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News from KCUA and Kansas credit unions
Governmental Affairs
Compliance and Regulation
Education and Training
Marketing and Communications
Human Resources
Shared Financial Solutions

Easy Money for your Members. Easy Program for your Credit Union. 

Enroll in August to take advantage of a FULL YEAR of the program. Several Kansas credit unions have passed on savings to their members, and earned money in return.
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2011 International Credit Union Day logo

ICU Day: Read more 

Dates to remember:  


August 17, 2 PM   

Hot Regulatory Issues in Consumer Lending Webinar 


August 18, 10 AM 

Preventing Losses on the Frontline & in Your Call Center Quickbite         


August 19, 10 AM      

Your CU's Responsibility as a Withholding Agent: SSNs, EINs and ITINs Webinar   


August 23, 10 AM   

Achieving Security Excellence for CU's Tele-Course   


August 23, 2 PM 

New Rules for CU Websites Webinar  


August 24

Financial Literacy Summit-Wichita  


August 24, 2 PM   

Bank Bribery Act and Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Webinar  


August 30, 9 AM   

Leadership Communication   


August 30, 10 AM   

Foreclosure Alternatives Quickbite  


August 30, 2 PM   

New Security Officer Training Webinar  


The average parent in the US spent $600 on school supplies this year. How much did you spend?

Take our poll. 

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Daily Union and Smoke Signal:
Kansas State FCU voted as best credit union in the Flint Hills.


CJOnline: Best of Topeka. Educational CU, Envista CU, New Century CU, Quest CU and CommunityAmerica CU voted as top five credit unions in Topeka.


The CRASH Network blog: Financial Counseling: Almost There. Meritrust Credit Union's Chris Wolgamott writes a guest post for the CRASH network.  


Credit Union Times: Financial Literacy Can Help CU Staff. Post by Meritrust Credit Union's Chris Wolgamott.  

Mid American Credit Union Brings Retail Concept to Wichita. [press release, photo]   


KCUA in the news  

DeSoto Explorer and Shawnee Dispatch: 5 Questions: Creditworthy? Advice from KCUA as college students head back to school.   


Credit Union Times: How to Gain Members and Buck the Trend. Kansas credit unions are cited for increasing credit union membership 4% between 2010 and 2011.  

Governmental Affairs  


Cessna Employees Credit Union, K-State Federal Credit Union Sign up for Miracle Jeans Day 

Miracle Jeans Day is Sept. 14 The concept is simple: credit union employees donate $5 to the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital and, in exchange, they are permitted to wear jeans to work on Wednesday, September 14. Read more



State of Kansas Introduces Redesigned Website  

Kansas.gov was given a complete makeover-including a new look, new content organization, a customized search option, and improved access for mobile use. Read more  

Regulation and Compliance 

Compliance Update #11-08: Reg Z Periodic Statements (password required) Includes link to CUNA Reg Z FAQ's.       

CUNA Mutual Group Advises CUs about Another Wave of ATM fee lawsuits

Another rash of lawsuits continues to be filed against financial institutions for failing to properly disclose ATM fees. CUNA Mutual Group reminds credit unions simple preventative steps can help them avoid costly fines and legal fees. Read more 


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Education and Training

KCUA Launches Archive Webinar Library

Looking for specific training you don't see on KCUA's education calendar? Chances are, it is available as an archive on-demand web link! Read more 


KCUA Councils :: Coming Soon

Councils logoCouncils will promote synergy among all Kansas credit unions as the local, primary source for uniting and energizing individuals and credit unions by sharing best practices, education and resources. Read more  

Marketing and Communications


International Credit Union Day 

How is your credit union celebrating Oct. 20? Let us know! Read more or read the latest e-newsletter about ICU Day  


Stop Talking About Yourself
This article focuses on Twitter, but it's useful information for any social media platform.  Read more  



Using twitter? Join the weekly twitter chat designed to help credit unions understand social media. Tuesdays at 11 am (CST). View twitter profile/stream of @SM4CU


Financial Brand Free Marketing Webinars 

Free presentations from the industry's branding and marketing thought leaders. Read more 

Today's employees are more diverse than ever. CUNA's HR Staffing and the Law self-study modules are excellent resources to help managers and supervisors at all levels explore important concepts and skills necessary for effectively managing your employees. Read more

Post Your Job Opps on the KCUA website

Did you know you can post your credit union's job openings, view other classifieds and resumes on KCUA's website? More information 

Shared Financial Solutions


Easy Money for your Members.    Sprint logo 

Easy Program for your Credit Union. 

Enroll in August to take advantage of a FULL YEAR of the program. Several Kansas credit unions have passed on savings to their members, and earned money in return. Read more   


CUNA Mutual August Update

August update includes ATM lawsuits, CMG reforms financial strength and stand alone status and upcoming webinars and events. Read more  


CUNA Mutual Article: Credit Unions Offer Work/Life Balance to Recruit and Retain Talent  

A solid employee benefits program is a vital element in helping employees achieve this balance. This is especially important during times when credit union employees are being asked to do more with less. Read more 


TraceSecurity Delivers Security Solutions to Credit Unions 

A CUNA Strategic Services partner since 2006, TraceSecurity helps credit unions achieve, maintain, and demonstrate IT security compliance...while significantly improving their security posture. Read more   


Agility Recovery to the Rescue

Disasters can happen at any moment. Agility Recovery will rescue your credit union. Read more