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Card Loyalty 2.0: What’s On the Horizon for Credit Unions

NWCUA Strategic Link partner CSCU talks about the evolution of loyalty programs in the digital age.

Impact Roadshow Q&A With Tansley Stearns of Filene

Anthem talked to Tansley Stearns of Madison, Wisconsin-based Filene, ahead of the Filene Impact Roadshow in SeaTac, Washington on April 15. The roadshow brings Filene research buzzwords like innovation to best practice for credit union leaders across the Northwest.

Disaster Relief, Financial Education, New Programs Highlight Foundation’s 2015

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation made life-changing impacts this year in asset building, economic empowerment, and cooperative development.

Disaster Relief, Financial Education, New Programs Highlight Foundation’s 2015

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation made life-changing impacts this year in asset building, economic empowerment, and cooperative development.

Free Orientation Prepares You to Teach Financial Education

If you have ever wanted to volunteer to offer quality financial education, join an upcoming Financial Beginnings workshop and join them in empowering youth and adults to take control of their financial futures.

Catalyst Corporate to Broadcast Mid-Year Economic Update

Credit unions are invited for an in-depth look at current economic trends, and how those trends will impact member spending, loan growth projections, liquidity and more.

Compliance Center: Federal Regulators Issue Guidance on Youth Savings Programs

NCUA and others encourage youth financial empowerment; your question answered on multi-party checks with one signature; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Filene Impact Roadshow Rolls into Portland

Free event shows off Filene Research Institute’s latest programs to enrich member experience and drive success.

Join Catalyst Corporate for 2015 ‘Blueprint for Success’

Multimedia broadcast will include comprehensive economic outlook for credit unions.

Nationally Recognized Innovator, Seasoned Customer Support Professional Now At Your Service

“How may we help you?” That’s the question two NWCUA employees in new program roles will be asking credit unions, and they will follow up with hands-on help.

Tracked Collateral Protection Insurance Programs Can Help Protect Credit Unions’ Interests

Absorbing the full cost of auto loan write-offs caused by damaged or stolen uninsured vehicles usually isn’t a prudent option when a credit union’s bread and butter is its auto loan portfolio. But a “tracked” collateral protection insurance (CPI) program could help protect the credit union’s interest in the loan collateral.

National Credit Union Youth Week: Preparing the Next Generation for Financial Success

On the eve of National Credit Union Youth Week, Junior Achievement’s Amy Spencer takes a look at the current state of financial education and talks about some of the programs available now to help kids achieve a better financial future.

NCUF Accepting Applications for Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants

Financial education grants from the National Credit Union Foundation can help credit unions leverage the award-winning Biz Kid$ television show and related materials in their own financial literacy programs. Applications for the grants are being accepted now.

NCUA Releases Supervisory Letter on Enterprise Risk Management

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) recently released Supervisory Letter No. 13-12, which discusses the NCUA’s views on Enterprise Risk Management as one framework for managing risk, and the NCUA’s supervisory expectations with regard to credit unions’ risk-management programs.

What Makes O Bee Credit Union’s New Credit and Debit Cards a Success? ‘It’s the Water,’ and a Whole Lot More

Rewards and loyalty programs continue to play a crucial role in credit unions’ efforts to grow their credit card business, but it doesn’t hurt to “think local” and tap into the emotional connections that members and non-members feel for the communities where they live.

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.

CFPB Releases Initial Overdraft Study Results

The CFPB will continue to study overdraft programs before addressing any policy changes. But the Bureau has released the initial results of its 2012 inquiry. In our Strategic Link business partner feature this week, John M. Floyd, chairman and CEO of JMFA, shares perspective on the report.

New NCUA Video Details Services Available to Small Credit Unions

A new video from the NCUA could help small and low-income designated credit unions find programs that will help them meet member and community needs. The video showcases resources offered by the Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives.