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October 12, 2009
Credit unions in Kenya are growing three times faster than credit unions in any other country, according to the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). Find out why—and celebrate International Credit Union Day—with a free DVD highlighting credit union success in this African country. WOCCU has made a limited supply... READ MORE

ICU Day Broadcast to Celebrate Global CU Heritage

October 12, 2009
The annual International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) broadcast, sponsored by Credit Union Development Educators  (CUDE) and World Council of Credit Unions  (WOCCU), will highlight the continuing contributions of the worldwide credit union movement. This year's broadcast will originate from $3 billion asset United Nations Federal Credit Union , Long... READ MORE

Hispanic Outreach: Develop the Right Mindset

September 25, 2009
Before targeting the Hispanic market, credit unions first must establish an internal foundation by developing the right mindset to reach out to this community, according to Coopera Consulting , Des Moines, Iowa, as reported in CUNA’s 2009-2010 CUNA’s 2009-2010 Survey of Potential Members Report . “It’s not sufficient to want... READ MORE

Swindlers 'Party On' During Tough Economy

September 25, 2009
By Lora Kloth The recession may be waning, but it has invited scammers to throw what some call a “fraud party.” Fraud increases during recessions, and this downturn is no different. According to a recent report from The Network Inc. , a Norcross, Ga., firm that runs compliance and corporate-governance... READ MORE

Differentiate Cards With Merchant-Funded Rewards

September 25, 2009
By Kelly Passey How competitive are credit card rewards today? A recent report showed that consumers search online for the best credit card rewards 514,610 times a month, according to Orange Soda , an online marketing company based in American Fork, Utah. Add 8,200 searches made specifically for debit rewards... READ MORE

Contemporary Governance Mitigates Lawsuits

September 25, 2009
Since we've all had a front-row seat to the recession, it’s easy to relate to the economic impact it’s had on us professionally and personally. These unprecedented and unpredictable times have put corporate governance at the forefront for credit unions and their boards of directors. READ MORE

Contactless Cards: Lower Risks and Raise Rewards

September 25, 2009
Advancements in payment technologies continue to offer speed and convenience for members. But at the same time, fraudsters have become more resourceful in their abilities to penetrate these new devices. READ MORE

Accounting vs. Reality

September 23, 2009
Bill Hampel Accounting rules turned a bad financial crisis into a horrible one. Some of my best friends are accountants. I know and like many accountants from credit unions around the country. Our chief financial officer is a certified public accountant and a fine person, although she does have a... READ MORE

Community Conference Is for All CUs

September 23, 2009
CUNA’s Community Credit Union &Growth Conference isn’t just for community credit unions. It’s for every credit union looking to capture membership potential. The conference, Oct. 21-24 in Las Vegas, will explore a diverse range of topics, including: • Community credit union best practices; • Reaching out to Hispanics; • Targeting generation Y; • Financial... READ MORE

Members Get a Charge Out of Prepaid Cards

September 23, 2009
Patrick Totty Vendors offer an array of specialized card options. Brian Scott remembers when The Members Group introduced prepaid card products for credit unions. “It was about six years ago,” says Scott, vice president of sales for the Des Moines, Iowa-based company. “The primary impetus that pushed us into the... READ MORE

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