• Utah league's Karls named president/ CEO Montana CU Network

    SALT LAKE CITY - Tracie Karls, senior vice president dues supported services for the Utah League of Credit Unions has been named the new president/CEO of the Montana Credit Union Network, effective Sept. 4. Karls succeeds Herb Walberg who retired as president/CEO of MCUN May 1. Karls joined the Utah...

  • GTE FCU goes back to basics

    TAMPA, Fla. - Good marketing doesn't have to be salesy, it can be educational too. GTE Federal Credit Union has gotten a jump on taking its members and staff back to school for an education- credit union style. The $819 million credit union has a new five-year strategic plan that...

  • Marketing: The key to retail success

    Trying to deliver your product without marketing is like trying to have a party and not inviting anyone to attend. The party just is not going to happen. The invitation is key. It communicates the end result of all the planning and the reason(s) why people should come. The same...

  • Illinois credit unions get most of session wish list

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Sibling rivalry between credit unions and banks highlighted the recently ended 92nd session of the Illinois General Assembly. Credit union lobbyists describe the session as "active" and claimed more victories than losses. The long-term strategy of the Illinois Credit Union League, said executive vice president and chief...

  • Credit union economists confident bank fees exceed credit unions'

    WASHINGTON-In the wake of the release of the Federal Reserve's banking fee study, credit union economists are predicting that credit unions are still a better deal for consumers than banks. Currently, credit unions are not included in the Fed's survey, but both CUNA and NAFCU expect to have their own...

  • Time for another potpourri look at CU world

    In recent weeks there have been a number of news stories and related developments involving credit unions that deserve comment. Here is a brief look at just a few of them: * The CO-OP Network, under the capable leadership of its CEO Bob Rose, continues to make impressive headlines on...

  • O'Rourke, Sacher, Moulton merges with RSM McGladrey & Pullen

    BRISBANE, Calif. and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - O'Rourke, Sacher & Moulton (OSM), the leading credit union auditing and consulting firm in the U.S. has merged with RSM McGladrey, a leading accounting, tax and consulting firm for mid-size companies in the U.S. The merger, effective August 1, combines O'Rourke's 550 credit union...

  • Line between open and closed systems blurring but remains

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Richard Hurt says moving from the service bureau and its proprietary environment that had served his credit union for 10 years to an "open system" vendor was positively liberating. Annette Zimmerman, meanwhile, says her credit union's relationship with its proprietary core-system processor has not inhibited her organization...

  • SOUTHWEST

    Mobiloil Federal Credit Union, Beaumont, Texas, has named Kim L. Heinze vice president of finance.