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In This Issue
News from KCUA and Kansas credit unions
Scam Alert
Scam Alert
Education and Training
Governmental and Public Affairs
Regulation and Compliance
Marketing and Communications
Shared Financial Solutions
CUNA Mutual Group

Dates to remember:


October 2, 2PM
HR Danger Zones: What You Need to Know to Stay Out of Trouble Webinar


October 3, 2PM
Computer Security for All Staff Webinar


October 8
Offices Closed - Columbus Day


October 10, 10AM
Telephone Skills to Develop CU Relationships Quickbite


October 10, 2PM
Conducting the 2012 ACH Audit Webinar


October 11, 2PM
Completing the New SAR Line-by-Line: Crimes, People & Narratives Webinar


October 15, 10AM
Loan Interviewing & Sales Skills TeleCourse

CMG Oct 9 Discovery webinar 

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Pass on Savings to Your Members

Savings for your members...extra money for your credit union. more

MBL call to action

S. 2231 is vital to both credit unions and the small businesses they support. more

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Press release: Educational Credit Union, Credit Union of America Honored With Desjardins Awards

Educational Credit Union of Topeka, KS has received a first place Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award. The award recognizes youth leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of youth financial literacy. Credit Union of America received an honorable mention award. more 


The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com

Report: Kansas credit unions' assets, loans show gains


Credit Union Times

Mid American CU Branch Mirrors Local Flavor.

KCUA in the News

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com
Business Perspective: Financial Education Essential, Whatever Your Age

Scam Alert


FBI Issues Alert on Hackers Targeting Credit Union Employees

Credit Union Times: The FBI has issued a fraud alert [download alert, pdf] that warns financial institutions of cyber criminals who have shifted their point of attack away from financial institution customers and members, and instead, are directly targeting credit union and bank employees and their computers. more

Kansas Cooperative Council

Strengthen the Voice of Cooperatives: Kansas Cooperative Council

As we celebrate 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives (and Co-op month in October), did you know that as part of your affiliation with the Kansas Credit Union Association, you are also a member of the Kansas Cooperative Council? more



Kansas, Nebraska Partner to Offer Councils to Credit Unions
The Kansas Credit Union Association (KCUA) and Nebraska Credit Union League (NCUL) have joined forces to offer networking Councils to their affiliated credit unions. more

Education and Training   


More than 40 face-to-face events, webinars and teleconferences remain in 2012. 

Compliance  |  Lending  |  Management  |  Marketing 
Operations/Front Line  |  Board of Directors

Governmental and Public Affairs


Candidate Forums Held Across State

With the 2012 Election less than five weeks away, credit unions across the state have been busy getting to know area candidates and providing campaign support to credit union-friendly candidates. more


Access to Capital for Small Business Forum on Capitol Hill

In September, CUNA sponsored an event on Capitol Hill focusing on credit union member business lending. The forum was presented by The Hill newspaper, which live-streamed the event on their website. An archived video is available. more


CUNA, Leagues Unveil Projects in Convention Host Cities

Credit union presence was felt at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions as CUNA, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, and the North Carolina Credit Union League unveiled hospital playground projects in the convention host cities. more

Regulation and Compliance

Compliance Q & A
Member Finances, Outdated I-9 Forms, and MFOEL. more


Compliance File Share
Share compliance resources like policies, forms, and industry articles. more

Compliance Calendarpdf icon

Marketing and Communications


Six Direct Marketing Bad Habits
A recent post by The Financial Brand lists six bad marketing habits financial institutions need to break. more 

Final Count: 15 Kansas Credit Unions Support Miracle Jeans Day.

Thanks again to the 15 credit unions who supported Miracle Jeans Day. Your donations provide hope and healing for thousands of children in your community. And up next...Holiday icon campaign begins Nov. 1. more

Shared Financial Solutions


Cell Phones for Soldiers

By donating a used cell phone through Cell Phones for Soldiers, your credit union can help U.S. service members get a free 60-minute calling card. Your support of this initiative will be at no cost to your credit union or members. more


December (Holiday II) 2012 LetterChecks Mailing
The holidays can seem like a dream...until your cardholders get their bills! Let your most valuable cardholders enjoy the benefits of using your card by sending out a special thank you - FIS™ Holiday LetterChecks. more

CUNA Mutual Group: Articles


Review Policies for Re-ordering Debit Transactions

The NCUA hasn't yet issued guidance on the practice of re-ordering (or "batching") debit transactions so that the highest dollar amounts clear first. However, as many large banks have already paid multi-million-dollar settlements for class-action lawsuits, it's clear that smaller institutions such as credit unions should review their overdraft practices. more



CUNA Mutual Group: Webinars 

October 9

Online Discovery Conference | more

October 23 | 2 p.m. Central

Marketing: A Comprehensive Strategy

Overall success is usually not the result of a single strategy. It takes a combination of strategies to form a comprehensive plan. Learn how target marketing using credit prescreens can help grow loans and control risk in all major loan categories including auto loans, real estate, secured loans and unsecured loans. Register. Free and open to all credit unions.