your participation in the Free Tax Preparation Assistance program
While your credit union’s participation in the
Free Tax Preparation Assistance program benefits the people who are
most vulnerable to using Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs), it also
benefits your credit union.
NEFE offers financial education resources for
National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) has several
resources credit unions can use to help educate college students on
important financial topics.
Start planning for National Credit Union Youth Week
It’s never too early to start planning for
National Credit Union Youth Week, April 19-25.
Promotional items are already available for order and feature this
year’s theme, “The Magic of Saving.” Don’t forget to sign up for the
National Youth Savings Challenge! Over
$185,300 was saved by Wisconsin's young credit union members as part of
the 2008 National Credit Union Youth Week's Savings Challenge.
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Post Office CU returns more than $1.4 million to members
Post Office Credit Union members have collectively been paid more than
$1.4 million thanks to the credit union’s
4% bonus dividend and loan interest rebate to members. This is the 14th
consecutive year that the credit union has been able to provide such a
rebate to its members. Credit unions have the ability to give back to
their members in this manner – something unheard of at profit driven banks
– because credit unions are member-owned
Experience the legislative process and build
pro-credit union relationships at the State GAC
Don’t miss your chance to experience the legislative process, meet with
lawmakers and learn more about how things work in our state’s Capitol
during the 2009 State Government Affairs Conference Jan. 20-21 at the
Monona Terrace Community and
Convention Center in Madison.
The League’s Banker Myths
Debunked tool for credit unions and Activists
Banker Myths Debunked: A Guide to Separating Banker Rhetoric from the
Truth about Wisconsin Credit Unions is an invaluable tool that
Activists and credit unions can use when speaking with lawmakers or when
responding to inaccuracies about credit unions in published letters to
local newspapers. The League often draws upon the guide when responding to
banker attacks and letter to the editors. If you see misstatements about
credit unions in local publications, please let us know; we have
ready-made resources to help prepare a response. Contact
Chris Olson, Director of Communications at The League, at (262)
408-6019 or (800) 242-0833.
Be aware of
compliance issues related to skip payment promotions
payment promotions are popular around the holidays, but credit unions
should be aware of compliance concerns regarding both open- and closed-end
The League’s Year in Review: Part 1 of 3
Throughout 2008 The League
and Wisconsin credit unions have worked together to advance the credit
Credit unions’ 100th anniversary materials available for order
CUNA and The League will have materials for credit unions to order to
celebrate credit unions’ 100th anniversary.
Order promotional materials or commemorative items from CUNA and watch
for more information from The League.
adds additional convenience with new features and locations
Wisconsin Credit Union Shared Service Centers (WCUSSC) have made it easier
for members to find their locations.
studies offer insights to help credit unions better serve current and
Two studies from Filene Research
Institute can help credit unions learn how to better serve current and
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