Tuesday, July 22, 2014
What Would The Kids Do?
Six years ago, two players for the Central Washington University women's softball team carried an injured player of their opponent around the bases so that Western Oregon University's Sara Tucholsky could count her first collegiate home run.
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As my term as NAFCU's board chairman comes to a close, I would like to share some of my reflections about the past two years' activities. more »
Over the years there have been NCUA board members whose terms were so unremarkable that their six years passed without even the agency's HR department knowing they were there. And then there's the term of Michael Fryzel. more »
Are you passionate about credit unions? Do you feel strongly about where the community is moving? Credit Union Journal wants to hear from you — and now it's easier than ever to be heard. more »
Knowing the difference between a bad act and a bad actor can make the difference between incurring managed risk or, more dangerously, unmanaged risk. more »
Talk to any credit union exec for longer than the time it takes for a drive-by high-five and you'll hear about how "satisfied" the members are, or about the CU's Net Promoter Score, or their Yelp rating. more »
As depositor-owned cooperatives, credit unions have a long history of careful and responsible stewardship of member assets — amply demonstrated during the recent financial crisis. more »
Almost every expert opinion about future interest rates since the Great Recession has predicted an increase in long term rates. NCUA has identified interest rate risk as the "most significant risk the industry faces right now." more »
Full steam ahead — that's our call to arms at CUNA these days. more »
Enterprise risk management: why now? This is a question that many credit unions may be struggling to answer. It must occur to each of you at some point that you have been able to manage risk all of these years without it. more »
Upon reading and then rereading Frank Diekmann's June 6, column in Credit Union Journal (What Americans Should Be Hearing, But [Sadly] Aren't), my initial thoughts were that something provoked you to write what you did and you really had a lot to say about different subjects. more »
I have good news: you're not alone with ridiculous compliance demands. A little-known department within NCUA enforces federal law-obliging journalists to provide pithy mid-year observations during June. more »
If you think building an in-house insurance agency from the ground up or acquiring an existing agency is daunting, you're not alone — our research supports that conclusion from a variety of perspectives. more »
As recent breaches in the retail industry have illustrated, today's threat landscape is complicated and evolving. more »

A look at credit union partners and what they will be offering at NAFCU's upcoming Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas.
Oct 20 - 22 | PayThink (formerly ATM, Debit & Prepaid Forum)

JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Phoenix, AZ
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Oct 27 - 29 | Financial Services Collections & Operational Risk Conference

The Cosmopolitan
Las Vegas, NV
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Highlighting the CU Difference
This spot from Minnesota Valley FCU highlights the CU difference, including shared branching, the people-helping-people philosophy, and that credit unions are non-for-profit financial institutions.
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