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  • ICYMI: Plastic Card & ATM Webinar

    Nov
    11
    ICYMI: Plastic Card & ATM Webinar

    ATM skimming. Cash advance schemes. Fallback transactions. Credit unions have to be on the lookout for these and a multitude of other plastic card and ATM risks—that’s where Holly Spiczenski, of CUNA Mutual Group’s Risk & Compliance Solutions comes in! Watch the recorded webinar.

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  • 4 Tips for Unleashing Your Credit Union’s Best Kept Secret

    Nov
    10
    4 Tips for Unleashing Your Credit Union’s Best Kept Secret

    We know 43 percent of credit union members have investable assets over $100,000, however only 2 percent of members use their credit union’s investment services. CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. works with credit unions to address their members’ financial needs for their retirement years through a blueprint for success.

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  • Election Results Are In – Credit Unions Make Voices Heard

    Nov
    06
    Election Results Are In – Credit Unions Make Voices Heard

    The midterm elections results are in, and credit unions made their voices heard! Our election efforts would not have been possible without the support of credit unions across our two states. Read this quick overview of election results. 

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  • Project Zip Code Month Makes A Difference – You Still Can Make One, Too!

    Nov
    05
    Project Zip Code Month Makes A Difference – You Still Can Make One, Too!

    Credit unions across Kansas and Missouri stepped up and made their members’ voices heard by running Project Zip Code (PZC) in October. With 55 credit unions running PZC so far, it helps credit unions demonstrate to lawmakers our impact in each legislative district – both federal and state Senate and House – by being able share how many members live and potentially VOTE in that district.

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  • FFIEC Launches New BSA/AML InfoBase Site

    Nov
    02
    FFIEC Launches New BSA/AML InfoBase Site

    The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council launched a redesigned Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering InfoBase website, aimed at sharing financial institution examination procedure information with examiners, financial institutions, the public, and other stakeholders.

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  • SCRA Change Buried in NDAA

    Nov
    02
    SCRA Change Buried in NDAA

    Buried in the 700+ pages of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an amendment to the Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) that credit unions should be aware of as they assist servicemembers applying for the six percent interest rate reduction.

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  • Regulation Z Annual Inflation-Based Dollar Amount Threshold Adjustments

    Nov
    02
    Regulation Z Annual Inflation-Based Dollar Amount Threshold Adjustments

    The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection recently issued its annual inflation-based adjustments of certain dollar amount thresholds for transactions covered under Regulation Z/Truth in Lending.  The adjustments are based on the annual percentage change reflected in the Consumer Price Index in effect on June 1, 2018, and will become effective on January 1, 2019. 

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  • New Legal Opinions Available

    Nov
    02
    New Legal Opinions Available

    The HCUA Compliance Department, on behalf of our member credit unions, recently requested legal opinions regarding:

    • Property Tax on Repossessed Vehicles
    • Lending to Minors
    • Garnishment Procedures
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  • Want to Deliver Excellent Service? Offer an Excellent Service

    Oct
    31
    Want to Deliver Excellent Service? Offer an Excellent Service

    Ask any bank or credit union about its mission and it will likely include “service-centric” or some variation of the idea. It’s something all smart institutions strive for. But excellent service doesn’t happen in a silo or start and end with tellers. It’s an all-encompassing idea that should be at the forefront of every decision and every offering.

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  • St. Louis Chapter Hosts Professional Development Breakfast

    Oct
    31
    St. Louis Chapter Hosts Professional Development Breakfast

    The St. Louis Chapter of Credit Unions hosted its 2018 Professional Development Breakfast on October 25 at the Lodge at Des Peres. Local author, speaker and entertainer Jeff Koziatek led the program, focusing on effective communication. 

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