Posted October 15th, 2012 No Comments
Family Focus FCU Breaks Ground

Tuesday, October 2nd at 10 a.m. friends of Family Focus Federal Credit Union, bearing shovels and hard hats, joined in the ceremony to break ground for their new office to be located at 7310 N. Street, Omaha, Nebraska.  Mayor Suttle and State Senator Lathrop joined in the festivities.

President Amy Brodersen conducted the celebration and acknowledged the assistance of those who helped make this building become a reality.

This will be the first member owned facility for FFFCU…a major accomplishment in every sense of the word! It is an opportunity to give back to its members-a full service credit union including an on site ATM and safe deposits boxes. {Read The Full Article}

Posted October 15th, 2012 No Comments
RateMap Now Available to Nebraska CUs

The Nebraska Credit Union League is excited to announce a new resource now available through our website for all members: RateMap. In collaboration with League InfoSight and RateWatch, this unique mapping tool provides access to key interest rates for a selection of the most commonly offered deposit and loan rates at credit unions and banks in your backyard and across the country.

With access to RateWatch’s national database of more than 90,000 branches for deposit data and more than 40,000 branches for loan data, competitive analysis is now only a click away. Research by address, city and state or zip code and narrow your search results by filtering by institution type, product type, and rate. {Read The Full Article}

Posted October 15th, 2012 No Comments
Nebraska and Kansas Join Forces on CU Councils

The Kansas Credit Union Association (KCUA) and Nebraska Credit Union League (NCUL) have joined forces to offer networking Councils to their affiliated credit unions.

Nebraska credit unions can join the already established Lending Council, Marketing Council and CUnext Young Professionals Council, launched last year by KCUA.

“By partnering together, we are enhancing the Council experience, extending our networking opportunities, and offering more resources to credit unions,” said Gina Evans, AVP of Education and Training at the Kansas Credit Union Association. “Our collaboration efforts with Nebraska strengthen the cooperative spirit, and build on the credit union philosophy of people helping people.” {Read The Full Article}

Posted October 15th, 2012 No Comments
Joint Roundtable – A Success!

The Nebraska Credit Union League teamed up with the Kansas Credit Union Association to offer a CEO/Volunteer Roundtable on September 27-28 in Kansas City.  The conference was well attended with 71 total participants.  Several attendees kicked it off with a round of golf on the 27th.  That evening was a welcome reception and dinner.  Keynoting the event on the 28th was Kendall Gammon, a retired NFL long snapper.   Following Kendall’s leadership message was CUNA President, Bill Cheney and CUNA Mutual Group President, Jeff Post.  The two presidents gave an update on the industry followed by Q and A.  Omaha’s own Ernie Goss, Creighton’s Economist, then gave the attendees a look at the economy and what it means for credit unions. The afternoon sessions were presented by DeeDee Myers, who spoke on Succession Planning and provided a wrap up of the conference.  A special thanks goes out to CUNA Mutual Group and Kansas Corporate CU for helping to sponsor this event. {Read The Full Article}

Posted October 15th, 2012 No Comments
Free webinars to help you plan and budget for 2013

Want to build a better budget? Register for CUNA Strategic Services’ webinars to get your questions answered before you invest in new services or technology. View the entire calendar and register.

• Oct 9: Student Loans: Invest in Your Best
• Oct 10: Email Security & Credit Unions: Migrating to Exchange 2010
• Oct 10: Lower Loan Losses Tied to Financial Counseling
• Oct 18: How to Manage Your Vendors and Stay Compliant
• Oct 23: Student Loans: Invest in Your Best
• Oct 24: Business Continuity Planning Best Practices
• Oct 25: Caution: Lane Changes Ahead for Branches
• Oct 25: Defending the DMZ: Protect Your Network From Attacks
• Oct 30: How to Eliminate Paper from Your Boardroom

Posted October 15th, 2012 No Comments
CUNA CEO Bill Cheney Sends ICU Day Greetings

CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney offers greetings to all credit union staff and members on International Credit Union Day in this video.

He emphasizes that this is a great time to be part of the credit union movement. This year, 2.2 million people joined credit unions, and the trust members have for their credit union is something to be proud of. Credit unions now have more than $1 trillion in assets and more than 95 million members in the US.

“I thank you for all that you’re doing. Have a great day, have a great celebration, and please look us up the next time you’re in Washington.” -Bill Cheney 

Posted October 15th, 2012 No Comments
Centris VP Laura Castro De Cortes Named to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Advisory Board

The Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) recently announced that Omahan and Centris Vice President of Alternative Financial Services, Laura Castro de Cortes has been invited to serve as an inaugural member of the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board.

Ms. Castro de Cortes joins the federal board of 25 consumer and financial experts charged with advising the CFPB on industry and consumer insights across a range of issues and emerging market trends. Ms. Castro de Cortes is the only federal credit union representative named to the advisory board. {Read The Full Article}

Posted October 15th, 2012 No Comments
Sprint Port-In Promotion (Switch to Sprint) – Members Earn More

Members who switch to Sprint from a competitive provider can now earn a $100 service credit for each newly activated line of service on top of the 10% monthly discount* they’ll receive for being a member.

1. Offer valid through December 31, 2012.

2. Members can visit LoveMyCreditUnion.org/Sprint for details on the 10% discount* on select monthly services plans & waived activation fee.

3. Upon activation: members visit www.sprint.com/promo/iL29171PC within 72 hours of port-in activation to request the service credit.

*Application of discount requires 2-year contract extension on existing plans. Verification of membership is required at time of activation/upgrade Discount not available on secondary lines for Family and Business Share plans.

Posted October 15th, 2012 No Comments
Bank Secrecy Act Independent Test

Trust your BSA testing to an experienced partner.

Understanding what is required by BSA and how to take corrective action is a major challenge for credit unions, especially considering the law has been in existence — and continually changing — for years.

At PolicyWorks, we have years of experience helping credit unions implement policies and procedures designed to help them stay in compliance with BSA. Our comprehensive BSA Independent Test covers all BSA and OFAC-related sections of the AIRES questionnaire.

At the conclusion of our independent review, we point out weaknesses in a credit union’s program and produce a written report that includes recommendations on how to strengthen it. This report helps credit unions demonstrate an ongoing commitment to proactive compliance.

Get started today. Contact PolicyWorks or call 866.499.7350.

Posted October 14th, 2012 No Comments
Governor Heineman Signs Credit Union Day Proclamation

Lincoln – On October 17th  Nebraska credit union members joined Governor Dave Heineman in the Warner Senate Chamber in Nebraska’s State Capitol, where he presented a proclamation designating Thursday, October 18, 2012 as International Credit Union Day in the State of Nebraska.

In the proclamation, Governor Heineman wrote, “Credit unions empower people to improve their economic situations in 100 nations around the world, through 51,000 credit unions currently serving the financial needs to 196 million members, including Nebraska’s 445,000 members.”

Nebraska credit unions’ have joined credit unions from around the globe to celebrate International Credit Union Day since 1948.

Nebraska Credit Union League President/CEO Scott Sullivan said, “The theme of this year’s International Credit Union Day is Members Matter Most.  This theme recognizes the bedrock of the credit union structure which is the 196 million members worldwide that are served by their credit unions each and every day.”

Credit unions are not for profit, cooperative, member owned, democratically controlled (1 member, 1 vote) financial institutions.

Posted October 14th, 2012 No Comments
FOR SALE: MICR Check Encoder

FOR SALE:
MICR Check Encoder
Standard Register brand
Comes with 6 new MICR encoding ribbons.
$25.00 OBO
Contact:  Terri Jewell, NAFCO FCU, at 800-786-2281

Posted October 13th, 2012 No Comments
NCUL will be closed November 22nd and 23rd for Thanksgiving

NCUL will be closed November 22nd and 23rd for Thanksgiving

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