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    NCUF’s Non-Prime Auto Lending Program to be Tested in Filene’s Accessible Financial Services Incubator

    The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) announced today that the Filene Research Institute will test its non-prime auto lending program in Filene’s new accessible financial services incubator. Funded by a $700,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, the incubator will test, package and scale innovative, viable financial products that benefit low-and-moderate-income US consumers.

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    NCUF Exec Director Gigi Hyland Interviewed on CUBroadcast


    Gigi Hyland, National Credit Union Foundation Executive Director, was recently interviewed by Mike Lawson from CUBroadcast. She discussed her new responsibilities, goals, and challenges to enhance the effectiveness of the NCUF and its diverse industry outreach efforts.

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    Happy National Philanthropy Day!

    Friday, Nov. 15, is a day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people and organizations active in the philanthropic community – are making to improve our lives, our communities and our world.

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    New & Updated CU Case Studies Posted on Impact Center

    One of the things we’ve been working on here at REAL Solutions is going through the website here ensuring that the resources are updated and remain useful for credit unions to leverage. The biggest changes are in our “Solutions” section, where we having been removing outdated links and adding new resources for you. The most exciting additions are new and updated case studies for credit unions to look at and learn from.

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    NCUF 2012-2013 Annual Report Released

    The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) recently released their 2012-2013 Annual Report entitled “Helping Credit Unions Making the Difference.” The report highlights NCUF activities related to programs and grants over the 12 months.

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    “Money Rules” Book by Bestselling Author & Finance Expert Jean Chatzky Available from NCUF

    Copies of the new book “Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security” by bestselling personal finance author Jean Chatzky are now available from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). “Money Rules” contains a set of smart, actionable, engaging rules that if followed will allow readers to enjoy a lifetime of financial security and eliminate their stress about money.

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    “Route Your Retirement” – NCUF Retirement Fair Promo Video


    The National Credit Union Foundation’s REAL Solutions Program in cooperation with the CUNA Mutual Group has developed a new Retirement Fair to assist credit unions help their member and staff better prepare for retirement. The fair is designed to have people think more carefully about the type of lifestyle they would like to pursue in retirement and then link it to their financial plan.

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    New Resource Guide Available for NCUF Financial Education Report

    The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) through its REAL Solutions™ program has released a resource guide for its free online report entitled “Credit Unions: Focused on Financial Capability Across the Nation,” which was released earlier this year. Both the report and new companion piece are the result of an almost yearlong data collection effort by NCUF with the help of state credit union leagues to illustrate how the credit union movement is making a difference through financial education and counseling.

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    National CU Foundation 2011-2012 Annual Report Released

    The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) recently released their 2011-2012 Annual Report entitled “Making Financial Freedom Achievable.” The report highlights NCUF activities over the 12 months. In early 2012, the Foundation announced a new mission and logo tagline, which corresponds to the theme of the annual report.

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    Financial Education: Tips & Tricks for your Credit Union

    Originally posted at CUinsight – Want to make a big impact not only in the lives of your members but your community? One of the many things that set credit unions apart from the competition is their community outreach efforts, particularly with regards to financial education. Whether it be classroom seminars, financial counseling, experiential learning events such as Reality Fairs, and so on, credit unions exist to serve their members and diverse financial education is a key component for membership success.

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    Fall 2012 Development Education Training Registration Opens

    Registration is now open for the Fall 2012 Credit Union Development Education (DE) training class taking place September 6-13 in Madison, Wis. Attendees of the six-day total immersion experience will learn about credit unions’ social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive education and professional networking.

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    MCUCD Equipping CUs in Montana with Financial Counseling Knowledge

    With the help of Montana Credit Unions for Community Development (MCUCD), credit unions in the state have embarked on a new program that will give their members access to both certified financial counselors and financial coaches.

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    In-Depth Report Available – Credit Unions: Focused on Financial Capability Across the Nation

    For the first time, credit unions now have quantitative data to illustrate how the credit union movement is making a difference through financial education and counseling. The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) through its REAL Solutions™ program just released a free online report entitled “Credit Unions: Focused on Financial Capability Across the Nation,” which is the result of an almost yearlong data collection effort by NCUF with the help of state credit union leagues

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    REAL Solutions Financial Education Data Collection Update

    In 2011, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) and its REAL Solutions® program conducted a comprehensive national study of credit-union provided member financial education to provide state leagues and the broader credit union movement with information that quantifies the extent to which credit unions advance consumer financial literacy and decision-making. Working with state credit union leagues/associations, NCUF’s goal is to provide data that can be used in public awareness-building and related outreach efforts to demonstrate the power of credit union education and counseling initiatives, and to help credit unions implement additional financial education products, tools and programs for members/consumers.

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