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Below are the links to the news items that we posted on our home page during July 2014

July 2014 Items

  • Credit Unions: A Better Name for Banking: aSmarterChoice.org blog features a great video hooked to a great website. More►
  • Building Partnerships in Education: A free whitepaper from brass Media outlines a few strategies to help credit unions connect with local high schools. More►
  • A Direct Line: This week's blog post delves into apologies and their role in communication? More►
  • Some Regulatory Relief on the Horizon: NCUA plans to unveil three proposals in upcoming board meetings. More►
  • Credit Unions Are Your Guide: aSmarterChoice.org blog suggests credit unions are a guide away from big bank fees.  More►
  • A Direct Line: Why your board meetings should regularly discuss and plan for member growth. More►
  • Happy 25th Birthday Filene!: CU Magazine interviews E.D. Mark Meyer on the organization's success and plans. More►
  • Have a 529? Here's How to Use It: aSmarterChoice.org blog recaps advice on how to use 529 plans to pay for college tuition. More►
  • A Direct Line: Why your board meetings should regularly discuss and plan for member growth. More►
  • Five Cyber Security Considerations: Even small financial institutions are big targets for hackers. More►
  • CUNA at Pew Conference on Postal Banking Debate: A full-day conference considers whether the USPS should provide financial services to the underserved. More►
  • In A Direct Line : Do you know what trends your credit union should plan for? Learn about five more in A Direct Line. More►
  • July 16 is Military Consumer Protection Day: Are you providing Montana's military community and veterans with the information they need to important decisions about finances, health, privacy, technology, etc.? More►
  • Credit Union Loan Growth: CU Times reports that five factors contribute to the rise.
  • In A Direct Line :
  • Do you know what trends your credit union should plan for? Learn about five more in A Direct Line. More►
  • Credit Union Business Development: Is your credit union building relationships with local businesses, community organizations, and existing and potential members? More►
  • Business Lending: USA Today reports that the better economy is giving rise to more startups.
  • Funky Flip-Flop Friday: On July 11, Montana credit union staff are baring their toes and raising money for Shodair and MCUCD. More►
  • Financial Literacy : A new study has found 1 in 6 U.S. teens financially illiterate. More►
  • In A Direct Line : Do you know how your credit union's Operating Expenses stack up? More►
  • Digital "Storyselling": James Robert Lay urges credit unions to engage in a 7-step digital strategy. More►
  • Financial Literacy Innovation: Girls, Inc has developed innovative, age-appropriate economic literacy programs for girls, ages 6-18. More►In A Direct Line
  • Do you know how your credit union's Operating Expenses stack up? More►
  • Credit Unions Deserve Credit: Outgoing NCUA Board Member Fryzel says credit unions challenge banks to do a better job. More►
  • Young Adult Members: WOCCU's Brian Branch offers seven credit union initiatives designed to attract younger members. More►
  • The Cost of a Data Breach: A CUNA Mutual Group post says the average total cost is $3.5 million, and there were 1,365 data breaches in 2013. More►
  • 37 Years of Credit Unions: CU Times interviews CUNA Mutual Chief Economist Dave Colby who is retiring after a 37-year career in credit unions. More►
  • Park Side CU Helping Folks Go Green and Shop Local : Park Side has been handing out re-useable shopping bags at local farmer's markets. If you use one, a Park Side employee might pay for your purchase. More►
  • A Direct Line: Do you know what trends your credit union should plan for? Learn about five in this week's A Direct Line
  • Missoula FCU in the News: The credit union's new program, which rewards members for swiping their credit or debit cards at local merchants, made the local news. More►
  • America's Credit Union Conference: Credit Union Magazine is providing coverage of the speakers and important events. More►
  • aSmarterChoice.orgHow credit unions differ from banks and why you should put your cash in the former. More►

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