by: Michael Fryzel
The frustration of Tom Pinnow is clearly evident in his recent letter to the Credit Union Journal about the struggles of small credit unions. What is more evident however is that his [...]
The topic of financial literacy seems to be a never ending discussion about what needs to be done, how to do it and who is responsible for getting it done.
Aside from the fact that [...]
The beginning of a New Year gives everyone an opportunity for a fresh start, to do things better and try to improve the lives of others if you are in a position to do so.
The motto of West Point, our country’s military academy, is duty, honor, country. Those words signify the type of commitment we get from all branches of our military. The individuals who serve our country [...]
As credit unions struggle to keep up with the regulations that continue to pour out of federal agencies, there appears to be additional support developing to help them.
The corporate crisis of 2008-2009 has been [...]
by: Michael Fryzel
The recent announcement by NCUA's Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives that they will be publishing a list of vendor names makes one wonder what next to expect.
Will NCUA offer space [...]
There is an individual who daily expresses in words his feelings about credit unions, regulations, banks, CFPB, NCUA and for that matter, anything that may strike his fancy.
Some of his commentaries are humorous and [...]
On November 11th, Veteran’s Day, we are reminded of the sacrifices so many men and women of our armed forces made so that we may live and enjoy the freedoms we do in what [...]
Five to four. Sounds like the score of a baseball game right? Well, it is not as simple as that, but rather it refers to an outside-the-box idea to enhance the efficiencies within the National [...]
It is an interesting perspective to view a room full of people seated behind an elevated table. From that location you can see everyone’s face and their immediate reaction to comments, questions and responses. [...]
Mark McWatters will soon become the newest member of the NCUA Board, having been confirmed by the United States Senate. Having had the opportunity to meet and talk to Mark, I am confident that he [...]
New York Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra has a quick wit and would often come up with phrases that astonished most people. One of my favorite, and one that I can now apply to [...]
Throughout my time in the financial services industry—as a state and federal financial services regulator as well as an attorney representing all aspects of the financial services industry—one topic that always remains in [...]
In August 2012, almost two years ago, when I spoke to the Defense Credit Union Council at its annual conference, I challenged credit unions across this country to do their part in helping and hiring [...]
May 19, 2014
Mr. Randy Smith
On October 1, 2012, I wrote to you regarding my challenge for credit unions across this country to make a determined effort [...]