Credit Union Times Magazine July 4, 2012

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  • California CFOs Are Looking Beyond Numbers Crunching

    At any credit union, the role of the chief financial officer is a tough one. He or she must create a roadmap to financial success by setting the right pricing strategy, effectively managing credit risk and streamlining operational costs. But in California, where high unemployment, an unsteady housing market and...

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  • Guest Opinion: After Mortgage Spike, Now What?

    Getting to 8% of the U.S. mortgage market has been a long time in the making–a virtual overnight success after almost four decades of hard work by tens of thousands of truly special credit union staffers.

  • Gen Y Back Talk: Splurging in Spite of Tight Budgets

    I’m not the wisest about spending money, especially when it comes to things like clothes, shoes and accessories. I’m guilty of buying items for the life I wish I were living, instead of for the life I’m actually living. For example, I recently bought this big, floppy, black and white...

  • Guest Opinion: Talent Management Needed at Credit Unions

    Yes, we’ve all heard it before from companies: “Our people are our most important asset.” If that’s the case, expenditure in developing people should be relatively close if not at the top of the investment list. But the sad truth that’s not usually the way it goes. In fact, many...

  • Cooperative Trust: Inspiration as a CU Brand

    While most people think of logos, taglines and corporate colors, they are not solely what a brand truly is. Your brand is the trust members place in your credit union. An exceptional experience and promise of trust is what your brand should be delivering at every interaction.

Tech Bytes

  • Ent Enhances Mobile Offerings

    New bill pay functions and enhanced personal financial management options are part of the integrated new mobile banking options at the $3.6 billion Ent Federal Credit Union in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Velocity Buys Sheshunoff

    The Deposit Score, Platinum Overdraft and Pricing Partner software business of Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions of Austin, Texas, has been sold to Velocity Solutions of Wilmington, N.C., the companies said.

  • Peoples Credit Union Tabs VSoft

    VSoft Corp. said it will be providing back counter check processing to the $82 million Peoples Credit Union of Pembroke Pines, Fla. The 13,300-member institution will deploy the solution through the company’s VServe data center, positioning it to add other offerings, such as remote deposit capture for members.

  • Flag CU Hires CUSO@Work

    CUSO@Work, a division of CU*South in Fairhope, Ala., said its new Collections by Objective team has gone to work at the $36 million Flag Credit Union in Tallahassee, Fla.

  • ThreatMetrix at Patelco

    ThreatMetrix is now providing cyber threat protection to the $3.7 billion Patelco Credit Union in Pleasanton, Calif., the company and credit union said.

  • Core Conversion at Building Trades FCU

    CU*Answers said it has converted the $102 million Building Trades Federal Credit Union in Maple Grove, Minn., to the CU*BASE core processing system from CU*Answers, the Grand Rapids, Mich., CUSO said.

  • Personal ATMs at American Heritage FCU

    The $1.2 billion American Heritage Federal Credit Union said all teller transactions at its newest branch will be handled by a personal automated teller machine.

  • NARFE Premier CU to Core Convert

    Member Driven Technologies of Warren, Mich., said it will be converting the $150 million NARFE Premier Federal Credit Union of Alexandria, Va., to the Symitar Episys core processing platform.

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