One of the fastest growing types of fraud is elder financial abuse, which the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau tabs as a $2.9 billion annual problem.
North Carolina has passed a law that allows credit unions to offer savings programs with sweepstakes attached.
Tarheel CUs may soon be able to entice savings by offering grand prizes to members in a statewide lottery.
The budget shortfalls harshly affecting a number of state governments over the past two years seem, for the most part, to have spared credit union regulation any sharp impairment.
North Carolina's Democratic governor, Beverly Perdue, unveiled a broad downsize of state agencies but the North Carolina Credit Union League is telling its members it disfavors any notion of combining bank and CU regulation.