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 Financial Literacy (January 16, 2015)
Leading up to, and during the month of April, we are especially proud to highlight your NAFCU Preferred Partners who are supporting credit unions and their members with helpful and innovative financial literacy resources.
 What 2014 Taught CUs About 2015 – Winning Case Studies for Shifting Technologies and Consumer Behaviors (Webinar) (December 12, 2014)
The whole world gained a new respect for the threat of cyber-crime in 2014.  It’s not just a threat anymore, but a stifling reality.  We also learned that yesterday’s branch experience is clearly outmoded.  If members disengage either offline or online, they won’t stay members for long.
 Get Ready for 2014 Basic Tax Reporting (Webinar) (December 8, 2014)
Join industry expert Paul Kern as he discusses what you need to know to prepare for 2014 basic tax reporting. In this webinar, he will focus on IRA tax forms and due dates, as well as touch on 2015 IRA highlights:
 Do you want to be a CEO? (Webinar) (December 3, 2014)
The first five seconds count; that is how long a recruiter takes to decide to keep reading your resume, or move on to the next. After that, the average employer spends about 20 seconds on your resume assessing your leadership style and experience. As you navigate the path of your own career and leadership development, it's important to understand how to best leverage your skills, competencies and expertise to be seen as highly effective in both your current role, and desired future role.
 Executive Benefits: A 360-View of Administration, Accounting, and Regulatory Compliance (Webinar) (December 2, 2014)
Executive benefit plans are an important tool to recruit, reward, and retain your high-performing leadership team. While these plans have adapted to recent changes in regulatory guidance, there are still misperceptions in the marketplace about how and when they can be used.
 Why Your Credit Union Should Offer Wealth Management Services To All Members – Part Two (Webinar) (November 21, 2014)
In our last meeting, we discussed the significant opportunity credit unions have by providing Wealth Management Services to their members.  In this session, we will continue our message on how to successfully structure and deliver financial planning and wealth managment services in a profitable way, including common mistakes, and best practices.  You don’t want to miss this session!
 Best Practices for Choosing an Insurance Carrier for Executive Benefits (Webinar) (November 14, 2014)
Your credit union’s institutional life insurance program is only as strong as its carriers. Although life insurance is one of most regulated industries, the sheer volume of data available about the carriers can complicate or delay the decision-making process. This webinar will help you make sense of this data and provide a roadmap for selecting an insurance carrier. Join your colleagues to learn about key metrics, data sources, ratings, and more.
 Enterprise Risk Management Software Buyer's Guide (November 13, 2014)
Choosing the right ERM software solution is a serious decision that must be undertaken with care and planning.
 Jeffrey Johnson Joins Pentegra Retirement Services as Regional Director (November 12, 2014)
White Plains, NY, November 10, 2014 — Pentegra Retirement Services announced today that Jeffrey Johnson has joined the organization as a Regional Director for Pentegra’s qualified plan sales. Reporting to Pete Swisher, Pentegra Senior Vice President of National Sales, Johnson will spearhead the company’s business development efforts in the Southwest.
 VantageScore Solutions Survey Shows that Lenders and Consumers Underestimate the Number of “Credit Invisibles” (November 12, 2014)
STAMFORD, Conn., November 2, 2014 – VantageScore Solutions, LLC, the company behind the VantageScore® credit scoring model, announced today the results of dual surveys of lenders and consumers about their understanding of the population of consumers that cannot be scored when lenders use traditional credit scoring methodologies.  These consumers are deemed the “credit invisibles.”
 Purpose of an Executive Benefit Plan: Human Capital (Webinar) (November 6, 2014)
In the modern business climate, credit unions are looking at executive benefit plans as ways to recruit, reward and retain top talent. This webinar explores the fundamental purpose of executive benefits. It will look at your credit union’s greatest asset and how to achieve a shared success between the credit union and executives. Previous webinars of the BFB Executive Benefit Webinar Learning Series have looked at what plans are available, now Tom Telford will explain the purpose of these nonqualified plans.
 VantageScore Infographic: The “Credit Invisible” Dilemma (November 6, 2014)
A credit score is an essential first step in accessing things like credit cards or financing for a car or a home. However, some Americans are deemed “credit invisible” due to non-existent, limited or dated credit histories. These “credit invisible” consumers are either forced to live on cash in a world now built on credit, or they are at the mercy of unscrupulous lenders. Those with a low score may pay higher financing rates or get their loan applications turned down altogether, but having a score to begin with means credit education can help them improve their credit behaviors and, over time, improve their credit scores and access to loans.
 Richwood Bank Hires Insuritas to Launch Insurance Agency (October 29, 2014)
East Windsor, CT October 23, 2014 – Insuritas, the nation’s premier provider of turnkey insurance agencies, announced it has been hired by Richwood Bank ($445 million in assets) located in Richwood, OH to install its award-winning insurance agency solution for the benefit of its over 10,000 customers.
 Driving Member Engagement and Membership Growth with Gen-Y (Webinar) (October 22, 2014)
 “In the past year over 87% of millennials report that they have banked online compared to just 53% who have visited a branch, yet as more and more of these Gen-Y consumers are looking to bank digitally, recent studies show that credit unions are failing to keep up with their competitors. This webinar will focus on innovative strategies for your credit union to target this millennial market and position itself for long-term growth and sustainability.”
 Why Your Credit Union Should Offer Wealth Management Services To All Members (Webinar) (October 21, 2014)
   Why Your Credit Union Should Offer Wealth Management Services To All Members (Webinar) When: Thursday, November 6, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET) Join us in this session to learn about the outstanding opportunity to offer holistic wealth management services that that can serve all members, regardl
 Enhancing the Board – CEO Relationship (Webinar) (October 16, 2014)
As your credit union grows in complexity, the relationship between the board and the CEO is critically important to the overall success of the organization.  This session explores research regarding different styles of boards, different types of CEOs and how the focus both have on coordination, collaboration, and communication creates ease, improved success, and adds value to the organization.  The session includes commentary and case studies of boards developing, involving, and improving relationships with the CEO.
 Understanding the Fundamentals of Credit Union Third Party Vendor Due Diligence (Webinar) (October 16, 2014)
Third party vendor due diligence will continue to become more critical in the credit union space going forward. This webinar will provide NAFCU member credit unions with valuable insight into best practices related to vendor due diligence elements. Additionally, a checklist will be provided  to assist in ensuring credit unions are equipped with the appropriate information  to position them for compliance with regulatory requirements. Finally, helpful tips for analysis of vendor proposals will be shared with participants.
 Vantiv Infographic: From eCommerce to Omnicommerce (October 8, 2014)
While brick-and mortar still dominates, eCommerce is gaining market share. 90% of all retail sales take place in-store, with retail sales totaling at $4.7 trillion and eCommerce sales at $304 billion. eCommerce sales are projected to move from 6.4% to 8.9% by 2018.
East Windsor, CT July 30, 2014 – Insuritas announced today that it won a 2014 NAFCU Services Corporation (NSC) Innovation Award. The NAFCU Services Innovation Awards is the credit union industry’s most recognized awards competition for groundbreaking solutions. The annual competition highlights outstanding innovations that help credit unions thrive in an increasingly saturated financial services market. Insuritas was selected for their introduction of InsureNOW™ to the market.
 Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Expert Highlights Importance of Increased Collaboration between Risk and Compliance (Press Release) (October 3, 2014)
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services today highlighted the increased collaboration of financial institutions' risk and prudential regulation areas to reduce risk and optimize performance while meeting regulatory requirements.