The Point: May 7, 2013

Convention kicks off June 13; CU registration encouraged

The countdown is on for the Credit Union Association of New York's 2013 Annual Meeting & Convention, and Association President/CEO William J. Mellin has a special invitation for New York credit unionists. To view his message, click here. To learn more and register, visit the Convention website.

Association offering discounted FiCEP to member CUs

In conjunction with the New York Credit Union Foundation (NYCUF) and through REAL Solutions, the Credit Union Association of New York is once again offering an enhanced, discounted version of CUNA's Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) to member credit unions.

FiCEP is designed for credit union staff involved in financial counseling, collections, lending and member services, or other staff committed to helping members take control of their finances. Modeled after CUNA's Certified Financial Counselor Schools, FiCEP includes two series of four learning modules. Those who successfully complete the proctored exams for both series will earn the Credit Union Certified Financial Counselor designation.

Those interested in participating should contact the Association's member services team at (800) 342-9835, ext. 8546 or The first FiCEP training webinar will be held in June.

NerdWallet hosting contest for credit union Gen Y initiatives

NerdWallet is hosting a Gen Y Credit Union Contest to encourage credit unions to develop innovative, far-reaching plans to engage Gen Y. Four winning credit unions will receive cash grants to jumpstart their new Gen Y initiatives.

Entrants must: 1) post an online "commencement speech" to Gen Y focused on financial literacy and tips to better navigate the real world, including a required reference to the Gen Y Credit Union Contest; and 2) complete NerdWallet's contest submission form by June 30.

For details or to enter, visit the NerdWallet website.

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