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Minn. CU Employee Benefits Plan Receives Approval from Minn. Commerce Dept.

This week, the Minnesota Department of Commerce approved the association health plan for Minnesota headquartered credit unions. MORE

Last Chance to Register for CU FORWARD Day 2019

Join Minnesota’s credit unions on Mon. Oct., 14 to continue the tradition of doing what we do best – collaborating and cooperating with one another to spread kindness in the communities we serve through CU Forward Day.TM MORE


Fair Beer Benefits Financial Literacy

The Great Minnesota Handshake is sold exclusively at the blue barn. One dollar from every cup sold benefits the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation. That money will help fund financial literacy. MORE


Congratulations to the 2019 Credit Union Rock Stars!

MnCUN would like to congratulate Geoff Bullock of Firefly Credit Union and Glen Durbahn of Hiway Federal Credit Union as winners of the 2019 Credit Union Rock Star awards! 

87 earn CCUE designation at 2019 CUNA Management School

Eighty-seven graduates of CUNA Management School earned their Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designations last month in Madison, Wis. MORE


MnCUN Staff Meet with Members of Congress During August Recess

During August, members of Congress typically leave Washington D.C. to spend time in their home districts to meet with constituents. MORE 🔒


Be Prepared: Attend the Marketing P2P Featuring Crisis Communications

As part of overall emergency and crisis preparedness, the Minnesota Credit Union Network is providing this educational session for member credit unions as a training for how to communicate to your various stakeholders during a crisis. MORE


Don't miss the SBA Minnesota Lenders Conference and Awards: September 13

Register now to join us for our annual full day conference to learn from industry experts, celebrate lender award winners, and network with exhibitors and colleagues. MORE


Support Children’s Miracle Network on Miracle Jeans Day: Sept. 11

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals September 11 Miracle Jeans Day campaign is coming up! Be sure to check in at and get a start on campaign plans within your credit union.  MORE

Applications Due for GAC and CUDE Scholarships 

The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) provides grants and scholarships to fund opportunities for credit union professionals and volunteers to continue their education and sustain the credit union movement. MORE


Credit Union Victory in NCUA FOM Challenge

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion yesterday upholding almost all portions of the NCUA’s field of membership (FOM) rule, which had been challenged by American Bankers Association. MORE

New Collaboration to Promote Health Savings Accounts at Minnesota Credit Unions

We're excited to announce a new initiative to promote Minnesota credit unions as financial service providers of choice for consumers. MORE


Busses, Bathrooms, Bands and Beer Support Open Your Eyes at the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair kicks off on Thursday, and we are excited to share the Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union message with attendees. MORE



Hike the Hill Room Block Closing Aug. 26

Make your voice heard! Meet with federal legislators and regulators and advocate for credit union issues in Washington D.C. Register now for 2019 Hike the Hill. MORE 🔒


MnCUN Ranked Among Largest Business Advocacy Groups in Metro Area

The Minnesota Credit Union Network made the list of Twin Cities Largest Business Advocacy Group according to number of dues paying members. MORE 🔒



NCUA Issues Guidance on Serving Hemp Businesses

On August 20, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) published guidance to credit unions for serving hemp businesses lawfully operating within their fields of membership. MORE 🔒


Bureau Announces 2020 TILA Fees and Threshold Adjustments

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) announced the annual adjustments to the TILA Fees and ThresholdsMORE 🔒



Join the Financial Education P2P - Sept. 17  

The Minnesota Credit Union Network will host a Financial Education Peer-to-Peer (P2P) session on Tuesday, September 17th from 12:30-3:30 pm, at the Network office. The event will be an opportunity to collaborate with other credit union professionals at a financial education resource sharing session. MORE



Get the Latest Info on Prize-Linked Savings and the WINcentive Program in Minnesota

Join our quarterly WINcentive webinar series on Thursday, August 22 at 9 a.m. for an overview of prize-linked savings and WINcentive in Minnesota.  MORE


The Baker Group Webinar: Is Your Balance Sheet Prepared for a Recession?

MnCUN and The Baker Group will present a webinar covering strategies to protect earnings in a falling rate environment on Monday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m. MORE



Minnco Credit Union Board Member Honored as a Credit Union Builder

In recognition of his service and dedication, Minnco Credit Union has honored Marlin "Andy" Anderson as a Credit Union Builder through the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF). MORE



Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union Exceeds Impression Goals in Minnesota

The Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union® Awareness Initiative is designed to raise consumer consideration of credit unions as a category.  MORE


MnCUN Association Health Plan Awaits Commerce Department Approval

The Network is in the final stage of launching an association health plan for Minnesota-headquartered credit unions. The goal is to be able to provide coverage as soon as October 1, 2019 but no later than January 1, 2020. MORE 



MnCUN Signs AACUL Letter Regarding National Defense Reauthorization Act

Last week, MnCUN President and CEO Mark Cummins signed a joint letter with CUNA and AACUL expressing concern about a proposal in the National Defense Reauthorization Act. MORE 🔒




Bureau Updates TRID Rule FAQs

On July 31, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) updated its TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure FAQsMORE 🔒


Federal Reserve to Offer Services Supporting Faster Payments

The Federal Reserve Board (Fed) announced its intention to develop a round-the-clock, real-time payment and settlement service, called FedNow Service that will support faster payments. MORE 🔒



Download the Fall Leadership Conference Event App and Make the Most of Your Experience

Attendees of the 2019 Fall Leadership Conference can use the new event app to access conference materials and build a personal schedule. MORE


DAYTA Marketing U Mini Series – Attend the August Session for Free 

DAYTA U Mini Series is a bite-sized version of the full-day experience, developed for busy executives to stay on top of marketing and strategy trends that impact their organizations. MORE



Twelve Minn. Credit Unions Win Awards, Advance to National Competitions

The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) is pleased to announce the state-level winners of the 2019 Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins award competitions. MORE


Join the Growing Number of Credit Unions Participating in CU FORWARD Day 

On Monday, October 14, Minnesota’s credit unions will continue the tradition of doing what we do best – collaborating and cooperating with one another to spread kindness in the communities we serve through CU Forward Day.  MORE


MnCUN Governmental Affairs Staff Connects with Legislators at National Conference

This week, representatives from MnCUN, CUNA and credit unions leagues across the country convened in Nashville, Tenn., this week for the Legislative Summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). MORE 🔒


Stay Ahead of Challenges for 2020 – Attend the Fall BSA and Compliance P2P

The second BSA and Compliance P2Ps of 2019 will continue with the format of an expanded event with two sessions and a joint luncheon. MORE


CUNA Mutual Group’s Discovery™ Conference 2019 – Attend Online Aug. 15

Our rapidly evolving industry creates many challenges for credit unions and strategic planning is more important than ever. 2019 marks the ten-year anniversary of the virtual Discovery Conference where innovation experts, industry thought leaders, and credit union executives come together for a full-day experience. MORE


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