Steven Van Beek has left NAFCU to join the law practice of Howard & Howard at the firm’s office in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, Mich.
Steve Van Beek has left NAFCU to join the business law practice of Howard & Howard at the firm’s office in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, Mich.
The $255 million Five Star CU in Dothan, Ala., says it plans to buy the small Flint River National Bank in Camilla, Ga.
During the first half of 2013, the NCUA approved 132 credit union mergers, up from 114 mergers approved as of June 30 last year, according to the NCUA’s Insurance Report of Activity.
CHICAGO — Credit union executives attending CO-OP Financial Services recent THINK 2013 Conference heard two teams of executives and a panel of experts debate whether the credit union industry needs to make measured changes to face future challenges or massive changes.
CHICAGO — Spirited exchange marks a final-day session at CO-OP Financial Services’ THINK 13 conference.
Some dustups have taken place or are in the works that are affecting credit unions. It’s enough to clog your pores, so I’m going to just clean that up a little bit with an apricot scrub. (I’ll apply a light cleanser to that mixed metaphor while I’m at it.)
Michael Bell helped with MECU Baltimore buy, sees more of the same happening down the road.
Never tell Michael Bell, attorney and counselor at Royal Oak, Mich.-based law firm Howard & Howard, something can’t be done without a ready response to two simple words: Why not?
Despite recent activity, the NCUA has said it is not in the business of pushing mergers in 2012. According to an agency spokesman, there is “an upsurge in mergers this year which is likely due to the ability of continuing credit unions to assume the responsibilities associated with mergers as...