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Early Voting for the Tennessee State Primary

I’m Matt Coniglio, the Tennessee League’s Director of Advocacy. While I typically discuss state legislation, recap past sessions, or fundraise for our State PAC to keep credit unions in lawmakers’ minds, today I’m writing about an important event in our political cycle: early voting for this year’s Tennessee State Primary, which begins tomorrow. Starting tomorrow, […]

2022 Legislative Regulatory Forum Highlights


2022 Leg Reg Highlights 2021 Efforts and Looks to Future After being unable to host our typical winter event in 2021 due to COVID, credit unions across Tennessee were glad to be back in Nashville for the 2022 Legislative and Regulatory Forum. With an outstanding lineup of speakers, credit unions heard from regulatory and advocacy […]

Advocacy Update-January 2022


Last week, the 112th Tennessee General Assembly returned for its 2022 session. The prevailing view around the legislature is that this year will predominately revolve around adjusting the main formula that controls education funding for the state. Leadership is anticipating the required business will take roughly three and a half months with a view to […]

Advocacy Update – December 2021


Happy December from the Advocacy team! In addition to our ongoing efforts, we are busy gearing up for the 2022 edition of the Tennessee General Assembly, to commence on Tuesday, January 11.  We will be covering HB0375 [PDF], also known as the Interchange Bill. As introduced, the Bill requires that state and local taxes and […]

Advocacy News: October 2021 Update


IRS Reporting Proposal It’s a busy stretch on the advocacy front this month. We are still closely tracking and advocating for the removal of the IRS reporting provision found in the reconciliation bill currently being negotiated and debated in Congress. While there are rumors about potential changes to the dollar amount threshold for reporting, we […]

Advocacy News: August 2021


Just because the Tennessee General Assembly is out of session doesn’t mean your league’s advocacy team took the summer off. We’ve been hard at work keeping in touch with legislators during their off-season, continually talking about issues that affect credit unions. This, of course, includes conversations on the proposed interchange legislation that we oppose. A […]

Make Claims A Key Piece Of Your Digital Strategy

By: Jamie Ludwig A digital strategy needs to incorporate all aspects of the member experience. It’s critical that pain points be addressed throughout all interactions, as the weakest touch point is often the one most remembered. In the Lending process, much time, attention and detail is devoted to the application process, while the critical post-sale […]

Forbes Names Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union Best-In-State Credit Union in Tennessee

Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been recognized on the Forbes list of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was recently announced and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website. To […]

TCUL Advocacy Update – July 2021

First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Summer Advocacy Forum last week in Nashville. It was an incredible meeting, and we were so grateful to be able to gather in person once again with one another. Deb Sofield delivered a wonderful keynote on how to talk to your legislators – skills that […]

Are You a Credit Union Advocate? Join Us for Summer LegReg and DC Hike the Hill!


There are a few wonderful upcoming opportunities to be a credit union advocate! Join us to complete the “Be Active” star of the TriStar Advocacy Program! There’s Still Space for Summer LegReg! The Advocacy Forum features an outstanding list of speakers and you won’t want to miss this special summer event. Commissioner Greg Gonzales will […]