call Techniques:  Compliant Telephone Scripts & Responses
Steve Peterson, Collection Training Consultants   Presenter Change 4/7/15
{Read The Full Article}

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PolicyWorks: Your Credit Unions One Stop Compliance Shop


The League has partnered with PolicyWorks so that member credit unions can have access to the PolicyWorks’ compliance hotline, which provides email and telephone access to PolicyWorks’ regulatory experts to answer compliance related questions. PolicyWorks also provides member credit unions with up-to-the –minute compliance news and information.

What Can PolicyWorks Do for You?

As part of your League membership you have direct access to PolicyWorks dues-supported compliance services. PolicyWorks, is a national leader in credit union compliance solutions and provides the following services free of charge to your credit union: {Read The Full Article}

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You Can Help Members Save on Car Insurance This Summer

Ready-to-use marketing materials from the TruStage® Auto & Home Insurance Program make it easy to promote car insurance savings from May through July.

Summer is the peak car buying season. Plan to promote car insurance savings when assisting members with car shopping activities.

It’s Easy to Promote the Savings

Credit unions who endorse the TruStage Auto & Home Insurance Program can promote the savings with help from the new Marketing Highlight Series – a series of 2015 marketing campaigns for car, life and health insurance. All ready-to-use marketing materials can be found at and include the following:

  • Web banners
  • EmailCONNECT messages
  • Flyer
  • Newsletter article
  • Brochure, statement stuffer and more
  • Social media posting guide

Want to learn more about making TruStage insurance available to members through the TruStage Insurance Program? Contact your CUNA Mutual Group Sales Representative today at 800.356.2644.

The TruStage Insurance Agency makes coverage available from industry-leading companies including Liberty Mutual Insurance and Esurance. Your credit union can rest assured that your members will be taken care of by experienced, member-friendly experts who deliver the guidance, advice, information, support, and member-only discounts they’ve come to expect from the credit union. Members can get a quote in just minutes via phone, face-to-face or online—and it’s easy to make the switch from a current carrier at any time.

What drives Middle American car buyers? Find out in our latest webinar.
As we approach the peak car buying season, do you know what drives Middle American car buyers? About 15% of middle-income Americans are planning to buy a vehicle in the next year, so now is a great time to get some new insights about what makes them tick. The answers are both remarkably simple and surprisingly complex.

TruStage® Auto & Home Insurance Program is made available through TruStage Insurance Agency, LLC and issued by leading insurance companies. To  the  extent  permitted  by  law,  applicants  are  individually  underwritten;  not  all  applicants  may  qualify.  Discounts  are  not  available  in  all  states  and  discounts  vary  by  state.  A  consumer  report    from a  consumer  reporting  agency  and/or  motor  vehicle  report  will  be obtained on all drivers listed  on your policy where state laws and regulations allow. Please consult your policy for specific coverage and limitations.  The insurance offered is not a deposit, and is not federally insured, sold or guaranteed by your credit union.

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Overdraft Survey

In an effort to gather information regarding overdraft protection programs offered by Nebraska credit unions,  Below is a link to a survey that we’re respectfully asking you to complete to assist us with our information gathering.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues to study overdraft protection programs and is likely to issue new rules in the future.  We greatly appreciate your assistance with this survey!

Contact Brandon Luetkenhaus,, with any questions or comments.

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If you haven’t noticed yet, the website is now responsive. That means whether you or your members access our website on a laptop, tablet or smartphone – everyone will have an optimal user experience. Read more

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How is Your Credit Union Managing Compliance?


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Lincoln Chapter Zoo Drive


The Lincoln Chapter of Credit Unions is proud to announce the success of their Zoo Drive.  They raised $300 and donated multiple items. The chapter would like to thank everyone for participating to make this event successful.

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AFG’s Balloon Lending Program Drives Successful Residual-based Financing for Missouri Credit Union

ABECU-Case-Study-2015_1 {Read The Full Article}

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Credit Union Members Can Join the Sprint Network and Save


Give your members access to a great wireless network at a great price with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount Program. As part of Love My Credit Union Rewards, Cooperative Solutions Group (CMG) is bringing your credit union and its members this exclusive discount. {Read The Full Article}

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Centris to Build Second Credit Union in Council Bluffs

Centris Building

Centris Federal Credit Union is adding a second location in Council Bluffs.  {Read The Full Article}

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ATM/POS Bill (LB 348) Passes Unicameral on a 49-0 Vote

On May 7th, the Nebraska Legislature passed the ATM/POS bill (LB 348) on a 49-0 vote and Governor Ricketts subsequently approved on May 13th.

LB 348 as amended:

1)  Switch providers can charge differing switch fees to their FI clients.

2) FI’s are not required to join any particular switch.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted April 15th, 2015 No Comments
Turn Your Succession Plan into a Succession Strategy

Turn your succession

Did you see the statistics presented by CUNA that tell us more than 50% of credit union CEOs are eligible to retire in the next 10 years?* Is your credit union sufficiently prepared to retain (or recruit) your CEO’s successor, to help in continuing to meet your strategic objectives? With C-suite executives being actively recruited every day, a succession plan typically isn’t enough. You need a succession “strategy”; one that will prevent disruption of meeting your strategic and financial goals through continuity of decision making.  {Read The Full Article}

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Transportation Network Companies (TNC) Bill Gains Traction in State Legislature

Numerous state legislatures across the country are either considering or have considered bills regulating transportation network companies. The Nebraska Unicameral is no different. Legislative Bill 629, introduced by State Senator Heath Mello, seeks to establish a comprehensive framework for the Public Service Commission to regulate companies like Lyft and Uber; commonly referred to as transportation network companies. {Read The Full Article}

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Mary Johnson inducted into Hall of Leaders

mary johnson

Omaha Police FCU’s Mary Johnson, President/CEO, was inducted into the Credit Union House’s Hall of Leaders in Washington D.C. on March 9, 2015.  The Hall of Leaders is reserved for those credit union advocates whose commitment has made a significant impact on the credit union movement at the local, state, and federal level.  Inductees have shown commitment that inspires others in the credit union movement.  Johnson joins three other Nebraskans who were previously inducted: Hall Allen, Volunteer, University of Nebraska FCU; Jim Cada, Volunteer, Peoples Choice FCU; and Ken Bradshaw, former President/CEO, Liberty First CU.

{Read The Full Article}

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Good News from AFG 2015


Value and Simplicity with a Vehicle Financing Program

According to Experian’s State of the Automotive Finance webinar, roughly 30% of all new car purchases used some form of residual based financing.  Your members look toyou for the best rates on conventional loans, but have been forced to captives and your competitors for alternative low payment financing…until now. Here’s the good news!  Auto Financial Group’s (AFG’s) Balloon Lending program positions your credit union to recapture those member loans currently being lost to competitive low payment financing options.

AFG offers an intelligent solution by providing user-friendly, customized web-based software designed to make it easy for your credit union to offer low payment financing to your members! {Read The Full Article}

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Register for Annual Meeting & Convention!!


We’re Making a Splash – Together!!  Annual Meeting and Convention will be June 4-6 in Kansas City, jointly with the Kansas Credit Union Association.  Registration is now available online.  Please visit the Annual Meeting page under League Initiatives.

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CUNA has Major Concerns with NCUA White Paper 

Last week, NCUA released a NCUSIF Improvements White Paper suggesting changes to the operation and structure of the NCUSIF. The paper recommends legislation that would make the following changes: 

Allow the agency to levy premiums sufficient to increase the equity ratio of the fund far beyond current limits. The white paper suggests the NCUSIF needs an equity ratio of “at least 2%,” compared to the current operating range of 1.2% to 1.3%;

Base assessments on the sum of all shares and deposits and liabilities, not just insured shares; and

Allow risk-based premiums.

{Read The Full Article}

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New Biz Kid$ “Did You Know?” YouTube Videos Highlight Resources for CUs – Tools Enhance Youth Financial Literacy Efforts

Madison, Wis. – The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) has released 10 short “Did You Know?” video clips to help credit unions learn about the many resources the Biz Kid$ website has to offer.


{Read The Full Article}

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Capitol Club Classic – May 14th

Capitol Club Classic

FORE!!  It’s time to register for the Capitol Club Classic golf outing on May 14th.  Come out and support the CIF, while enjoying a round at beautiful Woodland Hills in Eagle, Nebraska.  Click HERE to get signed up.  We’ll see you on the links!  Download the brochure.

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