Keeping America Strong: Infographic Shows How CUNA Mutual Group Protects Members and Serves Credit Unions

The interactive infographic highlights CUNA Mutual Group offerings like Debt Protection and Mortgage Payment Protection that help members weather unexpected hardships.

America Saves Week Starts February 23

The annual campaign to encourage better savings practices invites you to engage your members in savings best practices.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

Our credit union is participating in the Sprint Program with Invest in America. Do our members need to verify themselves as credit union members to continue receiving the monthly discount on their cell phone bill?

CO-OP Shared Branching Reaches Milestone: 5,000 Branch Locations Nationwide

After a year of accelerated growth following CO-OP’s merger with FSCC, the CO-OP Shared Branching network has grown to include 5,000 live teller branch locations nationwide, making it the fourth-largest branch network with teller service in the U.S.

IIA Introduces Roadside Assistance Program for Credit Union Members

Through the new Credit Union Auto Club, Invest in America is now offering a wide range of roadside assistance services and other benefits exclusively to credit union members. Credit unions that enroll in the program during the pilot can earn marketing reimbursements of up to $9 per membership purchased.

Credit Union Frontline Staff Update: Invest in America Member Rewards

With the Invest in America program, credit union members have access to valuable savings from GM, Sprint, TruStage, Allied Van Lines, Tax Services, Dell, DIRECTV, and Shop America. Use this guide to share the details of those savings opportunities with members on a daily basis.

Fibre Federal Builds Member Loyalty, Earns Non-Interest Income through IIA

Through its participation in the Invest in America member rewards program, Fibre Federal Credit Union members are eligible for discounts from GM, Sprint, Shop America and TurboTax. “We know that by presenting our members with money-saving opportunities we create stronger loyalty, which pays off through additional business and positive word of mouth,” said Lesley Carrell.

Invest In America: Support Financial Literacy with ‘Biz Kid$’

By allocating a small portion of the inventive earned through partnership with Invest in America, credit unions can continue to support the credit union movement’s investment in financial education for America’s youth with limited impact on the bottom line.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

Our credit union is looking to bring in more non-interest income in 2013. Does Strategic Link have any partners that can help us accomplish that goal?

Upside Down is Right Side Up for Bank Transfer Day Founder

For Kristen Christian, the year since she founded Bank Transfer Day has been a whirlwind, but she remains committed to the day’s original goal. “I’ve been so proud to see credit unions share the unique implementations of the ‘people helping people’ mission,” she said.

Enroll in the Premium GM Program and Receive Enhanced Benefits

The Invest in America Credit Union Member Discount from GM has been enhanced to drive more loans to credit unions. By enrolling at the Premium Level, credit unions can maximize loans while offering their members this valuable discount.

Enroll in the Premium GM Program & Receive Enhanced Benefits

Enhanced to drive more loans to your credit union, the Invest in America Credit Union Member Discount from GM allows credit unions to maximize loans while offering this valuable discount and benefit of membership to their members.

Invest in America Enhances GM Program to Provide More Discounts and More Auto Loans

Strategic Link business partner Invest in America was recognized by the NCUF with the Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Outstanding Credit Union Program thanks to initiatives like its GM program, which drives auto loans to credit unions.

Invest in America and GM Team to Drive Auto Loans to Credit Unions

Invest in America, a Strategic Link Business Partner, is offering an excellent opportunity for credit unions to secure incremental auto financing through the Credit Union Member Discount from GM. is a Ticket to Consumer Savings, Non-Interest Income—and Possibly a Date leverages membership numbers to offer a well-rounded consumer purchasing program to credit union members. Credit unions can then earn non-interest income for marketing the programs.

November Headline Round-Up Tells the Story of a Historic Month

November 2011 was a historic month, one that shook up the financial services industry, beginning with Bank of America canceling its debit-card fee on Nov. 1 and extending to yesterday’s news of unprecedented action in Europe.

Is Bank of America Really Backing Off New Fees?

Bank of America has announced plans to cancel its proposed $5 monthly debit card fee, seemingly caving to public pressure. NWCUA CEO John Annaloro stressed that this fee cancellation does not change the fundamental difference between banks and credit unions.

Credit Unions Can Offer TurboTax, Jackson Hewitt Discounts Through Invest in America

Bob Bearden of CU Solutions Group explains how Invest in America’s TurboTax and Jackson Hewitt discount programs can help credit unions save their members money.