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CUs getting wild about CU Youth Month

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:37am
The "Wild About Saving" theme for this year's National Credit Union Youth Month has given credit unions a fun opportunity to connect their members with zoos in their communities.2015-04-14T00:00:00-05:002015-04-14T09:37:01Z
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This week in Congress: Hearing topics include patent reform

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:37am
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to discuss the Innovation Act (H.R. 9), a bill to combat abusive patent lawsuits.2015-04-14T00:00:00-05:002015-04-14T09:37:01Z
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Youth fin ed charge led by NY CUs, Mellin writes

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:37am
Financial education should be a critical part of any school's curriculum, and New York's credit unions are taking a leadership role in this effort, New York Credit Union Association President/CEO William J. Mellin wrote in a letter to the editor that appeared in the Sunday edition of the Times Union .2015-04-14T00:00:00-05:002015-04-14T09:37:01Z
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Mich CUs' 2014 loan growth highest in 20 years

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:37am
Michigan credit unions in 2014 experienced the fastest rate of loan growth in two decades, according to CUNA numbers reported by the Michigan Credit Union League.2015-04-14T00:00:00-05:002015-04-14T09:37:01Z
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Insider security threats concern CUs: Awareness/CSS survey

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:37am
An overwhelming majority of credit unions have serious concerns about insider security threats, a recent survey by a CUNA Strategic Services strategic alliance provider has found.2015-04-14T00:00:00-05:002015-04-14T09:37:01Z
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CDFI Fund offering 3 workshops on expanding services to underserved

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:37am
Three workshops designed to provide assistance to certified and emerging Community Development Financial Institutions have been announced by the U.S. Treasury's CDFI Fund.2015-04-14T00:00:00-05:002015-04-14T09:37:01Z
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NEW: House passes bill to allow privately insured CUs to join FHLB

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:36am
WASHINGTON (4/13/15 UPDATED 4:15 p.m. ET)--The U.S. House just passed the Capital Access for Community Financial Institutions Act of 2015 by a voice vote, a stand-alone credit union relief bill meant to correct a drafting error that negatively affected some credit unions.2015-04-13T00:00:00-05:002015-04-14T05:36:41Z
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CUs, CUNA help Cherry Blossom runners: 14 years and counting

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:35am
It was described as "near-perfect" race conditions Sunday as an expected 15,000 runners prepared to launch the 14th annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run.2015-04-13T00:00:00-05:002015-04-13T15:35:06Z
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Nussle: Banks hurt themselves with knee-jerk reactions vs CUs

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:34am
You know reason has left the house when banking trade associations oppose a state relief measure, one which would certainly help some of their members, solely to block credit unions from having the same relief. Jim Nussle said Friday that it is "hard to believe" bankers in New York would shoot their members in the foot by giving into a "knee-jerk reaction" against credit unions.2015-04-13T00:00:00-05:002015-04-13T09:34:29Z
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HuffPo blog: Why CU may be the smartest choice

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:34am
Credit unions not only may be consumers' smartest financial choice, they have a significant positive impact on their states' economies, according to a blog the Huffington Post .2015-04-13T00:00:00-05:002015-04-13T09:34:29Z
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CUs, CUNA help Cherry Blossom runners: 14 years and and counting

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:34am
It was described as "near-perfect" race conditions Sunday as an expected 15,000 runners prepared to launch the 14th annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run.2015-04-13T00:00:00-05:002015-04-13T09:34:29Z
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Gov't leaders proclaim importance of Fin Lit Month

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:34am
From the White House to state houses nationwide, governmental leaders are reminding the public that April is National Financial Literacy Month.2015-04-13T00:00:00-05:002015-04-13T09:34:29Z
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CUs hear how to 'succeed' at Conn league annual meeting

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:34am
Nearly 300 credit union leaders and representatives from throughout Connecticut took part in the Credit Union League of Connecticut's 81st annual meeting last week.2015-04-13T00:00:00-05:002015-04-13T09:34:29Z
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Mont gov signs trio of CU-backed bills

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:34am
Gov. Steve Bullock has signed three pieces of legislation backed by the Montana Credit Union Network over the past few weeks, and another sits on his desk waiting for his signature.2015-04-13T00:00:00-05:002015-04-13T09:34:29Z
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In Nevada, mortgage first-lien bill moves forward

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:34am
A state bill intended to address the appropriate exercise of certain lien rights of common interest communities, such as condominium complexes, developments of single family homes, and cooperative apartments, moved forward last week.2015-04-13T00:00:00-05:002015-04-13T09:34:29Z
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McWatters: Listening is path to effective regulation

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:34am
To effectively supervise credit unions, National Credit Union Administration board member J. Mark McWatters said during a roundtable discussion, a regulator must understand the daily experiences of running a credit union. And understanding, he said, comes from listening.2015-04-13T00:00:00-05:002015-04-13T09:34:29Z
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Onboarding boosts member productivity: Javelin

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:34am
Making it easier to break ties with previous financial institutions and engaging members in habit-forming services during the onboarding process are key to boosting the likelihood that the credit union will become a new member's primary financial institution.2015-04-13T00:00:00-05:002015-04-13T09:34:29Z
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Nussle: 'Winning' means a CU industry that is growing

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:20am
As the credit union system continues to get to know "who this new CUNA president and CEO is," Jim Nussle is actively out in the playing field to help credit unions and state credit union leagues know what his vision is for credit unions and credit union advocacy.2015-04-10T00:00:00-05:002015-04-10T09:19:48Z
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9 relief measures first on upcoming House voting agenda

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:20am
First up on the U.S. House voting agenda when Congress returns to session next week will be the nine regulatory relief bills approved by committee on March 27 and supported by CUNA.2015-04-10T00:00:00-05:002015-04-10T09:19:48Z
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Sen Heitkamp hosts NCUA's Matz in ND

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:20am
National Credit Union Administration Chair Debbie Matz traveled to Bismarck, N.D., this week to meet with credit union leaders from across North Dakota.2015-04-10T00:00:00-05:002015-04-10T09:19:48Z
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