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> January 2014
Here are the News items that appeared on the front page of our website in January 2014
- Risk-Based Capital Plan: The latest Inside Exchange addresses NCUA's risk-based capital plan and CUNA urges credit unions to weigh in on the proposal. More►
- The Beauty of Being Small : CU Magazine's Bill Merrick offers a look at what smaller credit unions offer their members. More►
- Free Tax Help Starts Saturday: Local groups have teamed up to provide free tax assistance in Helena. More►
- "Lets Talk Money" Blog Talk Radio: Jean Chatzky tells listeners that personal finance is about making conscious choices, not hoping for the best. More►
- State of the Nation Speech: President Obama's Tuesday speech addressed job creation and tax reform, topics of great interest to credit unions. More►
- Baucus Nomination Hearing: Sen. Baucus is one step closer to being U.S. Ambassador to China. More►
- Broadband in the Big Sky: A new report finds that Montana is lagging behind in its Internet speed. More►
- It's Tax Time Once Again: Montana credit unions are sponsoring free tax preparation for people of modest-means. More►
- How to Prepare for the Holidays All Year: Jean Chatzky says start "stashing your cash" to plan for the next holiday season right now. More►
- CO-OP Releases 2013 Miracle Match Numbers: Over 150 credit unions participated in the CO-OP Miracle Match Program and raised $3 million for CMN Hospitals in 2013. More►
- Baucus Confirmation Hearing Set: Next Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider Sen. Baucus's nomination as the next U.S. ambassador to China. More►
- NCUA Risk-Based Capital Rule Proposal: CUNA decries the need for the proposed rule, approved by the NCUA Board, that would raise the "well-capitalized" standard for credit unions. More►
- Target Breach: As data from CUNA's breach survey makes headlines, the FBI warns retailers to prepare for more cyber-attacks. More►
- Target Breach Costs to Credit Unions: Based on the data submitted by credit unions, CUNA estimates that the breach will cost credit unions at least $25-$30.
- Montana Campaign Schools in Session this Week: MCUN is co-hosting three day-long sessions to shed some light on the ins and outs of running a campaign. More►
- Credit Unions Prepare for Tax Season: A News Now story highlights MCUCD's VITA program. More►
- Bill Cheney Column: On Friday in the Huffington Post, CUNA's Bill Cheney stated that merchants involved in data breaches should share in the financial liability that arises. More►
- Just the Tip of the Iceberg: CNNMoney reports that retailers are being warned that sophisticated malware has potentially affected a large number of stores.
- NCUA Details Exam Priorities: The agency outlines the 2014 exam process in a Supervisory Letter. More►
- Financial Education vs. Financial Services Marketing: The CFPB takes a look at what it costs to target today's financial consumer. More►
- Unity Project in Great Falls: Russell Country FCU cuts members' finance charges and donates to nonprofits. More►
- New Leaders for Two Credit Union Regulators: The Senate confirms Janet Yellen as the Federal Reserve Chair and receives Mark McWatters' nomination for the NCUA Board. More►
- Campaign Schools Coming Up: MCUN is co-sponsoring three, one-day trainings that offer professional advice for Montanans considering a run for office. More►
- Consider Credit Unions: US News reports the benefits of joining a credit union while GetRichSlowly.org lays out the advantages they offer.
- CUNA Conducts Target Breach Survey: This survey is necessary to minimize potential costs, and to protect credit unions from harm from future data breaches. More►
- Letter from CFPB Director on QM: Friday, CFPB Director Cordray sent this letter to CUs discussing the Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage requirements.
- Want Free Tax Help? You May Qualify: MT Parent Magazine discusses VITA sites and free tax filing (see page 75). More►