• Consumer holiday spending not as dreary as expected

    WASHINGTON-Spending less does not mean less holiday cheer. According to the second annual holiday spending survey conducted by CUNA and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), holiday shoppers will cut back on spending, but not much over last year. Additionally, the study found that consumers were less concerned about debt...

  • SOUTH

    Tennessee Teachers Credit Union, Nashville, has named Chris J. Becker executive vice president.

  • New Zealand's People's Bank fever infects Australia

    SYDNEY, Australia and AUCKLAND New Zealand - The term "people's bank" isn't used much in the U.S., but the term which refers to a government-sponsored bank that brings financial services to those that are not served by traditional financial institutions, has begun to circulate in Australia. In New Zealand it's...

  • CU technology gurus share thoughts on spending plans for 2002

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Autumn is in full swing, and the sound of crunching fills the air - from leaves underfoot and on the desks of IT managers around credit union land as they work the numbers of their 2002 budgets in preparation for approval by their bosses and their boards....

  • Survey shows computer crime growing in frequency, cost

    SAN FRANCISCO - Respondents to the sixth annual "Computer Crime and Security Survey" by the non-profit Computer Security Institute (CSI) and the Computer Intrusion Squad of the San Francisco office of the FBI reported financial losses averaging $2 million each in 2001 because of computer network intrusions. That's almost double...

  • MIDWEST

    Iowa Credit Union League, West Des Moines, has promoted Justin Hupfer to director of regulatory compliance and internal counsel. Heritage Credit Union, Rockford, Ill., has elected Jim Jerving, Manager of CUNA & Affiliates Editorial Products, board director. Jerving will replace long-time director, Roger Julseth, who retired in early October.

  • Early-bird Hampel on CNBC

    DALLAS - CUNA Chief Economist Bill Hampel made an appearance on MSNBC's Today's Business recently. Hampel, who was on business in Dallas, visited a CNBC satellite office to do the live appearance. It aired at 6:40 a.m. eastern time, meaning for Hampel, being in the central time zone, it was...

  • Arizona Central CU rolls out Receipt Manager

    CARLSBAD, Calif. - Arizona Central Credit Union has completed the installation of Bluepoint Solutions' Receipt Manager. Receipt Manager allows member signatures to be electronically captured at the teller window, eliminating the need to keep paper copies of all member receipts as dictated by state and federal regulations. "Receipt Manager gives...

  • Volunteers need more education, not more politics

    One of the biggest challenges facing credit unions today is the desperate need for educated volunteers. It is a topic that is rarely openly discussed. I often ask credit union groups, "What is one of the greatest strengths of credit unions?" Almost always, the reaction is total silence. Surprisingly, even...

  • SWBC to demo tech solutions at Tech Mecca

    SAN ANTONIO - Southwest Business Corporation will showcase its new high-tech product line at "Tech Mecca" being held in Arlington, Texas from November 28 - 30. Tech Mecca is being jointly sponsored by the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, the Texas Credit Union League and the PULSE Network. SWBC will...