Posted September 20th, 2018 No Comments
Vero ID Theft Protection

Jim McCabe was quoted in a recent CU Times article discussing the September 2017 Equifax data breach.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted September 20th, 2018 No Comments
Simplify Life Insurance: A Winning Strategy

Life insurance offers a unique opportunity for credit unions to offer a service that may strengthen long-term relationships with members, while also helping improve their financial futures. {Read The Full Article}

Posted September 20th, 2018 No Comments
First Data PayPoint Payment Gateway

First Data would like to present their PayPoint® Payment processing service, that allows your members to process payment requests through one single point of interaction.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted September 20th, 2018 No Comments
Crash the CUNA Lending Council Conference

Time is running out! Apply today to
Crash the CUNA Lending Council Conference!

October 28-31, 2018  |  Anaheim, CA

Learn about the latest and greatest in lending, network with industry leaders, grow professionally, and have a little bit of fun with your credit union peers at the Disneyland® Hotel!

Crashers for this event will also receive a $1,000 scholarship for travel expenses and complimentary CUNA Lending Council membership for the year thanks to CUNA Councils!

APPLY NOW!

Filene

Posted September 20th, 2018 No Comments
A “Heightened” Perspective: The FFIEC-CAT, Skydiving, and Member-Trust

I have a real fear of heights and, since our company LMG Security is headquartered in Missoula, Montana, I get plenty of opportunities to face this fear as my passion for hiking takes me to cliff edges and mountain tops – and every time that fear kicks in.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 16th, 2018 No Comments
Interested in Serving on a CUNA Committee?

Committees play an important role within CUNA as they continue to align their committee structure with the organization’s strategic priorities.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 16th, 2018 No Comments
CECL Training for Small CUs

CECL trainings coming in September!

September 5th – Midwest Chapter meeting *register with the chapter

September 6th – Omaha (NCUL) and/or Lincoln (LincOne FCU) REGISTER

Current expected credit loss. CECL. Much has been said about how it changes the ALLL calculation, but a tremendous amount of uncertainty remains for many credit unions—especially less complex institutions. In this nuts-and-bolts seminar, we will boil the requirements down to their essentials, and demonstrate how credit union employees can incorporate the average life of their loans and utilize a reasonable and supportable forecast, all from the comfort of their own computers.

   *This session is geared toward smaller credit unions.  More CECL will be covered at the Compliance Conference in October for larger CUs.

 **Due to the complex nature of the material, there will NOT be a teleconference option.

Presenter:  Stephen Nelson has worked in the credit union industry for 19 years, spending most of his time at the Utah Credit Union Association, presenting about and consulting with credit unions on many hot-button topics: strategic planning, business continuity, data analytics, cyber security, volunteer duties, and now CECL.

Posted August 16th, 2018 No Comments
CUNA Strategic Services Upcoming Webinars

Below are three upcoming webinars from CUNA Strategic Services.  1.  OneSpan Sign discussing E-Signatures on Aug. 21st; 2.  Verafin discussing  FFIEC Exam procedures on Aug. 29th;  3.  Newtek Business Services discussing outsourcing your payroll on Aug. 30th.  The links to Register are below and if you would like more information, then please contact Dan Collins, Chief Solutions Officer, Cooperative Solutions Group @ dcollins@nebrcul.org  .  t

 

E-Signature FAQ For Credit Unions

Date:  Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm Central
A free webinar brought to you by CUNA Strategic Services and OneSpan Sign, (formerly E-Sign Live)

As credit unions strive to become 100% digital, electronic signatures are a key enabling technology to help increase efficiency and offer a superior member experience. CUNA reports that e-signatures are being used by 77% of credit unions for loan applications, member service agreements, mortgage renewals, board documents, HR and supplier contracts and more – resulting in significant time and cost savings. Despite impressive adoption, many have automated only a handful of online processes, and there remains tremendous opportunity to further digitize within the industry.

In this 30-minute webinar, we’ll share best practices for becoming a paperless credit union and will answer the most frequently asked electronic signature questions.
Highlights will include:

  • Advanced e-signature use cases including in-branch signing and mortgage
  • Tips for maximizing e-signature adoption and use
  • Top requirements for a scalable e-signature solution
  • Key differentiators that matter
  • Integration with your LoS

Presenters

Aviv Lubell , Mid-Market Sales Representative – OneSpan

REGISTER NOW

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New FFIEC Exam Procedures for Customer Due Diligence

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Time: 11:30 am Central
A free webinar brought to you by CUNA Strategic Services and Verafin

On May 11, 2018, the FFIEC released new Customer Due Diligence Examination procedures that reflect and codify the requirements of FinCEN’s final CDD rule.

These updates detail how financial institutions must establish appropriate risk-based CDD procedures to understand the nature and purpose of their customer relationships. By following this risk-based approach, institutions develop and maintain an accurate customer risk profile with an increased focus on higher-risk customers and incorporate ongoing monitoring for enhanced due diligence and suspicious activity monitoring.

Join us for this educational webinar, as we discuss the updated FFIEC Exam Procedures for Customer Due Diligence and outline key considerations for your BSA/AML Program as you prepare for your next examination.

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REGISTER NOW

 

Less is More: Why Outsourcing Payroll is the Solution

Date: August 30, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm Central
(2:30 pm Eastern, 1:30 pm Central, 12:30 pm Mountain, 11:30 am Pacific)
A free webinar brought to you by CUNA Strategic Services and Newtek Business Services Corp.

A reliable payroll program is one of the most important components of your credit union – and can be one of the biggest sources of stress when you encounter payroll issues.

Newtek Business Services Corp., offers payroll services that help credit unions save money, time, and hassle with managing your payroll. In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • Mitigating risk by understanding the risks of doing payroll in house
  • Streamlining cashflow with better forecasting of budget needs
  • Online HCM platforms that offer seamless integration

Learn more about the benefits of Newtek’s payroll services

Presenter: Chris Manzello

Chris Manzello is Senior VP of Business Development with Newtek Payroll & Benefits, where he works with organizations of all sizes to address their HR, payroll and employee benefit needs. A seasoned expert in the Payroll industry, Chris previously worked at ADP for six years before joining Newtek. Despite his busy schedule, Chris also proudly serves as a police officer in Long Island, New York.

REGISTER NOW

Posted August 16th, 2018 No Comments
NCUA Final Rules Webinar

Join us!

NCUA Final Rules: Voluntary Mergers & Field of Membership

Thursday, September 6th @ 1:00 pm CT

Click here to register for this webinar.

 

PolicyWorks

Posted August 16th, 2018 No Comments
First Data PayPoint Webinar

In conjunction with our partner First Data, we are hosting a PayPoint payment webinar on Thursday August 30th 2 – 3.30 pm CST.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 16th, 2018 No Comments
National CU Foundation Link Health and Wealth

A new publication from the National Credit Union Foundation, Health and Financial Well-being: Two Good Things that Go Better Together. The Case for Credit Union and Health Care Collaboration has been released.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 16th, 2018 No Comments
LifeSteps Wallet

LifeSteps Wallet’s vision is to keep your credit union “top of mind” and “top of wallet” and help members, especially tech-savvy Millennials, before, during and after life’s biggest financial decisions. {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 16th, 2018 No Comments
League to Host Bacon Reception and Advocacy Conference

The League will be hosting a fundraising reception for Congressman Don Bacon’s re-election campaign in La Vista on September 18th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Patriarch Distillery.  {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 16th, 2018 No Comments
FIS, Everything You Need for a Strong, Healthy Card Portfolio

Managing consumer and commercial credit card portfolios involves more than just moving transactions. FIS provides powerful payment processing technology, plus an experienced team that supports the complete array of card-related services: plastics design and production, charge-backs, billing, customer support, reporting and training. {Read The Full Article}

Posted August 16th, 2018 No Comments
Drive Innovation, Today and Tomorrow

Strategic planning is both an obligation and an opportunity. Credit unions who plan well, execute well and employ innovation are the ones you read about today … growing faster, staying more relevant and becoming financially stronger. {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 18th, 2018 No Comments
Upcoming NCUL Events

Save the Date for these upcoming events that you don’t want to miss!Calendar

 

Children’s Hospital Carnival – August 7th

CU Direct Lunch and Learn – August 15th

Children’s NICU Reunion Carnival – September 9th

Fall Advocacy Forum – September 19th

Compliance Conference – October 10-11th

International CU Day – October 18th

 

Posted July 18th, 2018 No Comments
Cal Hinz Architects Design Sunflower UP Credit Union

Sunflower FCU 200x200

Sunflower U.P. Credit Union desired a “homey and inviting” design for their new business location, so CLH Architects’ Tim Werner, AIA, designed a building that would blend within the context of the surrounding community.  The perceived mass of the building was reduced by adding high and low slopes to the roof.  Tim also added a wrap-around porch that is of a size and scale of a family home, and the exterior windows are to a residential scale. The addition of dormers and the client’s sunflower icon echo the elements of farmhouse vernacular.

Inside, the credit union’s patrons will likely be surprised by the spaciousness of the tall lobby with clerestory windows, but there will still be a homestyle aesthetic because the flooring and finishes will be in a warm color range with natural hues.  The floor plan supports 3 teller stations with easy access to the drive-thru window, 6 offices, and a conference room.  Additionally, the file storage room is comprised of CMU for the security of the files, but it is also spacious enough to be a shelter for staff and customers in the event of a severe storm or tornado.

The building is sited to have good visibility as people approach the downtown area from the west.  There is a drive-thru lane with the option of a teller or an ATM for Sunflower’s members, and a parking area in the rear.  CLH Architects provided additional support to the client by assisting in a presentation to the Marysville City Council.  The presentation was in support of a request by Sunflower UP FCU to have the city share costs for improvement of the alley on the lot that is utilized by customers as they access the drive-thru and surface parking.  Improvements include new pavement, widening, and designating it as a two-way access road.

In keeping with their “down home” approach, Sunflower UP Federal Credit Union desired to invest in their local community by involving local businesses with this project.  CES Group is a local civil engineering that did civil and survey work for the site.  The building contractor is from the local area, and is an example of how CLH Architects works with credit unions to achieve their goals.

Construction completion is estimated to be in the Autumn of 2018.

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Posted July 18th, 2018 No Comments
NE Credit Unions Top Forbes “Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions”

Credit unions, including Nebraska credit unions, received high marks in a recent consumer survey conducted by Forbes and marketing research firm Statista. There were more than 25,000 consumers surveyed nationwide on their opinions of their current and past banking relationships. Both banks and credit unions were rated on consumers overall satisfaction and recommendations as well as trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice. The survey included state specific results for both credit unions and banks.

The survey results found credit unions nationwide outpacing banks with a score of 80 versus 75.2 for banks. On a 1-5 scale, consumers gave credit unions a score of 4.42 and banks a score of 4.24. In the Best-In-State rankings, both Metro Credit Union (87.06) and the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union (86.52) topped the top bank, Pinnacle bank (84.69) in scoring. Liberty First Credit Union which ranked third among credit unions nearly outranked the top bank with a score of 84.15.

Best-In-State Credit Unions v. Best-In-State Banks

  1. Metro Credit Union – 87.06
  2. University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union – 86.52
  3. Pinnacle Bank – 84.69
  4. Liberty First Credit Union – 84.15
  5. 1st National Bank – 82.82
  6. Great Western Bank – 77.29

 

“Consumers are opening their eyes to credit unions in Nebraska and nationwide” said Scott Sullivan, President/CEO of the Nebraska Credit Union League. “The credit union structure being not-for-profit and owned by their members appeals to consumers across Nebraska and it shows in the results of the Forbes survey as well as in credit union membership growth in Nebraska which has increased by 9% over the last five years” said Sullivan.

Posted July 18th, 2018 No Comments
Navigating Risks in the Lending Landscape

While speaking at a recent credit union league conference, I was asked by an attendee, “Are we going to learn how to be risk-free?” {Read The Full Article}

Posted July 18th, 2018 No Comments
Introducing Sprint’s New Unlimited Plans: A Plan for Every Member

There’s never been a better time for your members to switch to Sprint! {Read The Full Article}

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