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THE CFPB: A BIGGER PICTURE
updated 04/09/13 09:40 AM
CU Digest Gives Broad Perspective
"We're trying to walk the walk, not just talk the talk," Richard Cordray said. The acute tone in his voice during a February webinar with credit union executives uncovered a resolute yet delicate side as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director answered a score of questions coming his way.

Financial fraud, payday lending, overdraft rules, the bureau’s examination strategy, mortgage servicing, international remittances, auto loans—the inquiries didn’t stop there, and they seemed to cover the gamut of what any credit union CEO across America might’ve been contemplating at the time.

“The traditional credit union lending model is a responsible model, and it deserves to be treated differently under our rules than other types of lending,” Cordray added. His limited response may have sufficed the curiosity of some, while only whetting the appetite of others.

Click here to read the entire cover story within the April/May 2013 edition of Credit Union Digest on Pages 12-15!

Also included in this edition of CU Digest:

  • Elko FCU in Leader 2 Leader—Page 5
  • Innovation: A New Path for Compliance—Pages 6-7
  • GAC: CUs Impress Lawmakers on Hill—Page 8
  • Housing: Just Right, or Too Hot?—Page 16
  • Indemnification Clauses Are Important—Page 19

 
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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.