South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union, Miami, Fla., recently awarded 15, four-year scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Each year, South Florida Educational FCU awards 15 graduating seniors with a Florida Prepaid College Scholarship. With the escalating costs of a secondary education, today's value for a four-year scholarship can exceed...
Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Jacksonville, Ark., was voted the "Best Credit Union In Arkansas" for 2006 by the readers of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper. Annually, the newspaper prints a listing of business categories and invites readers to fill in the blank of the best business in each category. In 2006,...
Synergy One Federal Credit Union, Manassas, Va., is now reaching the middle school level with the opening of the first student-run, in-school branch by a credit union in Prince William County. Many friends of the education and business community attended the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony. Synergy One...
For two Detroit-area credit unions, tax season is an opportunity instead of a headache.
In what may be a first within the credit union industry, the Alabama Credit Union League, along with Credit Union Business Services, LLC, has voted to purchase CEBCO Staffing, a professional employer's organization and temp-to-permanent employment services company.
When it comes to recent advertising campaigns, OnPoint Community Credit Union's plan for local rail trains may be the brightest.
Callahan & Associates Inc. will host a free Webinar March 6 on 2006 year-end results as well as what the credit union industry can expect this year.
Corporate One Federal Credit Union will be holding a conference and workshop geared toward enterprise risk management on April 30-May 2 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The conference is targeting CEOs, CFOs, COOs and CROs.
"Whether or not that happens will depend on a number of factors, including what changes are made to the federal loan system and market and economic conditions," says Research Associate Courtney McSwain. "Private loans certainly are growing, and students are using private loans more, especially students pursuing professional degrees."
CUNA recently announced that its Home & Family Finance Radio show began airing last week in Washington, D.C.
The Bolivian credit union sector boasts eight new rural credit union branches, a shared branching network with 64 points of service, remittance distribution and several new savings and credit products thanks to the success of World Council of Credit Unions' Rural Credit Union Growth Program.
Probably the biggest single bank-like thing about Town North Bank is its name, which stands out against the bank's headquarters building so clearly that many Dallas residents consider the building a landmark, but which belies the distinctly credit union attitude that pervades the institution and colors its customer services, attitudes...
All other things being equal, credit union members serve as a stronger pool of potential home equity loan borrowers than do nonmembers because 85% of members own their own homes, compared to just over 65% of nonmembers and 73% of all U.S. consumers. Part of this disparity can be attributed...
If people can help people, why shouldn't credit unions do the same?
namely marriage and the Florida beaches.
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Yolo Federal Credit Union was recently honored by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors for its leading role in protecting against financial elder abuse.
The American Bankers Association took out an advertisement in Roll Call, a Washington, D.C. political newspaper, opposing the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act before lawmakers have even had the opportunity to introduce it in the 110th Congress.
Alaska USA Trust is looking to build its out-of state alliances with a campaign touting the state as being among the most trust-friendly in the country.
NCUA reported that the 8,362 federally insured credit unions posted solid asset growth while lending growth continued and investments declined.
Callahan & Associates' Return of the Member (ROM) Index attempts to measure the value credit unions provide to members.
For many first-time homebuyers of moderate income their "dream home" is more often a pipe dream.
Despite a slumping housing market, consumers continued to spend as interest rates increased during the fourth quarter of 2006, setting the stage for positive, but lower than average economic growth for this year.
Over 60 board members from Ecuadorian credit unions have learned how to improve their board performance at a special governance training session sponsored by the World Council of Credit Unions.
With the myriad of charter evolutions underway in the movement, Providence Health System Federal Credit Union is among those that have found a way to grow its membership by focusing on a niche industry ripe with many untapped layers.
The Community Financial Services Association, the trade association that represents just over half of payday lending outlets in the country, has moved to define the payday lending industry before its critics get to define it further.
The FCUL Service Group, Inc.'s marketing efforts targeted to Florida credit unions has received three silver awards in the 2007 ADDY Awards.
Due to the expansion of members' use of Internet banking, bill pay and check card channels over the past few years, and the continuation of increased competition for members' loan, savings and investment business--from both traditional and nontraditional providers--credit unions are allocating greater amounts of budgetary funds to their marketing...
Many credit unions have been largely unaffected by increasing foreclosure numbers, but it's not entirely due to a reliance on more conservative mortgage products. For some, like Kinecta Federal Credit Union, it's simply a matter of serving a financially secure membership that helps ward off the tough times.
The Defense Department has designated Feb. 25 through March 4, 2007 as Military Saves Week to encourage service members and their families to establish saving goals and set money aside for emergencies and other needs.
Talk about being a fly on the wall.
Telesis Community Credit Union has become the sole equity owner of AutoSeekers, a national, credit union-owned and operated automotive dealership.
TJX, the parent company for the Marshalls and T.J. Maxx retail chains, among others, has suffered more extensive security breaches than was first thought, the company has announced.
Gentile Takes on the Little Guy
Tighter regulation on reporting of financial abuse of the elderly is in the offing for banks and credit unions and that means fines, a California law enforcement executive warned a CU volunteer group here.
SAN DIMAS, Calif. - What do coffee, wine, newspapers, bottle caps and auto loans have in common? Plenty, when they are produced by cooperatives. The values and principles that cooperatives share, and how they affect strategic decision making, is the basis of a Master's program offered at Saint Mary's University...
A survey from Sallie Mae showed that more than 50% of college students graduate with more than $5,000 in card debt.
PAYjr, a free online money management system for teens, is doing its part to help parents teach teens how to manage their allowance and develop better spending habits by adding a prepaid MasterCard to its offerings.
The D. Hilton Associates Marketing and Advertising practice took home two Addy Awards including the ceremony's highest honor--a Gold Addy Award.
For Local Government Federal Credit Union "Green" means go for lower interest rate car loans for new hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.
The president/CEO of the $1.5 billion First Tech Credit Union here, Thomas E. Sargent, is both direct and passionate about helping sick kids.
NCUA plans to issue guidance similar to the one from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on the approaching change in Daylight Savings Time that could pose risks to banks that are not prepared.
Many things have happened at Parkview Community Federal Credit Union, but never the birth of a baby--until now that is.
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union recently awarded member Harry Roth a brand new 2007 Ford Focus.
PSCU Financial Services, Inc. will begin promoting to its member-owner credit unions Newtek Business Services, Inc.'s suite of small business services.
When Westerra Credit Union made the move into indirect lending a few years ago, management soon discovered that the program's back-end infrastructure needed to be top notch for such a "high-risk" area. The indirect loan program brought with it collections, car remarketing and repossessions, but the $900 million credit union...
NCUA Director of Public and Congressional Affairs John McKechnie is familiar enough with the issues to do his job, but has re-learned how to look at and present them.
All the pieces appeared to be in place when the discussions began roughly six years ago to bring a plethora of ATM support services to credit unions.
For helping out a struggling underbanked community following the departure of a key business, the $400 million First Citizens' Federal Credit Union, with branches across southeast Massachusetts and Cape Cod, is winning widespread civic praise this month.
Consumer complaints about how credit card issuers treat them and their concerns have moved onto the agenda of the House Financial Services Committee, according to a joint statement from the chairman of the Committee and the chairman of one of its subcommittees.
Permanent resident aliens living in the U.S. and seeking to become U.S. citizens will get a hand up from a program started by the $8 million North Side Community Federal Credit Union.
From binary code to produce codes, NAFCU's new Executive Vice President Patrick J. Morris has run organizations dealing with a wide variety of issues. Morris joined NAFCU's staff in February, according to President/CEO Fred Becker. "We are delighted to have someone of Pat's caliber and experience managing our operations and...
Along with state legislators and congressmen, the governors of North and South Dakota, John Hoeven and M. Michael Rounds, are on the VIP guest list for the inaugural annual meeting of the Mid-America Credit Union Association here June 6-8, it was announced last week.
Throughout 2006, Wauwatosa Credit Union organized and hosted events to benefit Children's Miracle Network. The CU's dedication paid off as it raised a total of $11,749.53.
the result of the vast majority of the large Baby Boom generation moving into the 45-plus crowd, with a comparatively limited number of Generation Xers to fill the void. With the average adult member at 47 years old, about three years older than the average adult nonmember, and with just...
Visterra Credit Union is hoping to simplify the real estate game with the rollout of its Home Fortunes program.
Before any form of innovation and collaboration can even began to take shape, there has to be the much-needed phase of critical thinking--something that is sorely lacking these days, said Tom Davis, chairman of the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations.
A new Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Personal Finance Poll found that while 90% of U.S. adults say they plan to retire, more than one in five (22%) have not yet taken any steps to plan for this event.
In its first full year of operation, Early Earners, (www.earlyearners.com) a financial learning site for families that facilitates the startup of savings programs, has helped America's families save over $20 million for the future.
TNB Card Services, the card issuing and processing arm of credit union owned Town North Bank, may have signaled a more aggressive stance toward CU card portfolio purchases with the purchase of a $16 million card portfolio from the $490 million A+ Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Austin, Texas.
The Financial Service Centers Cooperative expects to award $2 million in dividends to its members for transactions concluded in 2006, the network said.
Art from an art collective in one of the underserved areas that is part of its field of membership will decorate the walls of one of HEW Federal Credit Union's branches.
CO-OP Financial Services is rolling out a product that it says will help credit unions more effectively cross- sell products and services through its ATM screens.
Foreclosure numbers for 2006 are in and they paint a worrisome picture. More than 1.2 million foreclosure filings were reported nationwide in 2006, a 42% leap from the previous year, according to the 2006 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released by RealtyTrac, an online marketplace for foreclosure properties. That's a rate...
Vermont State Employees Credit Union recently pitched in to help the local fire department get newly-refurbished fire trucks.
Nearly 20 years ago, a high school reunion became the backdrop for Guy Messick's reputation for building collaborations.
Security Service Federal Credit Union is looking to get the 411 on younger members to help develop new innovative services and programs that would appeal to the group.
Credit unions seem to be doing more with fewer employees.
Over 26,000 members participated in a board election that returned three incumbent board members, one of whom voted to try to convert the credit union to a mutual bank in 2005, to their seats.
SAFE Credit Union has been doing indirect lending for 14 years and like many credit union indirect lenders, it realized early on that members that are signed up at the local auto dealer are not typical members.
The 35th Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run will take place on April 1 this year. More than 10,000 competitors, including more than 500 congressmen and Capitol Hill staffers are registered to participate. To date, 130 credit unions and partner organizations from across the U.S. have pledged support for...
Working on absorbing a huge new client's card portfolio has caused InfiCorp, long a significant purchaser of CU card portfolios, to back away from its aggressive purchasing strategy for now.
Industry leaders employ a variety of methods and techniques to position their organizations for success. Wendell V. Fountain's new book, The Credit Union World: Theory, Process, Practice Cases & Application, attempts to hone in on some of these practices to give credit unions the edge to succeed.
Smaller credit unions do have a place in the credit union community, but mergers are sometimes necessary or in the best interest of the membership, Merger Solutions Group President David Bartoo, said.
Pacific Service Credit Union has donated $5,000 to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum for the Animals in the Classroom program. The donation will be used to provide museum tours and outreach programs for economically disadvantaged schools in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
A petition from more than 140 members of the University of Iowa Community Credit Union has prompted a new vote on changing the financial institution's name to Optiva Credit Union.
Of all student loans awarded, $16 billion (19%) was in the form of private loans compared to less than 5% just 10 years ago. The vast growth in private loans is being facilitated by several factors including rising college costs, stagnant federal loan limits, increased private loan profitability, and increased...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has delivered a grant of $415,000 to the National Credit Union Foundation, which the NCUF will, in turn, distribute among credit unions to fund their individual development accounts.
CUNA Chief Economist Bill Hampel has grabbed hold of the mainstream media lately in all the hoopla over slower consumer spending and is using the time to put credit unions on the map.
The federal bank and thrift regulators have announced that they will seek public comment guidance documents related to Basel II.
Years ago, as he bounced on stage wearing his fluffy, yellow, Big Bird costume, Jim Park, CEO of Credit Union 24, had never heard of an ATM and didn't have a clue that he would wind up spending the bulk of his career promoting the use of the machines.
As school children were lining up to take buses home from Frisbie Elementary School in Wolcott, Waterbury CT Teachers Federal Credit Union's Vice President of Marketing Libby D'Orso was ready to begin the process of filming a new television commercial for the credit union.
According to a recent study conducted by International Communications Research on behalf of CUNA, one in three U.S. adults (32%) is a member of a credit union. Credit unions record their highest member penetration levels within the 35 to 64 age groups and their weakest in those 18 to 34....
Nearly 25% of members are considered "truly loyal" to their credit union. Someone who is "truly loyal" meets all four of the following criteria:
The $27 billion WesCorp has created the WesCorp Credit Union Employees PAC to enhance and formalize its commitment to supporting the political plight of the credit union industry.
To help its employees receive extra training in leadership and management skills, project management, process improvement, sales and time management, Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union recently received a grant from the state for $138,355.
With its formal TV debut set for broadcast in October, the BizKid$ were "ready to romp" at this week's GAC conference.
Being a member's primary financial institution brings with it tremendous market penetration, market share and bottomline benefits. For virtually every financial service examined in CUNA's National Member Survey, members who consider the credit union to be their PFI are two to seven times as likely, depending on the service, to...
TDECU recently celebrated the addition of its landmark 100,000th member, Mario Garcia of Clute, Texas.
Seeking to underscore the giving spirit of credit unions while also demonstrating public service and advocacy, a group of Ohio credit unions is planning an unusual 19-day, across the state walk-a-thon benefiting Children's Miracle Network.
NCUA and NASCUS, as well as the state regulators, serve as resources and sounding boards for regulatory trends and concerns.
The second largest credit union in Pennsylvania, the $2.4 billion Police and Fire Federal Credit Union, has added CO-OP Network, the surcharge-free ATM network run by CO-OP Financial Services to its ATM services, CO-OP has announced.
The vast majority of credit union members use multiple channels to conduct their financial transactions. Over 90% conduct business inside a financial institution's lobby, while roughly 70%-75% conduct ATM withdrawals and drive-up window transactions, and make credit card and/or check card purchases. Credit union members are weaker users of drive-up...
A MasterCard commercial directed by a leading film director will debut on the broadcast of the Academy Awards on Sunday Feb. 25, the card brand announced.
Credit unions have a unique opportunity to take the lead in fulfilling the consumer need for financial education.
According to the latest Student Market Measure Report, USC Credit Union, when combined with its wholly owned CUSO subsidiary, Education Loan Resources, Inc. is the nation's leading credit union student loan originator.
The $4.1 million American Airlines Federal Credit Union has chosen CO-OP Financial Services for ATM driving and debit card processing. The credit union has more than 204,000 members, 131 ATM's and more than five million debit cards.
CUNA President/CEO Dan Mica is torn between sentimentality and progress concerning the last Governmental Affairs Conference to be held at the Washington Hilton.
In a second message in three weeks Arnold Rosenthal, chairman of the board of the $320 million Lafayette Federal Credit Union, has lashed out at members who opposed the credit union's attempt to change to a mutual bank charter and threatened to sue some who have been circulating a petition...
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Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) enjoyed a Republican majority during his first term in the U.S. Congress, but now has to contend with the Democratic body that wants to take the country in a direction with which he does not agree.
Keeping a watchful eye on the bottom line is one of the many critical duties for which a credit union CFO is responsible, but as of late, knowing how to navigate around an inverted yield curve and deal with "razor thin" spreads have made it that more complex in a...
The California/Nevada Credit Union Leagues announced its "Kelly J. Purcell Credit Union Memorial Fund" has now reached $50,000 with its first scholarship recipient to be honored at a Feb. 26 dinner during CUNA's GAC conference in Washington, D.C. The fund was created in memory of Purcell, the former director of...
Westerra Services, Inc. and Nice Enterprises recently entered into an agreement to offer a comprehensive merger product to assist credit unions in all aspects of the merger process.
CUNA's Credit Union Legislative Action Council raised and distributed record amounts for political campaigns during the 2005-2006 election cycle.
NAFCU Senior Economist Jeff Taylor will be leaving the credit union trade association to join a contractors' association in March.
Expert staff hired by NCUA is now managing Huron River Area Credit Union after the credit union was placed into conservatorship Feb. 16.
In a bill that could essentially reorganize the Iowa Credit Union Act, one addition could change how strong of a voice credit unions might have on regulations, examinations and fees. According to Iowa Senate File 38, section 7, a "credit union council" would replace the current "review committee." The council...
The Federal Reserve Board recently warned the public about inquiries and complaints it is receiving related to direct mail suggesting cash grants or equity disbursements are available through a Community Reinvestment Act program.
The Kansas Department of Credit Unions appointed NCUA conservator of Communities United Credit Union in Wichita, Kan.
New York State Superintendent of Banks Diana L. Taylor will be joining the private investment and consulting firm Wolfensohn & Company, LLC as of March 15.
NCUA Region I Examiner Ray Lindeman Jr., who pleaded guilty in November to unauthorized access of a government computer, was sentenced this month.
USERS Incorporated, a business unit of Fiserv, Inc., announced that Centris Federal Credit Union has contracted with its Maestro Projects Group for an account enrollment integration project.
Worcester Credit Union is converting to COCC's core processing solution.
GalaxyPlus Credit Union Systems is offering its more than 300 client credit unions the chance to treat their members like S.T.A.R.S.
CU*Answers' Web Services team has produced a new platform that will allow credit union staff to personally administer select modifications and updates to their sites and manage their CU*Answers hosted e-mail addresses. The platform also provides a display of critical statistics via a comprehensive graphical Web hosting control panel.
Intranet portals continue to be adopted by businesses and organizations nationwide, according to a Forrester Research report, and the overwhelming reason continues to be facilitating self-service for managers and other employees. The think firm based its findings on a survey of 800 benefits executives nationwide.
The $138 million Waterbury Connecticut Teachers Federal Credit Union has turned to Lending Solutions for loan-by-phone and online lending services. The credit union has also signed on to LSI's IdentityShield product to help insulate its members from identity theft.
Fiserv says its seven Credit Union Group units converted 33 new credit union clients to their core systems in 2006 and now provide core processing to 2,715 credit unions nationwide.
A change in how its membership's core employer provides health care benefits prompted Gateway Metro Credit Union to turn to its core processor for help in offering the new health savings accounts.
CU*Answers says it's going live with a new online banking platform in October and announced the signing of seven new core processing clients.
Identity theft occurs through a variety of channels, high tech and low.
Harland Financial Solutions says it has signed three more credit unions to the UltraData Enterprise core processing platform.
Anheuser-Busch Employees Credit Union will be strengthening its online authentication services through software token technology from OHVA Security, the company says.
For its latest Flash Report, NAFCU looked into the popularity and uses credit unions have for online training.
Only 8% of American households paid bills online in 1999. By 2011, that figure should soar to 63%, according to a study by Forrester Research. The growth rate for Generation Y online bill payers will be a whopping 157% from 2006 to 2011, the think firm calculates.
Pattern recognition technology is usually associated with security tools, but Harland Financial Solutions is using the idea to detect when a consumer might be a good candidate for cross selling. Atlanta-based HFS is partnering with Synapse Technology to offer the SynapseEBM Pattern Evaluator Engine as part of its business intelligence/CRM...
The Alabama Credit Union League will immediately begin providing a new Security Breach Response program to 81 of its participating member credit unions. The program will come at no cost to the CUs.
Postilion is now offering what the S1 subsidiary calls the next generation of fully integrated voice banking.
Credit unions eyeing the small business market aren't alone.
Credit unions continue to be a popular target for hackers attempting to get behind the firewalls of a financial institution. SecureWorks says it blocked a total of 275,285,788 attacks on its 471 credit unions clients in 2006.
Advantis Credit Union plans to be the first credit union to interface the CRM platform from fiVISION with the XP2 core processing platform from XP Systems.
Clearview Federal Credit Union and Cricket Communications are making it easier for area residents to pay their wireless bills.
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has promoted Theresa Fadel to senior director of retail branch administration.
A Founders Federal Credit Union branch located at Ebenezer Avenue Elementary School is doing its part to encourage savings among students here.
Vantage Credit Union has recently celebrated the grand opening of its latest branch in Olivette.
Truliant Federal Credit Union has recently opened the doors to its latest state-of-the-art member financial center in Kernersville.
Rogue Federal Credit Union is gearing up to move into Eagle Point.
What goes around comes around. What has happened can happen again. History repeats itself. Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat the mistakes of others. Pick your platitudes, but let's really try to learn a little bit from history. I respect CUNA's Bill Hampel as an...
I have noticed an alarming trend in the last several years and that is that almost all conferences and seminars are being held in large resorts located in such areas as Hawaii, The Bahamas, Arizona, ski resorts in Colorado, and even one on a cruise ship. I for one could...
Going into 2006, there were many of us who were very concerned about the outcome of the various studies and initiatives on credit union service to members of modest means.
Looking back four years ago finds Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) bringing some sparks to CUNA's 2002 Governmental Affairs Conference and giving bankruptcy reform supporters reasons to hope their legislation may reach President Bush's desk sooner rather than later.
Creating Value in Underserved Markets. If you haven't read it, you should. It never mentions credit unions; but it's all about credit unions. Untapped provides specific examples of how businesses around the world have had success reaching and growing business among underserved communities that previously were not considered viable customers.
In January, my colleagues on the House Financial Services Committee and I began 2007 on a bipartisan note by bringing to the floor an important piece of unfinished business remaining from the 109th Congress--legislation that would relieve financial institutions from having to file Currency Transaction Reports for "seasoned customers." H.R....
Meaningful discussion has been going on, recently, regarding the value of membership in a credit union. In addition to owner equity, good rates, convenience and confidence, members rate products and services high on the scale when it comes to valuing their credit union membership. With affordable health care at the...
Many people reading this column at CUNA's GAC have already seen the Little Guy. He's all over the place and quite a friendly fellow.
Stay true to the benefits of membership and you can never go wrong says Redwood Credit Union Senior Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Robin McKenzie.
Actors Federal Credit Union Board Secretary Gil Rogers has never backed down from a fight especially when it comes to helping actors and performing artists become financially secure.
The son of the late Helen Guilford, former CEO of Xerox Federal Credit Union, his summer and college jobs were working with his mom. Then three weeks after graduating from the University of Redlands with a degree in finance, he found himself managing a small credit union himself at a...
Since Peter Matthews, the son and cousin of Massachusetts' mayors, took the helm of Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union, political action has become a priority.
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Evolution, some say, is the key to survival, but putting that theory into practice is not as easy as it seems.
"We try to do quirky things that you don't see others doing and our members love it," said Michalka. "In our weekly brainstorming sessions we discuss anything that has caught our eye not only from other financials but ideas can be inspired by something we saw at Nordstrom, Target or...
If you live in Baltimore, chances are you've heard of Bert Hash.
Often credit unions go looking for underserved people in their fields of membership to serve. But sometimes the underserved come looking for help and it's up to the credit union to respond.
After this year, CUNA will no longer be holding its Governmental Affairs Conference at the Washington Hilton as it has for about the last 30 years.
Heather Ebaugh was a college student studying behavioral science at Wilmington College when she was hired by Delaware Federal Credit Union (Del-One) in November 1995 as a teller.
In an environment like Utah, which is particularly hostile toward credit unions, political participation comes down to eat or be eaten.
How often are you able to find joy in both your professional career and your volunteer efforts?
eanne D'Arc Credit Union, Lowell, Mass., has promoted Denise Bouchard to vice president, information technology officer; Paul McDonald to vice president, consumer loan manager; Fred McCardell to assistant vice president, systems officer; Patricia Dery to assistant consumer loan manager; Sheila Fortin to information security officer; Kathleen Gendron to card services...
First Florida Credit Union, Jacksonville, Fla., has named Brent E. Lister president/CEO; Linda Jones executive vice president/COO; Mike Davis senior vice president, lending; Libby Polk senior vice president, administration; Michelle Troha senior vice president, marketing; and Andrea Hurley, senior vice president, security and compliance, due to its recent merger with...
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, Minn., has named Corey Rupp director of lending. Scott Credit Union, Collinsville, Ill., has appointed Michelle Prickett as assistant branch manager of its Edwardsville Branch. Kemba Credit Union, Indianapolis, has promoted Michael Dukehart II to marketing and business development manager and Michael Pence...
Oregon First Community Credit Union, Bandon, Ore., has promoted Erin Robertson to banking center manager; Sarah White to senior loan officer in its Coos Bay Banking Center; and Sarah Winkler to senior loan officer in its Reedsport Banking Center. The CU has also appointed Mike Leep to accounting manager in...
Looking for that "hometown" feel in credit union advertising that really raises the profile? And done on the cheap?
Larry Middleman looks forward to the times he can take to the outdoor trails in search of a mountain to scale.
Mountain America Credit Union Human Resources Business Partner Joyce Short is proof that it is never too late to run a marathon.
The name is still officially Texas Dow Employees Credit Union, but check the Web site and other information and you'll find that it's consistently condensed to TDECU.
Members of Ascend Federal Credit Union might be tempted to have some bumper stickers printed: I Love My Credit Union $3 Million Ways.
Correction In a techbyte in the Jan. 31 issue entitled, "Bluepoint Solutions Offers Process for OTG Sunsetting," Bluepoint Solutions incorrectly stated that Symitar, a Jack Henry subsidiary, was phasing out its OTG document management solution. Symitar is not phasing out the product and is still actively offering it to its...