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July 23, 2014

85% of members feel 100% safe with a CU: Filene

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Because they hold credit unions in such high regard, credit union members are more likely than bank customers to keep a greater portion of their holdings with their financial institution--an encouraging development as credit unions continue to seek ways to expand member outreach, according to a new Filene Research Institute white paper. ReadMore

CU programs are tailor-made for Hispanic members' success

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Hispanics are likely to have clear financial goals but are unsure about how to achieve them, according to a recent survey by Prudential, thus giving credit unions an opportunity to start conversations about how they can support these goals. ReadMore

Plaintiffs push to continue Target data breach class action

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In response to Target Corp.'s attempt to delay discovery in multidistrict litigation regarding last year's data security breach, plaintiffs filed a joint memorandum opposing Target's request. ReadMore

NWCUA launches relief effort for central Wash. wildfires

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The credit union community is offering assistance to victims of the Carlton Complex fire in central Washington, with an initial $5,000 donated by the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. ReadMore

Mountain America CEO helps TV audience understand credit scores

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To help viewers understand how credit bureaus calculate credit scores, Sterling Nielsen, president/CEO of Mountain America CU, West Jordan, Utah, with $3.9 billion in assets, offered up some insight during a recent appearance on KSL-TV 5 's "Studio 5 with Brooke Walker" in Salt Lake City. ReadMore

Iowa league survey touts value of college education

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It might be reasonable to assume most U.S. citizens believe college is important, but many still often struggle with figuring out how to finance such a major expense. ReadMore

NFL's Cushing continues spokesman, outreach role for Houston CU

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First Community CU has extended its partnership with Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, who will continue as spokesperson for the $1 billion-asset Houston-based credit union through 2016. ReadMore

CU System briefs (07/23/2014)

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MADISON, Wis., and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (7 23 14) PSCU, a card services credit union service organization, signed a three year agreement to be the premiere sponsor for the Global Women's Leadership Network

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