Blueprint for Success Offers Strategic Advice for Credit Unions

Now that the Fed has raised interest rates, what does that mean for credit unions? In January, balance sheet experts from your Strategic Link partner Catalyst Strategic Solutions and Catalyst Corporate will attempt to answer that question in their third annual Blueprint for Success multimedia production.

CUNA Mutual Group’s Free ‘Discovery Conference’ Gives Leaders a Peek Into the Future

The online-only virtual conference delivers advanced learning for credit union leaders, can be attended from anywhere with an internet connection, and is completely free.

Top 5 Reasons to Trust ‘The Trust’ With Your Employee Benefits

Learn why credit unions trust The Trust for the best in employee benefits. Plus valuable updates from CUNA Mutual Group, LSC, and CSCU!

Sponsored: Get a Deposit Taking ATM at a Deep Discount

Would your members appreciate an ATM where they could make deposits? Portland-based Peregrin Financial Technologies has an NCR deposit taking ATM available July 27, and they are currently accepting offers.

5 Steps to Master Small Business Social Media

Is your credit union new to social media, or are you looking to revamp your strategy, or do you want to help your members improve their small biz social media game? This guide from Expertise.com can help.

Global Credit Union Offers a Passport to Culture, Plus $1,000

With its Cultural Passport campaign, Global is inspiring its community to invest in local culture and offering a $1,000 reward to one lucky participant.

Compliance Center: CFPB Issues Bulletin Regarding Marketing of Credit Card Promotional APR Offers

Credit card marketers put on notice by CFPB, answer to your NSF notice question, and more.

Northwest Credit Unions Ride the Bike Loan Wave

Northwest credit unions continue to ride a successful wave making bike loans. With three Northwest cities among the nation’s five “Best Bike Cities,” it makes sense to help members gear up in style.

What’s the Difference Between Prequalification, Preapproval and Prescreening?

Prequalification, preapproval and prescreening — three terms that many of us are guilty of using interchangeably. But when it comes to regulatory compliance, the terms can have very distinct meanings and requirements depending on the context in which they are used. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “Can a member cash a check made out to his/her spouse if that spouse is deceased?”

CO-OP Financial Services Offers Full Suite of Member-Service Solutions

Financial-services technology is evolving faster than ever, but members still value the personal touches that have traditionally helped differentiate credit unions from big banks. To bridge that gap, CO-OP Financial Services is offering a fully integrated portfolio of products and services that help credit unions compete in a challenging marketplace.

CUMONEY Visa: A Reloadable Debit Card Program to Suit Any Need

Prepaid reloadable debit cards may present new growth opportunities for credit unions. Strategic Link business partner CUMONEY reports its reloadable prepaid debit card program is an affordable relationship-building tool, carrying one of the lowest fee structures in the market.

Increase Member Loyalty with Mobile Payments

According to Member Access Pacific (MAP), mobile payments can be more than just an added feature for on-the-go credit union members. Credit unions can also use mobile technology to strategically build and maintain member loyalty through just a few important steps.

Preparing for Next Week’s International Credit Union Day

Credit unions are getting ready for International Credit Union Day, set for Oct. 18. CUNA is providing free marketing and promotional materials, and CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney recorded a video greeting.

New Speakers Bureau Offers Expert Resources to Credit Unions

Have you ever struggled to make a meeting interesting? A new Speakers Bureau resource will help credit union professionals plan more compelling, educational and relevant events. It’s also a great way to offer your own expertise as a speaker.

Compliance Question of the Week

We’re working with a credit bureau to offer a credit card solicitation to select members. The results of our pre-screen criteria indicated that a certain number of members had selected “do not solicit.” We’re thinking this pertains to those who have contacted the credit bureau(s) to remove their names from pre-screened offers. Is this correct? And are there any state laws we should know about concerning “do not solicit”?

New Site Offers Convenient Resources for Credit Unions Raising Funds for Credit Unions for Kids

The model Northwest credit unions established to raise millions for Credit Unions for Kids is showcased on an NWCUA-hosted website. The site offers fundraising ideas, best practices for involvement, easy contribution connections and other features.

The Credit CARD Act Turns One

An analysis from Member Access Pacific claims that while the act has increased transparency for consumers and eliminated unannounced rate hikes and unreasonable overdraft fees, the regulation has been a major burden for credit unions.

Oregon Credit Union Foundation Offers Scholarships to Western CUNA Management School

The Oregon Credit Union Foundation announced the availability of professional development grants to individuals attending Western CUNA Management School.