Articles by Bill Merrick

U.S. Population to Reach 317.3 Million on New Year’s Day

Projected worldwide population will be 7.1 billion.
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India leads all nations in population growth in 2013, adding 15.6 million people.
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‘Gen Y’ Effect Drives Mobile Bill Payment

The number of bill payment users doubled from 2012 to 2013, survey shows.
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One in four tablet owners uses the device to pay bills.
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Special Report: League Leaders Pass the Torch

McCormack: ‘Keep It a Movement’

‘I wish more CUs would explore strategic mergers.’
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Retiring PCUA CEO urges colleagues to involve young people.
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De Dios: Immigration Reform Good for CUs, Economy

Passage of reform bill could open floodgates for new CU members.
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Reform has the potential to affect 11 million undocumented immigrants.
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Special Report: League Leaders Pass the Torch

‘Not My Thing’ Turns Into Lifelong Career

CUs must present united front to legislators and the public.
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‘Never lose sight of your mission,’ South Carolina CU League CEO advises.
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Special Report: League Leaders Pass the Torch

Former Prosecutor Turns to Economic Justice

Egan created the nation’s first league management agreement.
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‘We need only one national trade association to represent the interests of all CUs.’
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League Presidents Pass the Torch

These leaders have helped their member CUs stay true to their original mission.
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These long-time league CEOs were singular in their mission to help CUs expand their products and services, achieve legislative and regulatory aims, and bring about exponential growth.
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Student Loans: ‘What Are You Waiting For?’

Determine how private student loans fit into your business model and strategy.
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Consolidating student loans can help both CUs and borrowers, but make sure members know what they may be giving up.
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Put Staff and Members First, Advises 'Old School' Lender

E.C. Williams considered himself more of a ‘purveyor of hope’ than a lender.
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‘Never lose sight of our two most important things: employees and members.’
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Making Finances ‘smpl.’ for Young Adults

South Carolina FCU's new campaign targets consumers 25 and under.
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Program provides clarity and comfort with basic savings, credit, and money management techniques.
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