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Money Smart Week is April 20th to 27th!

This year the Nebraska Financial Education Coalition is executing an awareness campaign to help Nebraskans recognize the importance of financial literacy. The Nebraska Financial Education Coalition strives to help YOU promote the financial education activities and resources YOU offer Nebraskans.

NFEC will be sending out a series of Money Smart Week Checklists in order to help you easily and efficiently participate in this year’s public awareness campaign activities. {Read The Full Article}

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Enterprise Car Sales Partners with Credit Unions to Benefit CU’s for Kids

Enterprise Car Sales is teaming up with the Nebraska Credit Union League to raise money for the Credit Unions for Kids, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network. March 1st through May 31st, 2013 Enterprise Car Sales will donate $50 for each directly referred member from a Nebraska League Affiliated Credit Union who books a loan through the Credit Union and purchases from Enterprise Car Sales in Nebraska. The donation will be made on behalf of the referring Credit Union. For more information on how to participate, contact Andrew Hahn at 563-528-144 {Read The Full Article}

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Sifting through regulations is easier when you’re not doing it.

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What does CUNA Mutual Group do best? What you dread most. We are leaders in keeping you ahead of the regulatory minutia that can bury a credit union alive. Through LOANLINER® Document Solutions, we help you face today’s complex, ever-changing regulatory environment with confidence. Timely, regulation-driven updates to documents, relevant compliance alerts found in the Lending Resource Center and access to compliance and operations specialists help to keep you ahead of the game. And while we keep credit unions compliant, we also help clear a path to doing business that’s safer, easier and better. Better for you. Better for your members. Easy.
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National Credit Union Youth Week™ Save the date — April 21-27, 2013

Credit unions celebrate youth in April. Whether you chose to celebrate all month, or just during Youth Week, there are plenty of resources to show youth they can benefit from visiting—and saving at—their credit union. You gather the youth members, and we’ll provide ready-to-use items to help you promote your celebration simply and effectively to several age groups. {Read The Full Article}

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Two incumbents reclaim their position, Barnett to join Board

The Nebraska Credit Union League Board of Directors had three seats up for election in 2013.  Following the official call for candidates in January, one candidacy declaration was received for each open seat:

  • Kevin Parks, President/CEO of Centris Federal Credit Union (Asset Category A seat);
  • Robin Larsen, Vice President of SAC Federal Credit Union (Geographic District 1 seat) and;
  • Jerry Barnett, President/CEO of LincOne Federal Credit Union (Geographic District  2 seat)

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Chip Filson Launches Petition for Cooperative NCUA Regulator Appointment Process; Declares Candidacy for Open Board Seat

Washington, DC — Chip Filson, Chairman of Callahan & Associates, announced today a major initiative:A New Vision for Cooperative Regulatory Leadership for the 21st Century. The initiative launches with a petition campaign to encourage President Obama to nominate candidates to the NCUA Board who understand the cooperative business model. A link to the petition can be found on www.coops4change.org.

Filson also announced he will seek one of what will soon be two open seats on the NCUA Board.

“The cooperative design is foundational to the success of credit unions and their member‐owners. Yet there is widespread concern that the Agency is not practicing cooperative solutions,” Filson said. “How can credit unions fulfill their special role in providing Americans with real choices for their financial wellbeing if a cooperative regulatory perspective is lacking?” {Read The Full Article}

Posted March 11th, 2013 No Comments
SunCorp Moves to New Office for Member Savings

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SunCorp recently relocated operations to a new building in Westminster, Colorado. The new office is expected to reduce operating expenses, saving members approximately $350,000 annually.

Kim Withers, SunCorp Board Chair and CEO of Meridian Trust FCU in Cheyenne, WY stated “SunCorp was able to secure a property that will bring value to our member owners for subsequent years, as well as, saving the organization thousands of dollars in leasing costs.” {Read The Full Article}

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Card Services For Credit Unions

Card Services For Credit Unions (CSCU) was created by credit unions over twenty years ago to provide credit and debit card services. Today CSCU has teamed up with card processor Fidelity Information Services (FIS) to provide unparalleled one stop services within the card industry.

CSCU provides MasterCard and or Visa payment solutions and they leverage their association’s size to offer competitive pricing to each credit union. Other services include marketing, comprehensive consulting, and portfolio analysis. {Read The Full Article}

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NE Advocates Among 4,000 at CUNA GAC

Twenty-two Nebraska credit union advocates traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) held February 24-28. The attendees joined over 4,000 credit union staff and volunteers from across the country to hear from Congressional leaders, NCUA Board members, and national speakers. The GAC is the premier conference for credit unions each year. {Read The Full Article}

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Young Leaders for Kids Elects Nebraska Board Member

Congratulations to Courtney Pearcy, Member Service Manager at U.P. Streamliner FCU, who was recently elected to the Young Leaders for Kids Board.  The Young Leaders for Kids (YL4Kids) Board is a dynamic group of credit union leaders who are passionate about Credit Unions for Kids. Made up of enthusiastic individuals who are under forty years of age from credit unions, leagues and industry partners, the YL4Kids Board benefits from a broad spectrum of talent, experience, perspective, and reach in the credit union movement.  The purpose of Young Leaders for Kids is to create, grow and inspire Credit Unions for Kids enthusiasts among the next generation of credit union leaders. {Read The Full Article}

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University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union President to Retire

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Lincoln, Nebraska (March 15, 2013) – University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union (NUFCU) President Bob Torell officially announced he will retire on April 19th following the Credit Union’s 75th Annual Meeting on April 17th.

“It is a good time for me to retire and turn the reigns over to someone new to lead the Credit Union to what I believe will be a very successful future,” said Torell.

Torell joined the University Nebraska Federal Credit Union in 1982. The Credit Union had about 3,000 members, assets were around $4 million, and services were fairly limited. {Read The Full Article}

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