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January 26, 2015

Act fast: Don't miss today's webinar on RBC2 impact, continuing concerns

There is still time to register for today's free webinar from CUNA on the National Credit Union Administration's revised risk-based capital proposal. ReadMore

CUNA, trades unite to urge Congress on data security action

CUNA joined with a group of financial trade organizations in a letter to Congress seeking a set of principles to serve as a guide for potential data security legislation. ReadMore

Kenyan CUs intersect with Gates' vision to alleviate poverty

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An annual letter from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sets out a vision of "unprecedented opportunities" for the world's poorest people in the next 15 years. Part of that vision is access to financial services--a service that globally credit unions already are providing through mobile banking. ReadMore

CUNA, Defense CU Council meet with CFPB on CU exemption from lending changes

Credit unions should be exempt from proposed changes to the Military Lending Act, CUNA and Defense Credit Union Council staff told the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Friday. ReadMore

CU tax-help programs ready for new healthcare questions

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This year brings the first tax season that will require Americans to navigate the nuances of the Affordable Care Act when filing their taxes. Credit unions stand by to help with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs. ReadMore

More than 90% of 2014 data breaches were preventable, report says

More than 90% of data breaches that occurred in the first half of 2014 could have easily been prevented, according to the 2015 Data Protection Best Practices report from the Online Trust Alliance. ReadMore

LinkedIn group a home for new bank-to-CU employees

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Communities are built on common ground and the sharing of ideas. With that in mind, the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association has formed a networking group on the social media site LinkedIn for former bankers who have found a new "home" in credit unions. ReadMore

Goldenwest marshals members for political advocacy

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Goldenwest CU, Ogden, Utah, with $1 billion in assets, has initiated a member advocacy group that offers its members an opportunity to provide lawmakers with a consumer's-eye view of the difference credit unions make in the financial lives of their members. ReadMore

World Council shares 12 tactics to reach Gen Y globally

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The World Council of Credit Unions has released a guide that offers credit unions ideas for reaching the global young adult market. ReadMore

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What role are #creditunions playing in @gatesfoundation's 2030 vision of financial services? Read #NewsNow Monday
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Consumers fear inaccurate info lingers on credit reports, says @FTC study Read @CUNA's News Now:
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@PCUA has formed a @LinkedIn networking group for former bankers turned #creditunion employees.
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.@politico reports Democrats haven't picked the city yet, but their 2016 convention will be held the week of July 25.
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.@cuna, @DCUC_HQ urge @CFPB to exempt #CUs from changes to Military Lending Act rules cuz CUs aren't part of the targeted problem. NN Monday
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