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Do You Need a Chief Member Officer?

September 01, 2006
Do You Need a Chief Member Officer? September 1, 2006 Do members experience your credit union like you want them to? Many probably have to answer with a reluctant no, according to the book, 'Chief Customer Officer: Getting Past Lip Service to Passionate Action' by Jeanne Bliss. Despite our best... READ MORE

Dade County FCU Enables Social Security Recipients to 'Go Direct'

September 01, 2006
Dade County FCU Enables Social Security Recipients to 'Go Direct' September 1, 2006 Dade County Federal Credit Union has become the exclusive federal credit union in South Florida to provide direct deposit of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) checks with the government's 'Go Direct' program. Go Direct is... READ MORE

DR Chapter of Credit Unions Builds House in 10 Days

September 01, 2006
DR Chapter of Credit Unions Builds House in 10 Days September 1, 2006 Fifteen credit unions in the Downriver Chapter of Credit Unions in Michigan raised more than $15,000 for the Monroe (Mich.) County Habitat for Humanity. The Building Blitz was held June 10-22, putting 112 people to work, including... READ MORE

Pentagon FCU Offers 'Financial Responsibility 101'

September 01, 2006
Pentagon FCU Offers 'Financial Responsibility 101' September 1, 2006 School's in session at the nation's third-largest federal credit union. Pentagon Federal Credit Union's "Financial Responsibility 101" offer encourages members with college-bound students to open accounts in preparation for life on campus and beyond. "For a lot of college students, that... READ MORE

SEFCU Program Helps People Build Assets

August 01, 2006
SEFCU Program Helps People Build Assets August 1, 2006 By Bill Merrick During a financial literacy course hosted by $1.3 billion asset State Employees Federal Credit Union (SEFCU), Albany, N.Y., student Raymond Patterson asked whether he should respond to a credit card offer he'd received in the mail and brought... READ MORE

Serve Hispanic Members The Right Way

August 01, 2006
Serve Hispanic Members The Right Way August 1, 2006 By Astrid Rial Credit unions are in a unique position to attract and retain Hispanic members. That's because by their cooperative, member-owned nature, they provide peace of mind and security, especially to recent Spanish-speaking immigrants who are wary of banks in... READ MORE

CU Program Rewards Members And The Community

August 01, 2006
CU Program Rewards Members And The Community August 1, 2006 New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union in Albuquerque launched a new campaign that will allow members to help guide the credit union's annual gift- giving--and reward themselves at the same time. Through 'Community Rewards,' members will earn a 0.25% cash... READ MORE

MATCU Sponsors 'New Neighbors' Program

August 01, 2006
Memphis (Tenn.) Area Teachers Credit Union signed on as a sponsor for the 'New Neighbors Program,' which provides grants to help disaster victims rebuild their lives. READ MORE

CUSOs Create Success Through Collaboration, Innovation

July 01, 2006
CUSOs Create Success Through Collaboration, Innovation July 1, 2006 By Tony Boutelle The future of credit unions depends on the ability to grow and be competitive. Since their inception almost 20 years ago, credit union service organizations (CUSOs) have played an ever-expanding role in the credit union movement, providing services... READ MORE

Maine CUs' Volunteer Time Grew 22% Last Year

June 01, 2006
Maine CUs' Volunteer Time Grew 22% Last Year June 1, 2006 Maine credit union staff and directors volunteered more than 20,000 hours of their time in 2005, a 22% increase over 2004, according to the Maine Credit Union League. Based on figures from the Points of Light Foundation, which calculates... READ MORE
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