Peer-to-Peer Lending: A New Banking Alternative

The following is an article scheduled to appear in the upcoming edition of The WWR Letter:  Peer-to-Peer Lending: A New Banking Alternative By: Benjamin R. Bibler, Esquire  Peer-to-peer lending is a new banking alternative that involves average people lending money directly to borrowers in order to cut out the banking middlemen. Lenders are matched up with potential borrowers…

The Americans With Disabilities Act: Requirements for Credit Unions

The following is an article reprinted with permission from the WWR Letter:  The Americans With Disabilities Act: Requirements for Credit Unions By: Raymond F. Moats, Esquire  The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) was enacted to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. The ADA is a Federal civil rights law that gives protection to persons…

Podcasting: A New Marketing Tool for Credit Unions

The following is an article reprinted with permission from the WWR Letter:  Podcasting: A New Marketing Tool for Credit Unions By: Robert Rutkowski, Esquire Imagine having your own radio show where you could reach your membership anytime they had a free moment to listen to what you had to tell them. That’s what marketing through…

Biometric Security: On the Horizon

The following is an article reprinted with permission from the WWR Letter:  Biometric Security: On the Horizon By: John J. Grieger, Esquire  Biometrics can be defined as the measurement of biological characteristics that are distinct to each person and that are used in identifying that person. Biometrics can identify an individual’s fingerprints, face, iris, voice or…

Some Disaster Recovery Tips.

We’re suffering the effects of a good old-fashioned blizzard today in Cleveland.  It’s just sort of disaster conditions.  This is kind of ironic, because I’m doing a webinar today on disaster recovery.  What a great day to blog about some tips on dealing with a disaster. A key part of disaster planning is using your…

The Seminar Season Is Upon Us!

The seminar season has started to pick up here in our Credit Union department. Each year, WWR teams up with CUNA and the Ohio Credit Union League to present a series of quarterly seminars on credit union legal issues. Next week, Rob will be presenting a seminar on “Fraud Policies and Prevention” on February 20…

That Credit Union Blog

I’ve been talking about doing a credit union blog for over a year.  Even now, credit union blogs are not commonplace.  Two of my favorites are Open Source CU and True Stories.  I didn’t put any energy into it last year because I needed to focus on the podcast.  The podcast is doing great so…