The Pulse (07-26-16)

Volume 5, Issue 30

The Pulse Archive


Twin Cities Business Magazine Wonder Women Awards Nominations Open

Twin Cities Business is seeking nominations for their Wonder Women Awards. These "Wonder Women" are trailblazers within their respective fields, accomplished, highly respected by their employers, employees and colleagues for their professional acumen and achievements. They lead both on the job and in the community. They serve, if not steer, organizations and causes that aim to improve Minnesota’s culture and economy, while helping others pursue their own goals and aspirations.

A candidate should occupy the CEO or another C-suite position and have:

At least one major career accomplishment that was also of great significance to her employer and possibly, industry

  • Examples of others she has helped succeed in pursuing their own goals and aspirations
  • A track record of being a good personal friend to others, spouse and/or parent
  • A track record of community service/volunteerism 

Wonder Women honorees will be featured in the February issue of Twin Cities Business and celebrated at an event in February.

The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 31. Nominations can be made online.





MnCUN’s Political Involvement Committee endorses five pro-credit union candidates

Encourage Your Employees to Join GREAT



NCUA releases Board Action Bulletin

FinCEN FAQs addresses updated CDD Rule

CFPB updates HMDA resources, video overview

CFPB publishes payday lending rule

Upcoming compliance dates


View all Regulatory Compliance news stories


Integrate Your Lending Tech to Drive Member Value

It's no secret that credit unions offer better lending rates and a customer experience that's focused on members first. This may be why credit union loan growth is approaching its fastest pace in almost two decades.1 


Today, this reality benefits millions of credit union members1 and drives loan officers to technology tools that can simplify and streamline lending events.


Connectivity starts by saving your loan officers valuable time – there’s no need to rekey data, which also reduces the risk of data entry error.  This guards credit unions against potential pitfalls that may arise during the claims process down the road. Considering this, what if your loan officers could provide even more focused interactions with members at the time of the loan? Multiply the improved productivity by monthly loan volume, and imagine the boost to your bottom line... That’s real revenue.


This doesn't have to be imaginary thanks to new integration between lending technologies that can protect credit union loans and support members’ financial security.


CUNA Mutual Group has integrated its Protection Advisor® solution with CU Direct’s Lending 360™ loan origination system. This means loan officers who use CU Direct's platform can connect seamlessly with CUNA Mutual Group’s Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) and Mechanical Repair Coverage (MRC) point-of-sale system, among others.  


The integration helps loan officers show members their cost and coverage options more clearly and illustrate the full value of protecting their loans.


CU Direct’s Lending360 is the latest of a number of industry-leading lending platforms to integrate with Protection Advisor. Others include Fiserv’s Velocity, Symitar, MeridianLink’s LoansPQ, Akcelerant Framework Temenos, CRIF’s ACTion and Fiserv’s Lending Navigator.


To learn more about CUNA Mutual Group and the products and services it has to offer your credit union and its members, contact MnCUN Director of Business Development Kris Jacobsen by email or at (651) 288-5515.



  1. CUNA Mutual Group, Credit Union Trends Report, May 2016.



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