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december 2013 ARCHIVE

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

  • Happy New Year!: Credit unions can help consumers make -- and keep -- financial resolutions for 2014. More►
  • Target Breach Response Tips: CUNA's CompBlog offers a roundup of what credit unions need to do in response to the Target Breach. More►
  • NCUA's Year in Review: CU Times takes a look at all the new rules NCUA promulgated in 2013. More►
  • The Target Breach Aftermath, cont.: Trade groups call for tighter security and credit unions ask for relief as calls from affected members flood in.
  • Tax Reform Might Be Slowed: Many say Baucus departure from the Senate earlier than expected could delay tax reform. More►
  • NCUA's Year in Review: CU Times takes a look at all the new rules NCUA promulgated in 2013. More►
  • The Target Breach Aftermath: Target's breach will cost consumers and the financial industry, and trade groups call for tighter security. More►
  • NCUA Webinar for Low Income Credit Unions: Credit unions looking to better serve low-income members should tune in on Jan 15. More►
  • Excellence in Lending: The CUNA Lending Council recognizes six credit unions with Excellence in Lending Awards. More►
  • The Target Breach Fallout Continues: As thieves flood the black market with the stolen information, credit unions get risk mitigation tips. More►
  • What did 2013 Teach Us About Money?: Experts weigh in on financial lessons of 2013 that can serve you well in 2014.
  • Season's Greetings from MCUN: Take a few seconds to watch our short holiday video.
  • Sen. Baucus to China: The FTC offers advice for consumers while CU Times takes a look at how the breach might affect credit unions. 
  • The Target Breach: The FTC offers advice for consumers while CU Times takes a look at how the breach might affect credit unions. 
  • Debit vs. Credit Cards: CNN Money takes a look at which is safer for consumers to swipe. More►
  • Fryzel's Possible Replacement Announced: The President announced that he intends to nominate Mark McWatters to fill the Republican slot on the NCUA board. More►
  • Tips for Dealing with the Media: Veteran ABC News consumer correspondent Elisabeth Leamy is the featured guest on CUNA's latest "Inside Exchange." More►
  • The CU Selfie: Mike Lawson of CUbroadcasts asks credit unions to reflect on how they come across to their "besties."
  • Community Mitten Tree: The lobby of Embark CU is one of the places in Great Falls that accept donations of jackets, blankets, gloves, and stocking caps. More►
  • Give the Perfect Gift: Time's Kit Yarrow runs down ideas to help you "nail the perfect gift" this holiday season. More►
  • The Triple Threat: An article in CU Times takes a look at the innovations, regulations, and aggravations shaping credit union deposits.
  • Charitable Donation Account Rule Approved: At its open board meeting, the NCUA Board approved a final charitable Donation Account Rule. More►
  • A Millennial Debunks 5 Marketing Myths: Kayla Byers, brass Media, Inc. shares her favorite five GenY marketing myths.
  • Get Ready to Save: Forbes Pauline Millard advises how to save for retirement and pay off student loans.
  • Credit Unions Up 3 Points in Service Satisfaction: The American Customer Satisfaction Index shows credit unions improved their score from 82 to 85 this year. More►
  • Student Loan Debt Climbs: NCUA releases guidance on private student loan products while a new report indicates that the average student debt load is increasing.
  • Five Cyber Threats to Expect in 2014: Credit Union Times reports the five cyber threats that security professionals finger as the prime worries for 2014.
  • December 3 was Giving Tuesday:  Check out the Giving Tuesday website.
  • Remembering Nelson Mandela: Time posts five great stories recalled by people who knew him. The man who changed the world. More►
  • Stirring Up a Lotta (Cookie) Dough for Kids:
  • NCUA Designates $481,000 for Technical Assistance Grants: Credit unions with low-income designations can apply for up to $16,500. More►  
  • What's in Store for 2014?: CUNA Sr. Economist Steve Rick offers a positive outlook. More►
  • The New Face of the Payday Loan: NPR reports that federal regulators are restricting banks' use of "deposit advances." More►
  • Money Possible: Destroy Debt:  Credit union members in Wichita have the chance to share their story as they tackle their household debt. More►
  • Montana Rolls Out Three-Legged Advocacy Plan: MCUN has launched a three-pronged campaign to engage credit unions across the state. More►
  • Credit Unions Have Much to Be Thankful For: In his latest report, CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney reflected that there's much to be thanikful for in credit union system.
  • Holiday Spending Expected to Increase: CUNA's 14th annual holiday spending survey finds that more consumers plan to increase their spending and fewer consumers plan to spend less this year. 

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