The Pulse 12-22-16

Volume 5, Issue 51.5



MnCUN 2016 Year in Review Video Available

The primary purpose of the Minnesota Credit Union Network is to ensure the success, growth and vitality of our member credit unions. To this end, MnCUN channels the collective energy of credit unions throughout the state and works to lead the industry into the future – together.


With the organization’s strategic goals in mind, MnCUN has created a video summarizing major activities and accomplishments achieved in 2016.



With questions about the Minnesota Credit Union Network, affiliation or our strategic initiatives, contact MnCUN Vice President & General Counsel John Wendland by email or by phone at 651-288-5519.



No Pulse Next Week – Happy Holidays

The MnCUN office will be closed on Monday, December 26, and Monday, January 2, in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Pulse e-newsletter will not be sent on Tuesday, Dec. 27 or Thursday, Dec. 29.

Happy holidays from the Minnesota Credit Union Network!



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 Communications Specialist Laura Whittet.




2017 Webinar Calendar Is Now Available

The Minnesota Credit Union Network is dedicated to providing credit unions the training and resources they need to grow and thrive in today’s financial environment. Through its education and credit union development programs, the Network provides information and training on a wide variety of topics.

In 2017, the Network will offer over 170 educational webinars. Topical series include series include Directors, Account Documentation, ACH Specialist, Regulation E, Real Estate, BSA Compliance, and Risk Management. The 2017 webinar calendar is available online.



NCUA Video Series Helps Credit Unions Seeking CDFI Certification

Credit unions interested in becoming certified as Community Development Financial Institutions can get valuable information from a video series produced by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

The five-part series, “CDFI Fund Certification,” is available online on NCUA’s YouTube channel and shows how CDFI certification opens financial doors to credit unions to assist them in serving the underserved. Staff from NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives and the Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund discuss subjects that include the seven criteria that must be met for certification and the benefits of certification.


The five videos are:


NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives fosters credit union development and the effective delivery of financial services for small credit unions, new credit unions, minority depository institutions and credit unions with a low-income designation.


In the spring of 2017, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation will be hosting educational opportunities for credit unions interested in CDFI certification. Details will be made available at a later date. With questions, feel free to contact Executive Director, Lyndsay Miller

Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034