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Get Politically Engaged on International Credit Union Day
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:00 AM

International Credit Union Day, which this year falls on Oct. 19, celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement. The day is recognized to reflect upon our history, promote our achievements, recognize hard work, and share member experiences.

CU-Requested Interim Study Conducted at Oklahoma State Capital
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:55 AM

An interim study requested by Oklahoma credit unions was conducted Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Deadline Approaches for You to Become a YP Advisor
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:50 AM

We are currently accepting applications for the Cornerstone Young Professional Advisors Class of 2018/2019. If you, or someone you know, want to join the revolution of change and progress in the credit union movement, learn more about the process.

Dallas CU Gives 3 Scholarships to Dallas-Area H.S. Seniors
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:45 AM

Dallas Credit Union (DCU) gave away three $1,000 "Funding the Future" scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. In continuing with the tradition, the Funding the Future scholarship recipients demonstrated excellence in both academic achievement and community service.

CDFI Fund Announces $39M in Grants to CUs Serving Low-Income Communities
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:40 AM

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) on Tuesday announced grants and loans to 265 organizations totaling $171 million. Fifty-five credit unions were given CDFI awards this year for a total of $39.4 million. The total amount of funding directed to the credit union industry since the inception of the CDFI Fund is $291 million.

Foundation Seeking Board Nominations for 3 Board Seats
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:35 AM

The National Credit Union Foundation is currently seeking nominations for three board seats. Volunteers may generally serve up to three terms of the duration of the term of office in the seat for which they are selected, as long as they are re-nominated by the Foundation Nominations Committee and re-elected by the Foundation board. 

Fighting Fraud Early and Efficiently
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:30 AM

Have you ever lost a $20 bill? It’s frustrating. You work hard for that money! Now, imagine losing $26 billion—roughly 1.3 billion of those bills—in one year. That’s the total financial loss attributed to identity theft in 2014, 35 percent of which stemmed not from credit card fraud but from existing bank accounts.

Get a Hands-on Lending Training Experience at ULEND Academy
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:25 AM

ULEND Academy is a hands-on, customized learning experience that helps lenders move from transactional to consultative to meet members’ full financial needs. The curriculum guides lenders from foundational to advanced skill levels across all stages of the loan process, including origination, underwriting, closing, and channel optimization with cross-selling, consultation, and compliance woven throughout.