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CUNA-League System Small CU Webinar Series
We all want to do more to preserve small credit unions. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that CUNA and every State League in the U.S. has committed to create a new series of free webinars just for you.

Starting Tuesday, August 4, CUNA and Leagues will be hosting weekly FREE webinars tackling the most important issues and subjects facing small credit unions today: new member growth, technology best practices, succession planning, marketing, board engagement, the list goes on.

With every League and CUNA committed to hosting a weekly webinar,we will have sessions through Spring 2021, allowing us to record and create a library of 30+ sessions packed with ideas and actionable information.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new strategies for the success of your small credit union and engage with peers from across the nation.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesdays at 2 PM CT starting August 4! Thank you to our sponsor CUNA Mutual Group.

 

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER TODAY >

 

Posted June 18th, 2020 No Comments
National CU Foundation Offers Specialty Grants

NCUF Launches 2020 Grant Cycle with Focus on Financial Health & Well-Being

“If there was ever a time to document what credit unions are doing to improve their members’ and employees’ financial lives, it’s during this crisis,” notes Gigi Hyland, Foundation Executive Director. “This pandemic has put a glaring spotlight on how many of us are financially fragile. Our grants efforts this year focus on telling the story of how credit unions are meeting that challenge and testing a split deposit intervention with employees to see whether it moves the needle on financial well-being.”

The Foundation’s 2020 Grant cycle has two opportunities for credit unions:

  1. “Start at Home”: A strategy that focuses on financial well-being always starts at home with employees. Employees can be equally financially fragile as the members they serve. This grant effort seeks to This grant effort seeks to increase credit union employee financial well-being through one discreet savings initiative: Building short term savings through split deposit. “Splitting” a direct deposit is the ability to automatically direct a fixed percentage or dollar amount of pay into a savings or investment account. The overarching goal of this grant effort is to have impact — specifically to rigorously test this evidence-based intervention that has strong potential to build financial resilience among credit union employees and to be scaled within and across credit unions. This effort will be a collaboration with select researchers from around the country to help selected credit unions test split deposits with employees. Click here to see the full application for “Start at Home”.

 

  1. “Tell Your Story”: A great deal of work has been done in the credit union system around financial well-being and now is the time to tell the story of the journey to date. The Foundation is seeking credit unions who have financial well-being as a key component of their strategy to share their impact stories. Specifically, credit unions will be asked to document: the financial well-being challenge faced by members and/or the community; the intervention (e.g., product, service, counseling, relationship, etc.) the credit union took to address the challenge and improve financial health and well-being; and the transformation the credit union measured as a result of its work (e.g., 500 members improved their credit score from X to Y; $X in debt was reduced because of the intervention, etc.). Click here to see the full application for “Tell Your Story”.

 

These opportunities are only available to credit unions. The deadline for credit unions to submit their applications is July 15, 2020.  The Foundation will review all applications for each credit union’s financial capacity and commitment to improving members’ and employees’ financial well-being that directly support the stated application objectives.

 

 

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About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S credit union movement, serving as a catalyst for change in people’s financial lives. The Foundation works to ignite understanding and focus on member financial health, inspire and create opportunities for credit unions to leverage their cooperative values and respond quickly when disaster strikes. Through cooperative support and action, the Foundation helps people achieve financial freedom.

 

Posted June 16th, 2020 No Comments
Hauptman Nominated to NCUA Board

President Donald Trump nominated Kyle Hauptman to the NCUA Board seat currently held by NCUA Board Member Mark McWatters whose term expired August of 2019.  {Read The Full Article}

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Save the Date to ELEVATE!

Calling all credit union leaders!!

NCUL has teamed up with many other states to bring you ELEVATE through the Cornerstone CU League.  Save the Date to join us on September 1-3 to be a part of an amazing, high-tech, virtual experience!

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Posted June 16th, 2020 No Comments
VisiFI P2P Solution

In analyzing Q1 data, VisiFI noticed a shift in the behavior of credit union members, particularly in March as a result of COVID-19.  {Read The Full Article}

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Verisite Mobile Inspections

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Business is Booming at Centennial Lending

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Fraud Awareness: Defending Against Coronavirus Cons

Cybercriminals are looking to profit from pandemic fears – using concerns about a human-transmitted virus to spread computer viruses, if you will – with a fresh crop of malicious software and scams. {Read The Full Article}

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CUNA Mutual’s Moving Forward Forum

Moving Forward Forum: Insights and Strategies for the Credit Union New Frontier

Let’s get straight to the point: No one could have predicted the course of 2020 so far, and we’re all called to leverage the very best that we can bring to the table. Change is accelerating faster than ever. Plans are out of whack. Budgets are tight(er). As we look into the future, finding a new normal feels like both a tremendous responsibility and a giant guessing game.

That’s where being part of the credit union system makes a difference; we know how to pull together to share resources that help you make more informed decisions based on best practices across our industry.

Join us on Thursday, June 25 for the Moving Forward Forum: Insights and Strategies for a New Frontier for these three sessions hosted by credit union industry experts at CUNA Mutual Group to provide ideas to help you increase agility, increase revenue, and effectively serve the growing multicultural consumer population.

 

KEY DETAILS

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020 – 11:30 am Eastern/8:30 am Pacific

Sessions: Three sessions by top industry experts

Length: 45 minutes per session

Where: Online – Register now!

Price: $0

 

EVENT AGENDA

How Leveraging Agility Will Help You Meet Uncertainty Head-On
Tammie Harvey, Director of Continuous Improvement and Agile Execution, CUNA Mutual Group Ashley Utz, Vice President, Human Resources, CUNA Mutual Group

Now, more than ever, we are faced with rapidly changing conditions, multifaceted problems and a whole lot of uncertainty of what is to come. Leading is more complex than ever. It is requiring us to think about and adjust the way we work and how we serve our customers and employees now and into the future.  We will share some of the strategies that are helping us lean into this uncertainty with confidence!

Maximize Credit Unions’ Non-Interest Income
Bob Larson and Jeff Davenport, Financial Consultants, CUNA Mutual Group Today’s unprecedented economic conditions will greatly impact credit unions’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and, in particular, credit union earnings. In order to be there for your members and to keep regulators satisfied, credit unions must explore every aspect of their income statement to leverage additional income. Learn strategies to sustain and improve your Non-Interest Income revenue stream and explore industry best practices to help with your strategy.

Multicultural Consumers—The Good, The Bad and The Opportunity.
Edgar Hernandez and Opal Tomashevska, Sr. Managers of Multicultural Business Strategy, CUNA Mutual Group

The Good: By 2030 multicultural consumers will make up the majority of the U.S. population, a growth that will bring new opportunities for empathetic and savvy organizations.

The Bad: Some businesses are still looking retrospectively at how the consumer landscape “used to be,” and not at how “it will be.” This will not only limit their ability to connect with new consumers, but also limit their ability to attract diverse talent.

The Opportunity: Recent events have amplified differences in income, healthcare access and discrimination toward people of color that had been less visible to the general population, and this is presenting new challenges that will require novel solutions.  Is your credit union ready to connect with this market?

 

Register Now

 

P.S. Already have plans on June 25? No problem. RSVP here now and you’ll still receive access to the sessions and resources on-demand, available for 90 days after the event.

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Posted June 16th, 2020 No Comments
CU Solutions Group Partners with Abrigo on PPP Loan Forgiveness Solution

CU Solutions Group (CUSG) announced it has partnered with Abrigo in support of its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness and Administration solution, part of the Sageworks SBA Lending solution, to aid credit unions in streamlining the loan forgiveness and administration process. {Read The Full Article}

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Capitol Club Classic Golf Outing August 26th

The NCUL’s annual Capitol Club Classic golf outing has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 26th at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Eagle, Nebraska.  {Read The Full Article}

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