Credit Union Times Magazine November 22, 2017

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Front Page News

  • Websites Battle Bots

    Heading into Black Friday, Cyber Monday and this holiday season, the biggest security threat may come from bots designed to steal credentials, overwhelm e-commerce sites and siphon funds from gift cards.


Editor-in-Chief's Column

  • Bring Out Your Inner Oprah This Thanksgiving

    Remember how much everyone couldn't wait for 2016 to be over? I saved a cartoon on my phone the day after Christmas last year that summed it up perfectly. The cartoonist compared the year to a party guest who refuses to leave, illustrating it as a big round ball with...

Letters to the editor

  • Readers Talk Race Relations

    CU Times’ Nov. 2 story, “CU Blackface Photo Causes Facebook Firestorm,” in which Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union in Lewiston, Idaho faced scrutiny after a photo of four employees who came to work on Halloween dressed in Olympic uniforms and blackface appeared on Facebook, inspired numerous readers to comment.



  • Survey Shows Payday Borrowers Have No Regrets

    Despite the negatives overshadowing payday lending, often seen as predatory primarily because of high interest rates that hover around 400%, one survey painted a different picture of payday borrowers.

  • Trade Groups Press Justice Department for ADA Clarity

    With proposals to assist credit unions seeking relief from lawsuits under the Americans for Disabilities Act hung up in Congress, trade groups are continuing to press the Department of Justice to provide guidance on the issue.

  • Dallas, Austin CUs Form Mortgage CUSO

    Two credit unions have launched a CUSO to originate mortgages deep in the heart of Texas.

  • Georgia's Own CU to Buy Bank

    The $2.2 billion Georgia's Own Credit Union expects to become the first state-chartered cooperative in the Peach State to buy a state-chartered bank by the second quarter of 2018.


  • People

    The $1.9 billion Vantage West Credit Union in Tucson, Ariz., promoted Danielle Bridges as vice president, retail sales and operations. In this position, Bridges takes executive-level responsibility for building momentum and ensuring Vantage West delivers relevant financial products and services to help the membership succeed. She also ensures the credit...

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