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In Celebration of International Credit Union Day

In Celebration of International Credit Union Day

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On October 18, credit unions around the globe will be celebrating International Credit Union Day. Celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948, this event is an opportunity to recognize the credit union movement’s global impact and influence in local communities around the globe. For International Credit Union Day’s 70th anniversary, this year’s theme…

Leadership, Authenticity and How to Hack Them with Body Language

Leadership, Authenticity and How to Hack Them with Body Language

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We all want to be led by somebody who seems “real” to us. People associate authenticity with sincerity, trust, and credibility. When we feel someone is “authentic” as a leader we assume that person is without doubt “The Real Thing!” The reversed bias on the other hand, has become shorthand for not “liking” another’s presence….

It’s a Great Time of the Year to be Giving:  CUs For Kids Kick-Off New Charitable Campaign to Support CMN Hospitals

It’s a Great Time of the Year to be Giving: CUs For Kids Kick-Off New Charitable Campaign to Support CMN Hospitals

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CU Direct and its management have always viewed giving back as an important part of its corporate culture. In 2014,  when CU Direct created the 20 for 20 Give-Back Campaign to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary, we initiated an online event that allowed both the CU community and local communities around the country to vote…

The Brexit Effect on Credit Unions

The Brexit Effect on Credit Unions

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It has been over 240 years since Paul Revere rode to Lexington, Massachusetts and shouted one of the most infamous sayings, “The British are coming! Though his ride is well-noted in the history books, it was the words heard around the world “The British are leaving” that have many wondering who’s next. Historic to say…

In Celebration of International Credit Union Day

In Celebration of International Credit Union Day

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This week, credit unions world-wide will be celebrating International Credit Union Day. This annual event, since its inception in 1948, celebrates the active role credit unions play in improving the financial well-being of individuals in communities across the globe. The theme of this year’s celebration, “People Helping People,” is the foundation the credit union movement…

20 For 20 Giveback Campaign Contributes $60K to CMN Hospitals

20 For 20 Giveback Campaign Contributes $60K to CMN Hospitals

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CU Direct is excited to announced the winning Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for its December-long 20 for 20 Giveback Campaign. Congratulations to the two winning CMN hospitals, Salt Lake City, Utah’s Primary Children’s Hospital and Flint, Michigan’s Hurley Children’s Hospital!  Both hospitals will receive a $20K donation from CU Direct. An additional $20K is being donated to the four runner-up…

CU Direct Celebrates 20 Years by Giving Back

CU Direct Celebrates 20 Years by Giving Back

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December 20 for 20 Campaign to Benefit a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. To celebrate our 20 year anniversary, CU Direct has launched its 20 for 20 Campaign, benefitting one of the nation’s Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals. We’re inviting credit unions and their members to help us determine which of our nation’s CMN hospitals will…