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CUNA sets record in supporting credit union supporters in midterms10/23/2014

CUNA sets record in supporting credit union supporters in midterms Engaging in more than 400 election races, millions of mail pieces sent, nearly $6 million spent   Spending more money than ever before in any election cycle in its history in support of the election of credit union

CUNA Statement on QRM Final Rule10/21/2014

The following statement is by Credit Union National Association’s Mary Dunn, SVP & deputy general counsel: “CUNA has advocated strongly for the important step of aligning the Qualified Residential Mortgage with the existing Qualified Mortgage definition. Doing so encourages lenders to work

CUNA statement on White House Executive Order for Cybersecurity10/17/2014

fl FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2014   CONTACT: Vicki Christner – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754; vchristner@cuna.coop   CUNA statement on White House Executive Order for Cybersecurity   Credit Union National Association’s Eric Richard, EVP and general counsel, re

New CUNA compensation reports prioritize credit unions' retention of top talent10/17/2014

CUNA has released two new salary reports containing strategic CEO and Senior Executive compensation data from 2014 and forecasts on compensation trends in 2015. The 2014-2015 CUNA CEO Total Compensation Report and the 2014-2015 CUNA Senior Executive Total Compensation Report, are now available in print, eBook and PDF formats.

Hispanic Market Expert Breaks Down Largest, Fastest-Growing Segment for Credit Union Growth10/15/2014

CUNA is proud to welcome Coopera back to the CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference to help present the emerging markets track.

Rich Meade named Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff of CUNA10/14/2014

Rich Meade joined the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the nation’s largest trade group for credit unions, as Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer, as of Oct. 13. In this role, he serves as the association’s second-ranking executive.

CUNA Urges NCUA To Drop the 5% Asset Limit on FCU Fixed Assets10/13/2014

CUNA filed a comment letter last week urging the National Credit Union Administration Board to abolish the 5% limit on the ownership of fixed assets for federal credit unions. Currently, credit unions must receive a waiver from NCUA to exceed the threshold. The proposal would require that credit unions have a fixed assets management (FAM) program in place to exceed the threshold. The FAM would be subject to review by NCUA examiners, and would need to be approved, along with a credit union’s assets plan, by the credit union’s board of directors annually. CUNA urged the agency not to require a FAM, as it is not required by the FCU Act. In addition, we urged NCUA to eliminate the partial occupancy and other occupancy requirements. Instead of regulatory limitations, CUNA supported allowing federal credit union boards to have the discretion to set reasonable limits on their fixed assets, subject to review during routine safety and soundness examinations regarding the credit union’s overall operations.

CUNA eSchool to address latest industry issues in IT compliance and security10/13/2014

Madison, Wis. (October 13, 2014) – CUNA announced today that its upcoming CUNA Information & Technology Compliance eSchool will address industry-wide concerns in cyber security, mitigating risk in mobile financial services and the compliance implications of a credit union data breach. Regi

“Stop the data breaches” is target of CUNA campaign for credit unions10/02/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2014   CONTACT: Vicki Christner – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754; vchristner@cuna.coop   “Stop the data breaches” is target of CUNA campaign for credit unions   A campaign aimed at stopping data breaches – featuring a new website

Revamped: Plan It retirement-planning calculators10/01/2014

MADISON, Wis. (October 1, 2014)—CUNA announced today exciting updates to its retirement planning microsite, Plan It™. This microsite serves as a retirement preparation resource for credit union members, of any age, who want to ensure a comfortable future. 

TECH POWERED PROGRAM ENABLES CREDIT UNIONS TO ENTER A NEW LENDING ARENA10/01/2014

TECH POWERED PROGRAM ENABLES CREDIT UNIONS TO ENTER A NEW LENDING ARENA   CUNA Strategic Services, LendKey and Conservation Services Group offer loan platform to the 50% of homeowners who seek financing for energy improvements   MADISON, Wis. (10/01/2014) — CUNA

CUNA urges President Obama to form Cybersecurity Council, take action on data breaches09/30/2014

The Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) president and CEO Jim Nussle sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging the president to establish a Cybersecurity Council that would report to the president and would be charged with developing a comprehensive and timely approach to the range of issues associated with cybersecurity attacks on businesses and consumers in this country.

CUNA fervently advocated for second RBC comment period09/29/2014

fl Overview CUNA fervently advocated for second RBC comment period CUNA president and CEO Jim Nussle issued the following statement regarding NCUA’s announcement of a second comment period for their risk-based capital proposal: "CUNA commends and thanks National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) B

CUNA joins forces with the Federation for 2015 CUNA Community Credit Union and Growth Conference09/29/2014

fl Overview FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CUNA joins forces with the Federation for 2015 CUNA Community Credit Union and Growth Conference   Contacts: Vicki Christner – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754; vchristner@cuna.coop Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246; anigrell

Jim Nussle, former House Budget Committee chair and director of OMB, named president, CEO of nation’s largest credit union trade group09/09/2014

fl FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 9, 2014   CONTACT: Vicki Christner, CUNA Communications/(202) 508-6754; vchristner@cuna.coop   Jim Nussle, former House Budget Committee chair and director of OMB, named president, CEO of nation’s largest credit union trade group Credit Union

CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference looking back to look forward in 201406/11/2014

Renowned speaker Jeff Rendel has been announced as the emcee and opening keynoter for this year's Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, November 3-6, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, where he will discuss the need for a reinvented movement propelled by timeless credit union principles. Registration and event details are available at ccuc.cuna.org .

CUNA CPDOnline course provider named among Top 20 Content Development companies06/10/2014

CUNA is pleased to announce that a CUNA CPD Online course provider, Skillsoft , has been recognized in trainingindustry.com 's Top 20 Content Development Companies  list for 2014. Based on research, interactions and analysis, this list is intended to simplify organizations' search for the right training partner.

CUNA Supports Several Bills for Tuesday's HFSC Markup06/09/2014

CUNA sent Committee Chairman Hensarling (R-Texas) and Ranking Member Waters (D-Calif.) a letter of support for several bills, including: H.R. 3770, the CFPB Inspector General Act of 2013; H.R. 4262, the Bureau Advisory Commission Transparency Act; H.R. 4383, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Small Business Advisory Board Act; H.R. 4539, the Bureau Research Transparency Act; H.R. 4604, the CFPB Data Collection Security Act; the Bureau Guidance Transparency Act; H.R. 3389, the CFPB Slush Fund Elimination Act; H.R. 4662, the Bureau Advisory Opinion Act and the Bureau Examination Fairness Act

Senior Bloomberg economist announced as CUNA Economics & Investments Conference keynoter06/09/2014

fl Senior Bloomberg economist announced as CUNA Economics & Investments Conference keynoter Senior Bloomberg economist announced as CUNA Economics & Investments Conference keynoter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Vicki Christner - CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754; vchristner

Dedicated content for supervisory committee and internal auditors offered at Las Vegas conference06/05/2014

fl Dedicated content for supervisory committee and internal auditors offered at Las Vegas conference Dedicated content for supervisory committee and internal auditors offered at Las Vegas conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Vicki Christner - CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754;