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Early Bird Deadline for the Marketing & Business Development Pinnacle Awards is Quickly Approaching
June 26, 2017

The early bird discount deadline for submitting a Pinnacle award entry is drawing near. Your entry must be received by July 1, 2017, to receive the special pricing. Save your credit union some money and get those entries sent in now.

Mustang Mania
Mustang Mania: Let’s Get Creative
June 26, 2017

We need your help in promoting the fabulous opportunity to win a bright red 2017 Mustang, diamond and tanzanite earrings, or $1,500 cash. Posters and flyers are available to assist with all your Mustang Mania promotions.

This Week in Washington
June 26, 2017

Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) on Friday announced the committee’s schedule for the week of June 26.

McWatters Discusses Regulatory Relief with Senate Banking Committee
June 26, 2017

National Credit Union Administration's Acting Chair J. Mark McWatters discussed recommendations to “achieve real relief while maintaining safety and soundness” before the Senate Banking Committee last Thursday, part of a hearing on regulators’ role in fostering economic growth.

NCUA Files Motion in FOM Suit, Asks to Deny ABA Motion
June 26, 2017

The National Credit Union Administration last week filed a motion to deny the American Bankers Association request for summary judgment its lawsuit against the agency’s field-of-membership rule. The request, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, also asks the court to grant NCUA’s motion for summary judgment.

Growing Diversity, Rising Educational Attainment, and the Future of Young-Adult Homeownership
June 26, 2017

Faltering homeownership rates are a widespread concern, with young adults having experienced particularly large declines. The homeownership rate of those aged 25-44—prime ages for first-time homebuying—has plummeted by 10 percentage points over the past decade. The foreclosure crisis was one obvious cause, while other factors include a slow labor market recovery from the Great Recession, tighter mortgage credit, limited supply of entry-level homes, and long-term social changes such as delayed marriage and childbearing. Given these many contributing factors, policymakers and housing professionals have struggled to define the role of policy in shaping future homeownership rates.

Save Money! Register for Cornerstone's HR Conference by June 30
June 26, 2017

There’s absolutely no better way to update your knowledge of HR than by attending this year's HR Conference at the Embassy Suites in Fort Worth, August 7-9. Save money and register before the early bird deadline, Friday, June 30.

Let's Talk Money Habitude$ at This Year's YP Conference
June 26, 2017

The truth is, money is very simple, but people make it complicated, says Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Courtney Moran. Money itself is not the problem or the true issue when problems arise. It’s our money habitudes—habits and attitudes related to money—that drive our daily decisions.

Join Us for the Compliance and Audit Conference in Fort Worth
June 26, 2017

Mark your calendar now for the event that brings you the hottest credit union compliance topics presented by leading industry experts. It's a few months down the road, but you'll want to mark your calendar for the next Compliance and Audit Conference, which takes place in Fort Worth, August 7-9, 2017.

InfoSight Highlight: Broker-Dealers
June 23, 2017

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final regulation known as the “Fiduciary Rule,” which expands the definition of “fiduciary” of an employee benefit plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and a plan (including an individual retirement account [IRA]) under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC).

Pending Regulatory Comment Calls
June 23, 2017

The following table shows pending regulatory proposals quickly coming to deadline. Cornerstone and Credit Union National Association will be submitting comments. Credit unions are encouraged to use PowerComment to file comment letters with regulators.

Date Event Location
6/27/2017 Fort Worth Chapter Meeting Fort Worth, TX
6/27/2017 El Paso Chapter Meeting El Paso, TX
6/28/2017 Houston Chapter TopGolf Classic Houston, TX
6/29/2017 HR Roundtable Oklahoma City, OK
6/29/2017 Magic Valley Chapter Meeting Weslaco, TX
7/1/2017 Coastal Bend Chapter Hooks Game Corpus Christi, TX
7/6/2017 HR Roundtable Houston, TX
7/7/2017 Foundation FOCUS Train the Trainer Little Rock, AR
7/9/2017 - 7/19/2017 SCMS Fort Worth, TX
7/12/2017 Audio Conference - Effective Credit Reporting: Serving the Member and Avoiding the Landmines Teleconference
7/15/2017 Small Credit Union Conference Grapevine, TX
7/18/2017 Webinar: Credit Union Performance Benchmarking Online