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Today is the Last Day to Submit Your FOM Letters to NCUA
February 08, 2016

The comment period closes today, Feb. 8, regarding proposed modernizations of the National Credit Union Administration's field-of-membership (FOM) regulations, which set the rules determining who credit unions can have as members. 

People’s Trust Holds 'Topping Off' Ceremony for New Corporate HQ
People’s Trust Holds 'Topping Off' Ceremony for New Corporate HQ
February 08, 2016

People’s Trust Federal Credit Union held a "topping off" ceremony for its new corporate headquarters at 413 Bastrop Street in Houston, Texas, in the East Downtown District commonly known as EaDo. The property sits adjacent to Minute Maid Park and the Houston Dynamo soccer stadium. The ceremony marks a significant construction milestone indicating the structural steel work of the building is complete.

Longtime GEFCU President Tim Rhoades Passes Away
February 08, 2016

Richard Tim Rhoades, the 31-year president of Government Employees FCU in Austin, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 30, at his home in Georgetown, Texas. He was 66.

State-Chartered CUs Most Vulnerable to Proposed Firearm Bills
February 08, 2016

Recently introduced state legislation regarding firearm and ammunition businesses and their relationships with financial institutions could adversely affect credit unions at the state level. The legislation, the Firearms Industry Nondiscrimination Act (FIND Act), has been introduced in Georgia, Kansas and Missouri and would create a private cause of action against any credit union or financial institution that “discriminates” against a firearm and ammunition business by refusing service or discontinuing service.

MagnifyMoney Finds Best CU Deals, Published by Forbes
February 08, 2016

With its Best Credit Products of 2016, MagnifyMoney, an independent service offering comparisons of financial products, has provided a virtual overview of just how much consumers can save by choosing credit unions as their primary financial institution. The survey was published in Forbes Thursday.

Coopera Advances Juntos Avanzamos in Iowa
February 08, 2016

Juntos Avanzamos has found its way into the Midwest, as credit unions in Iowa can now apply for and receive the Juntos Avanzamos, or “Together we advance,” designation. Created by the Cornerstone Credit Union League and initially offered only in the Cornerstone region, Juntos Avanzamos recognizes those credit unions that have made a sincere commitment to serving the Hispanic community.

Fraud! Are You Next?
February 08, 2016

The first question asked by any individual or company that has been defrauded is, “How could this happen to me?” This is especially true when it involves defrauding an individual you know and trust. I wish I could say this kind of risk has been declining due to advancements in technology and education on fraud prevention and risk mitigation; however, in the credit union industry, it seems to be consistently on the rise.

Still Time to Register for Houston Compliance Review Seminar Feb. 11
February 08, 2016

You still have time to register for this week's Compliance Review Seminar in Houston. Ensure you're up to date on the most critical compliance rules and regulations, along with specific new Texas changes. Whether the changes are major or minor, knowing the new compliance requirements will be crucial. 

Still Time to Register for Feb. 12 'Train the Trainer' Session
February 08, 2016

As part of its Foundation FOCUS financial literacy campaign, the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation invites you to attend a free FOCUS training session, Feb. 12 in Dallas, Texas.

2016 CSCUL Image Survey
February 08, 2016

Today marks the deadline for submitting the 2016 CSCUL Image Survey. Dick Ensweiler, President and CEO of the Cornerstone Credit Union League, says, “To accomplish our mission, we need to know how well we’re meeting the needs of our owner/members, as well as what we can do better. Therefore, I urge all affiliates to take part in this year’s Image Survey.” 

Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar to Co-Sponsor the Community Financial Institution Exemption Act
February 05, 2016

HR 3048, by Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas, District 25), would reduce the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules on credit unions. The bill now has another co-sponsor from the Cornerstone states. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Texas, District 28) has added his support to the proposed legislation, bringing the total number of co-sponsors to 19.  

Date Event Location
2/9/2016 - 2/10/2016 IRA Seminars Houston, TX
2/9/2016 Central Texas Chapter Meeting Waco, TX
2/10/2016 HR Roundtable Nederland, TX
2/11/2016 Compliance Review Seminar Houston, TX
2/12/2016 Foundation FOCUS Train the Trainer Dallas, TX
2/13/2016 Amarillo Area Chapter of Credit Unions Hereford, Tx
2/16/2016 Dallas Chapter Meeting Dallas, TX
2/16/2016 Green County Chapter of Credit Unions Meeting Tulsa, OK
2/16/2016 Permian Chapter Meeting Odessa, TX
2/16/2016 Alamo Chapter Meeting San Antonio, Tx
2/17/2016 Central Arkansas Chapter Meeting
2/18/2016 CEO Roundtable Dallas, TX