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Nussle talks tax reform process, timing on CNBC

CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box Tuesday morning to share thoughts on the tax reform process. Nussle has extensive experience on the topic as he served in Congress from 1991 to 2007 and as director of the Office of Management and Budget from 2007 to 2009. “Having actually quarterbacked a tax bill […]



CUNA continues tax status defense after reform info released

CUNA remains prepared to defend the credit union tax status if necessary, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle said Wednesday in response to the release of a Republican tax reform platform. The 9-page document calls for tax cuts, but doesn’t provide specific details about how they would be funded. “The presence of not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperatives brings […]



Credit unions aren’t banks: Here’s how they differ

They make money in similar ways, but the key difference is that credit unions serve members, not shareholders.



Iowa credit unions impact their communities, economy

Dale Owen, Iowa Credit Union Foundation chair Over the past 28 years, I have dedicated my career to improving the financial lives of people living and working in the Quad-City area. Early in my career, I worked for local community banks that merged into larger, national banks. In 1999, I started working for Ascentra Credit […]



Credit unions a vital part of Iowa’s financial ecosystem

Since 1925, credit unions have been a valued alternative for Iowans in the financial services marketplace. As credit union leaders, we feel fortunate our employees will never have to worry about a conflict between serving our members and meeting the needs of our owners. They are the same people.