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INNOVATION AND COMPLIANCE: A MATCH?
updated 03/29/13 08:23 AM
Five California CEOs Give Their Take
Some may think the concepts of innovation and compliance don't go hand in hand, but credit unions are putting new tactics into action for tackling the ongoing challenge of meeting state and federal regulations.

The "usual way" of achieving this goal is being transformed, especially in light of rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Some credit unions are creating new employee positions solely focused on compliance, while others are increasingly relying on outside expertise for assistance.

Several credit unions can only balance their support staff so much before the particulars and technicalities of meeting a regulation's requirements start eating away at precious time and resources. "We leverage technology and automate processes wherever we can, but ultimately compliance is just plain hard work," said Bill Birnie, CEO of Eagle Community CU.

In light of the evolving regulatory world credit unions are living through, the editors of Credit Union Digest asked Birnie and four of his fellow CEOs the following question: How is your credit union innovating to meet old and new regulatory and compliance challenges?.

Click here to read their responses on pages 6-7 within the April/May edition of Credit Union Digest.

Their answers give a cross section of strategies for overcoming one of the most talked-about impediments to the industry today.

 
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'BIG DATA' SPOTLIGHT: RISK OR REWARD updated 10/22/14 12:06 PM
Three Panelists Share Opinions
With Alessandro Acquisti as moderator, Wednesday’s audience was treated to a lively discussion—and a bit of back-and-forth debate—on the use of “big data” at credit unions and its ramifications.

SPEAKER DELVES INTO DATA PRIVACY updated 10/22/14 11:57 AM
The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?

SOCIAL CHARM: INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS updated 10/22/14 07:59 AM
Chen Lizra at REACH
“Engagement” is one of the top buzz words circulating around REACH 2014—and TED speaker, business consultant, and author Chen Lizra shared some unique insights during the general session on Tuesday. Her buzz word: “social charm.”

INNOVATION PANEL SPURS TAKE-AWAYS updated 10/22/14 05:21 PM
Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.