College tuition continues to rise

As the drive for higher education continues and college tuition is on the rise, college-bound students and graduates face the challenges of student loans. According to College Board, the average published tuition and fee price for full-time in-state students at public four-year colleges and universities is $10,230 in 2018-19, $250 (2.5 percent before adjusting for […]

Credit Unions can protect brand image with trademarking

By Megan Thomas Kudulis, Reisinger and Price The credit union industry has recently experienced a sharp increase in brand trademark infringement issues.  The growth of online marketing, online searches and mobile applications has expanded marketing opportunities.  The negative side of such exposure is that, where once out-of-state financial institutions had little concern with credit unions, […]

Consumers convey need for digital solutions

By Jeffrey Dillon Vice President of Digital Marketing, CUNA Mutual Group The digital evolution continues to advance at a sometimes dizzying pace. New fintechs seem to appear on an almost daily basis. Meanwhile, successful start-ups are joining forces with established companies, expanding their capabilities and potential reach. Consumer behavior is telling companies that they want […]

CFPB seeks comments on Overdraft Rule

The CFPB announced recently it is conducting a review of the Overdraft Rule consistent with section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. As part of this review, the Bureau is seeking comment on the economic impact of the Overdraft Rule on small entities. This is an opportunity for credit unions to have their voices heard […]

CU Happenings – May 17, 2019

Guardians Credit Union earns national Juntos Avanzamos designation Guardians Credit Union was recently awarded national designation as a Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) credit union, which recognizes credit unions committed to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers and helping them navigate the U.S. financial system. This notable designation was celebrated with a proclamation presentation […]