continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions have a lot on their plates, from helping members succeed financially to managing branches and introducing new technologies. However, the frequent emergence of shiny new tools doesn’t mean your CU’s marketing team should ignore the important art of storytelling. As community organizations with the philosophy of people helping people, it’s important for credit unions to connect with those people. Sharing authentic stories in meaningful ways can help strengthen member relationships, collaborate with other organizations and grow.Credit unions have many stories to tell, which presents a significant opportunity as well as a challenge. Endless options and angles can make deciding which story to share difficult. People typically enjoy feel-good stories with thought-provoking takeaways—and luckily, the credit union industry is filled with them.Taking a step back from daily operations and looking at the credit union from a high-level perspective can help identify the stories most worth telling. I’ve had conversations with CU employees and executives who overlook unique situations, news or offerings, because to them, these things are just business as usual. For instance, a credit union that operates a student-run branch at the local high school to promote financial education for younger generations; or the institution that has several strong female executives driving digital strategy; or the credit union that provides tech-forward solutions for a specific demographic in a rural or underbanked area are all examples of stories that could be valuable to share with members and the community.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Federal credit unions have new growth opportunities thanks to a recent appeals court decision on field of membership and the National Credit Union Administration’s new definition of a “member in good standing.” These regulatory changes will make it easier for federal credit unions to grow by attracting new members as well as by taking action against problem members.D.C. Circuit Ruling Primes Federal Credit Unions for Membership GrowthThe most important recent regulatory development affecting credit union growth is the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s August 2019 decision in American Bankers Association v. NCUA, which upheld virtually all aspects of NCUA’s 2016 update to its Field of Membership and Chartering Manual.In 2016, NCUA updated its field of membership rules to allow federal credit unions to have more flexibility to decide which parts of a U.S. Office of Management and Budget “core-based statistical area” with a population up to a 2.5 million individuals that they wanted to serve. The 2016 revisions also removed a requirement that the federal credit union had to serve the urban “core” of the CBSA and allowed a federal credit union to add areas adjacent to the CBSA if real-world evidence—such as commuting patterns—showed that the adjacent area was part of the same local community. In addition, the 2016 final rule raised the population limit on “rural districts” to a million people.
Two Donegal stores were today placed in the Retail Excellence Ireland Top 50 stores list.Brennan’s Pharmacy Cardonagh and McElhinneys Department Store Ballybofey are the only two successful entries from the county.The winning stores were commended by David Fitzsimmons, the Chief Executive of REI, for their high standard of service, customer engagement, display, and innovation. McElhinneys had multiple triumphs this week as they also received an award for having one of Ireland’s Top 5 Websites.The overall winners will be announced at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards on Saturday, November 2.TOP 50 PLACE FOR TWO DONEGAL RETAIL STORES was last modified: September 14th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brennan’s PharmacyMCELHINNEYSRETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELAND
Ssonko (left) will be among the 29 assistant referees at the AFCON finals. (Agency Photo)Event: 2019 AFCON Finals Date: 19th June – 19th July, 2019Host: EgyptUganda’s Mark Ssonko will be one of the 55 officials that will officiate at the upcoming 2019 AFCON finals in Egypt.This was confirmed on Wednesday night after CAF released a list of officials who will be at the 32nd edition of Africa’s football showpiece.Ssonko will be the only Ugandan referee at the finals but is part of the 8 that will represent the CECAFA region.He has been listed among the 29 assistant referees who will assist at the tournament which will run from 19th June to 19th July.Host country Egypt has the biggest number of officials (6) with Tunisia and Senegal contributing five apiece.Algeria, Cameroon, Morocco and Sudan have three officials apiece.The rest of the countries have either one or two.The Uganda Cranes will also be part of the tournament after sealing qualification earlier this year.They are in Group A alongside Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.The Cranes are in Group A of the finals. (file photo)The list of Referees that will officiate at the 2019 AFCON:Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria), Joshua Bondo (Botswana), Pacifique Ndahibawenimana (Burundi), Alioum Alioum (Cameroon), Amin Mohamed Omar (Egypt), Gehad Gerisha (Egypt), Mahmoud Zakria El Banna (Egypt), Bamiak Tessema (Ethiopia), Gassama Bakary Pap (Gambia), Daniel Nii Ayi Laryea (Ghana), Peter Waweru (Kenya), Mahamadou Keita (Mali), Redouane Jiyed (Morocco), Noureddine El Jaafari (Morocco), Jackson Pavaza (Namibia), Jean Jacques Ndala Ngambo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Louis Hakizamana (Rwanda), Maguette Ndiaye (Senegal), Bernard Camille (Seychelles), El Fadil Mohamed Hussein (Sudan), Sadok Selmi (Tunisia), Youssef Essrayri (Tunisia), Guirat Haythem (Tunisia), Jannu Sikazwe (Zambia), Issa Sy (Senegal), Belda Dahane (Mauritania)The list of Assistant Referees that will be at the 2019 AFCON:Mokrane Gourari (Algeria), Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria), Seydou Tiama (Burkina Faso), Nguegoue Elvis Guy Noupue (Cameroon), Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon), Issa Yaya (Chad), Soulaimane Almadine (Comoros), Tahssen Abo El Sadat (Egypt), Abouelregal Mahmoud (Egypt), Ahmed Hossam Taha (Egypt), Tesfagiorghis Berhe (Eritrea), Samuel Temesgin (Ethiopia), Sidibe Sidiki (Guinea), Gilbert K. Cheruiyot (Kenya), Souru Phatsoane (Lesotho), Attia Amsaaed (Libya), Lionel Andrianantenaina (Madagascar), Azgaou Lahcen (Morocco), Arsenio Maringule (Mozamibque), Mahamadou Yahaya (Niger), Baba Adel (Nigeria), Oliver Safari (Democratic Republic of Congo), El Hadji Malick Samba (Senegal), Djibril Camara (Senegal), Mohammed Ibrahim (Sudan), Waleed Ahmed Ali (Sudan), Yamen Mellouchi (Tunisia), Anouar Hmila (Tunisia), Mark Ssonko (Uganda)Comments Tags: 2019 AFCONMark SsonkoUganda Cranes