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Watz dis nu teknoloG?

August 25, 2009
Watz dis nu teknoloG? James Collins The blogosphere is an alien world to the uninitiated. Today’s technological landscape is an alien world to many of us. While I still get a morning paper for the news, my kids were way ahead via something called “Twitter.” I was even referred to... READ MORE

ICU Day Spotlights CU Benefits

August 25, 2009
In response to the challenges facing credit unions and cooperatives worldwide, this year’s International Credit Union (ICU) Day® theme reminds people everywhere of the advantages credit unions provide their members. The idea for this year’s ICU Day theme—“Your Money. Your Choice. Your Credit Union.”—came from Stan Cowan, vice president of... READ MORE

Experience Learning Live Joins HR School

August 25, 2009
LEAD STORY Experience Learning Live Joins HR School CUNA’s 2009 Experience Learning Live Conference now offers twice the value as it integrates with the Human Resource (HR) Management School. The new conference, Oct. 25-28 in Nashville, Tenn., will give credit union training and HR professionals more opportunity to network, share... READ MORE

Fast, Fun, and Efficient

August 25, 2009
Fast, Fun, and Efficient Patrick Totty Young adults demand feature-rich Internet banking services. Surrounded by sophisticated electronic media all their lives, it’s not surprising that generations X (those born between 1965 and 1979) and Y (those born during the ’80s and ’90s) prefer the Web and mobile devices as their... READ MORE

Shed Costs With These Technologies

August 25, 2009
LEAD STORY Shed Costs With These Technologies Need to slash costs and boost efficiency? Try these “sure-fire” technologies, advises Jackie Buchanan, executive vice president/chief information officer for $1.3 billion asset Genisys Credit Union, Auburn Hills, Mich., and vice chair of the CUNA Technology Council: • Workflow automation. A good workflow process... READ MORE

Educate, Sell, Repeat

July 20, 2009
By Jim Hanson Gerri Detweiler : “I want CUs to sell their products when they provide financial counseling  because the products you sell won’t harm consumers—unlike the financial products some other providers are pushing on consumers.” Gerri Detweiler is an expert in consumer affairs, working out of Florida. She’s an... READ MORE

CUs Reach Out to Hispanics

July 20, 2009
LEAD STORY The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and Coopera Consulting, Des Moines, Iowa, have formed a partnership to help credit unions reach Hispanic members on a national scale. Coopera, an Iowa Credit Union League subsidiary, works with credit unions of all sizes to grow in membership and assets by... READ MORE

Regulatory Storm Intensifies

July 20, 2009
  Key concerns will continue to dominate the regulatory landscape. Mary Dunn Working in the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Washington office lately has been like being in the vortex of a hurricane. The issues keep swirling as the regulatory storm intensifies. While CUNA follows virtually all issues affecting credit... READ MORE

Study Cites Top CU Challenges

July 20, 2009
LEAD STORY  Attracting new members, dealing with the economy, retaining current members, and adapting programs to new technology are the biggest challenges facing credit unions. So says a survey conducted by Credit Union 24, Tallahassee, Fla. It examines successes and competitive challenges credit unions currently face. The top challenges credit... READ MORE

Identity Theft & Fraud: The New 'Armed Robbery'

July 20, 2009
The Heartland Payment Systems breach  taught credit unions several valuable lessons, says Steve Gibbs, assistant vice president of the Texas Credit Union League’s Shared Compliance Resources: We’re all vulnerable to fraud and compromised data; We need to work more closely with vendors (shared audits, etc.); We can’t assume any system... READ MORE

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