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CFPB Releases Loss Mitigation Principle

Document outlines their principles to provide a framework for discussion about the future of loss mitigation.

Understanding Your Insurance Program Options

Auto and home insurance programs are a proven way for credit unions to increase products per member, build non-interest income, and help members protect their investments in their home or vehicle. CUNA Mutual’s TruStage Insurance Agency may provide the best, turnkey options.

Understand Your Options for Offering an Auto and Home Insurance Program

What’s the best option for structuring an auto and home insurance program — build it from the ground up? Collaborate with a third party? Outsource the whole thing? CUNA Mutual Group takes a look at all of the pros and cons.

All Work and No Play? Not When Sunriver Hosts the 2014 CUES Council/NWCUA Executive Summit

Credit union CEOs and their leadership teams can mix business with pleasure at the 2014 CUES Council/NWCUA Executive Summit, which will be held July 30-Aug. 1 at the beautiful Sunriver Resort in central Oregon. Reservations are being accepted now.

The Four Elements That Make Payment Protection a Solid Value for Members

There are three key elements that insurance or other financial-protection products must have to be a good value: accessibility, competitive pricing, and reliability. But if the recent struggles with health insurance exchanges have shown us anything, CUNA Mutual Group’s Rich Trace says, it’s that you should probably add a fourth element to the mix: convenience.

NWCUA Puts Health Care Benefits Plan to the Test; Thumbs Up!

With all of the focus on the Affordable Care Act, the NWCUA put its own health care benefits package to the test – and it passed. The coverage plan meets the desired criteria of quality coverage, minimal annual increases and substantial savings, thanks to the aggregate buying power offered by The Trust.

Volunteers Needed to Help Guide Students Through JA Finance Park

The value of a dollar — and the idea of living within your means — isn’t even on the radar for most middle- and high-school students. Junior Achievement of Oregon & Southwest Washington is working to change that, and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation is urging credit unions to join the effort by providing volunteers for JA Finance Park.

Card Services for Credit Unions Adds New Mobile Payment Options

Card Services for Credit Unions has added two new options to a suite of products that can help credit unions better serve members who are increasingly turning to their computers, mobile phones or tablets to make payments.

Interchange Update: Financial Institutions’ Legal Teams Pursuing Options

The judge reviewing the debit interchange cap rule has set an aggressive schedule for the Federal Reserve to revise the rule. The Electronic Payments Coalition continues to monitor the developments.

Credit Unions on the “Tax Reform Options” Table: What Does it Mean?

How serious is it that the Senate has spotlighted credit unions in a “tax options” report? It is not a recommendation, but the mention elevates the need for credit unions to turn on their grassroots machines.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

One of our members is traveling internationally, and he is concerned about having his debit card stolen or becoming a fraud victim. What other options are available to him?

Global Joins Growing List of Credit Unions Offering Sequestration Relief Options

As consumers across the nation prepare for government sequestration and federal employee furloughs, Global Credit Union is offering short-term interest-free loans, no-fee loan extensions and penalty-free certificate withdrawals to give affected members the financial flexibility to live on a temporarily tightened budget.

The Credit Union Connection to Long-Term Care Insurance

According to CUNA Mutual Group’s Jane Chesbro, by associating your trusted credit union brand with a reliable long-term care insurance provider, you help members navigate confusing protection options while creating another potential bond that strengthens ties to your credit union.

CUNA Opens 2013 Youth Week Theme Options for Ranking

Credit union staff and youth nationwide have a chance to provide their input on the 2013 theme for National Credit Union Youth Week, set for April 21-27, 2013. Each year’s theme is selected through a nationwide poll and promotes saving in a way that is fun and engaging for young people.

CFPB Issues Proposed Mortgage Servicing Rules

The CFPB issued two notices of proposed rulemaking designed to protect homeowners from surprises and mistakes made by mortgage servicers. The two notices contain nine specific provisions regarding mortgage lending.

Convention Speaker to Present a Compelling Case for Owning, Innovating Payment Systems

Payments are the key to the future of credit unions, according to one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming NWCUA 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting. Jeff Russell presents a riveting case for staying competitive.

NCUA Weighing Options For O.U.R FCU

Under the agency’s conservatorship, normal business activity will continue and members of the credit union will have access to the services available to them prior to NCUA taking control of the credit union’s operations last Friday.