• Special Report: Insurance

    The insurance industry is looking to provide consumers more convenience and a more diversified selection of offerings. From the growing branch of pet insurance to the ease of changing policy information online, discover the possibilities in our special report on pages 14-15.

  • Four contested CUNA Board positions

    WASHINGTON-Four of the nine open seats on the 24-person CUNA board are contested seats. The remaining five candidates running are uncontested. For District 1, which includes New England, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, there is a contested seat representing credit unions under 10,000 members. Thomas J. O'Neil, president and...

  • Trade groups need to change their tactics

    I found Mike Welch's June 20th column suggesting that credit unions and banks find some common ground to start some dialog very interesting. In my opinion, this can only happen if our trade association leaders take the lead to tone down the rhetoric, instruct trade association staff to conduct themselves...

  • Securian Financial launches CustomQuote.com

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Securian Financial Network, an affiliate of Minnesota Life, an insurance provider, has launched CustomQuote.com, a Web site that makes insurance products available to consumers via the Internet and call centers. CustomQuote.com provides online insurance quoting for a variety of products including home appliance warranties, auto, homeowners,...

  • California auto insurance rates best in nation

    WASHINGTON - A recent Consumer Federation of America study has found that California has the most pro-consumer auto insurance regulation in the nation. The report found that the provisions of 1988's Proposition 103 have created a system with higher profits, lower rate increases and more rapid declines in assigned rate...

  • CUNA Mutual Group offers Web enhancements

    MADISON, Wis. - CUNA Mutual Group is keeping convenience and innovation in the forefront of its offerings. As part of its initiative this year to make its products more accessible to clients, CUNA Mutual has further fine-tuned its Credit Union Insurance Review. Currently offered online at CUNA Mutual's Web site,...

  • NAR continues push to defeat rule to allow banks to enter real estate

    WASHINGTON - The National Association of Realtors is not relenting in its efforts to block attempts by banks to participate in real estate sales. Among its latest moves, NAR has commissioned two more studies that examine the possible consequences of a proposal before the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury...

  • OSI and Maxxar in reseller agreement

    DETROIT - Maxxar Corporation, an interactive solutions firm specializing in computer telephony solutions, and Open Solutions Inc., a core processor and Net-based solutions provider, have entered into a reseller agreement geared at the credit union industry. The deal calls for OSI to identify CU prospects whose needs match Maxxar's voice...

  • Project Differentiation: Leading by example

    WASHINGTON-While CUNA's Project Differentiation got off to a slow start, the rate of completed statements of commitment has increased since it was transferred to the Advocacy and Governmental Affairs division. CUNA Grassroots Manager Gretchen Graf and others in the leagues are crediting leadership by example with the increase in statements....

  • Kampen to advise NASCUS on liquidity strategies

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Finding solutions to balance sheet and liquidity issues has taken center stage in the credit union industry even though many CUs are reporting record levels in deposits and member shares. U.S. Central CU President/CEO Dan Kampen will discuss liquidity trends and alternatives for the CU community at...