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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.

april 2014 Items

  • Create Awareness of CUs : NCUF's Gigi Hyland urges credit unions to remove barriers and improve members' financial well-being. More►
  • Being Financially Fit Starts with Education: Learning money management is a life-long process. More► 
  • Health Insurance Strategies Under ACA: This week A Direct Line takes a look at health insurance as an employee benefit. More► 
  • Housing Finance Reform: A coalition is urging that legislation address the unique needs of small financial institutions. More►
  • In-School Branches Make a Difference: A recent U.S. Treasury study found that in-school branches really help financial education curriculum resonate with young students. More► 
  • Parents Worry More about Inflation Than Debt: A new survey uncovers interesting facts about parents, kids, and money. More►
  • aSmarterChoice.org Blog: How to negotiate competing financial priorities. More► 
  • Credit Union Acts of Kindness: They might be random, but they're not rare. More►
  • Congress This Week: The regulatory burden and patent troll hearings are on tap. More► 
  • Consumer Credit Climbs in February: Auto loans, student loans, and other big ticket purchases push consumer credit up. More►
  • In A Direct Line: Making a Memorable Experience : Consider how your credit union board can "Make a Memory" for your members. More► 
  • Big Banks Swipe Millions from Public Assistance Recipients: ATM fees take a big bite out of assistance checks in California. More►
  • What's Your Financial Literacy Story?: Break out the #FinancialLiteracyMonth hashtag during April. More►
  • Now is THE Time to Create Awareness: Gigi Hyland exhorts credit unions to spread the word. More► 
  • Why Do Boards Need to Consider Board Turnover? : Read this week's A Direct Line and start the conversation at your credit union.
  • Financial Fitness Day: Credit unions around the country are celebrating Financial Fitness Day to raise money and awareness for financial education. 
  • Mortgage Lending: CU Times's latest focus report centers on mortgage lending. More► 
  • Why Do Boards Need to Consider Board Turnover?: Read this week's A Direct Line and start the conversation at your credit union.
  • Financial Literacy Month: April is Financial Literacy Month. Find out the 30 steps to financial wellness. More►
  • Mortgage Lending: CU Times's latest focus report centers on mortgage lending. More► 
  • One-Third of Consumers Don't Use Branches: But, don't forget, half of all Americans still bank in person. More►
  • CUNA Releases Results of Exam Survey: 58% of the credit union CEOs surveyed reported they were satisfied with their exams, while 27% were dissatisfied. More►
  • Billings FCU Helps Mom Avoid Financial Ruin: News Now and the aSmarterChoice Blog reported on this story initially featured in Yellowstone Valley Woman magazine.  
  • "Financial Fitness Day" Fundraiser: Kick off National Financial Literacy Month with "Financial Fitness Day" on April 2. More► 
  • Let's Stuff the Suggestion Box on Risk-Basked Capital: Our "A Direct Line" blog explains why credit unions should comment on NCUA's RBC Proposal. More►

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

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