Articles by Bill Merrick

Financial Innovations Abound

FinovateFall displays the industry’s best and brightest solutions.
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.
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.'
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Consider several factors when determining whether to participate in NCUA’s voluntary prepayment plan for corporate stabilization assessments.
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Interchange

Cheney: ‘The Fed Clearly Listened to CUs’

Fed’s final debit interchange rule is much improved from the original proposal.
‘Tireless effort’ of CUs, leagues, and CUNA sent a clear message to the Fed.
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