The Vermont showdown over whether a Montpelier credit union can keep on using “bank” and “banking” in its advertising appears headed a for a lengthy legal slog and perhaps compromise following the start of hearings last week by the state regulatory agency.
Vermont’s regulator, now at the center of a bank-credit union scrap over the use of “bank” and “banking” in credit union advertising, last week set Aug. 22 as the date for a preliminary conference hearing on a proposed cease and desist order against the $600 million Vermont State Employees Credit...
Robert Simpson to hear VSECU 'banking' case.
Sure, there are challenges, but overall, this may be a great time to be a credit union marketer.
Three Northwest states–Washington, Oregon and Montana–have become the nation’s epicenter of merging activity among credit unions, with supporters claiming the trend underscores a higher level of member service.
I was galled at the childishness of bankers in Vermont putting the regulator up to blocking a credit union from using the term “banking” in its marketing materials, and the state regulator for his, at best, naiveté. Readers had the same reaction as you can see from the comments posted...
Two Technology Credit Union members have joined forces to fight the potential coversion to a bank charter. Carlos Rodriguez and Robert Marinace announced July 18 the creation of “Save TCU,” a group to organize other members opposed to the move.
State regulator calls for cease and desist order.
The Libor price-fixing scandal, in which the London-based bank and financial services company Barclays manipulated Libor submissions to give a healthier picture of the bank’s credit quality in 2007 and 2008, has had little material effect on credit unions, according to industry experts. However, corporates that owned Libor-indexed assets during...
I recently received an email from a group of Washington lawyers who ply various trades of a legal nature, including trying to convince credit unions that switching to a mutual charter (with the not-so-subtle understanding of a later move to stock) would be a great idea.