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Arnould Ramirez, Research and Information Consultant for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

VOLUNTEER GIFTS: WHAT THE LAW SAYS
updated 10/07/13 01:44 PM
CUs Should Seek Counsel
This year, some credit unions may return to giving members of their board, credit committee, and supervisory committee a small Christmas gift.

These gifts are intended as an expression of appreciation for the many hours contributed by these volunteers.

But in general, compensation for board members, credit committee members, and supervisory committee members is restricted.

Click here to continue reading the latest Research & Information column on Page 19 within the October/November edition of Credit Union Digest

 
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EXPERTS GIVE ADVICE TO CREDIT UNIONS updated 09/18/14 11:26 AM
Your Problem: Solved
Risk-based pricing (compliance), creating an operational plan (strategic planning), and making a solid value proposition (marketing) are all highlighted within the latest “Problem? Solved!” column in Credit Union Digest.

GOV. BROWN SIGNS AB 2293 INTO LAW updated 09/18/14 05:06 PM
Relieves CUs of Collateral Burden
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today mandating baseline insurance requirements for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs)—a move that will help credit unions burdened by a significant reduction in collateral value when accidents occur to these companies’ drivers.

SEPTEMBER: NAT'L PREPAREDNESS MONTH updated 09/17/14 09:13 AM
CO-OP Reminds CUs to Be Ready
The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Napa, CA on Aug. 24 serves as a reminder for vigilant disaster preparedness, as members depend on their credit unions more than ever in times of emergency.

ARTICLES CALL ON LAWMAKERS TO ACT updated 09/15/14 02:07 PM
Data Breaches in Focus
Various opinion articles defending the credit union movement’s stance on data breaches were published in five regional and community newspapers across California and Nevada within the past week as the latest data theft incident at national retailer Home Depot continues to be critiqued in the media spotlight.