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NATIONAL REG ADVOCACY TOOL LAUNCHED
updated 07/25/14 01:55 PM
'PowerComment' Combats Burdens
PowerComment, a highly-interactive online resource that helps credit unions take their regulatory concerns directly to regulators, was officially announced today during the summer American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL) meeting.

Developed by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues in 2013, PowerComment is available to all Credit Union National Association (CUNA)-affiliated credit unions across the country. Users have access to the latest regulatory proposals, discussion boards, and most importantly, the ability to submit comment letters directly to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and other federal and state regulators.

Credit unions can also access PowerComment through CUNA’s website by using their CUNA log-in information. If an individual is logged in to CUNA and already has a PowerComment user-profile, he or she will be appropriately directed when clicking on the PowerComment link.

Prior to the national rollout, PowerComment was tested by several other leagues, including Cornerstone Credit Union League, Credit Union Association of the Dakotas, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, Iowa Credit Union League, League of Southeastern Credit Unions, Michigan Credit Union League, Minnesota Credit Union Network, Mountain West Credit Union Association, Northwest Credit Union Association, and Virginia Credit Union League.

For more information about PowerComment, please contact CUNA at PowerComment@cuna.coop.

You may also contact Leagues Vice President of Regulatory Advocacy Sharon Lindeman at 909-212-6063 or sharonl@ccul.org.

 
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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.