Credit Union Times Magazine August-13, 2008


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Editor-in-Chief's Column

Letters to the editor

  • Letters

    Your article "PSECU Member Objects to 10-Year Auto Loan, Calling It Predatory," (CU Times, July 23) brought up several troubling aspects related to this credit union's product offerings, member relations and public relations function. PSECU member Oren Spiegler has a very valid point in contending that the product is designed...

  • From the Editor: Keep Those Letters Coming!

    Credit Union Times has a goal for 2008 to include Letters to the Editor in nearly every, if not all, issues. We had letters in nearly every issue of 2007.

Publisher's Notebook



    EASTDutch Point Credit Union, Wethersfield, Conn., announced the hiring of Chad Dalles as vice president of branch/business development. Dalles has many years of credit union, finance and banking experience.


  • Smigielski Cautions Directors on Sifting Through That Pile of Management Ideas

    LAS VEGAS -- With a reputation for operating a tight ship, Tom Smigielski, the retired president/CEO of Pacific Service Credit Union in California, felt safe in offering CU directors here a bit of advice last week: Encourage good ideas from top managers. But, in following up, make sure those ideas...

  • Glatt: Round of Airline Cuts Is 'Huge Opportunity' for CUs

    LAS VEGAS -- The impending furloughing of thousands more airline employees slated this fall "creates a huge opportunity for us" to step up and serve financially stressed members, Thomas Glatt, the president/CEO of Continental Federal Credit Union, told CU directors last week.

  • Merger Session Draws a Big Crowd at Directors' Convention

    LAS VEGAS -- Apparently mindful of economic uncertainty facing the industry, credit union directors packed a meeting room at the Venetian Resort and Casino last week to take part in a four-hour educational session on the pros and cons of mergers. Costs, culture change and deal breakers emerged as the...


    America First Credit Union, Riverton, Utah, held a grand opening for its Riverton Wal-Mart branch. The branch is America First's 78th branch. Don Bartlett has been named the manager of the branch. Bartlett started at the credit union in 1996 as a teller at the Cottonwood branch and has since...

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