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New Website!

newwebsiteWhen you click onto cuna.org next, you will immediately notice a transformation that was almost a year in the making. CUNA has completely re-thought and redesigned its website to make it more appealing to users both in function and graphic elements

To find your CUNA CPDOnline log-in page, follow the screenshote below.  When at www.cuna.org, click on the “Training & Events” tab, then click “CUNA CPDOnline.  {Read The Full Article}

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Connect Members to Insurance Online

Today, 83% of consumers use the internet as part of their process to buy life insurance and 70% go online to get an auto insurance quote. As people become more comfortable researching and purchasing online, they’re buying everything from shoes to automobiles.

When deciding which products to promote on their websites, credit unions should consider that their members are likely under-insured and not clear where to turn. For example, three out of 10 U.S. households have no life insurance protection at all, and half realize they are underinsured. Interestingly, 35% of Americans also say they haven’t purchased life insurance because they haven’t been approached. So, members may be ready to take the next step and are just waiting for someone to point the way. {Read The Full Article}

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Conversations Continue on Overdraft Strategies, Consumer Protection Remains a Consistent Theme

By Cheryl Lawson, EVP Compliance Review

While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues to review the information it received from financial institutions and consumers regarding how overdraft programs impact account holders and smaller financial institutions, efforts to thwart programs which utilize practices that are harmful to consumers continue.

In March, legislation was re-introduced in Congress which would cap overdraft fees, impose a limit on the number of overdrafts that a member could incur per year, and ban the practice of manipulating the posting order of account holder transactions. This is the latest attempt by legislators to impose restrictions on overdraft programs in order to make improvements “in the area of consumer disclosures to help people avoid multiple overdrafts,” according to Rep. Carolyn Maloney, sponsor of the legislation. {Read The Full Article}

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Lending Workshop Receives Top Marks

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NCUL held a two day lending workshop featuring Brett Christensen on March 26-27.  This was one of the best attended workshops and one of the highest scoring sessions the League has had on the topic of lending.  Brett hit it out of the park and left the attendees saying, “Best presentation, presenter, and information I’ve had in my career.”  The first day concentrated on front-line lending topics, while day two focused on the upper management.   Thanks to all who attended.  {Read The Full Article}

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Register for the Capitol Club Classic!

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Your support will benefit the Nebraska Credit Union League Capitol Investment Fund. Following the passage of H.R. 1151 in 1998, Nebraska’s credit unions proactively created the Capitol Investment Fund to help fight future legislative battles.  Register online at https://nebraskaleague.cuveventreg.com/web/?event=CC2013{Read The Full Article}

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Jenna Oestmann of Liberty First CU Joins Young Leaders for Kids Board

Liberty First Credit Union is proud to recognize Jenna Oestmann, Marketing Assistant, who has been selected to join the Young Leaders for Kids Board supporting credit unions for kids. This board is a dynamic group of credit union leaders under forty years of age from credit unions, leagues and industry partners who are passionate about Credit Unions for Kids.   {Read The Full Article}

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Shop America has a new look and enhanced features!

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Shop America now features over 1,500 merchants that offer cash back for every purchase you make.  The Shop America website also has a new look and added features to enhance your shopping experience.

As a member of Shop America we would like to invite you to click here to register your new account and explore the new look and the great cash back offers. {Read The Full Article}

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CBS This Morning Features CU Difference Via Our Family Social CU

Our Family Social CU (OFSCU) in Omaha, Neb., which serves only direct descendants of a family line, was featured Sunday on news show CBS This Morning, in a story that illustrated the credit union difference.

OFSCU is a microcosm of what credit unions always are doing for their members–helping each other out and cooperating for the good of their members as not-for-profit institutions, says the Credit Union National Association. {Read The Full Article}

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Credit Union PACs: Protect, Preserve & Promote

Like so many industries in America, credit unions are directly and indirectly impacted by legislation that is passed by Congress.  Former Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Dan Mica said about the legislative process, “If you’re not at the table…you’re on the menu.”  To ensure that credit unions are not on Congress’ “menu”, CUNA and the Nebraska Credit Union League administer two political action committees (PACs) called CULAC and NCULPAC respectively.  Both credit union PACs raise and expend funds for the sole purpose of providing financial support to candidates running for political office who will have a vote on legislation impacting how we serve our members in the future. {Read The Full Article}

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Invest in America, General Motors Auto Link

Invest in America and General Motors (GM) have proactively taken steps to help credit unions secure auto financing, when utilizing the Credit Union Discount from GM.

Real-time GM Member Authorization Request Report

Credit unions participating in Invest in America’s (IIA) Credit Union Member Discount from GM currently receive weekly authorization request reports. This means that IIA could send your credit union a list and contact information of every member that requests an authorization number for the GM discount. These members are hot leads for auto loans. {Read The Full Article}

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