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23 CU Professionals Receive Free HR Management Training at NJCUL and Jersey Shore FCU Through Second Round of League’s Rutgers Training Grant

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – Credit union professionals gathered at the League office and virtually over the internet at Jersey Shore FCU last week for free HR management development training. This two-day “Supervisory Symposium” training is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year.

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New Jersey Credit Union League Room Block Open for 2018 CUNA GAC

The Credit Union National Association's 2018 Governmental Affairs Conference is set for Feb. 25 – March 1, in Washington, D.C. The New Jersey Credit Union League is excited for another year of advocacy on the Hill and encourage all credit unions from our state to attend this event. Once again the League has secured a hotel block for League-affiliated credit unions at the Renaissance Hotel located at 999 9th St NW, which is directly across from the Washington Convention Center. Our rate is $324 plus tax per night.

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NJ DNA Group Discusses Diversity in the Board Room

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The last NJ DNA directors meeting of the year was held at the League Office on Wednesday. The meeting facilitator was credit union veteran Scott Butterfield who shared his passion for credit unions, especially smaller ones, and presented tactics for growth within the industry by having a diverse board.

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All About Mortgages Workshop Gives CUs Knowledge and Tools to Get in the Game

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – The League held an impactful workshop on Tuesday at the East Windsor Holiday Inn for credit unions looking to get into the mortgage game and build a robust and successful mortgage program.

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Cybersecurity Workshop Exceeds Expectations

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – Last Thursday’s Cybersecurity Workshop sponsored by Vizo Financial featured speakers from one of their CUSOs – The Sollievo Group – and delivered relevant content that resonated with the group.

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CU Professionals Receive Free HR Management Training at Credit Union of New Jersey Through Second Round Of League’s Rutgers Training Grant

EWING, N.J. – Credit union professionals gathered at Credit Union of New Jersey this week for free HR management development training. This two-day “Supervisory Symposium” training is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year.

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Duties of Directors and Indemnification of Directors and Employees with Drew Edwards

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Drew Edwards spoke with attendees Tuesday morning at this year’s NJCUL Annual Meeting and Convention about NCUA’s Regulatory Standards, including Duty of Loyalty, Duty of Care, Business Judgement Rule, Indemnification, and more. Edwards provided directors with the knowledge of what they are liable for, what insurance is out there for their protection, and how to best serve their membership.

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Convention Coverage: Building a More Corporate Social Media Strategy in the Mortgage Industry with Ben Smidt

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Digital Marketing Manager of MGIC, Ben Smidt, spoke to Convention-goers about the effectiveness of social media and the way to best use social media to address regulatory compliance and creating a road map for employees to maximize social media efforts on Tuesday morning. In this breakout session, Smidt provided insights for crafting an effective social media strategy, content that will further brand reach and engagement, the importance with reputation management, and how to mitigate risk and minimize the impact of negative feedback.

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Convention Coverage: Lending and Sales Expert Don Arkell Leads Two Breakout Sessions on How Credit Unions can use the Digital Revolution to Provide the Best Services in Lending, and How to Lower Expense Ratio While Increasing Loan Volume

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Lending and sales expert Don Arkell led a session Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning on how credit unions can learn how they can maximize remote delivery to increase sales, and how CUs can organize their loan department to maximize success, the difference between direct and indirect lending, motivating employees to achieve better results, the loan delivery channel that is best suited for you, and how to maximize efficiency and consistency.

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Convention Coverage: Plexcity and Revolutionizing Associations with Shared Services

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The President of Plexcity, Tony Kitt, joined the League at their 83rd Annual Convention and Meeting to talk about the benefits to oursourcing as a method to control costs and to allow your focus to be on your members.

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Convention Coverage: Ancin Cooley Leads Two Breakout Sessions: What Your Audit Reports are Telling You and Setting Your Risk Appetite

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Founder and Principal of Synergy Credit Union Consulting, Inc., Ancin Cooley, spoke with Convention attendees Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning in two breakout sessions about how to achieve the most desired risk management results by understanding the information provided by auditors and consultants, and about developing a risk management program around your credit union's own risk appetite.

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Convention Corner: Building the Foundation of Your Authentic Brand with Your Marketing Company’s Frank Allgood

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Your Marketing Company’s very own Relationship Development Leader, Frank Allgood, spoke with attendees Tuesday morning about how credit unions can identify and establish their unique value proposition and authentic brand.

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Convention Coverage: NJCUL Holds Annual Business Meeting; Election Results Announced

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – On Tuesday morning, at the close of its Convention, the New Jersey Credit Union League held its 83rd Annual Meeting, which included reports from the Board of Directors as well as Board election results.

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Ensuring the Future of Your Leaders through Competency-Based Succession Planning with Lauren Bethea

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – NCUA’s Lauren Bethea spoke to Convention attendees Monday evening about “Competency-Based Succession Planning” and how it is important to ensure your business builds a safety net in case key people leave, especially someone within a leadership role.

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Income Opportunities Session: Lendkey, LSC, and SimplyCredit Present Turnkey Solutions that Grow Membership and Loans

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Three NJCUL Services Corporation Business Partners, Lendkey, LSC, and SimplyCredit presented new income opportunities for credit unions to take full advantage of to drive and increase profit.

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CO-OP’s Tonya Sieracki Tackles Chip Card Technology and the Challenges that Come with it

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – CO-OP Financial Services’s Tonya Sieracki joined attendees as they discussed EMV Card roadblocks and what could be done about it as the landscape of payments continues to get more complicated day-by-day.

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The Vitality of Growth and How to Achieve the Best Results with John Dearing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Capstone Strategic, Inc. partner and managing director John Dearing led a breakout session discussing the credit union market, the challenges credit unions face when it comes to internal and external growth, and what could be done to achieve the best results possible.

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NCUA & NJ DOBI Reps Discuss Regulatory Front in Annual Panel Discussion

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Thomas Hunt and Christopher Lopes from the NJ Division of Banking and Insurance (NJ DOBI), along with Marcus Vander Wall and Terry Adam from NCUA led a roundtable discussion Monday afternoon to address what credit unions can expect on the regulatory front.

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CUNA Mutual Group’s Blesson Abraham Demonstrates How CUs Can Transform the Way They Do Business with the Power of Data & Analytics

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Blesson Abraham from CUNA Mutual Group led a breakout session Monday afternoon on the power of data and analytics on transforming the way credit unions do business.

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Management Consulting Skills for Executives with Michael Taylor

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Michael Taylor spoke to attendees Monday afternoon about Core Management Consulting skills. SchellingPoint has trained leaders in the same management consulting core skills as used by the competitive forces that are currently hiring. Credit unions are now able to bring more to their management role with analysis, diagnosis and strong solutions.

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CUCollaborate and EverSafe Lead Solutions Theater Sessions in Sold-Out Exhibit Hall

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Two Solutions Theater sessions were held in the Convention Exhibit Hall Monday morning. Credit union leaders learned about a new field of membership expansion tool from CUCollaborate that is available to NJCUL member credit unions and technology available from EverSafe that allows CUs to protect their members’ personal and financial information in the age of cyber attacks.

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NJCUL Honors 2017 Award Winners at Dinner Banquet; All SOULed Out Band Back by Popular Demand

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – NJCUL’s 83rd Annual Meeting and Convention finished off Monday evening with a cocktail hour, awards dinner and performance of the band All SOULed Out, who graced the stage at the League’s Convention two years ago.

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CUs and Exhibitors Mix and Mingle in Sold-Out Exhibit Hall During Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception Sponsored by Your Marketing Co.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Convention attendees gathered in the sold-out Exhibit Hall Sunday evening to mix and mingle and also network and discuss solutions with the 53 exhibitors on display during the Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception Sponsored by Your Marketing Co. They also had the chance to purchase tickets for the Foundation’s popular Wine, Lose or Draw fundraiser and learn about two new business partners in the League’s new Solutions Theater (see related story below).

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Three Young and Seasoned CU Professionals Bridge the Generation Gap During Second Annual YP Panel Discussion

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Young credit union professionals, including members of the League’s Young Professionals Committee, held their second annual Convention roundtable Sunday afternoon. A panel of three young professionals and a panel of seasoned professionals discussed finding success and building a lasting career in the industry.

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The Unbanking of America: CUNA Mutual Group-Sponsored Keynote Speaker Lisa Servon Provides a Look at her Undercover Research on Alternative Financial Services and the Consumers that Rely on Them

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – CUNA Mutual Group-sponsored Keynote Speaker Lisa Servon took the stage Monday morning, giving attendees an extensive look into alternative financial services and the continuous debate about financial inclusion that she researched first-hand by working behind the counter of a check casher.

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NJCUL President/CEO David Frankil and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Kick Off League’s 83rd Annual Meeting and Convention at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – New Jersey Credit Union League President/CEO David Frankil kicked off the NJCUL’s 83rd Annual Meeting & Convention at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City Monday morning during the Opening Session, which also featured Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and CUNA Mutual Group-sponsored Keynote Speaker Lisa Servon (see related story).

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New to the Exhibit Hall: Solutions Theater; Biz Lending and PW Campbell

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – New to the Exhibit Hall this year was four Solutions Theater sessions, which gave attendees the chance to hear directly from NJCUL Services Corporation Business Partners on various products and services they have to help business and membership grow. On Sunday evening two business partners, Biz Lending and Insurance Center, Inc., and PW Campbell, kicked off the solutions theaters.

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NJCUL’s Agin Facilitates Raritan Bay FCU Staff Training

While many were off on Monday, October 9th, for Columbus Day, Raritan Bay FCU used this as an opportunity to hold staff training. Barbara Agin, NJCUL vice president of member experience & education led an interactive workshop tackling communication and team building.

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Core Processing Workshop Helps CUs Navigate the Various Options and Make the Right Decision

The second in a series of League workshops tackling the elements of managing a core conversion was a huge success. “Core Processing: How to Make the Right Decision”, held this past Wednesday at the Ramada Plaza Conference Center in Monroe, was led by experts in the field who led breakout topics around common sense approaches for managing this huge undertaking.

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Q4 2017 Edition of Legislative Newsletter Sent to Lawmakers

The latest edition of NJCUL’s quarterly newsletter, NJ Credit Union Digest, has been sent to New Jersey lawmakers and other government officials and policymakers, and is now available on our Web site for our member credit unions to view.

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10 CU Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training at Greater Alliance FCU Through Second Round Of League’s Rutgers Training Grant

PARAMUS, N.J. – Credit union professionals gathered at Greater Alliance FCU this week for free management development training. This “Supervisory Symposium” training is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year.

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15 CU Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training at Greater Alliance FCU Through Second Round of League’s Rutgers Training Grant

PARAMUS, N.J. – Credit union professionals gathered at Greater Alliance FCU this week for free management development training. This “Supervisory Symposium” training is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year.

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21 CU Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training at Jersey Shore FCU Through Second Round of League’s Rutgers Training Grant

NORTHFIELD, N.J. – Credit union professionals gathered at Jersey Shore FCU this month for free management development training. This “Supervisory Symposium” training is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year.

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League Hosting Free Equifax Data Breach Webinar Tomorrow at 1:30 PM, Launches ‘Equifax Breach Resources’ Web Page

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – In the wake of the massive Equifax data breach impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers, the League is hosting a free "Equifax Data Breach – What Happened? What You Need to Know" Webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20th at 1:30 p.m. for member credit unions to learn what happened and find out steps to take to help your members protect their information from being misused. Register here. The League has also launched an “Equifax Data Breach Resources” Web page that provides recommended steps for consumers to take to determine whether they may have been impacted and to protect their information going forward.

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11 CU Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training at CUNJ Through Second Round of League’s Rutgers Training Grant

EWING, N.J. – Credit union professionals gathered at Credit Union of New Jersey (CUNJ) on Tuesday and Wednesday for free management development training. This “Supervisory Symposium” training is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year.

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League’s Partnership with Virtual Strongbox Highlighted in CU Times Tech Update

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The Credit Union Times’ recent Tech Update, which highlights “CUs & Debit Payments; Improve Compliance Processes & Costs,” features NJCUL’s partnership with Virtual Strongbox to streamline the League’s compliance team’s processes, adding security and efficiency.

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Yvette Segarra Celebrates 30 Years at the League!

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – Yvette Segarra, the League’s Manager of Member Experience, Conferences & Events, is celebrating her 30th anniversary at the New Jersey Credit Union League. A fixture in the New Jersey credit union system, Segarra started at the League in 1987 as a receptionist. In her current position, Segarra touches almost all areas of the League’s business and is the League’s longest tenured employee.

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Convention Registration Scholarships Available to Member CUs

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous sponsor, the New Jersey Credit Union League is happy to announce that we are offering Convention scholarships! These scholarships are intended for credit unions experiencing financial hardship that prevents their leaders from attending this year’s Annual Meeting and Convention.

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CU Leaders and Lenders Get Effective, Hands-On Lending Training Through CUNA Mutual Group’s ULEND Academy

WILLINGBORO, N.J. – Credit union leaders and lending staff have been immersed in CUNA Mutual Group’s ULEND Academy at ABCO FCU’s Lending Center in Willingboro. ULEND Academy is a two-day, hands-on, customized learning experience that helps lenders go from transactional to consultative to help meet members’ full financial needs.

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New, Lower Cost Established for Financial Reality Fairs; Grants Available to Off-Set Cost

Hands-On Financial Literacy Program Now More Affordable for NJ CUs to Bring to Schools Free of Charge

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The NJ CU Foundation Board gathered recently for a quarterly meeting and to discuss the Reality Fair program. With new materials available for students, the Board established a new, lower cost per student ($12, down from $18) that goes into effect as of August 2017.

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Research 1166 FCU CEO Annemarie Shinn Talks Millennials and Loans on NJ 101.5 FM

EWING, N.J. – Research 1166 FCU CEO and NJCUL board member Annemarie Shinn is the latest NJCUL-member credit union leader to interview with popular radio host—and proud member of multiple credit unions—Bill Spadea of NJ 101.5 FM as part of the League’s Leaders Series.

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CUNA News Daily Highlights NJCUL’s Lawmaker Visits

WASHINGTON – An article in today’s edition of CUNA News Daily highlights New Jersey credit unions’ meetings with Reps. Donald Norcross (D) and Frank LoBiondo (R) last week. Titled “N.J. CUs Stress Tax Status with Lawmakers” the article points out that NJCUL is “making the most of the long recess”, during which members of Congress will be at home in their districts meeting with constituents, to remind lawmakers of the value of the credit union tax status.

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9 CU Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training at Garden Savings FCU Through League’s Rutgers Training Grant

PARSIPANNY, N.J. – Credit union professionals gathered at Garden Savings FCU in Parsipanny on Tuesday and Wednesday for free management development training. This “Becoming a Better Manager” training is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year.

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NJCUL’s ELT Op-Ed Sent to NJ Papers, Picked Up by Cape May County Herald

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL President/CEO David Frankil recently penned an op-ed on New Jersey’s need for electronic lien and titling (ELT) legislation, especially in the wake of a recent auto lending scheme here in the Garden State that netted “well over half a million dollars” – and could’ve been avoided with electronic filing. The op-ed piece has been picked up by the Cherry Hill Courier Post and Cape May County Herald.

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NJCUL’s ELT Op-Ed Sent to NJ Papers, Picked Up by the Cherry Hill Courier Post and Cape May County Herald

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL President/CEO David Frankil recently penned an op-ed on New Jersey’s need for electronic lien and titling (ELT) legislation, especially in the wake of a recent auto lending scheme here in the Garden State that netted “well over half a million dollars” – and could’ve been avoided with electronic filing. The op-ed piece has been picked up by the Cherry Hill Courier Post and Cape May County Herald.

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9 CU Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training at Greater Alliance FCU Through League’s Rutgers Training Grant

PARAMUS, N.J. - Credit union professionals gathered at Greater Alliance FCU in Paramus on Tuesday and Wednesday for free management development training. This “Becoming a Better Manager” training is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year.

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11 CU Professionals from Three CUs Pass Complete First Round of Financial Counselor Training

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – Credit union professionals from Credit Union of New Jersey, First Atlantic FCU, Local 1233 FCU, and NJCUL completed Part 1 of Financial Counselor Training (FiCEP) offered here in New Jersey through a partnership between NJCUL, the National Credit Union Foundation, and CUNA.

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22 CU Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training at NJCUL Through League’s Rutgers Training Grant

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. - Credit union professionals gathered at the NJCUL Education Center Tuesday for free management training and are currently participating in day two of the training today. This “Becoming a Better Manager” training is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year.

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Call for Nominations for the NJCUL Board of Directors Going on Now; Deadline for Nominations is August 25

It is once again time to elect those who will represent credit unions from across the state as members of the New Jersey Credit Union League (NJCUL) Board of Directors. Pursuant to the NJCUL Board of Directors Nomination and Election Rules, we are issuing a call for nominations. All directors elected during this balloting will serve immediately following the annual meeting or election runoff closes. The Election Committee of the NJCUL Board will review and validate the nominations and ensure that the Nomination and Election Rules are followed by all candidates.

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Q3 2017 Edition of Legislative Newsletter Sent to Lawmakers

The latest edition of NJCUL’s quarterly newsletter, NJ Credit Union Digest, has been sent to New Jersey lawmakers and other government officials and policymakers, and is now available on our Web site for our member credit unions to view.

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ULEND Empowers Your Lenders...Conveniently and Affordably

ULEND Academy is a hands-on, customized learning experience that helps lenders go from transactional to consultative, meeting members’ full financial needs and NJCUL is bringing it to New Jersey at a location near you. Read why Eileen Crean, president/CEO of Members 1st of NJ FCU is sending members of her team: “Just last year our credit union spent more than $3k, between registration, hotel and meals, to train one of our staffers at a lending school in Syracuse, NY. With the ULEND Academy offered at $595 per person for two days of training, it is really affordable. So much so, we are sending four staffers and are still saving money! All of my colleagues should take advantage of the ULEND Academy offered by CUNA Mutual Group through NJCUL.”​

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League’s Leaders Series on NJ 101.5 FM Continues with Aspire FCU CEO Tom O’Shea

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – Aspire Federal Credit Union President/CEO Tom O'Shea is the latest NJCUL-member credit union leader to interview with popular radio host—and proud member of multiple credit unions—Bill Spadea of NJ 101.5 FM.

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Marketing Pros Make it to the Head of the Class

NJCUL and YMC Marketing Conference Gives CUs Hands-On Tools to Reach Members and Potential Members with their Unique Value Propositions

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League partnered with Your Marketing Company (YMC), an NJCUL Business Partner, for an insightful and interactive marketing conference on Wednesday that navigated credit union marketing professionals and leaders through the process of identifying their value proposition and building that into their marketing strategies.

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First Quarter 2017 New Jersey Credit Union Statistics Report Now Available

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL offers member credit unions summaries of New Jersey credit union quarterly statistics compiled by CUNA. These reports include a comprehensive analysis of N.J.’s current economic climate, including the unemployment rate and home price changes. It then places N.J. credit unions in that context. Complete with graphs and charts, the report includes statistics on asset quality, loan and savings growth, and membership growth as compared to population growth, and more.

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Five CU Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training at Greater Alliance FCU Through League’s Rutgers Training Grant

PARAMUS, N.J. – CU professionals gathered at Greater Alliance FCU last week for free management training, which is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year. It’s not too late to take advantage of this free member benefit, contact Barbara Agin at bagin@njcul.org for more information. Photos of this week’s training are available on the League’s Facebook page.

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16 CU Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training as a Value of NJCUL Membership Through Rutgers Training Grant

EWING, N.J. – CU professionals gathered at Credit Union of New Jersey week for management training, which is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year. It’s not too late to take advantage of this free member benefit, contact Barbara Agin at bagin@njcul.org for more information. Photos of this week’s training are available on the League’s Facebook page.

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One Week from Today: Don’t Miss the League’s 2017 Marketing Conference: Head of the Class

This full-day marketing immersion workshop provides marketing tips and tricks for credit union “Queen Bees” and “Wannabees!” Join us and Your Marketing Company as we discover value propositions, identify ideal members, and strategize how to reach and retain them. It’s not too late to register!

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Small CUs Explore Opportunities for Growth at League Conference

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – On Friday (yes – on a Friday this year) the annual Small Credit Union Conference was held at the League office. Moving the conference to a weekday was a concept that had been contemplated for a few years now and this year became a reality. With the theme, “Explore the Possibilities”, the conference was packed with content and information designed to enable our small credit unions to take action on items that will impact their bottom line immediately!

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14 CU Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training as a Value of NJCUL Membership Through Rutgers Training Grant

HIGHTSTOWN & KENILWORTH, N.J. – CU professionals gathered at the NJCUL office and at Atlantic FCU this week for management training, which is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year. It’s not too late to take advantage of this free member benefit, contact Barbara Agin at bagin@njcul.org for more information. Photos of this week’s training are available on the League’s Facebook page.

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11 Credit Union Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training as a Value of NJCUL Membership

PARSIPANNY, N.J. – CU professionals gathered at Garden Savings FCU this week for management training, which is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year. It’s not too late to take advantage of this free member benefit, contact Barbara Agin at bagin@njcul.org for more information. Photos of this week’s training are available on the League’s Facebook page.

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Congratulations to Our 2017 YIB Scholarship Winners!

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL’s Youth Involvement Board (YIB) is proud to announce the winners of its 2016/2017 Scholarship program!

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12 Credit Union Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training as a Value of NJCUL Membership

EWING, N.J. – CU professionals gathered at Credit Union of New Jersey (CUNJ) this week for management training, which is available to NJCUL member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year.

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Golfers Enjoy a Day on the Greens at NJCUL’s 29th Annual Golf Tournament

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Golfers from across the state came together at Forsgate Country Club Tuesday for a day on the greens at NJCUL’s 29th Annual Golf Tournament. Despite the clouds and scattered showers, golfers enjoyed a great day on the greens on the beautiful Banks Course.

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NJCUL’s 8th Annual Compliance Conference Helps CUs Navigate the Puzzling Landscape of Compliance

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – On Friday, May 19th, the New Jersey Credit Union League hosted its 8th annual compliance conference. Under the theme of the conference, “Solving the Puzzle of Compliance”, the group heard from five speakers providing attendees best practices, tips, and practical solutions to help them identify the different parts of the puzzle called Compliance.

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Natalie Spangenberg Joins NJCUL Marketing Department as Marketing and Communications Specialist

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – Natalie Spangenberg has been hired as the New Jersey Credit Union League’s Marketing and Communications Specialist.

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Q2 2017 Edition of Legislative Newsletter Sent to Lawmakers, Available to NJCUL Members for Download

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The latest edition of NJCUL’s quarterly legislative newsletter, NJ Credit Union Digest, has been sent to New Jersey lawmakers and is now available on our Web site for our member credit unions to view.

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NJ DNA Group Gets an Update on Duties and Responsibilities of the Board and Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

EWING, N.J. – The League’s NJ Director and Volunteer Networking Alliance (NJ DNA) Group held a meeting Wednesday hosted by Credit Union of New Jersey (CUNJ). 

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League Files Prize-Linked Savings Comment Letter

Hightstown -- The NJ Department of Banking and Insurance last month published the long-awaited proposed implementation rules for NJCUL-requested legislation that authorizes New Jersey credit unions, banks and thrifts to offer savings promotions, also known as "prize-linked savings accounts." Signed into law in January 2016, the measure had an effective date of July 19, 2016 to allow for necessary rulemaking. 

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Schedule Finalized For State Grant-Funded Rutgers ‘Becoming A Better Manager’ Training Last Chance to Participate

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League (NJCUL) is finalizing the schedule for the first track of the State-funded management training – Becoming a Better Manager. Six credit union locations throughout New Jersey (including the League office) will serve as hosts for four courses delivered in two eight-hour days...

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NJCUL’s New ‘Banking You Can Trust’ Consumer Awareness Campaign Initiatives Highlighted in CU Magazine Feature Article

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League’s re-energized "Banking You Can Trust" consumer awareness campaign was the focus of a CU Magazine feature article, titled “Boosting Their Signal: N.J. League Takes Banking You Can Trust v2.0 Awareness Campaign to the Airwaves”, in its April 2017 issue. 

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NJCUL CEO David Frankil Highlighted in NJ BIZ Article Reviewing Fintech Implications on Financial Industry

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – In a recent article titled “Friend or Foe? Some Banks See Growing Fintech Industry as an Asset, While Others See it as Unwanted Competition”, NJ BIZ explores the many implications of the fintech industry. The article highlights two opinions: one from the head of a fintech company and one from NJCUL President/CEO David Frankil.

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NJCUL Trains United Teletech Financial FCU’s Supervisory Committee on BSA Issues Virtually

When you look at a map of the State of New Jersey it’s not very wide, but it is very, very long.  As a matter of fact, it is more than twice as long as it is wide at 150 miles in length versus 70 miles in width! While Hightstown makes sense as a central location for NJCUL’s headquarters, even with the straight run on the Turnpike, it isn’t necessarily convenient or conducive for our members to drive here given the travel time and/or overall time away from the office.

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NJCFE Hosting Teacher Training at NJCUL on May 2nd; CUs Encouraged to Attend to Learn Financial Literacy Teaching Strategies

This free workshop will help you sharpen your skills and find new resources to use at your credit union. Instead of “typical” workshops with a series of speakers, teachers will teach each other through a series of facilitated small group information sharing activities.

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Reality Check Coverage: Allison Fett Reveals the Contents of the Life-Changing Jar

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The financial performance is four times better in organizations with fully engaged employees/team members and these fully engaged employees/team members are 87% less likely to quit. This is why engagement matters, said AVP Talent Development for Verve a Credit Union Allison Fett as she closed out the Reality Check conference on Wednesday.

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Reality Check Coverage: Sundeep Kapur Stresses Innovation and Personalization to Meet Members Needs

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Consumers are looking for both personalization and ease when it comes to their transactions. They want automation for quick and easy access, but they also want to feel like the processes are personalized to them. Personalization equals trust, said Sundeep Kapur, chair of Digital Advisory Strategy Council, during his session on Wednesday.

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Reality Check Coverage: Wharton Marketing Professor Jonah Berger Discusses the Psychology Behind ‘Word-of-Mouth’ Marketing and How to Make it ‘Contagious’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – “Find your people and turn them into your advocates.” This is how Wharton Business School Marketing Professor and best-selling author Jonah Berger opened his presentation on Wednesday morning. Only 7% of all word-of-mouth is done online. Social media is not enough. You need to tap into your greatest resource, your members, and make them your brand advocates.

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Reality Check Coverage: David Peterson Challenges Attendees to Survive a Shipwreck and Be a Black Swan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The average human makes 35,000 decisions a day. How can we ensure we’ll make informed, impactful decisions? Best-selling author and shipwreck survivor David Peterson gave attendees the tools to display grounded leadership, even in the face of crisis.

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Reality Check Coverage: Filene’s Tansley Stearns Asks CUs ‘What If’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Remember the question “if a tree falls in the woods, and no one was there to hear it, does it make a sound?” Filene’s Chief Impact Officer Tansley Stearns presented this question to credit unions in a different way at Reality Check on Tuesday: if your credit union disappeared, would someone notice if you were gone?

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Reality Check Coverage: CUNA Mutual Group’s Ken Otsuka Gets Real About the Fraud You Should Know About, But Don’t

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Fraudsters know just as much about your credit union’s transactions than you do. Or they know more.

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Financial Counselor Certification Program Available Through the League

Credit Union Employees Have Opportunity to Become Certified Financial Counselors at Discounted Price

The New Jersey Credit Union League has once again partnered with the National Credit Union Foundation to create a program for New Jersey credit unions to affordably have their staff trained as financial counselors through CUNA’s FiCEP program.

FiCEP is designed for credit union staff who work in the financial counseling, collections, and loan departments, or any other staff members who are committed to helping members gain control of their financial future.

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Reality Check Coverage: Fannie Mae’s Doug Duncan Gives an Informative Economic Forecast and a Realistic View on the Housing Market

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Opening his presentation by polling the audience on their outlook on taxes, mortgages, healthcare, and more, Doug Duncan, chief economist for Fannie Mae, gave an eye-opening economic forecast for the next four to eight years as we slowly climb out of the recession under the current administration.

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Reality Check Coverage: CUNA Mutual Group Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Hayzlett Challenges Attendees to ‘Adapt, Change, or Die’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – People and companies fail to change. Why? Reality Check’s CUNA Mutual Group keynote speaker Jeffrey Hayzlett broke it down for attendees on Tuesday morning, challenging them to “adapt, change, or die” no matter what the cost.

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4Q 2016 Customized Performance Reports Available for NJCUL Member CUs

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – Fourth quarter 2016 customized performance reports are now available for download for New Jersey Credit Union League member credit unions. The League provides these quarterly reports to credit unions as a free benefit of membership

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Core Processing Workshop Covers the Ins and Outs as Well as the ‘Ifs’, ‘Ands’, and ‘Buts’ of Converting

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – When is it time to change? What are the first steps? Which core is the right fit…and how do I know? What should be considered in the due diligence process? What should I look for in my current contract? 

The diverse speaker lineup at the New Jersey Credit Union League’s Core Processing Workshop held on Tuesday reviewed the answers to these questions and more related to the process of converting your credit union’s core.

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Registration NOW OPEN for our 29th Annual Golf Tournament on May 23rd!

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Register today for the NJCUL’s 29th Annual Golf Tournament on May 23rd! The tournament will be held at the beautiful Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. The day will consist of a continental breakfast, a 10 a.m. shot gun start, lunch at the turn, and a cocktail hour/awards ceremony at 3 p.m.

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CUNA Mutual Group’s Carlos Molina Facilitates Fraud Roundtable

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – CUNA Mutual Group’s Carlos Molina, a risk management consultant, discussed what fraudsters know that credit unions need to know at Wednesday’s Fraud Roundtable session.

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Marketing/Business Development Roundtable Delves into Media Consumption Stats and Digital Marketing Best Practices

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The average American adult spends 12+ hours a day consuming media. Rachel Ricords, Brian Kiskis, and Sosa Rossell from Target Media, an NJCUL Business Partner, opened Tuesday’s Marketing/Business Development Roundtable with this staggering statistic and many more.

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Second Installment of NJCUL’s 'Leaders Series': CUNJ CEO and NJCUL Chairman Andy Jaeger Takes Personal Finance Questions On-Air on NJ 101.5 FM

TRENTON, N.J. – The second installment of the New Jersey Credit Union League’s “Leaders Series” was broadcast on 101.5 FM Tuesday morning, which featured a conversation with Credit Union of New Jersey President/CEO and NJCUL Chairman Andy Jaeger.

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Second Installment of NJCUL’s ‘Leader Series’ Tuesday: CUNJ CEO and NJCUL Chairman Andy Jaeger will be On-Air on NJ 101.5 FM

TRENTON, N.J. – Tune in to the second installment of the New Jersey Credit Union League’s “Leaders Series” with 101.5 FM Tuesday morning, which will feature a conversation with Credit Union of New Jersey President/CEO and NJCUL Chairman Andy Jaeger.

Tune in between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. to hear radio host—and proud member of multiple credit unions—Bill Spadea’s second on-air interview with a New Jersey credit union CEO. The first installment, which aired last month, featured XCEL FCU President/CEO and NJCUL Board Member Linda McFadden.

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New Jersey Credit Union League’s Branch Transformation Workshop Hits on Member Experience and Member Journey

Presenters: Sundeep Kapur, Digital Credence, & Brock Danner, Design Made

The overall focus of the League’s Branch Transformation Workshop held on Tuesday was on transforming member experiences – physical and virtual. One key aspect to remember is how physical renovation is not necessary for the transformation of a branch office. While the branch’s physical layout is important, the member service processes, technology, and culture all play significant roles in creating an ideal member/consumer experience.

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Directors and Volunteers Discuss Risk-Based Lending Tools and Get a Political Update

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJ DNA members gathered at the League office Wednesday night for a meeting focused on risk-based lending tools and the latest in legislation and politics hosted and sponsored by Atlantic Health EFCU.

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Robin Brunner Named VP of Credit Union Solutions for NJCUL

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League has hired Robin Brunner as Vice President of Credit Union Solutions. In her role, Brunner will manage the relationship between NJCUL Services Corporation and its Business Partners, bringing best-in-market business solutions to NJCUL-member credit unions. She will act as one of the most direct connections to the League by way of ongoing interactions with members. Brunner will also be focused on developing innovative solutions for growth and productivity for NJCUL member credit union.

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When It Comes to Project Zip Code, Every CU Member Counts

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – Project Zip Code (PZC) is a key resource to the NJ Credit Union League’s federal and state advocacy efforts. This user friendly, secure computer program counts credit union members and matches them by congressional district, state legislative district, and county. The counts, once uploaded to CUNA's Project Zip Code Web site and combined with data from other credit unions nationwide, gives the League and other credit union advocates, the ability to tell each state and federal lawmaker how many credit union members live in their district, and without violating any privacy.

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NJCUL Among Five National Providers of ComplySight Compliance Consulting Services

League InfoSight has announced the availability of national ComplySight consulting for credit unions. The New Jersey Credit Union League was named among the five companies League InfoSight has partnered with to provide the credit unions with a standard ComplySight consulting product at a set national retail sales price.

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NJCUL Launches ‘Leaders Series’ with First 101.5 FM On-Air Interview

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League’s Banking You Can Trust consumer awareness campaign kicked off its “Leaders Series” this morning on NJ 101.5 FM. XCEL FCU President/CEO and NJCUL Board Member Linda McFadden was on-air around 8:50 a.m. with popular radio host—and proud member of multiple credit unions—Bill Spadea.

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TOMORROW: First Installment of the ‘Leader Series’ Airing: XCEL CEO Linda McFadden Live On-Air on 101.5 FM

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League’s Banking You Can Trust consumer awareness campaign is kicking off its “Leaders Series” with 101.5 FM tomorrow January 31st. Tune in around 8 a.m. to hear radio host—and proud member of multiple credit unions—Bill Spadea’s first on-air interview with a New Jersey credit union CEO. The first installment will feature XCEL FCU President/CEO and NJCUL Board Member Linda McFadden.

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CU PolicyPro Users: NEW Policy Manual Updates!

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League, in cooperation with CU Solutions Group, is pleased to announce the first content update for 2017 for the CU PolicyPro Operations Manual - Update Version 2017.1.

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NJCUL Urges Credit Unions to Submit Exam-Survey Responses by Jan. 23

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League strongly urges credit unions to take part in the online exam survey hosted by CUNA. The survey gives credit unions the chance to provide feedback to CUNA and state leagues on their most recent examinations by the National Credit Union Administration or state regulators.

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Help Your Members Enjoy Their Refund Responsibly with LSC's CUMONEY Everyday Spend Card

The new year is officially underway and that means tax season is upon us. Members’ W2s will start appearing in their mailboxes any day now. The thought of receipts and calculations and all that paperwork can be stressful. Credit unions can help members cope with tax time stress.

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Drew Edwards Discusses the Proper Way to Set Up Trust Accounts

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – On Wednesday, Drew Edwards from Edwards & Edwards led an informative discussion on the ins and outs of setting up and managing trusts including disbursements to beneficiaries.

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Now Available - Marketing Materials for Sprint Credit Union Cash Rewards Program!

By now, most of you know about the new Love My Credit Union Sprint Credit Union Member Cash Rewards Program - Sprint’s best credit union member cash rewards offer ever. Be sure to take advantage of this program and let your members know about this great offer with the new marketing materials available in the Partner Center.

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TurboTax Program Great Discounts for Your Members Market Now

Tax season is here and the Love My Credit Union TurboTax program is in full swing. Many of your members will be starting their taxes soon. Early marketing and at key times during the tax season is essential to build member awareness about the TurboTax discount. Don't let your members miss out, there is no reason for your members to go anywhere else!

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Dr. Randy Thompson Facilitates Risk-Based Pricing Tools Review for Board of Directors/Volunteers

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J – On Wednesday, January 11, New Jersey credit union directors and volunteers gathered at the NJCUL office for a risk-based pricing tools review facilitated by Dr. Randy Thompson of TCT Risk Solutions.

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Enterprise Holdings Foundation Donates $4,000 to the NJ CU foundation's Financial Literacy Efforts

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The Enterprise Holdings Foundation presented a $4,000 donation to the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation’s Reality Fair program at the latest Foundation board meeting held on Friday, January 13th. The Enterprise Holdings Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the company that operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

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Dr. Randy Thompson Facilitates Hands-On Full-Day Session on Risk Based Lending and Managing Loan Portfolios

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – On Wednesday, TCT Risk Solutions CEO Randy Thompson discussed key lending regulations and practices, and demonstrated credit migration and risk based loan pricing tools at a full-day session held at the New Jersey Credit Union League office.

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Schedule Your Required 2017 Independent Bank Secrecy Act Assessment Today

Every credit union is required by Section 748.2(c)(2) of the NCUA’s Rules and Regulations to conduct an annual independent BSA assessment. The New Jersey Credit Union League offers a full range of compliance solutions, including BSA assessments. We’re open for business—members can now schedule their required 2017 Annual Independent BSA Assessments with the League’s Compliance Center.

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3Q N.J. Credit Union Stats Now Available to Member CUs

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL offers member credit unions summaries of New Jersey credit union quarterly statistics compiled by CUNA. The third quarter 2016 report is now available.

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Introducing NJCUL Services Corporation

NJCUL Rebrands ‘PSG’ to Better Reflect its Service Corporation Subsidiary

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League has renamed and rebranded its Professional Services Group (PSG) subsidiary to NJCUL Services Corporation (NSC) to better reflect the purpose and mission of its wholly owned subsidiary and service corporation.

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Risk Based Pricing Strategies Sessions Available at the League and Bridgeton Onized FCU

Learn about key lending regulations and practices at the League’s upcoming “Risk Based Pricing Strategies/Managing Loan Portfolios” sessions. Join us at the League on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 or at Bridgeton Onized FCU on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

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Announcing Seven Educational Webinar Series for 2017

We're excited to announce the series lineup for 2017. Webinars are the best value for your education dollars.

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