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Va league-backed prize-linked savings bill headed to gov

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:44am
Two credit union bills in Virginia, including one that would allow credit unions to offer prize-linked savings accounts, passed the Virginia House this week and now await the signature of Gov. Terry McAuliffe.2015-02-19T00:00:00-06:002015-02-19T10:44:05Z
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CO-OP's Miracle Match raises record $31M for CU 4 Kids

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:44am
A total of 170 credit unions participating in the 2014 Miracle Match by CO-OP program raised a record $3.1 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals--with $1 million in matching funds provided by CO-OP Financial Services.2015-02-19T00:00:00-06:002015-02-19T10:44:05Z
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NCUA's 4 permanent funds earn clean audits

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:44am
The four permanent funds of the National Credit Union Administration have received clean audit opinions, according to reports released Wednesday by the agency's Office of the Inspector General.2015-02-19T00:00:00-06:002015-02-19T10:44:05Z
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Ed loans weigh heavily on household debt: NY Fed

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:44am
Delinquency rates nationwide improved overall in the fourth quarter of 2014, with the exception of student loans, which recorded an 11.3% increase, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.2015-02-19T00:00:00-06:002015-02-19T10:44:05Z
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CUNA provides memorandum on UBIT refunds

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:38am
CUNA has asked outside counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP, to prepare a memo with general information on how credit unions can claim tax refunds on income exempt from Unrelated Business Income Tax--UBIT--and what a credit union might expect if it files for a refund.2015-02-18T00:00:00-06:002015-02-18T10:38:02Z
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CU Effect: Freedom First FCU puts members in driver's seat

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:38am
In 2014, a study conducted by Urban Institute, the University of Maryland and UCLA revealed the difference that access to a car can make for a low-income family. Recognizing this need within its membership back in 2010, $331 million-asset Freedom First FCU, Roanoke, Va., developed its Responsible Rides program to make car loans affordable to working families who may face credit challenges and have limited borrowing options.2015-02-18T00:00:00-06:002015-02-18T10:38:02Z
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CUs dominate GOBankingRates list of top military FIs

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:38am
Credit unions dominated the GOBankingRates 10 Best Military Banks and Credit Unions list, with eight cooperative financial institutions making the cut.2015-02-18T00:00:00-06:002015-02-18T10:38:02Z
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Texas GAC attracts 'busloads' of CU reps to Austin

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:38am
Less than a month before CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., this week credit union leaders from throughout Texas assembled in Austin for the state league's GAC.2015-02-18T00:00:00-06:002015-02-18T10:38:02Z
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Buckeye Community FCU to acquire Fla bank branch

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:38am
Buckeye Community FCU has reached an agreement with Citizens State Bank to acquire the bank's branch in Madison, Fla., pending state and federal regulatory approval. The acquisition would give the credit union a second branch and provide Madison County with a local community‐based credit union option for its residents.2015-02-18T00:00:00-06:002015-02-18T10:38:02Z
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CUs can use big data to reach underserved: Coopera

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:38am
A new white paper from Coopera describes how credit unions are leveraging big data to better serve Hispanic members.2015-02-18T00:00:00-06:002015-02-18T10:38:02Z
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CUNA seeks real-life reg burden examples for Senate Banking Committee

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:34am
CUNA is launching a new tool today to help credit unions collect real-life examples of how the growing regulatory burden results in reduced service for members or increased costs to credit unions--a request made last week by the Senate Banking Committee.2015-02-17T00:00:00-06:002015-02-17T10:34:26Z
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Supplemental capital bill has strong CUNA support

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:34am
A reintroduced bill that would allow credit unions to raise other forms of capital has been met with strong support from CUNA.2015-02-17T00:00:00-06:002015-02-17T10:34:26Z
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Nussle in The Hill: Stop 'creeping complexity' of reg burden

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:34am
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle took to the op-ed pages of The Hill Friday to point out that an increasing regulatory burden is making it harder and harder for credit unions to serve their members in the best way possible.2015-02-17T00:00:00-06:002015-02-17T10:34:26Z
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CU CEO hears first-hand White House cybersecurity plan

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:34am
CUNA was represented at President Barack Obama's White House Summit on Cybersecurity, held Friday at Stanford University, by Joan Opp, president/CEO of Stanford FCU. She participated on behalf of CUNA at the summit, which featured leaders from the government and private sector sharing perspectives on the importance of cybersecurity.2015-02-17T00:00:00-06:002015-02-17T10:34:26Z
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White House economic advisor, key lawmakers, all NCUA board members confirmed for GAC

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:34am
CUNA has confirmed Jason Furman, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, as a speaker for the fast-approaching 2015 Governmental Affairs Conference, which runs March 8-12.2015-02-17T00:00:00-06:002015-02-17T10:34:26Z
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Move Your Money Project makes comeback

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:34am
About five years ago in an environment of discontent with "too big to fail" banks, a grassroots effort began to encourage American consumers to "move your money" to Main Street financial institutions such as credit unions.2015-02-17T00:00:00-06:002015-02-17T10:34:26Z
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LSCU pushes final piece of Fla fin lit legislation

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:34am
Thanks in part to the work of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, Florida is getting closer to requiring students to take at least a one-half credit class in financial literacy.2015-02-17T00:00:00-06:002015-02-17T10:34:26Z
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Ohio league in lawmakers' ears on important CU issues

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:34am
A number of bills related to the financial services industry will make their way through the Ohio Legislature this year, and the Ohio Credit Union League will have eyes on each one of them.2015-02-17T00:00:00-06:002015-02-17T10:34:26Z
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'FISH!' co-author Paul to keynote CUNA FUSE

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:34am
Harry Paul, co-author of "FISH! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results," will keynote CUNA FUSE: Branch Operations and Business Development School Aug. 17-20 in Seattle.2015-02-17T00:00:00-06:002015-02-17T10:34:26Z
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NEW: CUNA participates in White House cybersecurity summit

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 12:15am
PALO ALTO, Calif. (2/13/15, UPDATED 6:45 p.m. ET)--CUNA was represented at President Barack Obama's White House Summit on Cybersecurity today, held at Stanford University by Joan Opp, president/CEO of Stanford FCU.2015-02-13T00:00:00-06:002015-02-14T06:15:36Z
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