May 2013 – March 2014
Morning – Melanie Gluck, MasterCard
Afternoon – Tucker Foote, MasterCard
Morning Session: The Next Generation of Payments: The Future is Now
There is an urgent need for U.S. Payment Providers to position EMV and Mobile technology as strategic imperatives.
Have any of the following questions been addressed at your credit union?
- What is EMV?
- How is it used outside of the U.S.?
- Why are we talking about it now?
- What are the liability shift timelines for issuers and merchants?
- What are the key benefits (reduced fraud and loyalty/usage uptake)
- What is our strategy related to EMV?
- Do we agree it’s important?
- Do we think the time is right to think about reissue on a mass or rolling basis?
- How long would it take to be ready?
- Have we discussed a mobile payments strategy?
- Are we concerned about losing transactions?
To address these issues, we are pleased to present a Retail Payments Strategy Discussion. The program will feature an overview of EMV and Mobile Technology and how they will affect your short- and long-term retail strategies.
Afternoon Session: Payment Systems Legislation & Regulatory Compliance
Given the current credit regulation tenor and speculation on the possibility of heightened oversight, this workshop will address how to protect your debit and credit card operations from further
Specific legislative topics will include:
- The merchant community’s lobbying efforts to expand interchange regulations;
- Future restrictions on prepaid products; and,
- Data security legislation with a specific focus on notification procedures and breach liability requirements.
Premier Wine Tasting Event!
Dress: Black Tie Optional/Dressy Dinner-Cocktail Party Wear
Cost: $100 per person ($75 for Young Professionals)*
*If you would like to assist our political action committee with your payment to this event please contact Kelly Fuhlbrigge. Otherwise, credit union checks can be made out to Credit Union League of CT. Payment can be made the day of the event.
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Taking risk, and balancing it with returns, is one of the most fundamental things
all financial institutions – including credit unions – do. While all organizations understand that balancing risk versus return is vitally important, few evaluate risk as a whole across their organization. Understanding systemic risk and how it can be mitigated allows organizations to better manage this critical process.
The program will explore Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) through an interactive presentation and dialog. The morning session will cover the basics of what ERM is and why it is important to credit unions, the regulatory requirements surrounding ERM, and how some have implemented ERM in their organization. It will also cover policy, procedure and governance.
The afternoon session will review a model program and provide a template for attendees to develop ERM programs that can be tailored to their individual credit unions. Attendees will leave the session with the necessary tools to develop and implement an ERM program at their shop.
The program presented will address the following questions:
• What is ERM?
• Why is ERM important?
• Are there any regulatory requirements for ERM?
• What are people in the credit union industry doing for ERM?
• What would model ERM program look like?
• What would an ERM policy look like?
Sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group
Credit unions promote the economic well being of their members, especially those of modest means, through a system that is member-owned, volunteer-directed and not-for-profit.
The credit union mission has always been to ensure secure financial choices at lower costs for their members. That’s why credit unions offer financial products that provide better returns on savings, reduced rates on loans and lower or no fees on services.
While credit unions are regulated by the federal and state governments, they are also governed by volunteer boards elected by their membership. Credit unions don’t answer to stockholders, but to each of their 96 million members.
Credit unions invest in people by helping those who have been traditionally underserved by banks. Groups like seniors on fixed incomes, single working moms, minority communities needing greater community investment, and small business owners struggling to raise capital all rely on credit unions for important financial services at reasonable costs.
While the big banks have abandoned small businesses in droves because they just can’t make enough money, credit unions promote their small business members in a struggling economy by providing low cost credit alternatives. This credit union investment means millions of jobs across America.
Unfortunately, the big banks and some in Congress want to raise taxes and impose new fees on 96 million credit union members who represent 40% of all Americans, yet represent only 6% of the assets in financial institutions. And, they want to do this despite the fact that credit unions are not-for-profit and meeting their core mission every day.
That’s wrong and will imperil the credit union movement that so many have come to depend on for real financial choice.
Don’t let Congress raise taxes on 96 million credit union members. Don’t let Congress eliminate real financial choice. Don’t let Congress destroy our credit unions.
To learn even more about credit unions in your community, or join a credit union please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org/.
Connecticut credit unions expressed interest in learning more about a new product developed through NCUF – Retirement Fairs. This program, similar to a Financial Reality Fair, is a hands-on experiential program for adults thinking about retirement and interested in practicing living on retirement income. Mark Lynch, developer of the program, will provide an overview of the Fair, then attendees will actually participate in the Fair exercise. After the Fair there will be a debrief with an opportunity to ask questions. The program has been developed in a format that credit unions will be able to use with minimal volunteers and bring to membership events to share with their members. Anyone interested in the program for staff, volunteers and/or membership should attend the program to obtain more information.
Join in an evening of comedy and help raise funds for Connecticut Financial Reality Fairs. Four comedians from the greater Hartford area are donating their time to provide an evening of laughs while we raise money to continue credit union’s great work in promoting financial literacy. Bring your checkbook – there will be a silent auction fundraiser in addition to the entertainment.