Credit Union Times Magazine October 17, 2012

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  • Hawaii CUs Say Aloha to Tourist Dollar Resurgence

    According to recent reports in The Wall Street Journal and other publications, Hawaii’s tourism economy is experiencing a big wave of double-digit increases in visitor arrivals and spending over the past year. However, Hawaii credit unions reported a flat return on average assets during first-quarter 2012, according to the NCUA’s...

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  • BAI Retail Delivery: Branson Wows, but Mobile 2.0 Rules

    WASHINGTON — Keynotes by Sir Richard Branson, the $4 billion Virgin serial entrepreneur, and global strategist Jonathan Salem Baskin. Panel after panel on mobile banking, peer-to peer-payments and the rules of engagement with social media. A tentative obituary for near field communication, an innovative payments technology around which enthusiasm seems...

  • NCUA’s Buckham Ordered to Depose in Siravo Suit

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle has denied the NCUA’s motion to prevent former Director of the Office of Corporate Credit Unions Kent Buckham from giving a deposition to former WesCorp CEO Robert Siravo’s defense attorneys in the ongoing case that was originally filed by seven former WesCorp member credit...

  • Swipe Cap Hearing in D.C. Court

    The question of whether or not the Federal Reserve went far enough or too far in capping debit card interchange in accord with the Durbin amendment went before a U.S. District Court Judge recently.

  • Boomers Seek Knowledge on Health Savings Accounts

    If you offer health savings accounts, chances are baby boomers will be familiar with key basics before they approach the credit union.

  • Occupy Founders Aim for 2013 Opening for People’s Reserve Credit Union

    Occupy movement activists in San Francisco first announced plans for People’s Reserve Credit Union, an in-the-works cooperative designed to serve local communities and take a stand against the city’s for-profit banks, in November 2011. The project is now well under way, with board and advisory committee meetings taking place and...

  • WOCCU Expands Its Global Reach

    Just like the 14,000 member credit unions it supports, the World Council of Credit Unions in Madison, Wis., must intermittently reevaluate its structure and programs in order to best meet the needs of those it serves.

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  • From NCUA to Technology to Soul Searching: Editor/Publisher's Column

    At the Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management conference earlier this month, a senior official at the NCUA declared that the agency is taking a more qualitative approach rather than quantitative in its examinations. Tim Segerson, deputy director of the Office of Examination and Insurance, acknowledged that credit unions that don’t...

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  • Credit Union Donations

    The Credit Union League of Connecticut, Meriden, Conn., said the board of trustees of its Connecticut Credit Union Charitable Foundation has voted unanimously to support the development of Fisher House Connecticut, a home away from home for military families whose service members are receiving medical care. The national Fisher House...

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