The Pulse | 2019









  May 29, 2019

Network News

Minnesota Credit Unions Recognized for Collaborative Solar Energy Clearinghouse

The Minnesota Credit Union Network is proud to announce that CU Green® was honored with an Environmental Initiative Award on May 22, 2019. MORE


Your Membership Further Webinar - Q2 2019

As a continuation of the Your Membership Further webinar series, we will provide updates on credit union activities throughout the year thus far, details on industry trends and ways for your credit union to engage and connect. MORE



2019 Minnesota Legislature Ends After One Day Special Session

After 132 days of regular session, and one day of special session, the 2019 Minnesota legislative session has finally wrapped up with the final passage of the suite of omnibus bills that will compose the state’s two-year budget MORE 🔒



FCC Proposal Could Jeopardize Credit Union’s Ability to Communicate with Members

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Declaratory Ruling that would allow voice service providers to, as a default, block calls that are presumed to be unwanted calls. MORE 🔒


Free Accounting & Finance P2P - CECL Session – Registration Closes Friday, May 31

You're invited to meet with credit union professionals in accounting and finance throughout Minnesota at the upcoming Accounting & Finance P2P on Wednesday, June 5. MORE


Attend the National Youth Involvement Board Conference for Financial Education on July 22-25

It’s not too late to start planning to attend the National Youth Involvement Board’s annual conference for financial education. MORE


Register now for the First-ever Midwest Small Credit Union Conference

Join your colleagues in Madison, Wis., Aug.4-6 on the CUNA campuses for an Early Bird price of $199. MORE


2019 Financial Education Grants Applications Open June 1

MnCUF Financial Education Grants support credit unions’ implementation of financial education projects. MORE



 May 22, 2019

Network News

Minnesota Credit Union Employee Benefits Plan Holds First Meeting, Files Paperwork

The Minnesota Credit Union Network is continuing to make progress towards forming an association health plan (AHP) for Minnesota-headquartered credit unions. MORE


MnCUN Says Farewell to Dean Scholl

Dean Scholl retired from the Minnesota Credit Union Network as Vice President of TruLync earlier this month. MORE



Minnesota Legislature Adjourns Short of Global Budget Agreement; Special Session Expected

The Minnesota state legislature, adjourned late Monday night, officially ending the legislative process that began in January. Minnesota is the only state legislature with split party control in the country and the debate on the parameters of a two-year budget was contentious throughout the session. MORE 🔒



Registration for Presentation on CCPA Closes Friday

The Minnesota Credit Union Network will host a presentation on the California Consumer Privacy Act on June 6. MORE 🔒


PolicyAid Quarterly Update

As of April 1, the following policies have been updated:

  • Flood Insurance Policy; and
  • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Policy



Summer Series P2Ps Offer Local Networking and Training Opportunities 

As a part of our commitment to serve all of Minnesota’s credit unions, the Minnesota Credit Union Network is bringing back the Summer Series Peer-to-Peer (P2P) programming. These events will be extended versions of our P2P educational sessions. MORE



Block your calendar to attend Discovery Conference 2019: Know More. Grow More.

2019 marks the ten-year anniversary of Discovery Conference! MORE


You invest in us. We invest in you.

Through credit unions’ impact investing, the Community Investment Fund (CIF) have generated millions of dollars to fund and support local and national financial literacy, development and scholarship initiatives. MORE

May 15, 2019

Network News

2019 National Awards Programs Now Open

The Minnesota Credit Union Network and the Credit Union National Association are pleased to announce that applications for the annual Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins Financial Education recognition programs are now open. MORE


MnCUN Welcomes Committee Members

Minnesota Credit Union Network committees are made up of credit union professionals who volunteer their time to serving the Minnesota credit union movement. MORE


Learn 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 Julia Miller. MORE




Bureau to Review Overdraft Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a notice that it would be reviewing the economic impact of the Overdraft Rule on small entities. MORE 🔒



Credit Unions Recognized for Political Fundraising

At last month's Annual Conference, the following credit unions were honored that have supported the movement through political fundraising initiatives: MORE 🔒


MnCUN Legislation Updating Credit Union Statutes Signed into Law

The MnCUN-sponsored bill regarding credit union mergers and conversions was signed by Governor Tim Walz last week.  MORE 🔒




MnCUN to Host Presentation on the California Consumer Privacy Act

Register now for a presentation on the California Consumer Privacy Act by Sabrina Guenther Frigo, Lead Counsel for Privacy and Data Management for CUNA Mutual Group. MORE



Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Committee Members Awarded for Service, Dedication

Last month, members of the Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids Committee (CU4Kids) and the Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) received awards for outstanding service at the Minnesota Credit Union Network Annual Conference April 26 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington. MORE


Support Minnesota CU4Kids at the 24th Annual Golf Tournament

The Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) committee will be holding their 24th annual golf tournament on Wednesday, June 26 at the Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove. MORE


May 8, 2019

Network News

Registration is now open for the first-ever Midwest Small Credit Union Conference 

Join your colleagues in Madison, Wis., Aug.4-6 on the CUNA campuses for an early bird price of $199. MORE



Crew Members – Register Now the CUNA Young Professional Advocacy Training during Hike the Hill

Young professionals are the future of the movement and we need to stress the importance of advocacy early in their careers.MORE 🔒


MnCUN Legislation Updating Credit Union Statutes Heads to Governor for Signature

SF 1703, the MnCUN-sponsored bill regarding credit union mergers and conversions passed the State House on Monday with a vote of 66-0 in favor. MORE 🔒


Governor Walz Pulls Plug on MNLARS; MnCUN advocates for Electronic Lien and Titling

Governor Walz has accepted the recommendations of a task force to move on from the troubled roll-out of MNLARS and to quickly move to a system built by an outside vendorMORE 🔒




Deadline for Filing a Claim in Wendy’s Data Breach is September 30, 2019

Credit unions affected by the Wendy’s Data Breach must file claims by September 30, 2019. MORE 🔒 


Bureau Proposes Changes to HMDA Thresholds and Data Points

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued proposed rule that would increase the threshold for reporting data about closed-end mortgages and extend the timeline for the temporary reporting threshold for open-end lines of credit. MORE 🔒


 Do You Have an Effective Sanctions Compliance Program?

The Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) published “A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments.” MORE🔒




Free Crew Young Professionals P2P – Register by May 10

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous supporter of credit union young professionals, registration for the Crew Young Professionals P2P is free of charge! MORE




MnCUN Partners with The Baker Group for Investment Portfolio Management Services

The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MNCUN) is proud to announce a strategic partnership with the Baker Group, one of the nation’s largest independently owned securities firms specializing in investment portfolio management for community financial institutions. MORE




Registration for the Financial Counseling Certification Program extended to May 10

The Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) is a unique program to train credit union staff in professional financial counseling to help members better prepare for their future and assist when they are faced with financial difficulties. MORE


Three Credit Union Builders Honored at MnCUN Annual Conference

During the 2019 Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) Annual Conference, two credit union professionals and one volunteer were recognized as Credit Union Builders through the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF). MORE

May 1, 2019

Network News

Minnesota’s Credit Unions Elect Board: Honors Outstanding Colleagues at Annual Conference

Last week, over 500 credit union professionals, volunteers, and exhibitors from across Minnesota convened for the 2019 MnCUN Annual Conference. MORE


Minnesota Credit Unions Give MnCUN High Ratings in Annual Performance Survey

The Minnesota Credit Union Network continued to receive high ratings from credit unions statewide in the 2018 Performance Survey MORE



MnCUN Legislation Updating Credit Union Statutes Unanimously Passes the State Senate

SF 1703, the MnCUN-sponsored bill regarding credit union mergers and conversions passed the State Senate on Monday with a vote of 66-0 in favor. MORE 🔒


Congressman Dean Philips visits Royal Credit Union student-run branch in Eden Prairie

Dean Phillips, the U.S. House Member representing Minnesota’s Third District, visited Eden Prairie High School’s student-run credit union branch located in The Perch and learned more about the CU Difference and importance of financial education. MORE 🔒




Small Entity Guide for Prepaid Rule Updated

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) recently updated the Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Prepaid Rule. MORE 🔒 


Updated MLA Credit Card Fee Spreadsheet Available

CUNA updated its Military Lending Act (MLA) credit card fee spreadsheet for the first quarter of 2019. Under the MLA, credit unions may exclude a bona fide credit card fee from the military annual percentage rate (MAPR) if the fee meets the MLA’s definition of “reasonable.” MORE 🔒 


Proposed Changes to Remittance Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the remittance rule. MORE 🔒 


 Join the Collections P2P next Wed. May 8 

Back by popular demand, the Collections P2P session will re-launch with experts from the law firm of Eckberg Lammers. Our conversation will be an open discussion with an emphasis on bankruptcies, levies and garnishments, as facilitated by attorneys Eric Sherburne and Tom Looman. MORE


Catch the Best in Fintech Innovation at the 2019 AXFI Conference with a 10% Discount

The 6th Annual Analytics and Financial Innovation AXFI Conference addresses the growing need to make analytics and innovation a top priority for credit unions. MORE


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