Articles by Bill Merrick
Sept. 11: Then and Now
CU executive recollects close call on Sept. 11, the date of her wedding anniversary.
September 11, 2011
"I never thought there was such evil in the world," recalls Sharon Brimmer, who worked at a CU branch in the World Trade Center’s North Tower.Read More
Ten years later, the pulse of New York City is very much alive.
September 9, 2011
Cool, crisp, and cloudless is how Cliff Rosenthal recalls the start of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. That soon changed.Read More
LA Financial FCU also asks young adult members to 'break up' with their loans.
August 26, 2011
CU aims to convince young adults to spurn higher-priced banks.Read More
CUNA/MasterCard conference call addresses pressing debit interchange issues.
August 17, 2011
Employ vigilance to keep retailers from steering consumers toward non-CU debit cards.Read More
Aging membership requires CUs to seek out younger, more diverse groups.
August 8, 2011
"If we're not growing, we're rotting," CUNA researcher says.Read More
NCUA webinar outlines CUs' options.
July 12, 2011
Consider several factors when determining whether to participate in NCUA’s voluntary prepayment plan for corporate stabilization assessments.Read More
Fed’s final debit interchange rule is much improved from the original proposal.
July 1, 2011
‘Tireless effort’ of CUs, leagues, and CUNA sent a clear message to the Fed.Read More
Expert offers nine steps to recoup lost interchange income.
May 2, 2011
Don't wait for the Fed's final interchange rule or for legislation delaying its implementation to determine how to recoup millions in lost debit interchange income.Read More
Don’t wait for the Fed’s final interchange rule or legislative action to prepare for lost fee income.
May 1, 2011
Don't wait for the Fed's final interchange rule or legislative action to prepare for lost fee income.Read More
Treat members like they’re your friends.
May 1, 2011
Connecting with people online isn't about hyping your CU's rates, it's about conversing with members.Read More