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September 2013 Items

Here are the News items that appeared on the front page of our website in September 2013

  • Don't Tax My CU Online Rally: Join in CUNA"s online rally Wednesday at noon. Al Vukasin (Bear Paw CU) is on tap to be one of those interviewed. Find out more at DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org.
  • CUNA Tax-Status Talking Points: The most recent "Inside Exchange" video offers strong responses to questions about credit unions' tax status More►
  • Credit Unions Plan as Government Shuts down: Credit unions are prepared to help their members who might be affected by the federal government shutdown. More►
  • Community Pride Scholarships: In 18 years, Whitefish CU has given $88,000 in Community Pride Scholarships to Flathead Valley Community College Students. More►
  • What do Gen-X and Gen-Y Consumers Want in a FI?: Consumers' "dream bank" would offer "all the sophistication of the big banks and their cool systems, with all the warmth and familiarity of the local credit union." More►
  • Fed's Debit Interchange Rule Stays in Effect: The existing rules implementing the debit interchange fee cap will stay in place throughout the appeals process. More►
  • Cause Marketing is a Win-Win: Your members want your credit union to be social responsible and they take pride in contributing to these campaigns. More►
  • Miracle Jeans Day in Montana: Employees in more than half the credit unions in Montana donned their jeans and joined the fun. More►
  • National Rate of Loan Growth and ROA Not True for All CUs: If you're a smaller credit union, those optimistic loan and profitability projections might not apply to you. More►
  • CUAid for Colorado Credit Unions: The National Credit Union Foundation is working with the Mountain West CU Association to assess the need for flood disaster relief beyond current CUAid general funds. More►
  • It's Miracle Jeans Day: Montana credit union employees are donning denim and raising money for Shodair House. More►
  • Don't Forget the Personal Touch: Credit unions need to keep up-to-date with technology and trends, but this can't come at the expense of losing the personal connection. More►
  • CFPB Amends Mortgage Rule: Following up on questions that arose during the implementation process, the CFPB issued "amendments and clarifications" to its mortgage rules on Friday. More►
  • The Most Undertaught Subject in America: Money is one of the few subjects that affects every American, yet our schools have not, for the most part, addressed it. More►
  • The Real Reason the Poor Go Without Bank Accounts: An urban policy professor recounts her experience and the lessons she learned while working as a teller at RiteCheck, a check cashing business in the South Bronx. More►
  • NCUA Board Meeting: On Thursday, the NCUA Board approved a final version of fixed-asset regulation changes among other things. More►
  • Don't Tax Tuesday Created Great Buzz: Credit union supporters from across the country took part in round two of "Don't Tax My Credit Union Tuesday." More►
  • Strategies to Improve Your Budget Process: Five ways to reduce the time it takes to prepare for and complete your annual budgeting process. More►
  • The Financial Crisis, Five Years Later: NCUA Chair Debbie Matz takes a look at how the financial services industry has been forced to change the way it does business. More►
  • Don't Tax Tuesday Take Two: Credit unions, state leagues and CUNA are preparing to welcome back the U.S. Congress by re-launching #DontTaxTuesday on Sept.10. More►
  • Co-ops Offer Opportunity for Growth: NCBA's Mike Beall says if credit unions worked with other co-ops in their communities, they would develop relationships that would spark membership growth. More►
  • Exploring the Credit Union Difference: Fred Brown of NE Family FCU offers a new, insightful way to look at how a credit union differs from a less "expressive" bank. More►
  • NCUA's Quarterly U.S. Map Review: The agency released its U.S. Map Review for the second quarter of 2013. More►
  • Watch an "Inside Exchange" on Loan Participation Rule: CUNA's latest video focuses on how to comply with the NCUA Loan Partipation Rules effective September 23.
  • Your Board and the Seven Cooperative Principles: Do your board members know the seven cooperative principles? Do you? Refresh your memory with this article and the lyrics to Seven Good Reasons by the Disclosures.
  • Montana Labor Day Report from the Montana Dept. of Labor & Industry: This annual report lays out Montana's strong economic performance in 2012 and reviews the challenges that face the state. More►
  • A Closer Look at the Trillion: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau takes a closer look at the status of the $1 trillion in student loans. More►
  • Credit Unions Viewed Positively, Gaining Share in Auto Lending: Forbes article addresses the respect credit unions are garnering with regulators and auto buyers. More►

 

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