The Pulse (08-20-14)



The Pulse (08-20-2014)

August 20, 2014 ● Volume 03, Issue 32


The Pulse Archive

Credit Union News

Engage with MnCUN on social media for the latest credit union news

MnCUN department diligently works to keep Minnesota’s credit unions informed of the latest news, issues and events facing the credit union movement. Through social media, newsletters, email, the Network website and various other publications, MnCUN ensures that information is constantly available.

The Network’s social media channels help credit unions stay up-to-date on the current events occurring in the movement in Minnesota and beyond.

Connect with MnCUN for the latest industry news and information:

The Network invites credit unions to engage on social media in order to create a wider audience for the credit union difference. With questions, contact MnCUN
Communications Specialist Laura Whittet or by phone at (651) 288-5503.


MN CU Foundation offers $7,500 in grants, deadline Oct. 1

The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is offering $7,500 in grants to assist Minnesota credit unions in implementing financial education projects. With its strong commitment to financial education, these grants are part of the Foundation’s mission to provide resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive.

Don’t miss this opportunity to augment your credit union’s financial education efforts or launch a new partnership! Grant applications are being accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 1.

The Foundation Board of Directors will evaluate applications based on a variety of factors, including credit union value, community impact, collaboration, creativity, and past involvement in and support of Foundation activities. Projects/initiatives must have measurable outcomes and a written follow-up report must be submitted within 30 days of the project completion.

For full details and application forms, visit the Financial Education Grants page of the Foundation website. With questions, email MnCUF Staff Liaison Kristina Wright or call (651) 288-5507.


Miracle Jeans Day t-Shirt deadline – this week!


Miracle Jeans Day is the next Credit Unions for Kids’ national fundraiser. Encourage your employees to donate $5 to wear jeans on September 10. With a $25 donation, employees will receive a free Miracle Jeans Day t-shirt, specially designed for credit unions. This year, CU4Kids also has pre-preprinted stickers and special free paper icons specifically designed for Miracle Jeans Day, so members can celebrate too!

Please be sure to register your credit union today.

If your credit union is participating in Miracle Jeans Day, please note the deadline to receive t-shirts in time for Miracle Jeans Day is approaching quickly. The $25 donations must be received by the CMN Hospitals office in Salt Lake City on or before Aug. 22 in order for staff to receive their shirts in time for Miracle Jeans Day. Please use this order form when sending in your donations for shirts.

Alternatively, your credit union can bulk order t-shirts through the new Miracle Jeans Day store.

If you haven’t registered to participate in Miracle Jeans Day – you can sign up and get more information online


Business Journal seeks top C-suite talent for CEO of the Year

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is seeking nominations for its annual Executive of the Year Award. The honoree will be featured in the first issue of 2015.

The honor will be awarded to a chief executive of a Minnesota company who has a long track record of business success. He or she must have made outstanding contributions to a Minnesota company, an industry and the community. In keeping with the Business Journal’s mission, the executive must have been an important figure in news of the past year.

To nominate an executive for this honor, please visit  the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal online nomination form.

Nominations and supplemental materials are due by Friday, Sept. 12. Supplemental materials may be attached to the online form or emailed to Editor Dirk DeYoung.

Credit Unions in the News

Follow the links on the stories below to read more about the outstanding programs, new initiatives and well-deserved recognition received by your peers recently. Got news of your own? Send stories, pitches, press releases and published articles to MnCUN Director of Communications Connie Kuhn.  

CUs, other financial institutions likely to feel impact of Supervalu data breach

HomeTown CU sponsors 4H award at Steele County Free Fair

Sen. Franken visits City & County CU

Catholic United Financial CU’s elder financial abuse prevention efforts featured in national publication


Minnesota lawmakers to talk policy, take in Twin Cities at national summit

Primary Election Roundup

Fair Housing Act posters and regulation: Equal Housing Opportunity vs. Equal Housing Lender

Fair Housing Act requirements in advertising


FinCEN issues advisory, BSA/AML compliance should be part of CU culture


CFPB schedules for publication Truth in Lending Annual Threshold Adjustments


Out for Comment


FHFA seeks input on proposed single security structure

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