Members of another California-based credit union have voted to merge their institution with the $550 million Self-Help Federal Credit Union.
The $38M Butte FCU in California merges with the N.C.-based Self Help FCU.
This year's long winter has paid off in real savings for credit unions that invested in energy efficient buildings.
Credit unions say after this winter's high energy costs, previously implemented green initiatives have paid off.
Second Federal Credit Union opened its doors in Chicago Sept. 21, assuming the footprint of a 130-year old failed thrift.
Research found bipartisan support.
Two long-term opponents of payday lending said that nine federal credit unions in five states continue to offer members payday loans with triple-digit interest rates.
Consumer advocates say most credit unions cited in 2010 have abandoned the practice.
Industry isn’t swarming into western North Carolina, but tourism attracts lots of visitors, positioning local businesses as the economic heartbeat of the area.
Five of the eight winners of the Center for Financial Services Innovation second round of Financial Capability Innovation Fund awards are either offshoots of credit unions, have credit unions partners or have a history of working with credit unions.