• Don't overlook Internet as tool to reach Hispanics

    WASHINGTON -As the Hispanic population continues to grow across the country, so does the number of adult Hispanics online, according to a study released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Fifty percent of Hispanics are now using the Internet. The study was based on a survey in February...

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    Missouri Credit Union System, St. Louis, has named Amy McLard vice president of public/legislative affairs and Lisa Cassady director of communications. Wisconsin Credit Union League, Pewaukee, has appointed the following officers to its executive committee: Randy Beck, Royal Credit Union, chairman; Carol Adler, Marshfield Medical Center Credit Union, first vice...

  • New Horizon CU waiting for word on one of largest FOM expansions in state

    MANASSAS, Va. - New Horizon Credit Union has filed an application with the state Bureau of Financial Institutions for a community charter and, under separate application, a request to expand its field-of-membership from a potential membership of 7,100 to more than 430,000. New Horizon's FOM currently includes employees of the...

  • Origin of two names

    RSM McGladrey Inc. was created when McGladrey & Pullen sold its non-attest assets and business to H&R Block Inc. in August 1999. Under terms of the agreement, RSM McGladrey was established as an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of H&R Block. For regulatory reasons, McGladrey & Pullen LLP was maintained as a...

  • Tossing assumptions helps fight deposit account fraud

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Fraud prevention successes at larger organizations means higher risks to smaller organizations. According to Pratt & Associates Fraud Service Manager John C. Askew, one key to lowering deposit account fraud is having less confidence in the status quo. "The first three letters in confidence says it all-con,"...

  • Ohio's Stark County Chapter loves a parade

    CANTON, Ohio - The Stark County Chapter of credit unions carried a lot of "hot air" during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Grand Parade here. About 40 credit union CEOs and employees maneuvered a 40-foot helium-filled Richie Rich balloon along the 2.2-mile parade trail. Balloon handlers wore polo shirts...

  • CUSO Financial Services taking credit unions to a new wireless level

    SAN DIEGO - From CUs jumping on the aggregation bandwagon to almost daily announcements of CUs offering wireless banking, the credit union tech scene is as trendy as it gets. CUSO Financial Services here may be kicking off a new trend - wireless brokerage. The CUSO, which has 58 CU...

  • Fed Chairman Greenspan keeps some of finances in CU

    WASHINGTON -Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's personal financial holdings were valued between $3.1 million and $9.6 million at the end of last year, according to a federal financial disclosure report released Aug. 7. The Fed chairman also held between $650,000 and $1.5 million worth of Treasury bills in direct deposit...

  • Immediate response to New Zealand CU Internet banking service

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - When Police and Families Credit Union (PFCU) launched its online banking service called AccessOnline this month, 260 members used it in the first day. The response continues to grow. The new service allows members to check accounts, transfer funds between their accounts and family members' accounts,...

  • Administration speaks out on homestead exemption

    WASHINGTON-The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) penned a letter August 1 on behalf of the president warning that the White House prefers the House language regarding the homestead exemption to the more restrictive Senate version. The letter noted, "consideration of the Administration's views would be appreciated." "The Administration supports...