O Bee Credit Union of Tumwater, Wash., will give away $15,000 and five iPads to the winners of its Capture the Tag contest, co-sponsored by TwinStar Credit Union and the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, among others.
Although they are outside credit unions' traditional line of products, private student loans present an opportunity to help families pay for college when scholarships, grants and federal loans are not enough to cover the rising cost of attendance.
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Offering private student loans can be advantageous to a credit union in many ways, and more and more CUs are taking an interest in the product.
Credit Union Student Choice, a CUSO providing private student lending services, announced it has partnered with Filene Research Institute to help its clients form deeper relationships with young adults.
CU Campus Resources recently announced it has partnered with Citizens Equity First Credit Union of Peoria, Ill., to offer private student loans to its members.
North Jersey Federal Credit Union will open a student-run branch at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, N.J., on Jan. 12.
Credit Union of Ohio is asking undergraduate students to submit short videos that reveal the impacts of positive and negative financial choices. Up for grabs is $7,500 in college scholarship money.
Commenting on FinCEN's proposed rules on cross-border electronic transmittals of funds, NAFCU asked the agency to consider the regulatory burden, the amount of information it already receives and the security issues involved.
Championing the preservation of the federal tax exemption for all credit unions topped the list of 2011 priorities NAFCU disseminated on Wednesday.