Things to Consider When Switching Form Vendors

Things to Consider When Switching Form Vendors

There are a number of reasons a credit union might look to make a switch when it comes to their form vendor, but what should they consider before taking the plunge? Nick Hawkins has a few ideas.

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Using Audits as Assets

Using Audits as Assets

Audits don’t have to be scary, nor do they have to be without rewards. Chief Financial Officer Bob Frizzle shows you how to get the most out of your audits and turn the inconvenience into an asset.

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The Key to Internal Fraud Controls? Get Back to the Basics

The Key to Internal Fraud Controls? Get Back to the Basics

Due to recent high profile embezzlement cases, Jim Vilker argues that what the industry really needs is to slow down, check all the boxes, and get back to the basics of internal auditing.

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Managing Regulatory Ramifications in Today’s Environment

Managing Regulatory Ramifications in Today’s Environment

With COVID-19 altering the country every day, credit unions are being required to make significant decisions and changes with little notice. Jim Vilker lends some guidance on how to prepare your credit union for any eventual justification that may be required once things return to the norm.

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Why Fraud Happens

Why Fraud Happens

Employee fraud is unfortunately all too common in the credit union industry. But why does it happen? Auditing and compliance expert Marvin Johnson gives some background on the psychology of fraud so we can better prevent it.

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NCUA Approves Bloated Budget Without Adjustments for Industry Complaints

NCUA Approves Bloated Budget Without Adjustments for Industry Complaints

Is the NCUA’s comment period just a dog and pony show? Vic Pantea might think so. He recaps the NCUA’s December board meeting and the approval of a budget that didn’t factor in complaints from the industry.

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Why Do Today’s Credit Union Thought Leadership Topics Create Doubt About the Future?

Why Do Today’s Credit Union Thought Leadership Topics Create Doubt About the Future?

Are today’s credit union thought leaders helping or hurting the industry they hope to inspire? Randy Karnes addresses the risk of piling on expectations and best practices on credit unions, and the anxiety it might be creating.

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Internal Controls 101 – Protecting Your Credit Union

Internal Controls 101 – Protecting Your Credit Union

With the prominent case of the embezzlement of $40 million at CBS Employees Credit Union still in the news, AuditLink’s Jim Vilker gets back to the basics of how credit unions can prevent this from happening at their own institutions. Welcome to Internal Controls 101!

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Clear Your Mind and Your Risk Assessments Will Follow

Clear Your Mind and Your Risk Assessments Will Follow

Risk management isn’t as easy as buying a solution. In this CUSO Magazine exclusive, Jim Vilker and Patrick Sickels detail the three steps needed to set up an effective risk management system at your credit union.

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What We Learned at RSA: The Big Business of Cybercrime

What We Learned at RSA: The Big Business of Cybercrime

CU*Answers technical and compliance experts Dave Wordhouse and Patrick Sickels recently attended the RSA Conference to learn about the biggest cybersecurity threats facing credit unions today. In this first of a series, they take a look at the big business that is cybercrime, and the individuals responsible for some of the biggest cyber breaches.

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