Findings of the 2010 Securian Debt Protection & Credit Insurance Benchmarking Survey

December 20, 2010

Whether debt protection or credit insurance, choosing the right program for your credit union can be challenging. In this podcast, we uncover the key findings of a best practices survey that may serve as a blueprint for credit unions to consider as they compare debt protection and credit insurance options. We speak with John Gibbons, National Sales Director for Securian Financial Group. With over 9 years of experience working with credit unions, John leads a national team of sales professionals with specific expertise in credit insurance and debt protection program consultation and design at Securian. John played an integral role in putting together this study.

Securian Financial Group is the NAFCU Services Corporation Preferred Partner for Credit Insurance & Debt Protection for credit unions.

Contact: Mr. John Gibbons, National Sales Director, Securian Financial Group, Phone: (612)234-1018; Email john.gibbons@securian.com; Website: www.securian.com

Interviewer: David C. Frankil, President, NAFCU Services Corporation, Phone: (703) 842-2226; Email: dfrankil@nafcu.org

Show References: www.nafcu.org/securian

NCUA Investment Due Diligence (NCUA Letter NO: 10-CU-18)

December 20, 2010

NCUA now requires credit unions to evaluate and document specific fundamental elements before purchasing an investment. In this podcast, we discuss how these new investment due diligence guidelines will affect credit union executive benefit plans with Tom Telford, Consultant with Burns-Fazzi, Brock. Tom has 12 years of experience in executive compensation consulting. He has been an advisor to various credit union, banking, insurance and non-profit organizations. As a registered investment advisor, Tom’s expertise is focused on institutional investment strategies to fund executive compensation plans.

Burns-Fazzi, Brock, is the NAFCU Services Corporation Preferred Partner for Compensation Consulting Services for credit unions.

Contact: Mr. Tom Telford, Consultant, Burns-Fazzi, Brock, Phone: (801)916-8444; Email: ttelford@bfbbenefit.com; Website: www.bfbbenefit.com

Interviewer: David C. Frankil, President, NAFCU Services Corporation, Phone: (703) 842-2226; Email: dfrankil@nafcu.org

Show References: www.nafcu.org/bfb

The Reality Behind Cyber-War: Discussion with Joseph Menn, author of Fatal System Error

December 16, 2010

The recent cyberwar that has erupted over WikiLeaks is just the latest evidence of what can and is happening on the Internet. From their initial beginnings extorting cash from online gambling sites to today’s botnets and denial-of-service attacks, today we’ll be hearing about who is doing this, what they are doing, and the international hunt for the new crime lords that are bringing down the Internet. You’ll also hear a real-world adventure story – for example, what would you do if the chief of police in Astrakhan invites you to go boar hunting after dinner, the night before you’re about to arrest a major hacker? Listen to the podcast and come to the NAFCU 2011 Technology & Security Conference to hear the answer!

In this podcast we visit with Joseph Menn, author of Fatal System Error, & a speaker at the upcoming NAFCU Technology & Security Conference, February 15-17, 2011, in Las Vegas.

Joseph Menn is the author of Fatal System Error, which is on the recommended reading list for the U.S. Strategic Command (charged with protecting U.S. interests in cyberspace). Mr. Menn also covers cyber security and other technology issues for the Financial Times, after a decade on the same beat for the Los Angeles Times. This is his second book, and he is also a two-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award, the top prize in business reporting.

For more information: www.nafcu.org/technologywww.fserror.com

Interviewer: David C. Frankil, President, NAFCU Services Corporation, dfrankil@nafcu.org; (703) 842-2226

Economic Outlook: Post Mid-term Elections and Federal Reserve Meeting

December 1, 2010

What will the mid-term elections and the most recent Federal Reserve meeting mean for the economy? In this podcast, we meet with Hillary Elder, Vice President and Director for Money Market Strategies with HighMark Capital Management to discuss the transition of political power and its impact on trends in tax policy and regulation. In addition, we discuss what the outlook is now for interest rates, currencies and the markets. Hillary has been manager of NIFCU$ since joining the firm in 1995, and in total her team manages over $6 billion in assets. She has over 27 years management, custody and operations experience in the investment industry.

NIFCU$, The National Investment Fund for Credit Unions, is the Preferred Partner for credit union investments.

Contact: Ms. Hillary Elder, Vice President and Director-Money Market Strategies, HighMark Capital and manager of the National Investment Fund for Credit Unions (NIFCU$); hillary.elder@highmarkcapital.com; Website: www.nifcus.com

Interviewer: David C. Frankil, President, NAFCU Services Corporation; dfrankil@nafcu.org; (703) 842-2226; Website: www.nafcu.org/nafcuservices

Show References: www.nafcu.org/nifcus

FACT Act Risk-Based Pricing Changes and What Credit Unions Need to be Doing Before January 1st, 2011

December 1, 2010

Based on an existing creditor’s right to review consumer reports, interest rates may be adjusted upward if a consumer falls short in any account. In this podcast, we speak with an expert from Wolters Kluwer Financial Services about how the FACT Act changes risk-based pricing and what credit unions need to be doing before the first of the year.

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is the NAFCU Services Corporation Preferred Partner for Consumer and Member Business Lending and Deposit Services for credit unions.

Contact: Mr. Matt Haupert, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services; Matt.Haupert@wolterskluwer.com; Phone: (320) 240-5214; Website: www.WoltersKluwerFS.com

Interviewer: David C. Frankil, President, NAFCU Services Corporation; dfrankil@nafcu.org; Phone: (703) 842-2226; Website: www.nafcu.org/nafcuservices

Show References: www.nafcu.org/wkfs