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LSCU eNews Weekly April 1, 2013
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President's Point

Walmart threat is real for credit unions

LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine writes that credit unions need to keep their eye on Walmart and its FDIC-backed prepaid cards. One group is saying that the card is a checking account in prepaid clothing. [ Read Full Article ]

LSCU Top Headlines
This week's top League headlines

The League's top headlines for the week of April 1, 2013 include: Southeastern credit unions add more than $3 billion in assets in 2012, NCUA lowers corporate assessment range, and the LSCU Quarterly Update Webinar is Wednesday.  [ Read Full Article ]

Governmental Affairs News
This week in Alabama politics: legislature reconvenes this week

The Alabama Legislature reconvenes April 2 to begin the second half of the 2013 legislative session.  [ Read Full Article ]

This week in Florida politics: foreclosure bill status, unemployment rate drops, and more

The latest on the foreclosure bill, the state unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in February, and Gov. Scott shuts down the lieutenant governor's office until a successor is selected. [ Read Full Article ]

Washington Update: banks jittery over Sen. Johnson's retirement

Banks are panicked over Sen. Johnson's retirement and's free checking survey draws strong press coverage and presents local media opportunities to implement new strategic vision. [ Read Full Article ]

Grassroots expert to share insights at Alabama State GAC

State GAC attendees will benefit from Dr. Joe Perkins 30-plus years in southeastern politics. [ Read Full Article ]

Florida State GAC video posted

CFO Jeff Atwater telling attendees that he thinks credit unions should be able to accept public deposits is one of the major highlights in the Florida State GAC wrap-up video.  [ Read Full Article ]

Compliance Corner
League InfoSight highlight: CFPB looking at indirect auto lending

The latest edition of League InfoSight looks at how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has begun looking at indirect auto lending and its compliance responsibilities. [ Read Full Article ]

Fair lending examination program and free compliance assistance

NCUA hosts free fair lending webinar to provide an overview of its 2013 fair lending examination program [ Read Full Article ]

CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Report - Week of April 1

The CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Report goes more in-depth on the NCUA Corporate Assessments and a new CFPB amendment to Reg Z. [ Read Full Article ]

Compliance calendar and training

The LSCU Compliance Calendar includes two week-long workshops on finance and regulatory and compliance.  [ Read Full Article ]

Communications News
An hour of your time to recognize worthy CUs and CU professionals - LSCU/CUNA Awards

The LSCU and CUNA awards are great ways to give recognition to those individuals and credit unions that walk the credit union walk and talk the credit union talk. Take a few moments to submit your credit union or a deserving individual for one of these awards! Due date is April 5. [ Read Full Article ]

Education News
Upcoming webinar on frontline compliance

On April 9 LSCU will hold a mandatory compliance webinar covering compliance rules frontline employees must know.
[ Read Full Article ]

Cooperative Initiatives News
LSCU debuts Credit Union Certified Financial Counselor Training (FiCEP)

Credit unions have until April 29 to register for this unique certification program that provides a member benefit. An informational webinar about the program will be held next Wednesday, April 11, at 9 a.m. EDT/10 a.m. CDT. [ Read Full Article ]

Financially fit day Wednesday April 3

Financially Fit Day is a great way to kick off financial literacy month for your members.  [ Read Full Article ]

LEVERAGE partner to hold credit union forum

Credit unions are encouraged to attend a forum that will look at investments and balance sheet management.  [ Read Full Article ]

Regulatory briefing webinar offered by ComplyTrac engine

Continuity Control, the engine behind ComplyTrac, is offering a Regulatory Briefing update on April 4 at noon CDT.  [ Read Full Article ]

News from You
First Commerce Credit Union awards $2,000 to the Foundation for Leon County Schools

First Commerce Credit Union (FCCU) teams with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet to award $2,000 to the Foundation for Leon County Schools, recently.
[ Read Full Article ]

Alabama Telco announces recent appointments

Alabama Telco Credit Union names assistant vice presidents of regional branch operations. [ Read Full Article ]

View available credit union jobs

The LSCU CU Jobs Center is currently offering 9 jobs including Vice President - Lending at SunState Federal Credit Union in Florida. [ Read Full Article ]

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