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Auto Related Loans
Score the Perfect Auto Loan (ad)
published: 11/01/2013


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Use this ad to target Gen Y members and draw them to your credit union for a used- or new-car loan.
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Top 10 Reasons to Join Our Credit Union if You’re in High School
   

 
Credit/Debit
Keep Credit Intact: Dispute Report Errors (article)
published: 05/01/2014

 
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Use this article to tell members how to dispute credit report errors and warn them about the consequences of not doing so.
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CU Topics
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day poster art) (ad)
published: 07/01/2014


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Promote ICU Day 2014 with this poster art. To order printed posters, see cuna.org/icuday. Use with corresponding ICU Day items cut-1349, cut-2009, cut-2635, cut-2636, and cut-2640.
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Celebrate International Credit Union Day: Local Beginnings Bring Global Change
Celebre el Día Internacional de las Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito: Origen Local Trae Cambio Global (Celebrate International Credit Union Day: Local Beginnings Bring Global Change)
Local Service. Global Good.™
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 4-color linking button)
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 Coloring Page)
   
Local Service. Global Good.™ (article)
published: 07/01/2014

 
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Use this article to promote International Credit Union Day 2014. Explain the cooperative values that differentiate your credit union from other financial institutions, and share the story of how credit unions throughout the world are helping in their communities. Use with corresponding ICU Day items cut-1348, cut-2009, cut-2635, cut-2636, and cut-2640.
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Celebrate International Credit Union Day: Local Beginnings Bring Global Change
Celebre el Día Internacional de las Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito: Origen Local Trae Cambio Global (Celebrate International Credit Union Day: Local Beginnings Bring Global Change)
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 4-color linking button)
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 Coloring Page)
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day poster art)
   
Celebre el Día Internacional de las Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito: Origen Local Trae Cambio Global (Celebrate International Credit Union Day: Local Beginnings Bring Global Change) (article)
published: 07/01/2014

 
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Share the history behind ICU Day with your Hispanic members, staff, and volunteers. Include this history lesson in your printed newsletter, on your website, or in email communications. Also, print on your CU letterhead and display at teller windows in October. See also English version cut-2636.
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Local Service. Global Good.™
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 4-color linking button)
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 Coloring Page)
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day poster art)
   
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 4-color linking button) (spot art)
published: 07/01/2014


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Promote ICU Day 2014 with this 4-color linking button on your website. Use with corresponding ICU Day items cut-1348, cut-1349, cut-2009, cut-2636, and cut-2640.
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Celebrate International Credit Union Day: Local Beginnings Bring Global Change
Celebre el Día Internacional de las Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito: Origen Local Trae Cambio Global (Celebrate International Credit Union Day: Local Beginnings Bring Global Change)
Local Service. Global Good.™
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 Coloring Page)
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day poster art)
   
Celebrate International Credit Union Day: Local Beginnings Bring Global Change (article)
published: 07/01/2014

 
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Share the history behind ICU Day with your members, staff, and volunteers. Include this history lesson in your printed newsletter, on your website, or in email communications. Also, print on your CU letterhead and display at teller windows in October. See also Hispanic version cut-2009.
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Celebre el Día Internacional de las Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito: Origen Local Trae Cambio Global (Celebrate International Credit Union Day: Local Beginnings Bring Global Change)
Local Service. Global Good.™
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 4-color linking button)
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 Coloring Page)
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day poster art)
   
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 Coloring Page) (spot art)
published: 07/01/2014


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Promote International Credit Union Day 2014 by providing this ICU Day-themed coloring page to kids. Use with corresponding ICU Day items cut-1348, cut-1349, cut-2009, cut-2635, and cut-2636.
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Celebre el Día Internacional de las Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito: Origen Local Trae Cambio Global (Celebrate International Credit Union Day: Local Beginnings Bring Global Change)
Local Service. Global Good.™
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day 2014 4-color linking button)
Local Service. Global Good.™ (ICU Day poster art)
   
We Will Be Your Financial Partner for Life (ad)
published: 11/30/2013


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Use this ad to remind members that you'll stand behind them through all of life's financial ups and downs.
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Your Credit Union: The More You Use It, the More You Save
   
Credit Unions’ Tax Status Well-Deserved (article)
published: 06/01/2013

 
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Let your members know that credit unions were created to provide financial services in a democratic, not-for-profit, cooperative manner—that is, with member ownership and control. Emphasize that those unique characteristics are the foundation of credit unions’ tax exemption.
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New Member Direct Mail Letter
Spot Art: License Plate I (heart) MY CU
There's No CU Without U!
We've Got You Covered Head to Toe
   
Pass Along Your Credit Union Legacy (article)
published: 03/01/2013

 
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Remind members that your full-family membership policy welcomes their relatives to outstanding financial products and services.
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Fraud
How To Tell If Your Identity Has Been Stolen (tip)
published: 06/01/2014


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This tip tells how to use free credit reports to help monitor for identify theft. See corresponding article fr-3226.
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You’ll Never Catch Us Phishing
   

 
General Lending
I Can Get a Loan for That?! (article)
published: 05/01/2014

 
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Members may not think to ask for a loan for a facelift—or dental work, a saxophone, or a milk cow—until you suggest it with this article.
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Thinking of Adding On?
   

 
Money Management
What to Know Before You Visit a Payday Lender (article)
published: 08/01/2013

 
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Spread the word to and through your members: Before you walk in the door of a payday lender, look to your credit union for a good, lower-cost short-term loan.
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Mortgage Loans
We Have the Purrfect Home Loan (ad)
published: 08/01/2014


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Use this sly ad to appeal to members yearning for a new house…with a credit union home loan. Be sure to display with the appropriate equal housing logo, either ml-334 or ml-1712.
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See Us For Great Home Loan Rates (direct mail)
published: 11/01/2013


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Some scary headlines make it sound like the mortgage rate honeymoon is over. This direct mail piece tells members: Truth is, rates are still excellent. Corresponds with ad ml-3086 and article ml-3112. Be sure to display with the appropriate equal housing logo, either ml-334 or ml-1712.
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Tu Historial de Crédito Afecta... (Your Credit History Affects...)
Your Credit History Affects...
   

 
Retirement
Open Roth IRA Now, Avoid Taxes Later (article)
published: 06/01/2013

 
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Use this article to tout the benefits of Roth IRAs to your young-adult members. Encourage them to open a Roth at your credit union.
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Transactions
Bank With Us Anytime, Anywhere (article)
published: 07/01/2014

 
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Use this article to promote your mobile banking app and encourage members to sign up for your text alerts as well. See corresponding ad ta-3209.
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Youth & Teen
Freaky Phrases (activity)
published: 09/01/2014


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Use these activities to teach your preschool and elementary school members to recognize missing letters within Halloween-themed words.
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Teach Your Children Financial Independence (article)
published: 12/01/2013

 
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Use this article to promote financial literacy to parents during National Credit Union Youth Week. Once you've posted the article to your website, you can link to it from your Twitter and Facebook accounts. Copy and paste the website's article link along with the following lead: "Youth need adults to pass on financial knowledge, and you don't need to be a financial whiz to make a difference. [LINK TO ARTICLE]." Remember, Twitter has a 140-character limit, so you may need to adjust the wording. Use with corresponding articles yt-1408, yt-2056, yt-2294 and yt-2539, poster art yt-1409, linking button art yt-2295 and yt-2966, and high-res logo yt-2571.
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Start Them Young to Learn How to Save (article)
published: 12/01/2013

 
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Use this article to promote the idea of saving at an early age. Promote National Credit Union Youth Week, April 20-26, 2014 and the National Youth Saving Challenge during the month of April. Use with corresponding articles yt-1407, yt-1408, yt-2294 and yt-2539, poster art yt-1409, high-res logo yt-2571, and linking button art yt-2295 and yt-2966.
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Sharpen Your Savings Skills (article)
published: 12/01/2013

 
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Use this article to offer kids of all ages tips on how to save money. Promote National Credit Union Youth Week, April 20-26, 2014, and the National Youth Saving Challenge during the month of April. Use with corresponding articles yt-1407, yt-1408, yt-2056, and yt-2539, poster art yt-1409, linking button art yt-2295 and yt-2966, and high-res logo yt-2571.
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