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August 28, 2014

Ed. Dept. adopts new SCRA procedures for FFEL lenders

Washington
There are new procedures for Federal Family Education Loan lenders to determine if borrowers are eligible for benefits under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, the U.S. Department of Education announced this week. ReadMore

Gallego wins Ariz. primary with help from CUs

Washington
Ruben Gallego, Marine veteran and credit union-supported candidate in Arizona's 7th Congressional District, emerged victorious in Tuesday's Democratic primary. ReadMore

Inside Washington

Washington

ARLINGTON, Va. (8/28/14)--In its latest issue, the FDIC Consumer News features tips on preparing financially for stressful life events, including disability or death. The summer edition of the Federal Deposit of Insurance Corp. (FDIC) publication also offers basic strategies for helping family members or

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Cyberattack simulations webinars available for FIs

Washington
Two identical, two-day cyberattack simulation exercises will be hosted by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center in September. ReadMore

New NCUA board member McWatters outlines action priorities

Washington
J. Mark McWatters, one day after being sworn in as the newest National Credit Union Administration board member, has announced his top priorities for his term at the agency. ReadMore

Business Rates

Market

Get daily financial rates for the last five business days, including Treasury Yield Curve, Treasury Bills, Prime Rate, Federal Funds, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae 30-day commitments, LIBOR, and 90-day Commercial Paper.

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Refis push mortgage applications up 2.8%: MBA

Market
Mortgage applications increased 2.8% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly mortgage applications Survey for the week ending Aug. 22. ReadMore

Consumer Rates

Market

Daily rates from Informa Research Services for deposit, consumer loan, mortgage, credit card, and indirect auto loan products.

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Council white paper: Psychographics discover 'why' of purchases

CU System
Marketers may know the "who" and "where" of their target market, but it's the elusive "why" that will key them in to what people buy and use. ReadMore

CUNA offers 'Must-know Mondays' for directors

CU System
CUNA has announced a new seven-part webinar series that satisfies the yearly training requirements of credit union directors. ReadMore

State leagues bestow social responsibility awards on CUs

CU System
Three state credit union leagues recently announced their winners of credit union philosophy and financial education awards. ReadMore

Ga. members lend voices to 100M membership video

CU System
The Georgia Credit Union Affiliates highlighted the credit union movement's 100 million memberships milestone recently by recording interviews with members of Georgia United CU who described in their own words what consumers like best about credit unions. ReadMore

Kresge grants support unbanked efforts by CUs, social agencies

CU System
Three credit unions are wrapping up their first year of financial capability partnerships with human services agencies made possible through a $530,000 grant from the Financial Capability Partnership Initiative. ReadMore

$5 coffee? Cash or card depends on age, says CreditCards.com

CU System
Consumers, especially the younger generation, are using credit and debit cards for the smallest of purchases, such as cups of coffee and packs of chewing gum, according to a new survey by CreditCards.com. ReadMore

CU System briefs (08/28/2014)

CU System

SUITLAND, Md. (8/28/14)-- Next week, Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., will join the Steak Team Mission for the first of its three fall events that provide steak dinners to servicemembers around the world. The $1 billion-asset credit union will bring the second Steak Team Mission to Mons, Belgium, for 600 servicememb

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Creative uses for your tax-advantaged accounts

Consumer
Just as with finding unconventional uses for common items--did you know crushed aspirin is great at removing sweat stains?--there are multiple ways to use your tax-advantaged accounts. ReadMore

GPS amped up for 3SI cash tracking

Products
3SI Security Systems, a CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider, enhanced its NextGen3 Electronic Satellite Pursuit GPS tracking solution. ReadMore
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