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DYKSTRA URGES CUs TO TAKE ACTION
updated 08/11/14 03:01 PM
AB 2293 Would Protect Consumers
California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra called on credit unions last week to encourage their staff to take immediate action on Assembly Bill 2293, which seeks to protect consumers by requiring Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to provide physical damage coverage.

To take action, click here! Select the take action option under Transportation Network Companies: Uber and Lyft, and follow the steps to submit a letter to your state senator urging support for AB 2293.

The rise of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, has resulted in unintended consequences for credit unions. Although credit unions require insurance for all vehicles they provide loans for, that insurance does not cover all instances when drivers enter their vehicle into TNC services such as Uber and Lyft. When accidents occur while these cars are “in service,” there is no financial backstop to cover vehicle damages.

Ultimately, a credit union can be left with a significant reduction in collateral value.

Currently, Assembly Bill 2293 is pending in the California State Senate. “We need to make sure credit unions are protected by ensuring that damage coverage is also required for vehicles used to provide TNC services,” Dykstra said.

You can also forward the www.ConnectForTheCause.com web link to your credit union colleagues, asking them to take action.

 
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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.

WHAT 'REACH' MEANS TO YOUR CU updated 10/22/14 05:00 PM
Unique Cross Section of Opinions
What’s your perspective of “REACH”? And what does it mean to your credit union? On Monday afternoon, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ 2014 Annual Meeting and Convention was in full swing—so we asked several attendees at this year’s REACH conference their opinion.