An advocacy army more than 200 strong joined the Northwest Credit Union Association in Olympia, Wash., Jan 24 to message legislators about cooperative, not-for-profit credit unions and how they serve 3.6 million consumers in Washington. It was hard to miss the delegation, as they wore signature yellow and blue wool neck scarves, and gifted lawmakers with iced cookies documenting the benefits of CU membership.
Personal finance website NerdWallet cited CUNA statistics in an article highlighting how consumers can look to credit unions for free checking accounts with no daily minimum balance or monthly direct deposit requirements.
Credit unions stand in a unique position to affect political change despite today’s increasingly bipartisan politics. That was the message delivered by eight speakers participating in Georgia Credit Union Affiliates’ 10th annual state Governmental Affairs Conference--Grassroots Academy in Atlanta on Tuesday.
CUNA awarded 55 participants with the Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert designation in recognition of successfully completing the designation requirements during the December CUNA Enterprise Risk Management Certification School in Las Vegas.
For the first time on record, data theft has surpassed the stealing of physical assets, according to Kroll’s annual global fraud and risk survey. The survey found that roughly 30% of businesses reported they had suffered information theft, loss or attack in 2017. Also, around 40% of executives reported their companies suffered a virus or worm attack.