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Below will be the links to the news items that we recently posted on our home page. Also below are links to recent press releases we have sent out or received.

October 2014 Items

Click on the links below to access articles from past months (starting with August 2013).

NCUA's Metsger on Volunteers: Directors are the credit union system's "first line of defense." More►

Staples May Be the Latest Target: The office supply super store says it's investigating a possible data breach. More►

A Direct Line: Are your strategic goals SMART? Find out more in this week's post. More►

"Buy Secure" Initiative Embraced: Both CUNA and the National Retail Federation support the President's efforts to strengthen data security. 

Credit Union Rockstars: Credit Union Magazine has published it's special 2014 CU Rock Stars issue.

What Does it Take to Be a Good Leader?: In CUInsight, Michael Hudson says it's simple: Ask More Questions. More►

Local Service. Global Good: ICU Day celebrations highlight the strength of the credit union movement. More►

Credit Union Rockstars: Credit Union Magazine has published it's special 2014 CU Rock Stars issue.

A Direct Line: This week, we encourage board members to take time to reflect and celebrate on ICU Day. More►ICU Day Spirit: A WOCCU project in

Haiti shows how credit unions make a difference globally. More►

It's (Almost) The Holidays: Forcasters and retailers are making their holiday spending predictions. More► Congress should protect consumers' financial Info. More►

CUNA Pulls Visa, Mastercard into Conversation: Senior staff (including CEO Jim Nussle) met with card companies on ways to address data breaches. More►

Core Wars 2014: CU Times takes a look at core conversions and credit union choices. More► This new website compiles news important to credit unions. More► 

CUs Best Banks on Rates: Recent research by reports finds that credit unions are 72% cheaper than national banks, offer 105% more features, and provide 567% higher interest rates. More►

Sometimes The Truth Hurts: In his State of Mind blog, Harry Meier takes a look at merchant liability. More►

A Direct Line: Boards, does your credit union CEO know you appreciate their work? More►

Millennials and Banking: The National Journal reports that millennials really don't like big banks. But, how can credit unions connect? Holly Buchanan offers a few ideas in 

Second RBC Comment Period: The industry applauds NCUA's decision to reissue its risk-based capital rule for comment. More►

Wegner Awards: The NCUF announced the 2015 Wegner Award Winners.

Merchants Unprepared for Data Breach:A new poll shows that 68% of businesses are unprepared to respond to a data breach. More►

Data Security Top Priority: CUNA urges more attention to data security requirements for merchants. More►

CU Boards and Self-Evaluation: Why should your credit union board do a self-assessment? Read A Direct Line and find out.

Merchants Unprepared for Data Breach: A new poll shows that 68% of businesses are unprepared to respond to a data breach. More► 

Data Security Top Priority: CUNA urges more attention to data security requirements for merchants. More►

CU Boards and Self-Evaluation: Why should your credit union board do a self-assessment? Read A Direct Line and find out. 

Women and Money: MCUN's Alana Listoe takes a look at the way women look at (and manage) their finances. More►

Small Credit Union CEOs Think Big: CU Times "Woman to Watch" Joan Moran says smaller credit unions need to "shake up their business model." More►

A Look at Thrift: CFED's Andrew Yarrow take a look at the idea of "thrift" in the early 1900s and today. More


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