“We wanted to be the first financial institution here to acknowledge it rather than not and so at the end of the day this campaign is all about inclusiveness, saying `we want to do your banking’ and VanCity being one of a kind.” -VanCity CU Manager of Corporate Affairs Alexandra Paproski about launching Canada’s first ad campaign pitch to the gay and lesbian community in mainstream media. “We should be happy with the steady increase of 20 to 30 new aggregation users a month.” -Wendell Blakely, SVP of Technology for IBM Southeast Employees FCU, Boca Raton, Fla., talking about the CU’s expectations with aggregation adoption. So far the CU is very disappointed in member interest in the product. “The era of outrageous fees and unfair prepayment penalties in North Carolina has ended. North Carolina has led the way. Now it’s important for the rest of the country to follow.” -North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper commenting on the findings of a study that prove the effectiveness of the state’s anti-predatory lending law.

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