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Leagues aid state bar associations regarding IOLTAs

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:44am
Two state credit union leagues have recently worked with state legal organizations to ensure that credit unions in their states are eligible to offer Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts.2015-03-13T00:00:00-05:002015-03-13T09:44:53Z
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Shelby, Miller recognized as LSCU lawmakers of the year

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:44am
The League of Southeastern Credit Unions honored Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) as its 2014 Lawmakers of the Year.2015-03-13T00:00:00-05:002015-03-13T09:44:53Z
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Nussle: Retailers distract from real data protection problem

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:42am
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle issued a strong statement Wednesday rebutting merchants' most recent talking points on data breach issues. Nussle said the retailers mean only to distract attention from the true problem in data security.2015-03-12T00:00:00-05:002015-03-12T09:42:10Z
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GAC: CU message rings loud during Capitol Hill visits

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:42am
The halls and streets of Capitol Hill were filled with thousands of credit union leaders throughout this week, and especially Wednesday, as the credit union message was brought to members of Congress on both side of the Capitol, as well as their key staff.2015-03-12T00:00:00-05:002015-03-12T09:42:10Z
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GAC: Nussle seeks a big choir to sing CUs' strengths

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:42am
As CUNA's 2015 Governmental Affairs Conference wound down Wednesday, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle had a message for the nearly 5,000 credit union leaders who attended the sessions throughout the week: Be as good as you can be and deliver on that.2015-03-12T00:00:00-05:002015-03-12T09:42:10Z
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GAC: Treasury official calls gov't, CU interests on cyber issues 'aligned'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:42am
U.S. Treasury Department official Amias Gerety, nominated just weeks ago by President Barack Obama to the position of assistant Treasury secretary for financial institutions, said Wednesday that he believes government and credit union interests regarding cybersecurity "are truly aligned."2015-03-12T00:00:00-05:002015-03-12T09:42:10Z
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GAC: Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility, Ridge says

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:42am
The digital sun will never set, and we will live in the digital age forevermore, said former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge at CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference Wednesday. This means the threat of cybercrime will forever be present.2015-03-12T00:00:00-05:002015-03-12T09:42:10Z
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GAC: Martinez says CUs 'key agents' of change

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:42am
During a CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference general session, Zixta Martinez, associate for external affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, called credit unions "key agents of change in their communities," and said the CFPB listens to credit union concerns for the effects new rules have on day-to-day operations.2015-03-12T00:00:00-05:002015-03-12T09:42:10Z
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GAC: Warren says CUs are 'bright spot' in financial industry

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:42am
Credit unions are a model for how financial institutions can provide real value to members and their communities, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference Wednesday.2015-03-12T00:00:00-05:002015-03-12T09:42:10Z
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GAC: Takai tells CUs 'I want to be your champion'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:42am
Rep. Mark Takai (D-Hawaii) gave CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference attendees a short lesson in Hawaiian during Wednesday's general session. However, any credit union veteran was already familiar with the sentiment behind the words.2015-03-12T00:00:00-05:002015-03-12T09:42:10Z
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80% of global merchants flunk card data security: Verizon

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:42am
Eighty percent of global merchants and companies continue to fall short on their card data security efforts, says Verizon Communications. Its new report lends weight to a key topic of discussion--data breaches and who pays for them--as credit union advocates visited the Hill this week during CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.2015-03-12T00:00:00-05:002015-03-12T09:42:10Z
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12 reasons to drop the bank, join a CU: MoneyTalksNews

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:42am
Chalk up another positive news report about the benefits of credit unions over banks. Credit unions saw positive coverage, with a story in MoneyTalksNews.com (March 11) accompanied by a YouTube video. Both tout reasons to join a credit union.2015-03-12T00:00:00-05:002015-03-12T09:42:10Z
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GAC: America's CUs raise awareness with Hill food-truck event

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:42am
Pumping up the America's Credit Unions campaign and celebrating the thousands of credit union advocates who were meeting with lawmakers as part of CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference, CUNA offered a delicious way for Capitol Hill visitors and staff to start their Wednesday morning: with credit union awareness and free food.2015-03-12T00:00:00-05:002015-03-12T09:42:10Z
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GAC: Obama grasps vital role of CUs in broader economy, White House adviser says

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:37am
President Barack Obama understands the critical role credit unions play in the broader U.S. economy, Jason Furman, chair of the council of economic advisers at the White House, told attendees Tuesday at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference general session.2015-03-11T00:00:00-05:002015-03-11T09:37:41Z
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GAC: Sens Brown, Merkley state support of CUs' tax status

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:37am
The ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, in concert with another member of that key panel, pledged support of the credit union tax status on the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference stage Tuesday.2015-03-11T00:00:00-05:002015-03-11T09:37:41Z
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GAC: McWatters calls for budget, exam, reg relief committees

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:37am
National Credit Union Administration board member J. Mark McWatters called for the agency to create three formal advisory committees, during his remarks at CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference Tuesday.2015-03-11T00:00:00-05:002015-03-11T09:37:41Z
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GAC breakout: On tax reform, anything can be in play

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:37am
Credit unions have heard it before, but it bears repeating a senior Senate staffer emphasized during a CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference breakout session Tuesday: Any thing can be on the table in regards to tax reform, including the credit union tax status.2015-03-11T00:00:00-05:002015-03-11T09:37:41Z
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GAC: Sen Peters tells CUs to 'count on my support'

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:37am
When Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), then serving as a U.S. representative from Michigan, announced his intention run for the Senate seat to be vacated by Carl Levin, he received his first endorsement from the Michigan Credit Union League--16 months before the 2014 general election--because of his long track record of credit union support.2015-03-11T00:00:00-05:002015-03-11T09:37:41Z
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GAC: CUs have potential to be an even more important force, Sanders says

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:37am
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) lavished praise upon the credit union system during his speech at CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference Tuesday and urged those in attendance to increase their advocacy efforts.2015-03-11T00:00:00-05:002015-03-11T09:37:41Z
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GAC: Aguilar has CU roots and won't forget

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:37am
As a former vice president at Arrowhead CU, Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) heeds the advice of his grandmother when it comes to his legislative work with credit unions: "Don't forget who you are and where you came from," she always told him.2015-03-11T00:00:00-05:002015-03-11T09:37:41Z
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