How can CU marketers gain buy-in from front-line staff for their promotions? "Communicate and recognize, communicate and recognize, and repeat," says Michelle Hunter, vice president of marketing and business development for CU of Southern California and chair of the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Executive Committee. "Tell them how they're moving the needle and reward them," she said during a marketing panel discussion Thursday.
With CUNA’s Bank Secrecy Act Conference, hosted in conjunction with the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors, coming up next month, CUNA’s compliance staff went into detail of the NCUA’s BSA compliance program in a recent CompBlog entry.
President Barack Obama sent greetings Thursday to those celebrating International Credit Union Day. CUNA worked closely with the White House on the statement, and a number of credit union-friendly legislators also weighed in with the White House.
The NCUA’s Tuesday announcement that it will repay the U.S. Treasury in full is a good sign for credit unions, said CUNA Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel. The agency will repay the $1 billion outstanding balance before Oct. 31.