• TCUL Lending Services offers auto loan recapture program through Ser Technology

    FARMERS BRANCH, Texas - TCUL Lending Services used to offer its auto loan recapture program by accessing the Department of Motor Vehicle's database to find out which members financed auto loans from a source other than a credit union. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act put an end to that practice. Now TCUL...

  • CUAW thinking outside the box

    A new association business structure has emerged that could potentially challenge the traditional thinking about credit union system organizations. For some, our success might point out credit union needs that have gone unfulfilled by the existing structure. It seems long-time credit union luminary and Credit Union Times publisher Mike Welch's...

  • Utah senator, ULCU staffer killed in ATV mishap

    SALT LAKE CITY - On the job for the Utah League of Credit Unions for less than two months, Pete Suazo, a leading Utah legislator and called "the most prominent Latino in the state," was killed in a tragic all terrain-vehicle accident August 19. The 50-year-old Suazo, a state senator...

  • CU House well on its way to completion

    WASHINGTON-Despite the reputation for many construction companies to overstay their welcome, CUNA's Credit Union House looks as if it will be ready in time for the September 11 grand opening. The house is being funded by credit union leagues that have invested in a limited liability corporation (LLC) on behalf...

  • WOCCU addresses legal problems of new technology

    PARIS - If the new technology has created opportunities it has also created legal problems and affected the way credit unions and all businesses operate. Because the Internet knows no borders, things like trademark issues can become major problems, said Eugenia Carter, an attorney with LaFollette, Godfrey and Kahn who...

  • CUAW intent unclear

    I read with great interest publisher Mike Welch's column in the August 8 issue on the Credit Union Association of the West. Just yesterday I was speaking to a credit union CEO in the area and I asked him, "What do you make of this new CUAW?" His response was,...

  • Montana Credit Union Network staying `single' despite member drop

    HELENA, Mont. - That "super regional" linkup of four West Coast credit union leagues to share products and services is triggering plenty of discussion among credit union boards and league staffers across the Mountain States and Midwest, but the Montana Credit Union Network, for one, has no plans now to...

  • A Code Red primer

    The Code Red worm has snarled traffic on the Internet and in other networks by infiltrating hundreds of thousands of servers. How did it accomplish that? Here's an explanation from Rick Fleming, vice president of security operations at Digital Defense Inc. in San Antonio, Texas: "The Code Red worm works...

  • More aggregation alliances shakeout; early adopting CUs seeing mixed results

    INDIANAPOLIS - As another Internet solutions provider popular in the credit union space makes a deal to offer account aggregation to its clients, the question of member interest in the product remains. At press time,VIFI, Indianapolis, has partnered with aggregation firm uMonitor to offer aggregation to its 160 financial clients,...