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Average Retail Fees
Bi-annual report on fees charged by CUs and banks.
The Cornerstone Credit Union League is now providing members with a new product called the Average Retail Fees Report, which will be provided on a bi-annual basis as a benefit of membership in the league.
Credit unions in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas had the opportunity to meet with Vicente Gonzalez, Democratic candidate for Congressional District 15. Gonzalez is running to replace the retiring long-time Congressman Ruben Hinojosa.
The Smart Financial Foundation has announced its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award and Community Impact Awards. This year’s honorees will be recognized at the Foundation’s annual Fall Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 7, at the Junior League of Houston (1811 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, Texas 77027).
President Barack Obama issued a special message to all those celebrating International Credit Union Day on October 20, 2016. The President’s message was made possible as a direct result of the CUNA/League system’s advocacy efforts.
In recognition of his illustrious career as a credit union leader, one defined by bold risks, deep generosity, and resolute adherence to the core values of the movement, the National Credit Union Foundation has announced Stan Hollen, retired president/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services, as the recipient of a 2017 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement.
The NCUA board will vote on its final field of membership rule at its Oct. 27 open board meeting. CUNA and Cornerstone support the rule, as it would provide greater choice for consumers and provide flexibility for credit unions to better serve their communities.
Results from Filene's 20-month pilot with Larky show promising ways to engage members and increase loyalty through location-based discounts via mobile.
The appropriate involvement of a credit union’s leadership in its BSA/AML program should be at least commensurate with the credit union’s level of risk exposure. This includes ongoing risk assessment, sound risk-based member due diligence, appropriate detection and reporting of suspicious activity, and independent program testing. BSA/AML compliance officers should be familiar with guidance by federal functional regulators, self-regulating organizations, and FinCEN as well.
Banks and credit unions share a similar business model—how each makes money is identical. However, that's where the similarity stops. A bank board will advocate for the maximization of long-term value for stockholders, which is easily measured. A credit union board will advocate for member value, which is hard to define and subjective. The challenge is striking the appropriate balance between profit extracted from members and value returned to members.
In just one hour, you can learn about the compliance risks lurking inside the Military Lending Act and get a great update about what's new. Presenter Jen Torbeck will walk you through everything you need to know.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced it will host an all-day conference, “Planning For the Future,” examining the state of identity theft now and how it may evolve in the future. The event will take place on May 24, 2017, in Washington, DC. The conference will be free and open to the public, and will be livestreamed.
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