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Arnold Ramirez, Research and Information Consultant for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

SHARES: MEMBERS VS. ACCOUNT OWNERS
updated 03/18/13 02:44 PM
R&I Expert Gives the Details
If you ever opened a new member account, you’ve probably had a member ask why they must have a regular share account. You may have said it was a requirement for membership.

As a matter of credit union policy, you may be correct. But when it comes to a regulatory requirement, this isn’t necessarily accurate.

Credit unions have created many ways of setting up accounts and memberships. Some credit unions choose to assign one membership to a single account and house all services provided to that member under the account. Other credit unions allow members to have multiple accounts with multiple services under each account.

Ultimately, the best way to set up memberships and accounts depends on the credit union’s preference, provided they adhere to rules of membership and account ownership.

Click here to read the entire article, Shares: Members vs. Account Owners, in the February/March edition of Credit Union Digest on Page 19.

 
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THE HOME EQUITY OPPORTUNITY IS BACK updated 09/29/14 11:10 AM
However, 1st Mortgage Originations Drop
Even as total real estate loans for California credit unions in the second quarter of this year matched the all-time high in late 2008, it’s a different story for the “other real estate loans” category—primarily home equity loans, which are off by 38 percent.

2014 CU STAFF COMPENSATION SURVEY updated 09/29/14 10:16 AM
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As the economy continues to push forward, credit unions need a trusted employee compensation rulebook they can consult.

PROACTIVE WAYS TO BUILD CU CHAMPIONS updated 09/29/14 10:02 AM
Building Relationships is Vital
Credit union leaders passionate about political advocacy recently met with candidates throughout California and Nevada to show the industry’s support of their campaigns, including Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-CA, Brian Sandoval, governor of Nevada, and Pat Bates, candidate for California State Senate District 36 and current fifth district county supervisor for Orange County.

SUCCESSION PLANNING: CRITICAL AREAS updated 09/29/14 09:37 AM
Meet Your CU’s Needs
What is succession planning? And is there a regulation requiring credit unions to have a succession plan in place?