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Eliminate Three Barriers To Cooperation

April 01, 2006
Our credit union forefathers were truly visionary in developing the cooperative model. READ MORE

Seven Ways to Keep Members Front and Center

April 01, 2006
Seven Ways to Keep Members Front and Center April 1, 2006 Consumers today have infinite choices. Any product or service they could desire is within their reach, usually only a mouse-click away. In our global economy, hundreds of competitors may rise and fall--practically overnight. What's more, today's consumer is smart... READ MORE

AMOCO FCU Puts A Twist On Its Annual Meeting

April 01, 2006
AMOCO FCU Puts A Twist On Its Annual Meeting April 1, 2006 AMOCO Federal Credit Union, Texas City, Texas, hosted more than 1,700 credit union members and their families at its 69th Annual Meeting and Membership Expo. The evening's theme, 'Super Heroes Uniting to Save Members,' was visible everywhere, from... READ MORE

LCCU Workshops Attract 508 North Carolina Latinos

April 01, 2006
LCCU Workshops Attract 508 North Carolina Latinos April 1, 2006 Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU), Durham, N.C., had 508 participants in its Spanish-language financial education workshops during January 2006. 'Educating our members about the U.S. financial system is a key part of our mission,' says Erika Bell, LCCU's director of... READ MORE

Hurricane Katrina: The Aftermath

March 01, 2006
Hurricane Katrina: The Aftermath March 1, 2006 By Bill Merrick 'At first light, the devastation is greater than our worst fears. It's just totally overwhelming,' Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, board member at La Capitol Federal Credit Union, Baton Rouge, La., told The New York Times (Aug. 30) during Hurricane... READ MORE

Award-Winning CUs Serve Communities, Members

March 01, 2006
Award-Winning CUs Serve Communities, Members March 1, 2006 By Ann Peterson Credit union pioneers Dora Maxwell and Louise Herring leave a lasting legacy of community and member service for all credit unions to follow. And each year credit unions offer their inspiring examples of service by participating in national awards... READ MORE

Collaboration Key To CU Survival

February 01, 2006
CUs must grow to successfully compete in the financial services marketplace. READ MORE

Lessons From Serving Low-Income members

January 01, 2006
Lessons From Serving Low-Income members January 1, 2006 By Cathy Fleming Credit unions that lend to people of modest means often realize both tangible and intangible benefits by expanding low-income members' financial options. Some say low-income members are more devoted to credit unions because they can't obtain affordable financial services... READ MORE

CUs Rise From Devastation

December 01, 2005
CUs Rise From Devastation December 1, 2005 The first sign this wasn't your usual media tour was "bring a long-sleeved shirt, rubber boots and gloves, and a face mask to protect against the mold." Following that directive, Roger Napiwocki, the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) vice president of publishing, and... READ MORE

Serving Latino Members: Doing Well By Doing Good

August 01, 2005
Serving Latino Members: Doing Well By Doing Good August 1, 2005 By Bill Merrick In 2000, the population of new Latino immigrants in Charlotte, N.C., grew 410%. In 2001, crimes against these new residents increased 500% because few had relationships with financial institutions and had no safe place to keep... READ MORE

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