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Banking & Credit Union Profit Enhancement

Achieve your goals by offering more.

At times you need to step back and reassess your account holder needs and ensure you are truly fulfilling them. Ask yourself, are we offering the right products? Do we have the correct fee strategy in place? Are there other ways we could reduce our expenses?  {Read The Full Article}

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Credit Unions donate Biz Kid$ box sets to CMN Hospitals

The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital that serves western Nebraska residents is receiving DVD box sets of the “Biz Kid$” television show thanks to the Old West Chapter of Credit Unions. The eight-disc, 65-episode DVD sets was purchased as part of the Chapters community involvement initiatives. {Read The Full Article}

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NE’s Congressmen Sign Letter to NCUA

Nebraska’s three Congressmen, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (CD 1), Rep. Lee Terry (CD 2), Rep. Adrian Smith (CD 3), signed on to a joint letter from Congressman Peter King (R-NY) and Congressman Greg Meeks (D-NY) to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) regarding the NCUA’s proposed rule on Risk-Based Capital (RBC) for credit unions. The King-Meeks letter urges the NCUA to make changes to the proposed rule to ensure that the rule does not “unduly burden credit unions, and does not adversely affect healthy credit unions’ ability to meet the needs of their members”.
Nebraska’s three Congressmen join 282 of their colleagues in the House as signers of the letter. “We are very grateful to Congressman Fortenberry, Terry, and Smith for their support of Nebraska’s credit unions and for their efforts to urge the NCUA to ensure that the RBC proposed rule will not negatively impact the mainstream services credit union members want and deserve from their local credit union” said Scott Sullivan, President/CEO of NCUL. {Read The Full Article}

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Amy Shaw Becomes First Nebraska CUDE

Forty-three credit union professionals became Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) after being guided by eight dedicated program facilitators and mentors through the intensive Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). The Spring DE training was held April 23-30, 2014 at the Lowell Center on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis. {Read The Full Article}

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Project Zip Code Is Key Advocacy Tool

The Nebraska Credit Union League (NCUL) is urging every Nebraska credit union to update their Project Zip Code numbers in the month of May.  Project Zip Code is an advocacy tool created by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to quantify how many credit union members reside in every legislative and congressional district in America.  In addition to legislative and congressional district membership breakdown, PZC also allows for membership breakdown on the county level.  “Project Zip Code is a critical tool for our legislative and political advocacy efforts because it allows us to let our elected officials know how many credit union members live in their respective district”, said Brandon Luetkenhaus, NCUL Government & Public Affairs Director.  Luetkenhaus went on to say, “When we tell our lawmakers that they have 115,000 credit union members in their congressional district, they equate that to 115,000 voters who care about their local credit union”. {Read The Full Article}

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Merchants fail to file petition for interchange rehearing

An important deadline has passed for the debit card interchange fee cap court case between merchants’ groups and the Federal Reserve System. The merchants failed to meet a May 5 deadline to request a rehearing of the case, meaning the case will have to be brought before the U.S. Supreme Court if the merchants plan to challenge the ruling. {Read The Full Article}

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Souixland FCU Sponsors CMN Radio-athon

Siouxland Federal Credit Union sponsored a mini radio-athon in support of the Children’s Miracle Network on Friday, April 11th.  Many employees volunteered to answer phones and take donations.  Over $36,000 was raised during the event.

Souixland FCU Sponsors CMN Radio-athon

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Board of Directors Election Announcement

The Nebraska Credit Union League is pleased to announce that the following candidates have been elected to the Association Board of Directors: {Read The Full Article}

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Genevieve Casey Bosilevac Passes Away

Beloved former League employee Genevieve Casey Bosilevac died May 4th at the age of 53 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Genevieve worked for the League from 1992 to 2003.  She served as a Consultant and as Executive Vice President before retiring.  The League and its member credit unions benefited from her dedication, passion and commitment to service excellence.  “She was an amazing person and a fabulous co-worker and her love of life brought a sense of joy to whomever she came in contact with,” according to League President/CEO, J. Scott Sullivan. {Read The Full Article}

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Elder Financial Abuse Prototype Test Opportunity for Credit Unions

Filene Research Institute—a consumer finance think and do tank—is looking for credit unions to test the True Link Card prototype starting in July—a tool to help credit unions proactively identify, triage, and alert elder members to potential financial fraud. {Read The Full Article}

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The Only International Event of its Kind

Gold Coast, Australia, to host the 2014 World Credit Union Conference, July 27–30

The World Credit Union Conference is the only international event of its kind that brings together the world’s top thought leaders in the credit union industry. {Read The Full Article}

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Compliance Got You Down? The League Can Help!

The League understands the difficulties that credit unions face in today’s complex regulatory environment.  As a result, we offer numerous resources to assist credit unions with their regulatory compliance needs.

The following resources are provided, cost-free, as a benefit of League membership:  {Read The Full Article}

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Bill Hampel named interim president/CEO of CUNA

Effective June 11, CUNA Chief Economist Bill Hampel will assume the duties of interim president/CEO for the organization. Hampel will begin his new, temporary role following the departure of current CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney, who is returning to his home state of California to head the Santa Ana-based SchoolsFirst FCU. {Read The Full Article}

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REMINDER: REGISTER FOR ANNUAL MEETING & CONVENTION!!

It’s LIKE Totally 80’s!

 

It’s time for the League’s 80th Annual Meeting and Convention!  We hope you are ready to have a Rockin’ RAD time starting June 4th!  Informational items have been mailed out.  If you do not receive a packet, you can find online registration and all the information to download on the Annual Meeting webpage, http://www.nebrcul.org/Annual_Meeting_110.html.  **Please note the dates have been changed to a Wednesday thru Friday.  {Read The Full Article}

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Putting to Protect & Promote CU’s

The Nebraska Credit Union League hosted the 2014 Capitol Club Classic golf outing on May 8th at Woodland Hills golf course in Eagle, Nebraska.  The four person scramble tournament included 64 golfers including credit union staff, volunteers, League staff, and vendors.  The tournament’s proceeds benefit the Capitol Investment Fund (CIF) that was created in 1998 by Nebraska’s credit unions following the passage of H.R. 1151, the Membership Access Act.  The CIF is a credit union defense fund to assist in fighting legislative, political, and regulatory battles at the local, state, and federal level.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted May 12th, 2014 No Comments
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