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News from KCUA and Kansas credit unions
Governmental and Public Affairs
Regulation and Compliance
Education and Training
Marketing and Communications
Shared Financial Solutions
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Dates to remember:  


March 6, 10 AM    

Mitigating Plastic Card Fraud QuickBite 


March 6, 2 PM

Troubled Debt Restructuring Issues Webinar  

MP3 Focus Group

MP3 is a dues-supported, voluntary state-wide awareness campaign. KCUA is turning to you, our member credit unions, to determine where and how our remaining MP3 dollars should be used. Attend the MP3 focus group and help us determine target audience, message and medium for these efforts.


Tuesday, March 13
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

KCUA office - Wichita

(lunch provided)


Information and to RSVP:

Susan Dyer

(800)362-2076, ext. 3047


Credit Union Career Opportunities

Check out job opportunities in Kansas, or post your job opening.

CUNA Strategic Services to Pilot a Social Media Rewards Program 

This all-new solution bridges financial and social networks to build a powerful rewards program creating a win-win for the credit union and its members. more

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Order promotional products by March 9 for early bird discounts!


Kansas Air National Guard CU Connects Members Using CoyoteList  

To increase connections between members without using traditional social networks like Twitter or Facebook, Kansas Air Guard Credit Union has implemented a Craigslist-type feature on their website.  


Credit Unions Raise More Than $24,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters [press release] 

Catholic Family Federal Credit Union Awarded Teacher Grants of $1,200
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Credit Union Times
: CU Day at Kansas Capitol - Slideshow

CUNA News Now: Kansas young professionals meet with lawmakers

KCUA in the News


Kansas.com / The Wichita Eagle: Collaboration can boost business. Business Perspective by KCUA's Pres/CEO Marla Marsh.



Councils to Gather at KCUA Annual Meeting & Convention 

Marketing, Lending and CUnext Young Professionals Councils will meet for networking and education as part of the KCUA Annual Meeting & Convention on Friday, April 20 from 1-4 p.m. more

Governmental and Public Affairs

Just a few coins can make a big difference for a sick child at the CMN hospitals in Kansas.  By asking your members to donate their loose change to your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, you can change a child's life. more
Regulation and Compliance

We've updated our compliance calendar. Make sure you review the most recent infromation.  


Education and Training


Annual Meeting scholarships: March 15 


KCUA Annual Golf Tournament to be held at Auburn Hills Golf Course  

Make plans now to be a part of the 2012 KCUA Annual Golf Tournament scheduled for Thursday, April 19 at the Auburn Hills Golf Course in Wichita. more   


New Consumer Lending Course Now Available
Consumer lending is a core service for members and a primary source of revenue for your credit union. Whether members apply for credit online, over the phone or in person, the lending process involves: application, interview, underwriting, closing and monitoring loan performance. more 


Annual Meeting & Convention | Information

Marketing and Communications


A few tips for dealing with the media in the digital age. more

New Biz Kid$ Season Launches on Public Television
Biz Kid$ returns for a new season - taking a look at the economy, businesses that give back, and how to make good financial choices. more 


For CUs using Facebook 

Facebook Brand Pages will convert to the new Timeline format by March 30, 2012. A couple of articles explain:
TechCrunch: How To Use Facebook Timeline For Brand Pages

InkFroundry: Facebook's Timeline Change for Pages

Beth's Blog: Facebook Brand Pages: How To Be Ready


The Credit Union Times is looking for your community photos to post in a slideshow format on their website (like this slideshow of KCUA's Day at the Capitol). Send your photos to Marc Rapport.

Shared Financial Solutions

Improving Cross-Sales: A Matter of Hill, Will, and Skill

Coaching, training, tracking results and sales are the four cornerstones of a healthy credit union sales and service culture.


Smartphone Lending Platform Improves Application Completion Rates and Payment Protection Sales
It's been apparent for years that smartphones and other mobile Web devices would become a critical consumer lending channel. But more surprising was the sheer number of applications submitted via mobile devices. more

Mystery Shopping Research Services
For more than 28 years, Informa Research Services has helped financial institutions improve employee sales and service performance, understand their competition, and ensure regulatory compliance. more 


Agility Recovery Provides Disaster Recovery Solutions
Agility counts over 10,000 businesses and organizations as members across the entire continent, providing recovery solutions to meet any or all of the four key elements following an interruption: power, space, technology and connectivity. more