• CUNA unloading on upcoming 2002 congressional campaigns

    WASHINGTON-With next year's congressional elections creeping up on lawmakers and lobbyists alike, CUNA's PAC - Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) - is dumping its war chest upon candidates. Many of the congressmen given contributions are members of the Financial Services Committee. Congressman Rubn Hinojosa (D-Texas) received $500 from CULAC...

  • Credit unions represented at predatory lending hearings

    WASHINGTON-Lee Williams, CEO of Aviation Associates Credit Union in Wichita, Kansas, will carry the weight of the credit union community behind him when he testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on the credit union view of predatory mortgage lending. At press time, his testimony was scheduled for Friday, July 27....

  • Maine CUL leader to chair economic education council

    WESTBROOK, Me. - John Murphy, president of the Maine Credit Union League was elected board chair of the Maine Council on Economic Education. Murphy has served on the council's board for the past eight years The non-profit council, located on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine, is...

  • SOUTH

    Bell-Tel Credit Union, Orlando, Fla., has named Brian Hartwigsen vice president of lending. Health Services Credit Union, Jacksonville, Fla., has named Rose Gunter vice president of operations. Louisiana Credit Union League, Harahan, has appointed the following officers to its board: Glen Beard, chairman; Charles Kramer, 1st vice chairman; Virgil Allen,...

  • Dollar meets with Irish CU leaders at NCUA

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Acting NCUA Chairman Dennis Dollar hosted a working visit with a delegation of credit union leaders from Ireland. The visit was scheduled in May after Dollar spoke at the World Council of Credit Union's annual meeting in Killarney, Ireland. The timing of the meeting was important because in May,...

  • Equifax Card Services changes name to Certegy Inc.

    ALPHRETTA, Ga. - The Equifax Payment Services division of Equifax Inc. has officially changed its name to Certegy,Inc. According to Certegy, Inc. President/CEO Lee A. Kennedy, the new name embodies the concepts of certainty, energy, technology, and strategy, which are the company's core business characteristics. Working with Landor, a national...

  • FundsXpress partners with uMonitor

    AUSTIN, Texas - Internet solutions firm FundsXpress Financial Network, Inc., has partnered with aggregation firm uMonitor, Inc. Under the partnership, FundsXpress will incorporate an account aggregation tool in its product suite, which includes online banking, a portal, an e-wallet, and others. Users will have a single-point log-in to track their...

  • Arizona league licensing branch/Internet kiosk

    PHOENIX - Seeking to be out-front with its members on new Internet technology and automated branch networks, the Arizona Credit Union League has hooked up with a Virginia Beach, Va.-software firm to license a sophisticated home banking/cash dispensing product in the state. The licensing venture, which has been in the...

  • USA FCU goes global

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - USA Federal Credit Union has become the first credit union to establish shared branching financial services outside of the United States. USA FCU can count branch locations in Japan, Korea and Guam as part of the CU Service Centers Network. "There are lots of troops stationed...

  • CU support leads to legislative action

    AUSTIN, Texas - Teamwork and persistence pays off. The Collateral Protection Insurance Act, a bill strongly supported by Southwest Business Corporation and the Texas Credit Union Coalition, has recently been signed by Texas Governor Rick Perry. The new law contains a "safe harbor" provision that will give the lender immunity...