Credit Union Risk Council Announces New Website

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January 20, 2011 – Today the Credit Union Risk Council (CURC) unveiled a new website at This website is designed to provide credit unions with information, resources, and a connection channel for federal law enforcement regarding risk associated with card products. The website also contains an interactive forum for exclusive use by staff members at credit unions, federal law enforcement agencies and Visa and MasterCard companies. 

“This unique site addresses credit unions’ need for an unbiased source of information and news related to the risk of fraud,” said Ron Metsker, Senior Division Officer of Credit Union Card Center. “It also offers the added benefit of being able to receive communication from federal law enforcement agencies that can help protect credit unions and their members.”

The new CURC website is the first to provide federal law enforcement with a secured resource to connect with credit unions in support of investigative efforts. The site provides credit unions with a single source for news, articles, and information pertaining to risk in the card business.

“The CURC is very excited about this new site as it serves the dual purpose of providing a custom-built resource to credit unions and it gives the Council an outlet for outward

communication to the credit union industry regarding card risk issues,” said Steve Ruwe, Chairman of the Council and Chief Risk Officer of PSCU Financial Services.

For more information please visit the site at

About the Credit Union Risk Council

The Credit Union Risk Council was formed in 2008 to address the topic of risk management from the unique perspective of credit unions. Council members work together in a spirit of cooperation to act as advocates for credit unions and to create industry solutions specifically designed for credit unions. Participating institutions are: Card Services for Credit Unions, Credit Union Card Center, Credit Union 24, CUNA Mutual Group, Jack Henry & Associates, The Members Group, Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, PSCU Financial Services and TNB Card Services. Advisory participants include: the FBI, MasterCard, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Secret Service and Visa.

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