Recent data breaches at Target and other retailers have been in the news a lot, but identity theft can take many forms. Do your members know how to prevent identity theft? Do they know what to do if their personal or financial information is compromised? Check out these great strategies from CSCU – and pass them along to members now!
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council recently outlined its expectations for adequately addressing social media risks – guidance that the NCUA, CFPB and state regulators are likely to follow. Justin Whitesides, an attorney for Farleigh Wada Witt, explains what credit unions need to do to comply.
Credit unions are being urged to thank members of the House Ways & Means Committee for protecting the credit union tax exemption with a “Thank You Thursday” social-media campaign designed to combat a new wave of attacks from bank lobbyists.
A coalition of federal agencies, state governments, consumer organizations and local consumer-protection authorities are shining a light this week on efforts to help consumers take full advantage of their rights and make better-informed decisions.
CUNA and the Northwest Credit Union Association are urging credit union members and staff to tweet lawmakers today on the third “Don’t Tax Tuesday,” part of a nationwide grassroots effort designed to energize public support for credit unions’ tax-exempt status.
Every credit union is different, but there are some basic elements that every financial institution should consider when creating – and maintaining – a social media policy.
A great social media strategy is a must for any successful business, but that’s especially true for credit unions because connectivity is one of the experiences members most value. A series of free webinars is being offered to NWCUA members through Café Give, with the first scheduled for Jan. 16.
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has released its final guidance on social-media usage by financial institutions. The guidance doesn’t differ too much from the original proposal released earlier this year, but it does provide some important clarifications.
Unitus Community Credit Union has been honored for its Money Quest Financial Challenge and its overall community involvement with two national awards from the Credit Union National Association. The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award and Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Award will be presented in February at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference.
Oregon and Washington credit unions and chapters take a home a pile of awards from the NWCUA’s Amplify Convention, cementing their leadership roles on regional and national stages.
Gary M. Stein, a longtime a journalist and former Managing Editor for Custom Publications at The Oregonian in Portland, has joined the Northwest Credit Union Association as its member communications evangelist.
If a credit union isn’t connected, it’s disconnected, as members have access to all online, mobile and social media platforms. But Strategic Link Partner JMFA has some important reminders about standards and policies that credit unions must put in place to protect their security systems, reputations, employees, and members.
The NWCUA and CUNA are calling all credit unions to blitz the US Senate with social media messages July 23—“Don’t Tax Tuesday.” Senators have until Friday to submit their tax reform proposals. A persistent and passionate credit union voice may secure credit union’s tax status.
What is a representative payee?
An NWCUA-sponsored public website will offer videos and impact studies to prove that the credit union tax structure is good for consumers. The Truth Speaks website will be fully populated later this week.
What is a Social Security Representative Payee Account, which members require one and how should the accounts be established?
Main Street members are being called to advocate for credit unions’ tax status as Congress examines all exemptions with the “blank sheet of paper” approach. A new website, donttaxmycreditunion.org, offers resources.
For credit unions, giving back is part of doing business. Now more than ever, evidence shows that telling this story to consumers in the form of cause marketing pays off. CafeGive Social is a newer Strategic Link business partner giving credit unions templates, tools and online support to create cause marketing campaigns.