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October 2013 Archive

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

  • Halloween Video Fun from Credit Unions: Credit Union Times showcases nine credit union campaigns that invoke the "spirit of the spooky season." More►
  • Senator Tester Speaks Up for Credit Unions: Making sure that small, community-based lenders have direct access to the secondary market is key to successful reform. More►
  • Michigan-based CUSO acquires CUsource: Montana Driven Technologies has acquired CUsource. More►
  • Lending 2014: Credit Union Magazine offers a look at the factors that will affect various types of loans in 2014. More►
  • CUAid Distributes $208K to Colorado Flood Victims, but needs more: Since activating its online disaster relief system a month ago, NCUF has collected and distributed more than $208,000 to credit union members. More►
  • NCUA Provides Guidance for Two Final Rules: Two letters to credit unions provide details on the two final rules on e-filing regulations and emergency liquidity and contingency plans. More►
  • What's Better -- Ongoing or "Just-in-time" Financial Education: Time's Dan Kadlec discusses the academic wave that's gaining momentum and comes down on the side of consistent, sustained financial education.
  • CU Soclal Good Website Hits Milestone: has posted more than 1,500 article since its launch 10 months ago. More►
  • NCUA Board Meeting: At yesterday's meeting, the NCUA Board approved the final liquidity rule and announced it wouldn't levy an NCUSIF Assessment in 2013. More►
  • How American's Pay Each Other: Will that be cash, check, or text? National survey provides insights into consumers' personal payment habits. More►
  • Do the Right Thing ... and the Money will Follow: Credit unions are supposed to make a profit. It's what they do with the money that makes the difference. More►
  • National Co-op Month: Since it's National Co-op Month, see if you know these five things about co-ops. More►
  • CUNA Survey on CFPB Mortgage Regs: About 60% of the credit union respondents said they might scale back their mortgage practices because of CFPB mortgage regulations due to take effect in January. More►
  • Digital Payments Hit Critical Mass: Most consumers make at least one payment per month using their computer, mobile phone, or tablet. More►
  • International Credit Union Day: On Thursday, credit unions told their stories and reflected on the credit union Difference. More►
  • Great Falls Tribune Op-Ed: The heads of six credit unions in Great Falls and Lewistown explain credit unions and how they "Unite For Good" to serve their members and communities. More►
  • A Strong Preference for Co-ops: When asked, most people say they prefer going the "Collaborate, Communicate, and Cooperate" route. More►
  • Today is International Credit Union Day: Listen to a message celebrating the 56,000 financial cooperatives in 101 countries that are "Uniting for Good" around the world.
  • Filene and CU Times Address Mergers: CU Times and the Filene Research Institute combine efforts to explore the factors behind mergers among credit unions. More►
  • Credit Union Rock Stars: Credit Union Magazine has published a special "international Credit Union Day" issue highlighting 48 "Rock Stars" in the credit union movement. More►
  • CUNA Mutual Pulls the Plug on Life Savings Insurance: Declining use means 75-year-old product will cease to exist. More►
  • "Best Practice" Tips from Community CUs: The three Community Credit Union of the Year winners all agree that the best practice is to stay true to the credit union philosophy. More►
  • The High Cost, For the Poor, of Using a Bank: In this New Yorker article, Profesor Lisa Servon details her insights after working as a teller at a check casher and staffing a hotline for people having difficulty with payday loans. More►
  • Credit Unions on Smart Spending: A blog post on lays out seven reasons credit unions are better than banks. More►
  • Upcoming Exam Changes: NCUA announced that it will be rolling out changes to streamline credit examination reports in January. More►
  • Credit Unions Need to Tell Their Story: Storytelling can persuade consumers -- and members of Congress. More►
  • CUAid-Colorado Credit Unions Need Help: At least $100,000+ needed to help the 10,000 credit union staff, volunteers, and members affected by the recent floods in Colorado. More►
  • Are You Ready for ICU Day?: Credit unions are getting ready and sharing their ideas about how they're "Uniting for Good" on International Credit Union Day. More►
  • Young Savers are Better Investors as Adults: A recent University of Kansas report shows credit unions that teach and encourage kids to save money are on the right track. More►
  • Credit Unions Defend Tax Status: October 2, credit union members across America joined a virtual rally. View a recording of the rally and get more information here.
  • Credit Unions Ready to Help: Credit unions ramp up aid to furloughed federal employees. More►
  • A Reminder: Credit Unions Didn't Cause the Financial Crisis: In a Politix Op-ed, R.J. Lehmann issues this timely reminder. More►
  • CUNA Online Rally!: CUNA's virtual CU Rally was today at noon. Check out for more info.
  • Health Care Reform in Montana: The Flathead Beacon augmented its feature on the upcoming changes with an article on the five things to know about the Montana Health Exchange. 
  • Credit Unions Ready to Help: Federal employees who find themselves furloughed are finding that their credit unions are ready to help them survive with their finances intact. More►
  • 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
  • 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►

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