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CURRENT Newsletter | July 28, 2023

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Happy #ILoveMyCreditUnion Day! The 3rd annual credit union social media blitz, the #ILoveMyCreditUnion initiative, takes place today! Encourage your members, staff and officials to post why they love their credit union on their social media platform of choice using the #ILoveMyCreditUnion hashtag!

Voice of CUs Heard on Capitol Hill; Senate Passes NDAA Without Interchange

The U.S. Senate passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2024 Thursday night without the interchange amendment the credit union industry fought to exclude.

“We thank Virginia’s credit unions for their grassroots and grasstops efforts to fight interchange legislation. From email campaigns to meetings with lawmakers, we fought hard to keep interchange from being attached to the NDAA in both the House and Senate,” said League Chief Advocacy Officer JT Blau. “This win in the Senate is particularly important, but we recognize we may well be fighting this fight for another year and a half. Big box retailers and merchant trade groups will continue to push this issue, which means we’ll need to remain especially vigilant in the weeks ahead.”

Legislative Receptions Set for August; Registration for Roanoke-Area Event Now Open!

Your League and credit unions will host a series of legislative receptions across the Commonwealth in August. Join us in advocating for your credit union and the Virginia credit union system at an event in your area!

Member Expulsion Part 3: The Hearing, the Vote, and Requests for Reinstatement

We continue our series on the NCUA's Final Rule on Member Expulsion! In Part 1 we covered the criteria for expulsion, and in Part 2 we walked through all the required notices involved in this process. Today we're looking at the expulsion hearing with the member, the Board vote, and requests for reinstatement. Let's dive in.

League Offers Scholarships to Attend Upcoming Small CU Conferences in Pennsylvania, Alabama

Your League is joining CUNA and other Leagues to host two regional conferences for small credit unions in 2023. Geared toward management and board members, these low-cost events will focus on how smaller credit unions can strengthen their operations and remain competitive long into the future. Your League is pleased to offer scholarships for these events to qualifying credit unions.

GROWTH Conference: How Embedded Finance is Shaping Financial Services

While credit unions face the threat of disintermediation in the face of the new embedded finance value chain, this shift also offers us a tremendous growth opportunity. Embedded finance services allow almost any business to manage and market innovative financial services. Companies – even those outside traditional financial services -- can now seamlessly integrate banking products such as payment, debit, credit and insurance into end-user experiences. Join us at the GROWTH Conference (Sept. 20-22, Virginia Beach) to learn how embedded finance meets the needs of members today and how credit unions can identify the opportunities that will allow them entry into this new value chain.

Discovery Conference Set for Aug. 10

Discovery2023 will focus on delivering engaging thought leadership content centered around the challenges and opportunities that resonate with credit union leaders and executives. Gain insights to fuel your strategic planning initiatives as we near the end of 2023 and head into 2024.

TruStage Risk Forum Aug. 16: Transactions & Fraud

Regardless of channel, crafty fraudsters know how to pressure people to make unwise decisions. Bad actors go to great lengths to manipulate execs, employees, and members to commit theft.

In this two-hour informative session, we’re going deep into these critical topics: Real-time payments; Check fraud/stolen mail from a claim’s perspective; and BEC, fraudulent instruction, and website spoofing.

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