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Resource One CU Holds FREE Document ShredFest
Monday, September 25, 2017 7:00 AM

Each year, Resource One Credit Union hosts their fall document shredding events, or ShredFests, which help people protect themselves against identity theft by destroying documents containing sensitive information.

LiFE FCU: What Happens When Small CUs Think Big
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:55 AM

Some of their best ideas come to them after hours, when the halls of the credit union are quiet and they’re free to think beyond the day-to-day business of serving members. That’s precisely when Dustin Fuller and Deke Alexander, executives for Living in Fulfillment Everyday Federal Credit Union (LiFE FCU) in Denton, Texas, began to wonder aloud about a credit union mission trip.

Lawmakers to Grill Equifax and Wells Fargo CEOs in October
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:50 AM

Equifax CEO Richard Smith and Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan are scheduled to testify on major operational breakdowns at both companies before Senate lawmakers during the first week of October. The hearings have high stakes for both companies.

Federal Judge Approves Home Depot Data Breach Settlement
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:45 AM

U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash on Friday approved a settlement between Home Depot and financial institutions, including credit unions, in a suit filed in the wake of a 2014 data breach at the retailer. Several state credit union leagues and CUNA were plaintiffs in the suit.

KISS Your Strategic Planning Hello
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:40 AM

For several years now, I have been privileged to assist credit unions with strategic planning and plan execution using a form of the Balanced Scorecard. In case you are not familiar with the “BSC,” it is a methodology to map strategy and manage deployment of initiatives. For organizations with multiple priorities, the Scorecard provides structure to assign responsibilities, measures and goals, and track performance, thereby creating a formal structure to monitor plan deployment. In my opinion, the Balanced Scorecard is a good tool. But, even a tool as good as the Balanced Scorecard cannot add hours to the day.

Still Time to Join Us for the IRA School in Dallas This Week
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:35 AM

The IRA School is a must for all persons involved with IRAs. Presenters Deborah Crawford and Christy Crawford address the purpose of IRAs, the role IRAs play in a member’s retirement strategy, and the different types of IRAs and eligibility requirements. IRAs are constantly changing, and it is important to keep up to date.

Webinar: You Get What You Plan For... Formulating Strategy That Will Bring Results
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:30 AM

You’ve probably heard the old saying that those who fail to plan are planning to fail. While it would be a rare organization that does no planning, too often we fall into one of two camps: planning for the near term—essentially being reactive to current conditions; or writing a strategic plan and then putting the plan on the shelf and never enacting its provisions.

Webinar for Small CUs Oct. 17: BSA Training for Lending Staff
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:25 AM

Please join us for a small credit union webinar, "BSA Training for Lending Staff," featuring Cornerstone Credit Union League Regulatory Compliance Advisor Nathan Behncke. Cornerstone-affiliated credit unions under $50 million in assets will not be charged for this webinar.

Register Today for Texas Bankruptcy & Collections Seminars in Houston
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:20 AM

This year’s Bankruptcy and Collections Seminar series is brought to you in collaboration with the Blalack & Williams Law Firm. Seminars will be offered in Dallas and Houston, bringing this top-notch training to a region near you.