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FORUM Credit Union announces 2014 SaveItUp winners and starts New Year

Indianapolis, IN (February 9, 2015) -- FORUM Credit Union awarded three members as the SaveItUp winners for 2014. Participants were entered to win cash prizes by enrolling in the program and completing financial steps that helped them reduce debt, reduce spending, save for a purpose, ...

UNFCU Foundation launched

Reinforces Credit Union’s Service Mission LONG ISLAND CITY, NY (February 9, 2015) -- United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) today announced the introduction of UNFCU Foundation Inc., a non-profit entity. The Foundation’s purpose is to reduce poverty through education and healthcare programs,especially ...

LLCU does good by giving back in a big way

DECATUR, IL (February 09, 2015) -- Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has recently donated over $5,800 to 15 organizations across Central Illinois through its Do Good Checking account. LLCU’s Do Good Checking contributed dollars based on a percentage of all account holders’ ...

Credit union program pays off for savers

Six Michiganians Win $10,000 in Prize Drawing LANSING, MI (February 5, 2015) -- A recent Financial Security Index poll from Bankrate showed one in four Americans don’t have any emergency savings. Another 22 percent said their emergency savings would only cover three months’ ...

Genisys sponsors Utica Ice Festival

Photo Cut Line: Spectators enjoy the 2014 fireworks display. UTICA, MI (February 9, 2015) -- Genisys Credit Union, which provides services to anyone who lives or works in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, is sponsoring the Utica Ice Festival, which is to take place Friday, ...

Lake Michigan Credit Union rides information technology wave

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (February 5, 2015) – Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) first jumped into the digital age in 2000 when its first website went live (as Credit Union Financial Group). LMCU’s virtual footprint has since fast-tracked to the point where it can now match ...

Altura Credit Union reopens University Avenue Branch in Riverside

Grand Reopening Set for Feb. 12 RIVERSIDE, CA (February 9, 2015) -- Riverside-based Altura Credit Union reopened its branch at 1616 University Ave., Riverside, on Feb. 4, returning it to full operation.  A Grand Opening Party, which is open to the public, is set for ...

Students step up to end hunger

GLENDALE, AZ (February 9, 2015) -- Last year, students from the Washington Elementary School District (WESD) collected over 56,000 pounds of food for a local food bank. This year they’re stepping up again with their annual We Can End Hunger Food Drive to ...

Tom Gandre named PSCU acting CEO. Mike Kelly leaves PSCU

ST PETERSBURG, FL (February 9, 2015) -- Today, PSCU’s board of directors announced that Tom Gandre, executive vice president and COO, has been named Acting CEO of the nation’s leading credit union service organization (CUSO).  With more than seven years of service with ...

Dusty Bowers joins Capital Services as Vice President of National Sales

SIOUX FALLS, SD (February 9, 2015) – Kenneth “Dusty” Bowers, who has worked in the financial services industry for 35 years, 30 of those servicing credit unions, has joined Capital Services as Vice President of National Sales. Capital Services is an innovative provider of card asset ...

MSUFCU announces new Business Services Managers

Bush Promoted to Business Services Manager, Porter to Business Services Assistant Manager EAST LANSING, MI (February 9, 2015) — Patrick McPharlin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MSU Federal Credit Union, is pleased to announce the promotions of Renee L. Bush to Business Services Manager ...

NCUA posts 2015 regulation review list

Public Comments on Annual Assessment of One-Third of Agency Rules Due by Aug. 3 ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 9, 2015) -- The National Credit Union Administration is now accepting public comments on the list of regulations the agency will review in 2015. The agency’s rolling ...

GTE Financial opens second student-powered financial center

This is GTE’s and region’s second true student-operated credit union TAMPA, FL (February 9, 2015) -- GTE Financial opened its second student-powered Community Financial Center location in partnership with Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla.  The center is located on the campus at 1000 ...

CO-OP relaunches CO-OP Mobile with real-time, P2P payments

RealPay by CO-OP P2P Network Incorporates FIS’ PayNet Platform RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (February 9, 2015) -- CO-OP Financial Services is re-launching CO-OP Mobile, its mobile banking application now featuring optional real-time, person-to-person payments and remote check deposit capabilities for credit union smartphone users. “Mobile banking ...

MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union becomes newest CU*Answers Owner

GRAND RAPIDS, MI  (February 9, 2015) -- CU*Answers, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based cooperative CUSO, announced that it had recently added another credit union owner. This newest investor is MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union, located in Marshalltown, Iowa, representing nearly 19,000 members. MEMBERS1st Community Credit ...

CUNA Mutual Group delivers live chat to simplify insurance for consumers

Launches TruStage Connect™ To Provide Licensed Insurance Agents Via Live Video And Text Chat MADISON, WI (February 9, 2015) – CUNA Mutual Group has launched a new, real-time service to help simplify the purchase of personal insurance products for credit union members. TruStage Connect is a ...

Robins Federal Credit Union announces manager and employees of the quarter

WARNER ROBINS, GA (February 9, 2015) -- Each quarter, Robins Federal Credit Union selects three employees that represent the best of the best in three categories – Manager, Support Department Staff and Branch Staff. Employees are selected by management based on their outstanding work performance and ...

Agent member card programs – 2014 performance results

(February 9, 2015) -- One of the more unique methods for card issuing credit unions and other financial institutions to augment their organic/branch card sales growth is to offer agent member card programs to other, usually smaller, financial institutions. The sponsoring organization provides the ...

Envoy Mortgage hires Ken Panosian as Regional Vice President

Envoy is aggressively hiring and expanding in upper Midwest states HOUSTON, TX (February 9, 2015) — Envoy Mortgage, a Houston-based full-service mortgage banking firm that originates loans in 48 states with more than 60 retail branches, announced the hiring of 20-year industry veteran Kenneth Panosian for ...

Heritage Federal Credit Union announces new Manager of Card Services

NEWBURGH, IN (February 9, 2015) -- Heritage Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Dorrie LoBue has been selected to fill the position of Manager of Card Services. Ms. LoBue has thirteen years of banking experience. She previously served as Director with the Indiana ...

USPS awards DATAMATX Full Service Platinum Certification

The Atlanta-based company is the first mail service provider to successfully qualify for highest level of certification from USPS ATLANTA, GA (February 9, 2015) -- DATAMATX, a national outsourcing provider and leader in the distribution of critical business communications and payment services, has been awarded ...

Christian Community Credit Union awarding $50,000 in multi-year scholarships

(February 6, 2015) -- Christian Community Credit Union’s 2015 Scholarships for Success Program is awarding $50,000 in scholarships. Awardees will receive multi-year scholarships of $1,000 per year! The scholarship program is open to members of Christian Community Credit Union with a Checking/...

Credit unions, small businesses will benefit from NCUA-SBA partnership

Agencies Believe Credit Unions Well-Suited to Expanding Small Business Loans  ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 6, 2015) -- The National Credit Union Administration will team up with the U.S. Small Business Administration on a series of initiatives aimed at helping small businesses connect with local credit ...

CU*Answers holds Minnesota Education Symposium

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (February 6, 2015) -- Cooperative CUSO and core data processor, CU*Answers, recently hosted an education symposium for its Minnesota based clients. The event took place on February 5th at Catholic United Federal Credit Union in St. Paul, MN. The education event ...

Keys announce naming rights partnership with Nymeo Federal Credit Union

Frederick’s Ballpark to Receive New Field Moniker FREDERICK, MD (February 6, 2015) -- The Frederick Keys and Nymeo Federal Credit Union announced a seven-year agreement for Nymeo to become Harry Grove Stadium’s naming rights partner. Starting with the 2015 season, the Keys ballpark ...