Articles by Bill Merrick

FinovateFall

Mobile Apps, Rewards Top Finovate Agenda

Innovations aim to improve the consumer experience.
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New mobile applications and fresh spins on consumer and merchant rewards programs dominated much of the discussion during FinovateFall in New York City.
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Financial Innovations Abound

FinovateFall displays the industry’s best and brightest solutions.
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Conference highlights the best in payment, financial, investing, and banking technology.
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Sept. 11: Then and Now

League, CUs Helped Keep City’s Lifeline Open

NY association's command center helped CUs, members start to heal.
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One memory that has stuck with Bill Mellin for the past 10 years: Seeing the many abandoned, soot-covered cars near Ground Zero after the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Sept. 11: Then and Now

A Scene Both Chaotic and Eerie

'There was no traffic on the street at all. All you could hear were sirens and helicopters.'
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A training session brought Kim Ploof to Municipal Credit Union, located across the street from the World Trade Center, on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Sept. 11: Then and Now

A Bittersweet Anniversary

CU executive recollects close call on Sept. 11, the date of her wedding anniversary.
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"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.
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Special Report

Sept. 11: Then and Now

Ten years later, the pulse of New York City is very much alive.
Bill Merrick
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Cool, crisp, and cloudless is how Cliff Rosenthal recalls the start of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. That soon changed.
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‘Break Up With Your Bank,’ CU Tells Members

LA Financial FCU also asks young adult members to 'break up' with their loans.
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CU aims to convince young adults to spurn higher-priced banks.
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Beware ‘Retailer Steering,’ Panelists Warn

CUNA/MasterCard conference call addresses pressing debit interchange issues.
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Employ vigilance to keep retailers from steering consumers toward non-CU debit cards.
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CU Members Today and Tomorrow

Aging membership requires CUs to seek out younger, more diverse groups.
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"If we're not growing, we're rotting," CUNA researcher says.
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Corporate Stabilization Prepayments: Yea or Nay?

NCUA webinar outlines CUs' options.
Bill Merrick
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Consider several factors when determining whether to participate in NCUA’s voluntary prepayment plan for corporate stabilization assessments.
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