Newrizons Federal Credit Union Navigated Rocky Times to Reach 50 Years and Thriving

After losing their sponsor company, Terry Fultz and the Newrizons team found a way to survive, grow and serve their changing community. As they celebrate 50 years, the credit union is as fresh and relevant as ever.

Think 15 Speakers to Help Industry ‘Seize The Now’

Credit union employees invited to register for May 5-8 conference focused on seizing the unique opportunities of 2015.

A Message from CUNA Mutual Group: Look Beyond the Bottom Line

CUNA Mutual Group shares how it reinvests in the credit union movement through advocacy, research, and more.

CU Direct to Pay 3-Percent Dividend to Shareholders; Autoland Earnings Beat Forecasts

CU Direct announces that will pay a 3-percent cash dividend to its 102 credit union shareholders — the ninth consecutive year that it has paid a dividend. Autoland, Inc. reports increased earnings for the third straight year; gross margin, vehicle sales and the CUSO’s auto-loan-to-sale-retention rate all increased, the company says.

Update: Michaels Now Investigating Data Breach at its Stores Nationwide

Consumers still reeling from a massive data breach at Target stores and the theft of financial information from luxury department store Neiman Marcus got more bad news this week: Michaels Stores Inc, the nation’s largest arts-and-crafts retailer, now says that it, too, is investigating fraud on cards used at its outlets across the country.

Will Your Company Survive The Unexpected? Make Sure With an Incident Response Plan

An incident response plan helps improve the chances that a company will survive the unexpected, and it should take its place right beside credit unions’ business-continuity and disaster-recovery plans.

Award Honors CUNA Mutual Group’s Mobile Application for Retirement Planning

CUNA Mutual Group has been ranked No. 19 in this year’s InformationWeek 500—a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The company was honored for its Retirement Radar mobile annuity planning application.

CFPB Punishes Mortgage Company for Steering Customers to More Pricey Loans

The CFPB has cracked the whip on a Utah mortgage company which allegedly incentivized loan officers for steering consumers into high-interest loans.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

Our credit union would like to grow our stream of non-interest income. Aside from the Sprint and Auto Club Programs, what are some other programs Strategic Link endorses that will enhance our suite of member service products while increasing our bottom-line?

TruStage: A New Brand, a New Resource Exclusively for Credit Unions

CUNA Mutual Group, a Strategic Link strategic partner, has launched TruStage, a series of insurance products and programs exclusively for credit union members.

Bob Trunzo Named President of CUNA Mutual Group Subsidiary

Bob Trunzo has been promoted to president of CMFG Life Insurance Company at CUNA Mutual Group, a role in which he is responsible for the products, distribution and service of the company’s U.S. credit union businesses as well as its 401(k) business.

Compliance Question of the Week

What is a business development company, and can a credit union invest in one?

Rep. Hanna Speaks to Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee as Legislature Gears Up for 2012

This Oregon Legislative Update centers around Rep. Bruce Hanna, co-Speaker of the Oregon House, who spoke to the Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee in December about the accomplishments of the 2011 legislative session.

Brown & Brown: Proactive Approach Essential to Avoid Loss of Top Talent

As the job market recovers, many employees are considering making a job change and employers are becoming worried about retaining top talent.

Sony Data Breach Wider than Originally Thought

Following news of another network breach, more than 100 million user accounts are now thought to have been compromised. Sony is also considering covering the cost of reissuing compromised cards.

Sony Latest to be Hit by Data Breach

With up to 70 million customers’ data compromised, criminals could use the data—possibly including credit card information—to access email and online bank account.

Association Partners With Autoland as Its Preferred Car-Buying Partner

The new partner will help credit union members purchase vehicles. Lunch & Learn sessions will be held throughout the region.

Epsilon Breach, Security and Communications Key for CUs

Following the breach at the marketing firm, credit unions will need to communicate effectively with members, even if the organization’s data was not directly compromised.