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LCUL 2020 Excellence in Marketing Awards Program Now Accepting Submissions
Did you create a fresh and innovative marketing program that you're really proud of? Then we want to see it. The call for entries is officially open for the LCUL's 2020 Excellence in Marketing Awards Program.

Covering every medium from print to digital to in-person events, focusing on strategy, distribution, editorial, and design, credit unions are recognized in eight categories.

NEW! LCUL has transitioned to an online platform to simplify the submission process and provide a user-friendly mechanism for participants. With more than 200 entries submitted last year, this new software will allow us to optimize both the submission and judging experience. Remember...
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of leading industry influencers and experts in respective fields.
  • Only one entry per category can be submitted (NEW)
  • Entries must have been created during January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 to qualify
  • Supply as much data as possible about the success of your project(s)
  • Individual category finalists and winners will be announced in August 2020.
Click here to submit your entries!

Deadline: July 10, 2020. 
For more information, contact communications@lcul.com.         
FinCEN Issues Advisory on Medical Scams Related to COVID-19 and Companion Notice Providing Filing Instructions for FIs
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) yesterday issued an advisory to alert financial institutions to rising medical scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This advisory contains red flags, descriptions of COVID-19 related medical scams, and information on reporting suspicious activity. This is the first of several advisories FinCEN intends to issue concerning financial crimes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
FinCEN also issued a companion notice that provides detailed filing instructions for financial institutions, which will serve as a reference for future COVID-19 advisories.
 
FinCEN analyzes COVID-19-related information obtained through public reports, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data, and law enforcement partners. FinCEN will issue financial analyses and intelligence, as appropriate, to financial institutions to help them detect, prevent, and report suspected illicit activity.
 
Read the medical scam advisory here .
 
Read the reference notice here .
Professional Development

FiCEP Recertification Opportunities
If you earned your Certified Financial Counseling designation in 2017, you are encouraged to recertify this year. CUNA has made some big changes to simplify the process for you, including the elimination of the recertification exam.

To learn more about the two options CUNA is providing, click here.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact ficep@lcul.com.
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