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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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Give Your Young Member a Chance to Win a $1,000 Scholarship!

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – There's still time to enroll in the NJCUL’s Youth Involvement Board (YIB) giving New Jersey credit unions an opportunity to participate in a statewide scholarship program! Sign your credit union up today!

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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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Marissa Anema Named Vice President of Marketing & Communications for NJCUL

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – Marissa Anema has been named Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the New Jersey Credit Union League.

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John Hendery to Retire from NJCUL

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – New Jersey Credit Union League Senior Credit Union Services Consultant John Hendery will retire from the NJCUL as of December 31, 2016.

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League Holds Inaugural Political & Legislative Update Webinar

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – On Friday, the NJCUL held the first of what will be regularly scheduled free Webinars to update member credit union professionals and volunteers on the latest political and legislative developments on Capitol Hill and at the State House in Trenton. 

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Announcing a New Webinar Partnership with CUWebinars.com

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League is pleased to announce a new partnership with CUWebinars (www.cuwebinars.com) brought to you by Total Training Solutions (www.ttsTrain.com).

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N.J. Day at Credit Union House: CU Advocates Meet with Lawmakers

WASHINGTON – Representatives of NJCUL member credit unions joined NJCUL President/CEO David Frankil and Vice President of Corporate & Governmental Affairs Chris Abeel to advocate on credit unions’ behalf during the League’s annual N.J. Day at Credit Union House Tuesday.

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NJCUL Submits Testimony Before the N.J. Assembly Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee on State of the Industry

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League Monday submitted testimony before a New Jersey Assembly Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee hearing regarding the general condition of the banking industry in New Jersey.

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2017 NJCUL Webinar Calendar Unveiled

Webinars are the most popular, convenient, and cost-effective training method for financial institutions today. You may train as many people as you like for one price in the comfort of your office or training room. There are no travel expenses or time away from work.

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NJCUL Announces New Board Officers

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League Board of Directors at its latest meeting named its new Board Officers. 

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The Political World Shifted in November Find Out How It Affects Credit Unions in NJ with a Free NJCUL Member-Only Political & Legislative Webinar on Dec. 9

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – It is safe to say that the end of one of the most unique and memorable political campaigns in modern American history raised more questions than answers. Not only have there been some changes in our delegation, but the landscape for financial services will continue to evolve as the Trump Administration fills out its roster of political appointees.

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NJCUL CEO David Frankil Discusses CUs’ Appeal to Millennials and Concern with Dodd-Frank in NJ BIZ

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – “The more millennials start to look at the structure of their banking relationships, the better credit unions have become,” says New Jersey Credit Union League President/CEO David Frankil in a recent article in NJ BIZ. “It’s a natural progression to what you’re seeing in lots of other industries. They are looking for products and solutions that represent values that match theirs. Credit unions are a great fit for that.”

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NJCUL Compliance Staff Members Achieve Certification & Re-Certifications at CUNA/NASCUS BSA Conference

CUNA hosted its annual Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Conference last week in San Antonio in conjunction with the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS). The more than 300 conference attendees–including NJCUL compliance staff members–heard from a variety of experts on the top BSA issues facing credit unions.

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Banking You Can Trust Instagram Page Continues to Grow

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Unions League’s Banking You Can Trust consumer awareness campaign has been gaining social presence. The Banking You Can Trust Instagram page recently surpassed 400 followers.

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Announcing a New Daily Exchange Design

Check your Inbox This Monday for the Fresh, New Format

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League is excited to announce a fresh, new Daily Exchange design. On Monday, November 21, 2016, the League will launch the new Daily Exchange format, which will deliver your daily credit union news snapshot in a user-friendly way, directly to your inbox.

The new format minimizes scrolling and brings you directly to the pressing headlines that matter most to you. The re-vamped Daily Exchange will include a headline and a briefing of the story, with the headline linking directly to the full article.

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