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This year's International Credit Union Day theme.

CU4KIDS KICKS OFF FUNDRAISING EFFORT
updated 08/30/13 12:23 PM
International CU Day Initiative
Rally together on International Credit Union Day and help support the life-saving efforts of local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) through the "Create Miracles with Your Card” initiative.

On Oct. 17, each time members use their check or credit card, participating California and Nevada credit unions will donate 25 cents to Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids), the largest fundraising arm of CMN. The donations will help provide much needed treatment for children who need the most care, as well as raise awareness of credit unions and their commitment to helping people.

Click here for more information, to sign up, and to access free downloadable marketing materials to use with your members.

Please confirm your participation by Wednesday, Sept. 18, with California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues Manager of Consumer Advocacy Tena Lozano at tenal@ccul.org or 909-212-6057.

Your credit union may also be eligible to double its donation with CO-OP Miracle Match.

Seven credit unions are already committed to this year's "Create Miracles with Your Card” program, including Cal Poly FCU, First City CU, SkyOne FCU, Xceed Financial FCU, California CU, Kinecta FCU, and Wescom CU.

On International Credit Union Day in 2012, four credit unions—California CU, Xceed Financial FCU, SkyOne FCU, and Wescom CU—participated in the initiative and raised $34,000.

 
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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.