Posted May 21st, 2012 No Comments
Accept Credit Cards at Your Credit Union

PowerPay, the selected Processor for the Nebraska Credit Union League, offers an option for you to provide payment processing to your business members!

Established in 2003 in Portland, Maine, PowerPay is one of the nation’s most trusted providers of integrated eCommerce, mobile and point-of-sale (POS) payment processing solutions. PowerPay works directly with each business to create a tailored payment processing solution for business members, enabling them to accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Their in-house operation ensures your business members receive the care and attention they need in order to be successful. {Read The Full Article}

Posted May 15th, 2012 No Comments
New Branch for Siouxland FCU

Siouxland FCU opened a new branch on March 13th, located at 5780 Sunnybrook Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106.  This is their fifth office location and is a full service branch.

Posted May 15th, 2012 No Comments
Safe For Sale

The University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union has 2 money safes and 4 teller under counter steel units for sale. One safe is 46 ¾” tall x 40” wide x 33 inches deep with 2 locking drawers and a cash safe on the left side and 5 locking cash drawer slots and 1 open slot on the right side. The second safe is 35 inches tall x 39 ½” wide x 30 inches deep with 5 locking cash drawer slots and 1 open slot on the left and a cash safe on the right. The under counter steel contains 3 teller cash drawers and one storage cabinet in each unit. There is also desks, chairs and other office furniture available for sale. Please contact Sandy Bundy at 402-472-6833 or for questions or additional information.

Posted May 15th, 2012 No Comments
NEFE High School Financial Curriculum — All New Version

The National Endowment for Financial Education has released its newest version of the High School Financial Planning Program’s curriculum this month.

The new version has changed significantly, going from one large student workbook, to individual
workbooks for each unit. The new version also includes a larger section on identity theft.
The trainings are free to teachers, credit union staff, and community members who
have an interest in teaching youth the tools they need to make sound financial decisions now
and in the future.

NCUL and the University Extension Office across the state have stepped forward to sponsor the training for the attendees. The League is working on a training schedule for the new materials.

Posted May 15th, 2012 No Comments
Protect Your Credit Union from Legal Challenges with a Compliant Overdraft Program

Since 2010, dozens of large banks have faced litigation involving overdraft policies that include re-ordering transactions from highest to lowest – instead of in the order they are received – to increase the number of fees they charge to consumers and charging excessive fees for transactions that result in overdrafts. {Read The Full Article}

Posted May 15th, 2012 No Comments
Four Points FCU Hires New CEO

Donald “Donnie” Price has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial institution industry. After four years in the Navy, where he served aboard ship as part of the engineering crew, Donnie began his career as a teller at Bank of America in San Francisco, while attending City College. Donnie soon transferred back to Nebraska to work full-time, in a variety of positions, for a local Omaha financial institution while finishing his studies. In addition to the many years working at financial institutions, Donnie’s career has included developing products, leading projects, planning, advising, and consulting banks and credit unions in their operations, lending, fraud mitigation, and marketing plans while working at First Data and most recently PSCU, a credit union service organization. {Read The Full Article}

Posted May 15th, 2012 No Comments
Diversification Strategy Continues to Aid Strong Financial Results

Bolstered by the performance of its credit union businesses, CUNA Mutual Group posted stronger-than-expected results in 2011, positioning itself to withstand continuing economic pressures in 2012. The company’s diversification strategy has begun to pay dividends. In 2010, when its credit union business didn’t perform as well, ProAg®, CUNA Mutual Group’s crop insurance affiliate, played a significant role in growing the company’s financial results. In 2011, when natural disasters stymied crop insurance results, CUNA Mutual Group’s credit union businesses withstood the year’s economic challenges. {Read The Full Article}

Posted May 15th, 2012 No Comments
Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling Aside, Health Care Law Changing How Credit Unions Offer Coverage

Regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the specific provision mandating that individuals purchase coverage, the health care reform law is changing the way credit unions offer and fund employee health plans, said CUNA Mutual Group’s Brad Pricer at the CUNA Human Resources and Training and Development Council Conference in San Antonio. {Read The Full Article}

Posted May 15th, 2012 No Comments
Locally Owned MembersOwn Credit Union Opens New Lincoln Location

(Lincoln, NE) MembersOwn Credit Union, the 10th-largest credit union in Nebraska, will open a new 6,500-square-foot location at 33rd and A Streets in Lincoln on May 21st, 2012. “We’re looking forward to getting to know the folks in our new neighborhood,” said Kenneth Miller, MembersOwn President. “For us, it’s always been all about the people we serve. Even more so, because members are the ones who own the credit union.” {Read The Full Article}

Posted May 14th, 2012 No Comments
Teeing it up for Credit Unions

Seventy-seven credit union staff, volunteers, and vendors teed it up at the Capitol Club Classic golf tournament to benefit the Nebraska credit union defense fund, the Capitol Investment Fund (CIF).  The four person scramble tournament was held at Woodland Hills golf course in Eagle, Nebraska on a beautiful sunny day. {Read The Full Article}

Posted May 14th, 2012 No Comments
Member Growth Spurt: Half a Million in March

Credit unions gained half a million new members in March, bringing total membership to 95.2 million, according to the Credit Union national Association’s (CUNA) Credit Union Monthly Estimates. The growth spurt indicates the momentum credit unions gained leading up to November 5’s Bank Transfer Day activities is alive and well five months after that event, and credit unions should continue to make the most of that momentum, said CUNA. {Read The Full Article}

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