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Emergency Loans Rescue Members in Need

January 01, 2008
Emergency Loans Rescue Members in Need January 1, 2008 READ MORE

CU, Consulate Sign Pact

December 01, 2007
CU, Consulate Sign Pact December 1, 2007 A new partnership between $76 million asset West Texas Credit Union , El Paso, and the Mexican Consulate in El Paso provides free educational opportunities to Mexican nationals living in the U.S. West Texas Credit Union's "Plaza Comunitaria," a learning program of the... READ MORE

WOCCU Immersion Program Transfers Ideas to U.S.

December 01, 2007
WOCCU Immersion Program Transfers Ideas to U.S. December 1, 2007 Credit union leaders from nine states learned firsthand new ways to market to the underserved Hispanic population when they traveled to Mexico as part of the World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) first Hispanic Marketing Immersion Program. Participants from 14... READ MORE

After Katrina, CUs Take Small Steps to 'Normal'

November 01, 2007
After Katrina, CUs Take Small Steps to 'Normal' November 1, 2007 Recovery partners Enterprise Corp. of the Delta (ECD) is the nonprofit sponsor of HOPE Community Credit Union . HOPE is a community development credit union with $60 million in assets and 9,500 members. Both organizations are based in Jackson,... READ MORE

Teach Youth the Finer Points of Financial Literacy

October 01, 2007
Simulation gives young adults a taste of the financial challenges they'll face in the future. READ MORE

Member Growth South of the Border

October 01, 2007
Member Growth South of the Border October 1, 2007 Slow membership growth isn't a problem just for U.S. credit unions. Susana Len, marketing manager for Caja Libertad, shares how the Quertaro, Mexico, credit union addresses this issue. What challenges does Caja Libertad face when acquiring new members? 1. Loss of... READ MORE

Member Service: Nice Isn't Enough

September 01, 2007
Member Service: Nice Isn't Enough September 1, 2007 By Lori Reeves Smile. Shake hands. Make eye contact. Call members by name. Ask if there's anything else you can help them with. Thank members for their business. These are standard measurements for quality service at many credit unions. These actions are... READ MORE

NFCDCU Supports Next-Generation Leaders

September 01, 2007
NFCDCU Supports Next-Generation Leaders September 1, 2007 By Darla Dernovsek The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (NFCDCU) continually looks for ways to partner CDCUs with other credit unions and experts, develop targeted training, and form issue-specific networking groups. One of those groups is the Youth Credit Union Network... READ MORE

Video Offers Thanks for Hurricane Katrina Relief

September 01, 2007
Video Offers Thanks for Hurricane Katrina Relief September 1, 2007 On the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi credit unions are thanking contributors to Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief and are reminding the credit union community of the importance of continued support for other disaster relief initiatives. "With the recent earthquake... READ MORE

Riding Out the Storm

August 01, 2007
Riding Out the Storm August 1, 2007 By Dianne Molvig On June 14, 2007, $1 billion asset Landmark Credit Union , New Berlin, Wis., closed its first Rescue Refi mortgage. After the closing, the borrower wrote to the credit union to express her gratitude. "I'm thankful to Landmark," she wrote,... READ MORE

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