Credit Union Times Magazine February 15, 2012

Featured Story

  • Failed Mergers Caused by Multiple Factors

    The postmortem on last month’s two failed merger attempts that were victims of member opposition hits on three ingredients: poor communications, a rushed timetable and lack of enough advance explanation to constituents and the public.

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Editor-in-Chief's Column

People Feature


Letters to the editor

  • Letter to the Editor: Orman Ads Get Results

    Ever since Oct. 5, 2011, was dubbed Bank Transfer Day, credit union officials and others have been speculating about how many consumers joined credit unions on that day. Later this month, the NCUA will put an end to the speculation when we compile membership data from credit unions’ fourth-quarter call...

  • Letter to the Editor: The Trades’ Dream Regulator a Minimalist

    I read, with great interest, the Editor’s Column on the recently introduced legislation pertaining to the oversight review of financial regulators [CU Times, Feb. 8]. It is no surprise that the two major credit union trade organizations have jumped on the bandwagon of those supporting HR 3461, the Financial Institution...

News Briefs

  • People’s CU CEO Marks Her 30th Year

    People’s Credit Union’s board of directors have congratulated Ellen Ford, the credit union’s president/ CEO, on her 30-year anniversary.

  • Texans CU Gets $60 Million in Subordinated Debt

    In an apparent effort to remain financially sustainable, Texans Credit Union has received $60 million in subordinated debt.

  • Valley FCU Has New CEO

    Valley Federal Credit Union of Billings, Mont., has announced the selection of Michael Silvers as the credit union's next president/CEO, effective Jan. 23.

  • Greater TEXAS FCU Celebrates 60th Birthday

    This year marks Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union’s 60th anniversary of service to its membership across the state of Texas and nationwide.

  • Dakota Foundation Offers Grants

    The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas announced that it has grants available to community organizations and credit unions affiliated with the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas.

  • Johnston Economics and Callahan Team Up on Commentary

    Dwight Johnston Economics and Callahan Financial Services are partnering to provide a new daily economic commentary written specifically for credit union leaders.

  • Texas CUSO Buys Two Insurance Agencies

    Two more insurance companies have been purchased by TDECU Insurance Agency LLC.

  • University FCU Opens Austin Office

    University Federal Credit Union, Austin, Texas, has purchased a 246,000-square-foot corporate office facility that will serve as its headquarters.

  • Trade PACs Gear Up for the Election

    If money really does talk, then CUNA and NAFCU have been doing the financial equivalent of vocal exercises. The political action committees of both groups each ended last year with six-figure amounts in their coffers, as they gear up for an election year that features a large number of competitive races...


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