Press Statements and Releases

May 2013

CUNA Puts the Call Out for “Take-Charge” Entries to 2013 CUNA ELLy Awards05/31/2013CUNA will once again recognize outstanding credit union training professionals and programs for their ideas and achievements at this year’s CUNA ELLy Awards, held at CUNA Experience Learning Live! October 20-23, 2013 in Seattle, WA.

CUNA Technology Council Announces Successful Launch of First CUFX Standard05/31/2013The first working specification of CUFX (Credit Union Financial Exchange), an initiative of the CUNA Technology Council, is now live at Baxter Credit Union.

Speakers Announced for 2013 CUNA Collections & Bankruptcy School05/31/2013CUNA announced topics and key speakers for CUNA Collections & Bankruptcy School, September 9-12, 2013 in Tempe, AZ. Attendees will have the chance to learn applicable skills and knowledge from featured speakers Eric North and Ron Brown.

Growth of Credit Union Membership Sign of a ‘Cultural Shift'05/30/2013Comment by Bill Cheney, President and CEO, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) on new figures released today by federal credit union regulator on growth of credit union membership in 1st Quarter ‘13.

Credit Unions 'Unite for Good' for International Credit Union Day in 201305/30/2013Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has announced that the U.S. theme for International Credit Union (ICU) Day® in 2013 is “Credit Unions Unite for Good,” which conveys the movement’s shared vision of Americans choosing credit unions as their best financial partner.

FASB Credit Losses Proposal Opposed; Withdrawal Urged05/30/2013CUNA opposes a proposed accounting standards update on credit losses, stating that the measure would be “detrimental to the credit union system” and has urged the accounting standards-setting body to withdraw the proposal outright.

CUNA Launches Entrepreneurial Leadership School to Inspire Innovation05/22/2013CUNA announces the CUNA Leadership Institute, set to take place November 3-8, 2013 in San Diego, CA.

Credit Unions Need Changes in ‘Qualified Mortgage’ Rules05/21/2013Changes are needed in “qualified mortgage” rules so that credit unions can continue to meet their members’ borrowing needs in a way that minimizes risk and default, CUNA has written to the chairman of a House subcommittee holding a hearing on the rules today.

Statement by CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney on Business Lending Legislation05/16/2013Our sincere thanks to Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo) for introducing the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act today. His long-standing support for this commonsense economic recovery and job creation measure would allow credit unions with experience in business lending to continue to lend to their small business members, without increasing the size of government.

Don't Tax My Credit Union Campaign Launched05/15/2013"Don't tax my credit union" is the rallying cry of a large-scale, nationwide grassroots-mobilization campaign urging America's 96 million credit union members to deliver a united message to the Congress, launched by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the nation's largest credit union trade group.

CUNA to Host Back-to-Back Business Lending Events in Madison, WI05/14/2013CUNA will host back-to-back member business lending events for a full week in late July of this year. Taking place in Madison, WI, CUNA Business Lending & Services Conference runs July 19-20, and CUNA Business Lending Certification Institute runs July 21-25.

CUNA Training Experts to Present Session on Generation-Tailored Mobile Learning05/10/2013Two of CUNA’s professional development experts, Kevin Smith and Marlo Foltz, will present a session on generation-tailored mobile learning at the 2013 Mobile Learning Conference & Expo, June 18-20 in San Jose, CA.

CUNA, AACUL Leaders on Death of Richard “Doc” Heins05/06/2013“’Doc’ Heins was an icon for the credit union movement and for the CUNA/League system,” said CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney. “In a very real way, he charted the course for the partnership between CUNA and CUNA Mutual that serves all credit unions so well to this day.

CFPB Should Focus Payday Lending Regulation on Abusers05/03/2013Regulation of payday lending should be focused on unregulated, predatory abusers – and not already regulated, responsible credit unions -- as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moves forward in this area, CUNA has written to the agency.

Wiley Publisher of CUNA’s Credit Union Magazine05/02/2013John Wiley, a veteran of the print and electronic publishing industry, is now the publisher of Credit Union Magazine, the monthly publication of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

Excellence Award Winners Honored at HR/TD Council Conference05/01/2013The Excellence Award winners from the CUNA HR/TD Council were announced during the council’s 19th annual conference, which took place April 21-24 in Anaheim, California.