• Is branding in slowdown? Crear sees credit union lethargy

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It may be a question of perception, but there's diverse opinion lately about the progress of CUNA's marketing campaign for national branding. On one hand, Peter Crear, CUNA's executive vice president and chief operating officer, told New Mexico credit union executives he's disappointed with the number of...

  • Why rate cuts and tax cuts won't overcome job cuts

    Think of it as a variation on the childhood "Rock, Paper, Scissors" game. Except in this game, not only are the stakes higher, but there is one clear victor that will defeat the other two participants: job cuts will override both rate cuts by the Fed and tax cuts to...

  • "High performance" assessment model shows 26% jump in HP credit unions

    SEATTLE - NCUA's CAMEL system has been the most significant standard for rating credit union performance, but it's not the only system in CU town. An alternative "high performance" assessment model developed by Ward-Smith & Company measures a CU's operational effectiveness using an "accounts-per-member" formula. Based on data drawn from...

  • Renaissance needs unity to succeed

    Just about the time most of us have almost forgotten about CUNA's ambitious Renaissance Commission effort, it pops up in the news again. The headlines this time (see page one) have to do with the commission making its report to the CUNA Board of Directors when it met last week...

  • Donations

    US Federal Credit Union, Bloomington, Minn., has raised $4,817.50 for the Children's Miracle Network in a three-month sale of Happenings Books, an Entertainment Fund-Raising coupon book. A $10.25 profit on each book went directly to the Credit Unions for Kids, which benefits the Children's Miracle Network and the Gillette Children's...

  • Information security: Is it a priority at your credit union?

    Your member's information must be protected! Recently, NCUA released their revised regulations to part 748, which becomes effective July 1, 2001. They made some significant changes that affect how a credit union should approach security, specifically, information security. These revised regulations will impact how credit unions approach, manage and monitor...

  • Washington CUs cooperatively form Operation C.U.R.E to help members survive job layoffs

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - More than 450 residents of Whatcom County, in the Northwestern reaches of Washington state near the Canadian border, have spent most of their working years at the Georgia-Pacific Corporation pulp plant in Bellingham. On March 30, however, their world came crashing down. They were laid off with...

  • Nolan trying to pump up NAFCU's little-known for-profit arm, NAFCU Services Corporation

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Keith Nolan has only been on the job for three months as the front man for NAFCU's for-profit subsidiary, NAFCU Services Corp., but the fledgling NSC president is eyeing up some big changes for this somewhat unknown entity. NSC's core offering is its Preferred Provider Program, which...

  • 2001 ASSOCIATION MEETINGS & EVENTS CALENDAR

    JULY JULY 8-19 CUNA & Affiliates CUNA Management School, Sellery Hall, Madison, Wis. For info: Deb Verdecchia, 800-356-9655, ext. 4249. JULY 9-12 Montana CU Network's Mountain Regional Credit Union Roundtable, Idaho Falls, Idaho. For info: Patricia Garvin, 406-442-9081. JULY 11-14 NAFCU's 34th Annual Conference & Exhibition, Orlando Marriott World Center,...

  • A look at CUNA's chief at the five-year mark

    WASHINGTON-As CUNA President and CEO Dan Mica celebrates his five-year anniversary with CUNA July 1, he's looking to the future. Not only is he examining CUNA's future, but also his own, and he sees himself with CUNA for the next five years. "In my first five years at CUNA, any...