The Pulse (10-05-12)
Oct. 5, 2012 ● Volume 01, Issue 40
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Learn for free at CUNA Mutual's Online Discovery Conference
Credit union professionals are invited to attend CUNA Mutual Group's free Online Discovery Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 9. This third-annual conference enables employees to attend credit union-focused sessions from the convenience of their own desks.
The Online Discovery is the web-based equivalent of a face-to-face conference without the associated expenses or time away from the office. This year's agenda features networking opportunities – including chat rooms and message boards – an exhibit hall and prizes. The conference sessions will focus on a number of topics including advance sales techniques, how to build a credit union brand, tips for preparing for the next real estate exam, community development strategies, social media and more. Each session will be streamed online with video and audio technology. Plus registered attendees will have guaranteed access to conference materials after the event is over.
Register today for this value-filled event. For more information and to register, visit the Online Discovery Conference page of the Network website.
Credit scores matter: Helping members navigate the "new normal”
Recently the media has stressed the importance of credit scores, but the average person is still lost in the land of credit. Many people cannot describe specific ways to improve their score or what are the key factors that FICO uses to score them. Almost two-thirds of adults have not obtained their credit reports in the past year – despite the fact that it's free to do so. To assist credit unions in teaching the importance of credit scores to members, MnCUN has partnered with LSS Financial Counseling Service to offer Financial Choice to credit unions.
Financial Choice provides one-to-one credit report review that teaches members how to decipher their credit reports and develop an individualized action plan to raise their credit score. The hands-on coaching and support leave members feeling more confident. LSS provides this help within a financial wellness umbrella that includes financial education workshops, money management, and in-person debt and housing counseling at eight Minnesota locations (and by phone and internet counseling nationwide).
To discover how your credit union can benefit from LSS financial wellness products and services, contact MnCUN Vice President – Network Service Corporation John Ferstl by email or (651) 288-5505.