Press Statements and Releases

November 2013

Consumers Likely to Increase Holiday Spending, According to 14th Annual CFA-CUNA Holiday Spending Survey11/27/2013More consumers plan to spend more than last year, and fewer consumers less than last year, according to the 14th annual holiday spending survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council discusses Mastering Metric11/25/2013A new white paper from the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council, Mastering Metrics: Measure What Matters in Marketing and Business Development makes the case for the development and use of objective measurements that quantify the contribution of marketing to the credit union’s bottom line and achievement of its strategic goals.

Mitek Wins Best of Show Award at BAI11/19/2013The CUNA Technology Council presented its 13th Annual Best of Show Award to Mitek for their digital imaging software. The award was presented at the BAI Retail Delivery, which took place Nov. 5-7 in Denver, Colo.

CUNA Lending Council White Paper Discusses Merchant Lending11/15/2013The market opportunity for indirect merchant lending is plentiful and the advantages of indirect merchant lending seem clear: credit unions can provide members with loans when and where they need them. What’s more, credit unions can expand their lending portfolios and acquire new members simultaneously.

CUNA Announces Winners of the 2013 Dora Maxwell and Louise Herring Awards11/15/2013CUNA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award and the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award as chosen by CUNA's national awards committee.

CUNA Announces Winners of the 2013 Desjardins Awards for Financial Education11/15/2013CUNA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Desjardins Awards for Youth and Adult Financial Education. Entries from 27 states yielded 9 first place winners, along with several second place and honorable mention winners, in both the adult and youth education categories.

Credit Unions Combat Elder Financial Abuse11/12/2013The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is proud to recognize the many credit unions from across the country that are working to combat financial elder abuse and exploitation.

2014 CUNA Enterprise Risk Management for Directors & Executives dates announced11/08/2013CUNA announced that registration is now open for CUNA Enterprise Risk Management for Directors & Executives, April 27-30 in Miami, FL. Registration and program details are available at

Madeleine Albright Announced as Keynote Speaker for CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference11/04/2013Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has announced that political leader and strategist Madeleine Albright, the nation’s first female Secretary of State and highest ranking woman in US government history, will present the keynote address at the 2014 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference.