Thanks to the credit union lobby, Michigan lawmakers look to be first in the nation to act next week on a non-binding resolution seeking to halt or delay the Federal Reserve's debit interchange rules.
Following CUNA's lead, the Michigan Credit Union League is reviving a new online advocacy tool, "Operation Grassroots," to bolster comment letters on legislative and regulatory issues.
Marking a new phase in league co-operation, the Michigan and Illinois credit union leagues disclosed Monday they have signed a strategic alliance agreement to collaborate on membership and product development.
Thanks in part to advocacy ads hitting on ownership, Michigan credit unions enjoyed a sharp membership run-up in 2010 with prospects hopeful for more of the same in 2011, according to the Michigan Credit Union League.
CUNA joined the Michigan Credit Union League Wednesday in opposition to an ad hoc petition circulating online this week calling for what were described as a series of "radical" steps to overhaul NCUA operations.
Expressing concern over a call for a foreclosure moratorium and a state-run bank, the Michigan Credit Union League is jumping into the race for governor with an endorsement for the GOP candidate, Rick Snyder.
Biz Kid$, the industry-funded and nationally syndicated financial education program on PBS,
The industry-funded and nationally syndicated Biz Kid$ program received its biggest shot in the arm this week--a $700,000 pledge from an Invest in America unit of the Michigan Credit Union League.
The early success of a credit union small business financing program is one example of how cooperatives are helping out, said David Adams, president/CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League.
While banks are still needed to help bolster the economy, in the meantime, credit unions have much to offer the small business