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Learn the Differences Between Debt Settlement, Debt Management and Bankruptcy

If you’re struggling with credit card debt, knowing where to turn for help can be confusing.  The key to success is making an informed decision.

GreenPath recently developed an infographic to help consumers understand positives and negatives of three of the most popular debt solutions:  debt settlement, credit counseling / debt management, and bankruptcy. {Read The Full Article}

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Leading for Credit Union Success: The Roles of Personality and Practices in CEOs

By Murray Barrick, PhD, Texas A&M University on June 13, 2013


In these increasingly competitive times, credit unions need to have the best possible understanding of what a good CEO looks like and how to best develop a leadership approach. Our desire to better understand the key elements of CEO selection and development led us to engage Murray Barrick. Barrick surveyed a cross section of employees—ranging from entry level to C-suite—at 84 credit unions across the United States and Canada. Each survey participant evaluated the CEO’s personality, critical executive competencies, leadership behaviors, and performance. The non-CEO participants were also asked to rate their level of work engagement at their credit union. To determine credit union performance, the survey assessed the average of four bottom-line ratios as objective measures of organizational performance: return on assets, net worth to total assets, delinquent loans to total loans, and net charge-offs to average loans. {Read The Full Article}

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INTECH Has the Tools, the Software, and the Service 

The traditional core processing system is a thing of the past as we see it. Today’s core data processing is a combination of the standard back office core products and the digital front ends that touch your members’ lives every day.

Credit union members and prospects, in increasing numbers, are demanding a wider spectrum of services – many of which require products developed using leading edge technologies. Indeed, it is not just one service or product that helps with growth of a credit union, it is having available, a variety of tools and services that appeal to a diverse mix of members. {Read The Full Article}

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Mascarello Lands Four Points FCU CEO Position

On July 1st, Cheryl Mascarello, took over the CEO/President position for Four Points FCU.  Mascarello was formally the Vice President/Chief Brand Officer at Mutual 1st Federal.  She brings years of credit union knowledge to Four Points FCU and also serves on the Nebraska Credit Union League Board.  Congrats Cheryl!



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Nebraska Credit Unions Report Increasing Loan Originations

According to the quarterly data released by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) for the first quarter of 2015 and analyzed by Callahan & Associates, Nebraska credit unions posted strong growth across a variety of metrics, including member growth and loan originations. Nebraska credit unions added 17,205 members between March 2014 and March 2015, reporting a growth rate of 3.7%, outperforming national credit unions who reported 2.9% growth rate. Total loan originations grew 3.3% year-over-year at Nebraska credit unions, reaching $330.8 million in the first quarter. Strongest growth was seen in first mortgage originations, which grew 17.1% year-over-year. {Read The Full Article}

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Leadership Workshop Offered by NSCN


Please consider registering for the Leadership Workshop being held on August 27th at the National Safety Council.  If you sign up through Amy Shaw at the League Office, you will get the membership rate of $169.  Contact her at or 402-333-9331.



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People Helping People


Take a good look at the credit union movement, from the outside or within, and what you’ll see at its foundation is “People Helping People®.”

On October 15, credit unions worldwide will join in celebrating the year-round impact of the credit union movement and its members for International Credit Union (ICU) Day®. Share in this powerful credit union vision and join more than 200 million people worldwide in thanking our loyal members and inviting our local communities to be a part of the year-round celebration that is credit union membership.

Celebration products and resources are available here!

Download the 2015 poster here.

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Another Annual Meeting in the Rear View

Kansas Corporate hosted our 63rd Annual Membership Meeting on the front-end of the joint NCUL/KCUA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO, and it, like the league meetings, made quite a Splash!

Guests from Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, and Missouri traveled in a day prior to the league event to kick-off the almost week long affair at Benton’s, the windowed restaurant atop Crown Center, with dinner, drinks, friends, and fun. Thursday morning guests gathered for breakfast before meeting with colleagues, volunteers, and staff to recount 2014 accomplishments, network, and plan for 2015.

Nebraska credit union faces were plenty, from the speaker podium to the meeting seats. Nebraska volunteers include Tom Kjar, KCCU Board Chair, Kenn Miller, Board Member, Scott Winkelmann, Credit Committee Member, and Jerry Barnett, Nominations Committee Member. A special thank you to these Nebraska folks for their time serving Kansas Corporate Credit Union and our member credit unions!

As our meeting ended, the joint NCUL/KCUA meeting began – a tag-team effort, for sure! Your very own Bob Tinglehoff, was the winner of our booth giveaway – a $100 VISA Gift Card – and the popcorn was literally flying out of the giant Red SOLO cups. It was great to mix, mingle, make a few hundred sandwiches and a giant splash in the City of Fountains!

Many thanks to all who attended our meeting or visited us at our booth during the league meeting, including our friends at the NCUL. We appreciate our relationship, your membership, friendship and support!

Pictured Below: Jerry Barnett (LincOne FCU), Larry Eisenhauer (KS Corp), Chris Nielsen (NE State ECU), Scott Winkelmann (Fremont First FCU)

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Pictured Above: Tom Kjar, KCCU Board Chair

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Introducing Financial Intelligence from FHLBank Topeka


Financial Intelligence from FHLBank Topeka tailors our services to fit your credit union’s specific needs. Ann Meier, lending officer, is our specialist for consumer lending. She is well versed in consumer banking trends and related operational and economic challenges. It is her job to understand your business and to work with you to find customized funding solutions. {Read The Full Article}

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Raising Expectations

“High expectations are the key to everything.”  This quote, attributed to Sam Walton, drives everything we do at Centennial Lending, a credit union service organization.  We strive to exceed our partner credit unions’ expectations regarding service, products and ongoing relationship management.

Centennial Lending’s executive management team has remained consistent since founding the company fifteen years ago and this team has maintained high expectations for loan quality, always keeping longevity in mind.  Throughout the most drastic financial downturn of our lifetime, quality underwriting, loan monitoring and focus on relationships helped Centennial Lending maintain a quality portfolio with minimal losses within the portfolio.  In fact, the company’s servicing portfolio surpassed $1 billion in loans last year and continues to grow. {Read The Full Article}

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Attention!  Attention! 

Do you have a young professional that is looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the Credit Union Movement?

The Young Professionals for Credit Unions (YPCU) is looking for energetic, positive young professionals that that are looking for a chance to do more.  

This is a great opportunity for an employee to really engage in the Credit Union Movement and get involved on levels they did not know exist. This is also a chance for management to engage those employees that are worried may become tired of the day to day and need something more to push them to success and success for their institution.  

For further information, please contact Matt Hill, Director of the YPCU Board of Directors at or 402-280-1433.attention

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