Credit Union Times Magazine February 16, 2011

Front Page News


News Briefs

  • Federation Eyes Bond Program

    The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions is investigating whether and how it could use a federal bond program to help CDCUs boost their secondary capital by possibly millions of dollars.

  • Wisconsin's Heritage and A-B Credit Unions Merge

    After several months of talks, the $200 million Heritage Credit Union of Madison, Wis., has merged with the $50 million A-B CU of Milwaukee.

  • Duffett Named Sperry CEO

    Sperry Associates Federal Credit Union has named James Duffett its new president/CEO.

  • Charity Gift Cards

    South Carolina Federal Credit Union is helping members do more good in their local communities.

  • Chicago's Alliant CU Completes Merger

    The $7 billion Alliant Credit Union of Chicago last week completed the merger of the once-ailing $170 million Continental FCU of Tempe, Ariz.

  • Call for Golden Mirror Entries

    Credit union marketers, it's time once again for the CUES Golden Mirror Awards.

  • Mann Tapped to Lead APCO

    Former APCO Employees Credit Union Vice President Merrill Mann has been promoted to president/CEO.

  • Retailers Urged To Write the Fed

    NACS, the Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing, has urged its members to write the Federal Reserve in support of its cap on debit card interchange.

  • First Premier Bancard Offers 59% Credit Card Solution

    First Premier Bancard, the sister card-issuing organization to Sioux Falls, S.D.-based First Premier Bank, is charging an annual percentage rate of 59% on cards aimed at consumers with lower credit scores.

  • CSCU Rolls Out Card Marketing Tool

    Card Services for Credit Unions has unveiled a new Web tool designed to give credit unions better access to some tools to help them better market their credit cards.

  • NCR Looks Overseas

    ATM manufacturer NCR already gets 75% of its earnings from international sales, and the firm said it has put together a sales team to both sustain and grow that market.

  • Allpoint ATMs Go to Mexico

    Now members of credit unions that are members of the Allpoint Network will have access to surcharge-free ATMs while traveling in Mexico.

  • Banker Pens an Op-Ed

    An executive with the Independent Community Bankers Association authored an opinion piece in the Feb. 7 Washington Post decrying the debit interchange cap.

Editor-in-Chief's Column

Letters to the editor

  • Harden Your Branches

    We have 21 branches, and we think we have a very successful robbery prevention program. The article regarding three repeat robberies at the same branch was unfortunate [Jan. 26, page 1].

  • CUs Must Build Net Worth

    I read the Editor's Column ("CUs Deserve a Complete Capital Restructuring") in the Jan. 26 issue and could not agree more.


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