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Dan Mica, President & CEO of CUNA, visited Bloomberg TV to discuss how credit unions are performing in today's economy, how credit unions compare to banks, the outlook for regulatory reform and more.

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lOctober 30, 2009

CUs find success in 21-day rule fix, but action still needed on overdraft
Credit unions have found recent success in fixing the 21-day rule passed as part of the Credit CARD Act, but they still have work to do on proposed legislation that could adversely affect credit unions' overdraft programs.

The League's Compliance staff offer guidance on regulatory changes
As credit unions continue to deal with an unprecedented amount of regulatory changes in 2009, The League's Compliance Department continues to work to ensure credit unions are in compliance. FULL STORY

CUs have new resource to help them reach out to Latino community
Credit unions looking to reach out to the Latino community have a great new resource from Filene Research Institute to help this growing population. The U.S. Latino Families, Heads of Household, and the Elderly: Emerging Trends in Financial Services and Asset-Building Behaviors is the third in a series of reports that detail the financial needs of the U.S. Latino population.

From Red to Black: Budget planning the hot topic around CUs currently
In the latest From Red to Black column, Bill Rockeman, The League's Senior Consultant, and Jeremy Yardley, The League's Consultant, offer tips on how to make sure your budget process goes smoothly. FULL STORY

WOCCU Magazine features The League's work in Dominican Republic
The Fall/Winter issue of the World Council of Credit Union's Credit Union World magazine features an article by The League’s President & CEO Brett Thompson that talks about The League's work to help establish an independent credit union regulator in the Dominican Republic. FULL STORY

CUs around the world celebrate International Credit Union Day
People around the world celebrated credit unions as part of International Credit Union Day on Oct. 15. FULL STORY

NCUSIF increased coverage extended to 2013
The National Credit Union Administration at a meeting last week approved a measure that would extend the increased maximum share insurance amount of $250,000 per member per account until Dec. 31, 2013. FULL STORY

The Credit CARD Act gives you a great "excuse" to promote your card!
With the media reporting the best options for credit cards, consumers are paying more attention making it the perfect time to let members know that your credit card has had its act together all along! Contact The League Marketing Agency to get started on a campaign today and watch your portfolio grow!

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Learn about the WI Jump$tart Coalition and Reality Store on Nov. 17
Learn more about the Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition and Reality Store, an innovative financial literacy tool, during the coalition’s next meeting on Nov. 17 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The Reality Store is a hands-on simulation that teaches youth real-world financial management tools. Participants are given jobs, income, a family and debt and are asked to find housing, transportation, food, etc. while balancing a budget. A similar program, available through CUNA, is called Mad City Money and has achieved significant publicity for credit unions. RSVP by Nov. 3 to Teresa Walker at (608) 267-1713.

TransUnion's enhanced Express Portfolio Review will help you identify portfolio risk and take actions sooner.

Maximize your long term AD&D program growth. MemberCONNECT can take a credit union's AD&D program to a new level of success. FULL STORY

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Make your media relations more effective - Only 2 sessions left!
Get media coverage more consistently by learning how to make your media relations more effective at The League's FREE Media Relations Training. The training, the first in a series of sessions that will continue into the Spring, will show you how to improve your credit union's media relations by better identifying, capturing and communicating your message. It is being offered by Christine Henzig, The League's Director of Communications, and Chad Helminak, The League's Web Producer & Media Relations Manager. There are only two trainings left! The last two are scheduled for Nov. 10 at The League's Pewaukee Office; and Nov. 12 at the Credit Union House in Madison. For more information about the session or to register, contact Judy Phillips at (800) 242-0833.
League honors long-time credit union staff and volunteers 
Join The League in honoring credit union staff and volunteers who have shown their long-term commitment to credit unions by dedicating more than 25 years to the movement. FULL STORY
Consider security when jumping into the world of social networking
While twitter can be a useful tool for credit unions to communicate with members on their terms, it can also cause headaches for credit unions and members as noted by The Financial Brand blog after a recent phishing attack targeted twitter users. FULL STORY

Save the date for the State Government Affairs Conference Jan. 19-20
The League's State Government Affairs Conference will be here sooner than you think. Be sure your budget provides for sending at least one representative to the conference. This is Wisconsin credit unions' premier opportunity to build pro-credit union relationships with lawmakers. Scholarships are available.

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