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NEW: CUNA ignites #DontTaxMyCU for Tax Day

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:52am
MADISON, Wis. (4/15/15 UPDATED 11:55 A.M. EST)--Today is the deadline to file taxes, and CUNA is updating its Don't Tax My Credit Union social media campaign to make sure that policymakers know the amount of taxes that credit union members already pay--and the benefits all consumers receive because of the credit union not-for-profit tax status.2015-04-15T00:00:00-05:002015-04-16T05:52:45Z
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CUNA 'Tax Day' ads define consumer benefits of CU tax status

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:44am
CUNA has greeted Tax Day 2015 by placing several ads today in Washington, D.C.-based publications, reminding both policymakers and consumers of the benefits Americans derive from the credit union tax status.2015-04-15T00:00:00-05:002015-04-15T09:44:21Z
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Senators propose opening NCUA budget process to public

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:44am
Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would require the National Credit Union Administration to make several aspects of its budget process public, a change that CUNA strongly supports.2015-04-15T00:00:00-05:002015-04-15T09:44:21Z
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House approves changes to TILA 'points' and 'fees' definitions

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:44am
By a vote of 286-140, the U.S. House approved The Mortgage Choice Act late Tuesday, a CUNA-supported piece of legislation introduced by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) in February.2015-04-15T00:00:00-05:002015-04-15T09:44:21Z
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New benefit for CUNA members with monthly 'Economic Update' videos

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:44am
Today CUNA is launching a monthly economic analysis video series, available as a member benefit to all leagues and affiliated credit unions.2015-04-15T00:00:00-05:002015-04-15T09:44:21Z
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Patent official says legislation needed to stop abusive patent demands

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:44am
Speaking before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Michelle Lee, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, said legislation to curtail abusive patent litigation is necessary and appropriate at this time.2015-04-15T00:00:00-05:002015-04-15T09:44:21Z
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Money market accounts bolster savings habit: CUNA's Dosher to Bankrate

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:44am
A CUNA editor recommended money market accounts as a great way to bolster savings in a recent Bankrate.com article.2015-04-15T00:00:00-05:002015-04-15T09:44:21Z
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FHFA mortgage fee announcement expected this week

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:44am
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is likely announce its decision on fees that will be charged on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed mortgages, according to a report from Politico .2015-04-15T00:00:00-05:002015-04-15T09:44:21Z
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CU Effect: Fin ed team prepares visually impaired for college

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:44am
Every summer, Paula Nihoff, president/CEO, HealthCare First CU, and her marketing director, Nancy Urban, teach financial education to a group of visually impaired and blind high school students who are preparing for college.2015-04-15T00:00:00-05:002015-04-15T09:44:21Z
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Seven Conn CUs 1st to join multistate Save to Win program

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:44am
Seven Connecticut credit unions have joined Save to Win, the multistate prize-linked savings (PLS) program.2015-04-15T00:00:00-05:002015-04-15T09:44:21Z
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Biz Kid$ 'Did You Know?' videos focus on resources for CUs

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:44am
The National Credit Union Foundation has released 10 short "Did You Know?" video clips to help credit unions learn about the many resources the Biz Kid$ website has to offer.2015-04-15T00:00:00-05:002015-04-15T09:44:21Z
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NEW: CUNA 'Tax Day' ads define consumer benefits of CU tax status

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:43am
WASHINGTON (4/14/15 UPDATED 4:30 p.m. ET)--CUNA will greet Tax Day 2015 by placing several ads Wednesday in Washington, D.C.-based publications, reminding both policymakers and consumers of the benefits Americans derive from the credit union tax status.2015-04-14T00:00:00-05:002015-04-15T05:43:38Z
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FHLB access among 5 CUNA-backed reg relief bills winning House approval

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:37am
Five CUNA-supported regulatory relief bills sailed through the House Monday, including a stand-alone credit union relief measure that would correct a drafting error that has prevented some credit unions from accessing Federal Home Loan Bank membership.2015-04-14T00:00:00-05:002015-04-14T09:37:01Z
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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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