The Point: Oct. 3, 2013

New video spotlights Association board members

Thanks to a new video created by the Credit Union Association of New York, credit unionists can learn more about the 11 talented leaders who serve on the Association's board of directors. The video, "Meet Your Association Board," is now available on the Association's YouTube channel.

Each board member answered a series of questions for the video, ranging from professional experience and insights to personal hobbies and interests.

"We have a great group of individuals leading our board, and I'm glad we can spotlight them through this video," said Association President/CEO William J. Mellin. "I encourage everyone to take a few minutes and watch, and I guarantee you'll learn something new and inspiring about each of them."

Association offering budgeting assistance

Budget season is here, and the Credit Union Association of New York's member relations team is once again offering cost-free budgeting assistance as a benefit of Association membership. Credit unions are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable service.

For more information, contact Marge Kazz, Association management consultant, at or 800-342-9835, ext. 7304.

New resources available to combat elder financial abuse

The rapidly aging U.S. population has led to an alarming increase in elder exploitation and financial abuse. The Office of Older Americans estimates that seniors lose $2.9 billion annually to financial exploitation.

To help credit unions stem the tide of elder financial abuse, the Credit Union Association of New York has created a new webpage featuring resources focused on detection and reporting. By visiting the page, credit unionists can access recently released interagency guidance, best practices and more.

CUNA Mutual Group to host two webinars this month

CUNA Mutual Group is hosting two free webinars this month, offering credit unionists insights into cyber security and loan generation marketing.

The first webinar, Cyber Risks: Threats & Loss Control, is scheduled for Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. It will provide information on the newest malicious and non-malicious threats and ways to guard against them.

The second webinar, Loan Generation Marketing: A Comprehensive Strategy, is scheduled for Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. It will provide information on credit prescreens and how they help grow loans and control risks in all major loan categories.

To register or learn more about upcoming webinars, visit CUNA Mutual Group's webinar page.

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