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A member of A-B Credit Union talks about how the credit union helped her get out of a bad financial situation caused by gambling. The video will be submitted to the National Credit Union Foundation's REAL Member Stories Video Contest. The contest's deadline has been extended to Dec. 3.

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October 6, 2010

Federal regulator’s action on corporate CUs will affect CUs through 2021
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), credit unions’ federal regulatory agency, took action Sept. 24 on several issues affecting the corporate credit union system. FULL STORY

CUNA asks CUs to fill out survey on supervisory issues
CUNA’s Supervisory Issues Working Group has been working on how to address credit unions’ concerns with regulators on supervisory issues. The group is asking credit unions to fill out a brief survey about any concerns they have had based on recent experiences with examiners and regulators.

CUNA Mutual reports a rise in wire transfer scams involving HELOCs
Credit unions are being urged to increase awareness among their staff to identify wire transfer scams and implement measures to prevent such losses after CUNA Mutual noted an increase in wire transfer losses involving HELOC accounts. FULL STORY

While MBL progress may be delayed the fight is not over
Though recent efforts to pass an increase in credit unions’ member business lending as part of Congress’ recent job creation bill fell short, the fight will continue. FULL STORY

Money Mission continues to attract new interest from around the country
Five Wisconsin credit unions and one Illinois credit union have finalized agreements to engage local teens in the online game called Money Mission -- an interactive, web-based simulation designed to educate users on the fundamentals of personal finance. FULL STORY

RP3 CFEd® participants named
Twenty-one people have been chosen to participate in the next phase of the REAL Progress & Pathways to Prosperity program – the CFE Certified Financial Educator® program. FULL STORY

The REAL Focus: Credit unions gearing up for a busy October
In the latest REAL Focus column, Jill Weber, The League's Director of Member Solutions, talks about new resources online including sample communications, as well as other helpful tools on poverty, free tax prep and more. FULL STORY

WI Activists get valuable face time with lawmakers during CU House event
Wisconsin Activists gathered in Washington, D.C. in late September to network with lawmakers and others important to the credit union movement as part of the annual Credit Union House event. FULL STORY

Asset size roundtables offer huge value for CUs
The League’s roundtables are a great way for credit unions to not only get an education on important topics, but also allows participants to share ideas and network with peers dealing with similar situations at their own credit unions. FULL STORY

Upcoming League trainings include something for everyone
Need some extra information on new wages and hours laws, director leadership, individual retirement accounts and lending for frontline staff and managers? Then look no further than The League. FULL STORY

Stay safe while using social media with these simple tips
As more businesses and people start using social media, it becomes increasingly important to not only protect your credit union, but also yourself. There are a couple of simple, common-sense ways to ensure that you and your credit union remain safe when using social media. FULL STORY

Learn about WI Jump$tart Coalition and reality simulation on Oct. 19
Credit unions are invited to attend the annual Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition Meeting, which will be held on Oct. 19. The meeting will be followed by a lunch with teachers and their community partners who will be attending a training class for Reality Days. These events involve teens in a financial reality simulation that can build real-world financial management skills. You'll learn how to structure an effective program in which young participants are given jobs, income, a family and debt and are asked to find housing, transportation, food, etc. while balancing a budget. The Jump$tart meeting and the training program will both be held at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. RSVP to Theresa Walker, Department of Financial Institutions, by Oct. 11.

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NCUF's REAL Member Stories Video Contest deadline extended!
Share your member stories for a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C.

The National Credit Union Foundation is again asking credit unions to send in their REAL Member Stories as part of its REAL Member Stories Video Contest. Videos that include comments by a member about the help he or she received could capture national recognition for your credit union, as well as earn a trip to Washington, D.C. for the member and a member of your credit union’s staff! Enter by Dec. 3. Videos submitted for the contest will also be used on The League's REAL Solutions: For a Reason website. FULL STORY

SMART Approval by CUDL is clever. It knows how to make your members happy and increase loans for your credit union.  FULL STORY

Expand your mortgage offerings! Provide the best loan products based on your member's situation: Conventional, VA, FHA, Home Improvement, Reverse and WHEDA.  Check out the AmeriCU Advantage. FULL STORY

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For just $10, you’ll earn 21 chances to win up to $2,500 in cash prizes. All you have to do is purchase a Ca$h Calendar for the month of December from the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation, return the slip attached, and then sit back and wait for your name to be drawn as a winner! The great news is that everyone gets 21 chances to win, which means even if you’ve won already, your name will be re-entered throughout the month of December! Don’t wait! Only 2,000 calendars will be available. Proceeds benefit Foundation programs. For more information, contact Mary Bliss at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6002.

2010 Wisconsin Credit Union Compensation Survey now available
The League's 2010 Compensation Survey, which outlines the pay rates for various staff positions within credit unions, is now available. The survey is a useful tool that can help your credit union make informed decisions about the rate of pay so it can successfully attract and retain qualified staff. Credit unions that contributed to the survey should have received through e-mail a link to a pdf file of the report. Credit unions that did not contribute to the survey can order a copy for $100, by contacting Dawn Scarce, Office Services Assistant at The League, at (800) 242-0833. For more information, contact Mary Bliss, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at The League, at (262) 408-6002.
CU “factoids” great way to educate during International Credit Union Day
The League has developed credit union factoids that can be used to educate members and the community about the Credit Union Difference. FULL STORY

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