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October 31, 2011

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Kick off the International Year of Cooperatives on Oct. 31 with this video, which shows members how they can "build a better world" and positively impact their community by using cooperatives including financial cooperatives like credit unions.

...because of regulatory concerns
One of credit unions' top concerns is preserving a regulatory environment that protects members without inhibiting credit unions' ability to deliver services and grow. FULL STORY

"Bank Transfer Day" campaign may generate new member inquiries
A grassroots push for consumers to switch from banks to credit unions is making the rounds on social media. Facebook pages for "Bank Transfer Day" urge consumers fed up with bank fees to move their money to credit unions on or around Nov. 5. FULL STORY

Consumer site sees increased visits as sentiment about banks sours
FREE Webinar Nov. 1 to help CUs get the most from the tool
As outrage over bank fees and the buzz around viral events like "Bank Transfer Day" continue to grow, asmarterchoice.org has seen the number of consumer visits to the credit union finder site skyrocket in recent weeks. FULL STORY

Compliance Compass: November isn't just for turkey – more compliance deadlines ahead
In the latest Compliance Compass column, Paul Guttormsson, The League's Legal Counsel, reminds credit unions about some upcoming regulatory deadlines. FULL STORY
REAL Solutions® Initiative continues to see success
The REAL Solutions® Initiative continues to grow and impact members' lives. Here is the latest on the initiative, as well as some resources to help you continue the good that your credit union is doing as part of the program. FULL STORY
Industry expert to share tips how to enhance your CU's consumer lending
Learn from industry expert Celeste Cook the basics of consumer lending, as well as how to increase revenue and profitability, during The League's Consumer Lending Workshop, Nov. 16 & 17 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. FULL STORY
The League makes it easy and convenient to get important training
When time out of the office isn't an option, look to The League's distance learning opportunities to obtain the training you need. FULL STORY
Ca$h Calendar Only one month left! Earn 21 chances to win $2,500 with the Ca$h Calendar Raffle
For just $10, you can purchase a Ca$h Calendar Raffle card that will earn you 21 chances to win a total of $2,500 in cash prizes during the month of December. FULL STORY
Are you covered? Make sure by contacting your CU's bond carrier
This is a series of real scenarios that may or may not be covered by your bond carrier. Use these scenarios to start a conversation with your bond carrier to make sure your credit union is covered. FULL STORY
Treat or Treat…That's right no tricks here, just treats As a member of The League your credit union is eligible for special tiered pricing from Lasertec. Over the last year, Lasertec and The W.C.U.L. Services Crop. has saved several Wisconsin credit unions thousands of dollars on their statement processing! We'd like to help save you money too! FULL STORY

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