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ACCEPTING MIRACLE MATCH APPLICATIONS
updated 06/19/13 10:33 AM
Deadline is Sept. 30
Applications for the annual $1 million CO-OP Financial Services Miracle Match grants program are due Sept. 30.

Credit unions planning to sponsor Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers in 2013 can now download the application here. All credit unions, chapters, and leagues in the United States are eligible to apply.

Launched in 2008 by CO-OP, Miracle Match is a $1 million matching funds program that benefits Credit Unions for Kids supporting local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). It encourages credit unions, chapters, and leagues to create and participate in local CMNH fundraisers. All matching funds go directly to local CMNHs.

In 2012, 155 credit unions participated in the CO-OP Miracle Match program, raising more than $2.2 million, which was matched by $1 million from CO-OP. The funds benefited 68 hospitals in 37 states.

“This year marks our 15th year of participating in Credit Unions for Kids,” said Stan Hollen, CEO of CO-OP Financial Services. “The program is national in scope, but dollars raised go to supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the local service areas of the credit unions holding the events. This is an ideal way for credit unions to uplift the community of their members.”

 
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CHAPTER FORUM, RECEPTION ENGAGES CUs updated 10/27/14 06:55 PM
Networking and Awards after 'REACH'
Credit union chapter members from across California and Nevada gathered Oct. 23 at the JW Marriott (L.A. Live) in downtown Los Angeles to attend the 2014 Chapter Forum, which offered a full day of valuable networking and educational sessions for attendees who were eager to share individual stories about the work their chapters are accomplishing.

NEEN JAMES CHALLENGES CUs AT 'REACH' updated 10/27/14 04:17 PM
'Time is the New Currency'
By Wednesday afternoon, nearly 700 credit union CEOs, professionals, industry vendors, and guests had attended REACH 2014, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Annual Meeting and Convention from Oct. 20-22 at the JW Marriott (L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles.

CFPB, FTC HOST DEBT COLLECTION FORUM updated 10/27/14 03:31 PM
Latino Consumers Discussed
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently hosted an all-day forum on “Debt Collection and the Latino Community,” which brought together consumer advocates, industry professionals, and regulators to discuss how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those with limited English proficiency (LEP).

FinCEN: QUARTERLY UPDATE ON 'SARs' updated 10/27/14 03:09 PM
Also, Mortgage Service Transfer Guidance
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued its SAR Stats quarterly update, which provides information on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed through Sept. 30, 2014.