• In search of a perfect match

    Once the decision has been made to conduct a member survey here are a few basic questions CUs must ask before choosing a research vendor: 1. What information will be asked? Can the credit union give input as to the types of questions asked? 2. Who constructs the "instrument"? How...

  • CUNA renews alliance with De La Rue Cash Systems

    MADISON, Wis. - CUNA and De La Rue Cash Systems have extended their long-term relationship to provide money-counting equipment to credit unions, effective July 1, 2001. The new agreement is for three years and provides further improved pricing on some of the most popular coin and currency handling equipment. In...

  • CRI partners to provide AD&D

    ATLANTA - Creditor Resources, Inc., a marketer of insurance products and technology, will join forces with service providers LifeHelp Insurance Administrative Services and Selman & Company, to deliver an Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance plan. "The administrative expertise of these two first-rate companies along with the superiority of our product...

  • Gramlich speaks on importance of saving

    WASHINGTON-Federal Reserve Board Governor Edward Gramlich spoke to the National Savings Coalition June 25 on the importance of saving and financial education, as well as the Fed's efforts in the matter. Personal savings across the country has dropped to the negatives in the first part of the 21st century. "We...

  • GE Mortgage Insurance rolls out Homebuyer Privileges program

    RALEIGH, N.C. - GE Mortgage Insurance, a unit of GE Capital Mortgage Corp., a subsidiary of GE Capital is touting that its new "Homebuyer PrivilegesT" provides qualified borrowers through participating lenders with access to savings that could total $750 to $1,500 on home-related products and services provided by GE businesses...

  • Kinecta FCU At-A-Glance

    * Main office in Manhattan Beach, Calif. * Total of 28 branches located in California, Virginia, and Maryland; * Chartered in 1940 as Hughes Aircraft Employees FCU; * Originally served the employees of Hughes Aircraft Company, with company founder and multi-millionaire Howard Hughes saying, "Sure, start the credit union. Just...

  • What is Discovery?

    TORONTO - CUNA Mutual Group's Discovery Conference is a relatively young conference, this year being only the sixth edition. "Attendance for this conference doubled in 1999 and then doubled again this year," said Wayne Benson, chief officer of sales and marketing for CUNA Mutual Group. This year's Discovery attracted about...

  • More federal to state conversions, underserved expansions up in May

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Though the trend seems to be greatly slowing, NCUA approved two federal to state charter conversions in May. The two credit unions, OmniAmerican and Fort Worth Community both of Fort Worth, Texas, brought with them more than $1 billion in aggregate assets. Additionally, 32 expansions into underserved areas were...

  • CU Realty upgrades site

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - CU Realty, an online real estate solution for credit union members, has added a number of new features to its site, www.curealty.com. The site is designed to assist homeowners, buyers and sellers connect and simplify their transactions. The enhanced site features include the following: * A market...

  • Mortgage lending surge continues, auto lending braces for a solid year: Callahan reports

    WASHINGTON - Real estate lending continues to proliferate as some credit unions explore options on how to apply the brakes to the demand, according to Callahan & Associates, Inc. The firm held its latest Trend Watch conference call on June 25 with more than 25 credit union executives and vendors...