• Looking to the Next Generation

    MIAMI, Fla. - Future marketing strategies to reach the Hispanic market shouldn't overlook the "Next Generation" says a recent report released by the Strategy Research Corporation. According to the 2002 U.S. Hispanic Market Report, with every generation, Hispanics have steadily increased their standard of living. For example, the report finds...

  • NCUA Board reins in budget; finally passes Dollar's Reg-Flex

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-In a lengthy meeting, the NCUA Board approved several key measures, including Reg-Flex and the budget, overhead transfer rate, and operating fee for fiscal year 2002. NCUA Chairman Dennis Dollar highlighted that this was the first time all three aspects of the budget were considered at the same meeting....

  • Nine organizations recipients of CMG Foundation grant

    MADISON, Wis. - The CUNA Mutual Group Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 in grants. The nine recipients include the following organizations: United Way of Dane County in Wisconsin, $210,000; Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way in Iowa, $11,300; United Way Mt. Baldy Region in California, $5,000; Worldwide Foundation for Credit...

  • Robinson attends NCUA Board meeting

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Former NAFCU President and CEO Ken Robinson emerged from semi-retirement to attend the November NCUA Board meeting. While he admitted he was partially interested in the corporate waiver (See related story), he mostly came to see the familiar faces. Robinson wanted to congratulate NCUA Board member Geoff...

  • Key findings of the survey:

    * 65 million transactions are being made by 24,000 payday loan outlets, costing 10 million American households $2.4 billion in fees this year for the two-week loans. * 19 states and two territories have laws that do not authorize payday loans, 25 states and Washington D.C. authorize payday lending, and...

  • Washington State CU regulator affirms SCUs' incidental powers parity with FCUs

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Citing chapter and verse of the Washington State Credit Union Act (WSCUA) that "grants Washington State-chartered credit unions the powers and authorities (powers) that federally-chartered credit unions (FCUs) possessed on December 31, 1993 or a subsequent date not later than July 22, 2001," the director of the...

  • Military Action

    Some CUs, vendors adjust military leave pay policies to assist their reservist employees. See story page 6.

  • Empire delivering check images online

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Empire Corporate FCU is now offering CU members access to check images online via partnership with Empire's member CUs. Empire worked with Digital Insight to deliver check images over a secure connection to the Net banking systems of its member CUs. The CU can then offer image...

  • Open for business in a down economy

    Earlier in the year, those of us in the marketing community were busily discussing the impact of our current branding campaigns, customer relationship management programs and the like. Here at First South, we were analyzing the results of our annual membership survey. The marketing department was particularly proud to note...

  • Gov. Bush appoints Shutes to State Board

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Aletta Shutes, executive vice president of the Florida Credit Union League was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to a position on the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Shutes will succeed Sharon Ofuani for a term beginning on Nov. 7 and ending Sept. 30, 2005. Her appointment is...