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March 2014

Here are the News items that appeared on the front page of our website in March 2014.

  • 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►
  • Is Gen-Y The Best Target for Mobile Banking Services?: The Financial Brand points out that Gen-Xers might be a "juicier segment." 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►
  • Interchange Ruling: CUNA is heralding the recent court ruling on interchange a victory for credit unions. More►
  • President Signs Flood Insurance Legislation: President Barack Obama has signed The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act into law. More►
  • What's the Hoopla about Enterprise Risk Management?: Our "A Direct Line" blog explains why credit unions should take a look at ERM. More►
  • Appeals Court Overturns Interchange Challenge: The D.C. Federal Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling challenging the Fed's interchange rule. More►
  • Same-Day ACH Settlement on the Horizon: NACHA plans to phase-in reforms that would create a "ubiquitous, same-day ACH settlement system." More►
  • What's the Hoopla about Enterprise Risk Management?: Our "A Direct Line" blog explains why credit unions should take a look at ERM. More►
  • TCCUSF Assessment Decreases by $2.2 Billion: NCUA's settlement with JPMorgan Chase takes a big bite out of projected corporate resolution costs. More►
  • Same-Day ACH Settlement on the Horizon: NACHA plans to phase-in reforms that would create a "ubiquitous, same-day ACH settlement system." More►
  • What's the Hoopla about Enterprise Risk Management?: Our "A Direct Line" blog explains why credit unions should take a look at ERM. More►
  • Read our New Blog!: Our blog -- A Direct Line -- will address issues and topics for Montana credit union board members. More►
  • Education Tax Breaks: DailyFinance.com explores two tax breaks that can help cut college costs.
  • aSmarterChoice.org: Are you managing your money or is it managing you? More►
  • Cheney Moving to SchoolsFirst FCU: After four years at CUNA's helm, Bill Cheney is moving back to California to lead SchoolsFirst FCU. More►
  • McWatters Confirmation Hearing: The NCUA board nominee answers questions from Senate Banking Committee members. More►
  • aSmarterChoice.org: Why credit unions are the place to get a used car loan. More►
  • U.S. Job Growth Upbeat: The U.S. Labor Department reported that employers added 175,000 jobs to their payrolls last month after creating 129,000 new positions in January. More►
  • aSmarterChoice.org: Spring forward on your savings by using Daylight Savings Time as a savings incentive period. More►
  • Flooding Resources: Many areas in Montana are dealing with flooding. Use this list of links and resources to help people stay informed and cope.
  • U.S. Job Growth Upbeat Sign : The U.S. Labor Department reported that employers added 175,000 jobs to their payrolls last month after creating 129,000 new positions in January. More►
  • U.S. Economy Sees Modest Growth: The Federal Reserve's Beige Book documents improved conditions in eight of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. More►
  • McWatters Hearing Rescheduled: Weather postponed the Senate Committee hearing on Mark McWatters NCUA Board nomination until March 13. More►
  • Savings Clubs : A CreditCards.com article highlights how credit unions are helping members save for big expenses. More►
  • U.S. Economy Sees Modest Growth: The Federal Reserve's Beige Book documents improved conditions in eight of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. More►
  • All in the Family.: For some -- incluing our own Tracie Kenyon and Eddie Black -- credit unions are a family affair. More►
  • Making Headlines: The Washington Post covered the GAC and Bloomberg spotlights credit unions' work to keep their tax status.  
  • NCUA Economic Video Update: Economists expect 2014 to be a good year for growth and employment. More►
  • Busy Week in D.C.: Congress will consider Mark McWatters's nomination to the NCUA board, data security, and the regulatory burden. More►
  • Leagues Capture GAC Hill Visit Highlights : Leagues, including MCUN, had successful visits with their elected officials last week in D.C. More►
  • NCUA Economic Video Update: Economists expect 2014 to be a good year for growth and employment. More► 

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