• CU bills await NY governor's signature

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Legislation that would enact a revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and bring New York State up to par with other states is among the bills waiting Gov. George Pataki's signature. The revised UCC Article 9 creates a new statewide system for filing of...

  • Kiplinger's shines spotlight on college CUs

    WASHINGTON - College campus credit unions are getting the recognition they deserve. Kiplinger's August issue shines a spotlight on college credit unions and finds more students are choosing them as a way to beat bank fees. According to one student Jeremy Garver-Hughes, a senior at Kent State University he became...

  • Workers CU, fifth grade class leave legacy of literacy

    FITCHBURG, Mass. - The fifth grade class at J.R. Briggs Elementary School in Ashburnham Mass. has proved that reading really is fundamental by organizing their own book drive to benefit many programs within North Central Massachusetts. Wanting to encourage greater student involvement within their community, Workers Credit Union and fifth...

  • Northup appointed NCUA director of public and congressional affairs

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Acting NCUA Chairman Dennis Dollar announced June 29 that he intends to appoint Clifford R. Northup to the agency's director of Public and Congressional Affairs. The current director, Bob Loftus, plans to retire by July 27, after 20 years with the agency. Northup will serve as the primary contact...

  • SOUTH

    Volunteer Corporate Credit Union, Brentwood, Tenn., has promoted Ben G. Mauldin to senior vice president/chief financial officer; Ben Williams to vice president of information services; and Shirley Austin to vice president of finance. Florida Central Credit Union, Tampa, Fla., Senior Vice President Laida E. Garcia has been elected Florida Credit...

  • EVA is pet peeve

    In response to publisher Mike Welch's recent column on pet peeves, I have one of my own. My biggest pet peeve has to be the notion, within the credit union industry, that EVA-type measurement methodologies have no place within our organizations because "we are different from for-profit entities." I agree...

  • CUNA Mutual Group updates retirement statements

    MADISON, Wis. - CUNA Mutual Group will begin sending out revamped retirement account statements this month to some 60,000 CU employees, or about 35% of full-time staffers in the nation's CUs. Most of the 60,000 retirement account holders are participants of 401(k) plans, with others participants in money purchase and...

  • Everyone counts at NAFCU's lean and mean operation

    NAFCU only has a staff of 56, but its 1,000 member CUs would never know it. NAFCU leaders say its staff strives to be responsive to all of its member CUs, taking a hands-on approach. Long-known for its regulatory and compliance expertise, NAFCU has been working on increasing its profile...

  • Poor leaders peeve me

    Publisher Mike Welch has some pet peeves. So do I. People who hold a position on the board of directors of a credit union or credit union trade association who: *Never have a position on any topic. *Are afraid to speak out and ask questions. *Hold an officers position because...

  • CUs hear from dealers, auto experts at CUDL Auto Lending Symposium

    LAS VEGAS - Anyone who's bought a car recently knows that the entire process - from researching a vehicle to making the actual purchase - has changed from what it used to be. So it came as no surprise to the more than 250 representatives from 90 credit unions who...