Los Angeles Federal Credit Union, Glendale, Calif., collected more than 700 toys for the annual "Toys for Tots" Toy Drive.
The $500 million FirstLight Federal Credit Union has become a champion for helping feed the hungry in West Texas following its drive to collect foodstuffs for the West Texas Food Bank in conjunction with its marquee role as sponsor of the annual FirstLight FCU Sun Bowl Parade.
As part of a shakeup of its lobbying and advocacy activities, the Colorado and Wyoming Credit Union Associations have hired Timothy Dore, executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference of Denver as senior vice president of government affairs.
A fundraising stunt by a Las Vegas radio DJ who slept in a tent atop a 25 foot by 25 foot parking lot for 12 days got big time help from Nevada Federal Credit Union, which contributed $10,000 and paid for a tote board along the a highway showing the...
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used the building which houses the America's Credit Union Museum to rally his campaign workers in New Hampshire before he left the state to travel back to Iowa for the Jan. 3 caucuses. The elegant three-story museum exists in the building where the first CU...
A final copy of a report from the U.S. Treasury Department still lists the credit union tax exemption as one that could be reconsidered if the United States were to reform its corporate tax structure.
WASHINGTON -- While credit unions were not included in the Small Business Administration's Small Business Economy: A Report to the President for 2007 because of their relatively new relationship with SBA, the agency said it is working harder to include credit unions in future reports.
The market for tailoring ATM programs continues to expand and diversify for credit unions.
To bring another real estate alternative to the Triangle area here, Coastal Federal Credit Union has launched Daymark Realty.
This is the kickoff week for the industry's BizKid$ PBS show on financial literacy with 143 TV stations in 33 states now slated to finally air the program which has been in the works for nearly two years.
Are two airline-based credit unions that Wings Financial Credit Union had previously contacted as possible merger candidates still on the financial institution's radar?
Authorities have charged a member of one credit union with a robbery of another credit union's branch and credit an observant teller and shared branch transaction for catching him.
In a move that could presage some larger credit unions offering their members American Express cards, First Data Corporation has announced an agreement to begin processing American Express transactions.
Brookwood Capital, a leading independent broker of credit union card portfolios, announced that it facilitated the sale of $35 million Adirondack Regional Credit Union's card portfolio to TNB Card Services.
Strikes in various branches of the nation's entertainment industry have not really impacted the members of credit unions established to serve that niche.
Credit unions that participated in shared branching with the Financial Service Centers Cooperative in 2003 have received part of $500,000 on patronage for their transactions, just in time for the end of the year.
When Texans Credit Union's senior team and board strategize at planning sessions, one topic seems to always top the priority list: how to aggressively reach out to the membership segment that represents one-eighth of the financial institution's $2 billion in deposits.
The findings from a key survey from NASCUS reveals that credit unions are using CUSOs to provide services at a lower cost to members and not necessarily to generate large profits.
Iraqi refugees in Syria will begin receiving cash relief via ATM from two United Nations agencies, the organization has announced.
Strohl Systems will continue to offer its business continuity software and consulting services through CUNA Strategic Services.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Service Credit Union has launched dual Web sites in an effort to meet the needs of two major member groups. The sites are accessed through a tunnel page (www.servicecu.org), where members are asked one important question: military or civilian?
Congressional Federal Credit Union President/CEO Robert A. Hess wrapped up his 38 years of leadership by retiring effective December 31, 2007.
A veteran of the tax software side of Intuit Inc. has taken over the reins of what is now officially known as Digital Insight, an Intuit company.
Card Services for Credit Unions and Visa USA have worked together to produce a package of information credit unions hit by card data breaches can use to mitigate their situations.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is now offering mobile wireless banking to its more than 315,000 members.
Credit unions were hardly taking a back seat for the Iowa Caucuses with employees and volunteers joining the AARP last week, actively promoting financial education to the presidential candidates at campaign stops over the last month.
To honor the legacy of one of its native sons, Georgia's credit unions have contributed more than $66,000 to help build a national memorial to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The buzz surrounding core processing the past several years has been all about integration, about mixing and matching processes and products across and through platforms, including base functionality and extensions such as mobile banking.
The long-running industry dialogue on creation and feasibility of a credit union national brand took center stage last month with release of a much-anticipated, 62-page white paper prepared by CUNA's Marketing and Business Development Council.
Andrews Federal Credit Union is working with ABC 7 and NewsChannel 8 to provide service men and women the opportunity to send season's greetings to their family members back home.
Digital Insight and Intuit Inc., its new owner, will spend the next several months rolling out what they hope will be the next generation of online banking.
Unless you're a rare exception, your credit union is probably not signing up new members at a brisk clip, even if you have a community charter.
Sometimes members don't want to hear that taking out a loan they can't afford in the long run isn't in their best interests, but that's no reason to turn them away once they realize they've made a mistake and need help, said Maurice Smith, president of Local Government FCU here.
If an organization releases a report requested by one Congress after another Congress has come to power, does anyone care?
Vermont State Employees Credit Union recently expanded its business lending and services program by becoming a Small Business Administration lender.
Count the Illinois Credit Union System among the latest in the movement to donate to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, which will recognize the civil rights advocate with a memorial in his honor on the National Mall in Washington.
Newtek Business Services, Inc., a provider of business services and financial products to the small- and medium-sized business market, marked a milestone last month when it signed its 200th credit union strategic alliance partner.
The Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act (H.R. 1537) has its 140th sponsor, a legislator from Alabama. The association has reported that Representative Robert "Bud" Cramer (D-Ala.) has signed onto the co-sponsor list for the legislation.
Credit unions that participate in CO-OP Network and use the Falcon network to score their ATM and signature debit transactions will see their bills drop a bit in the coming year, CO-OP Financial Services has announced.
A fifth credit union has joined the new Credit Union Shared Resources technology consortium and there's room for more.
The new year brought a new name to Pittsburgh Teachers Credit Union: Riverset Credit Union.
Back by popular demand, Dan Clark, a New York Times best-selling author and primary contributor to the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series, will be the keynote speaker at the National Association of Credit Union Service Organization's 2008 Annual Conference.
Common Wealth Credit Union has found its Young & Free Spokesperson.
Belvoir Federal Credit Union Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Jacqueline Connor was recently elected to the executive committee of the Credit Union Marketing Council of Virginia.
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has promoted Media Spokesperson/Public Relations Manager Jason Meyers to director of marketing and public relations.
FORUM Credit Union and the Indianapolis Colts have once again teamed up for the Aware Team Contest for youth ages nine to 12.
'Georgia's Own Battle', a celebration of the state's oldest football rivalry, launched by Georgia's Own Credit Union, wrapped up with the University of Georgia's victory over the Yellow Jackets.
Credit unions that have been recognized by the U.S. Treasury Department as community development financial institutions celebrated a significant victory at the end of the 2008 appropriations cycle. For the first time in almost eight years, Treasury's CDFI Fund saw an increase in congressional appropriations.
Finding out what executives at some of the nation's companies, including some of the credit union industry's competitors and third party vendors, earn in salaries, bonuses, stocks, and options has just gotten easier, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
NAFCU reiterated its position on a number of areas needing regulatory relief in response to a Small Business Administration call for feedback on existing regulations in need of reform.
NCUA has ended the use of the CAMEL matrix in favor of risk-based examinations, according to a letter to federal credit unions released Dec. 18.
The coming year looks to be a big one on the credit global banking technology front, says industry analyst group Financial Insights.
Affinity Federal Credit Union is now using more than 130 scanning stations at 22 locations to scan checks with the member present.
Rivermark Community Credit Union can now make instant credit card and auto loan offers to new members.
Keesler Federal Credit Union will soon be using an automated system for launching the process of a wire transfer from the teller line through the core processing system.
DALLAS -- One of the bastions of old-school money transfer is now hoping to ride the leading edge of the new.
Fidelity National Information Services (www.fidelityinfoservices.com) has chosen mFoundry as the provider of mobile banking and payment solutions to its credit union and bank clients.
HealthCare Associates Credit Union is now using a batch laser-generated self-mailer system to produce notices such as delinquency and loan billings.
Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union is now providing members with same-day approvals through the PowerSite loan-origination suite from Mortgagebot LLC.
XP Systems wrapped up 2007 with the successful conversion of a couple billion-dollar credit unions to the core processor's XP2 platform.
Regarding the Dec. 12, 2007 article entitled "CUNA BSA Task Force Meets with NCUA Board Member Hyland, Head of FinCEN," I must respectfully disagree with the assumption that Bank Secrecy Act compliance absorbs a large share of credit unions' resources.
At the end of 2006, former Editor Paul Gentile made a number of interesting predictions for credit unions in 2007.
Credit unions can bolster fee income through better service, according to Bill Strunk of Strunk & Associates.
One of the panels that brought the most questions from Credit Union Times' conference attendees was CUNA Mutual's on non-interest income strategies and success stories.
In the current environment, credit unions must learn to create equity and use it effectively, Sandler O'Neill Associate Director Peter Duffy told participants in Credit Union Times' recent conference on non-interest income.
One thing was clear from Credit Union Times recent conference on non-interest income: credit unions want it and need it.