• Information please

    My vision for Credit Union Times when it was launched 11 years ago was to cover the news of the credit union industry so well that busy subscribers wouldn't have to read a multitude of other credit union publications. That vision has materialized. Credit Union Times, especially in the last...

  • SEFCU launches new portal

    CALABASAS, Calif. - Portals are fading in CU land, but that's not stopping all CUs from getting involved. The $700 million SEFCU, Albany, N.Y., has launched a new e-commerce portal that is powered by Digital Insight's AXIS eCommerce Portal. It includes transaction-based services such as online brokerage, car buying, and...

  • Compliance and marketing in one handy guide

    MADISON, Wis. - With the renewed credit union branding push, CUNA has made it easier for compliance and marketing to work together. CUNA's Marketing Council and Center for Professional Development have joined forces to release the Compliance and Marketing Guide for credit unions. Written by Tom Leduc, an attorney with...

  • WesCorp enhances WAVE,its online account system

    SAN DIMAS, Calif. - In response to member feedback, the $15 billion WesCorp has enhanced its online member account solution, WAVE (WesCorp's Automated Virtual Employee). Enhancements include cash order, certificate purchase and user maintenance features. WesCorp members can now act as administrators of WAVE, adding users, changing user rights, deleting...

  • Iowa CU regulator recognized by governor

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Jim Forney, superintendent of credit unions for the Iowa Credit Union Division will be recognized June 14 at an awards ceremony in the State Capitol rotunda as this year's recipient of the Leader of the Year award. The award is given through the governor's Golden Dome...

  • Southwest Corporate enhances investment site

    DALLAS - The $5.6 billion Southwest Corporate FCU here has announced that it has enhanced the site (www.swcorpinvest.com) of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Southwest Corporate Investment Services. According to Southwest Corporate, the new site provides economic "commentary" to help CU leaders gauge the economy. It also provides up-to-date information on rates...

  • Adding value to CU experience

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., - Part of the credit union difference is the value returned to the member. Beyond the end of year dividends, credit unions have developed creative programs to reward members while boosting their portfolios. Here is just a sample of how credit unions choose to give back...

  • MCIF gains in popularity

    MADISON, Wis. - Call it the credit union marketer's latest old friend, but Master Consumer Information Files play an important role in today's credit union. According to CUNA's Credit Union Services Profile Report, 14% of credit unions and counting employ MCIF to segment their membership for target-marketing purposes. "While MCIF...

  • Bankers appeal brief due

    WASHINGTON-The American Bankers Association (ABA) had to file its brief challenging NCUA's field of membership policies with the U.S. Court of Appeals around press time. The ABA is appealing U.S District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's decision in favor of the NCUA. The bankers sued the credit union regulator charging the...

  • Experian to enter e-mail marketing arena

    ORANGE, Calif., - Experian, a provider of information solutions, has spent $13.5 million for Exactis from 24/7 Media, Inc, a provider of advertising/marketing solutions. Experian will now have the e-mail marketing infrastructure to offer marketers the most effective, immediate, targeted and inexpensive way to reach consenting members and self-identified prospects...