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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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ECONOMY 'WELL POSITIONED AND READY' updated 07/23/14 02:06 PM
CUs Can Target Growth Areas
As the economy expands throughout the latter half of 2014, credit unions should focus particularly on the largest employment sectors and growth in these areas, according to California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues Chief Economist Dwight Johnston in his latest Credit Union Digest column.

STORY ON CONGRESSMAN ISSA CLARIFIED updated 07/22/14 11:53 AM
'Misrepresents Facts,' Dykstra Says
Some within the credit union industry may have read the recently published Credit Union Times article regarding remarks from Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, in relation to the credit union movement.

GIGI HYLAND TALKS PHILOSOPHY AT WCMS updated 07/21/14 04:11 PM
Foundation Leader Addresses Colloquium
The foundational philosophy of credit unions isn’t dead. But keeping true to the movement’s ideology means staying nimble in how it’s executed and harboring an open mind to change.

NCUA TO INCORPORATE 'RBC' COMMENTS updated 07/21/14 01:22 PM
All Audio Sessions Posted Soon
The National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) three listening sessions in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Alexandria, VA are finished—and the agency said it’s “incorporating comments and ideas from the sessions into its work, including the ongoing review of the agency’s proposed risk-based capital rule.”