THE WORKS Blog, Credit Union Compliance News & Views

      Mar 08, 2018

      The Power of Writing Letters

      In 1980’s cartoons, if you had a sword and yelled something magical, you could transform yourself into a superhero. Take for example, Prince Adam of Eternia from the hit He-Man and the Masters of the...
      Mar 05, 2018

      The latest bill bouncing through Washington...

      Now I have always been one that approaches things with an open mind. I have always felt that there are two sides to every story, and that it is important to get all the facts before making my own...
      Feb 27, 2018

      What's the Deal with REAL ID?

      I’m sure it sounds familiar, it has been a long time coming! The REAL ID Act was passed in 2005 and is a piece of legislature that imposes much stricter measures on how people can obtain a driver’s...
      General, Lending
      Feb 22, 2018

      The Right Stuff

      For the last few days I have had “You got the right stuff” playing over and over in my head. For you millennials out there this is a hit classic of The New Kids on the Block. It was our lovely...
      Feb 21, 2018

      Become a Compliance Machine Today

      Have you ever seen the movie “Over the Top” starring Sylvester Stallone? If you haven’t, I suggest you look up this nostalgic 80s film about the world of professional arm wrestling. Stallone plays a...
      Feb 16, 2018

      Say “Hasta Luego!” to International Debit Card Fraud

      In less than 48 hours, I will be on a plane to sunny Mexico for vacation (not that I’m counting). My family tries to go each year to beat the winter blues, and while we generally have great...
      Feb 13, 2018

      What to Do When Suspecting a Counterfeit Note

      I can remember using a counterfeit detector pen to make a small mark on all large bills ($50s and $100s) when accepting deposits that were being counted by hand. Doing this was a quick way to assure...
      BSA, Audit
      Feb 09, 2018

      The 5 Necessary Components of Your BSA Program

      While preparing for a compliance presentation recently, I noticed my Power Point graphic looked oddly similar to the Olympic rings – convenient timing since the Olympics start this week (U.S.A. for...
      Feb 08, 2018

      The Next Big Holiday: HMDA Submission Day

      It’s always great to get to February and feel like the holiday season has past. Until you look at the calendar and realize there is still another important holiday out there. I am not talking about...
      Feb 01, 2018

      Beef Up Your Protection

      Is it just me, or does it feel like this year is pretty “light” when it comes to new regulations? Now that by no means is a bad thing, it just feels a little weird compared to years past. I haven’t...
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