Credit Union News

According to the latest reports, Credit Union membership and total assets have hit an all-time high. Earnings have improved, loans have increased, and deposits have grown even faster than lending, while delinquencies and charge-offs have remained constant, and member bankruptcy filings have decreased.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

MAP Launches “MAP App” Visa Prepaid Mobile Banking for Credit Unions The MAP App™ is the first network-branded prepaid card exclusively serving credit unions to offer mobile banking. Business Wire


$4 Billion Patelco Credit Union Selects Alkami’s ORB Platform With ORB, the credit union will benefit from superior functionality, security, flexibility and extensibility designed for the future of digital banking. Business Wire


Relationship Routing is Goal of CoastHills Credit Union With New Unified Contact Center and IP PBX Platform CoastHills is a state-chartered credit union with more than 58,000 members and $800 million in assets. Business Wire


Dedagroup NA Becomes Majority Investor In EPL, Inc. EPL aligns with credit unions for a common purpose – to provide technology solutions that differentiate its clients in an increasingly competitive financial services market. Business Wire


Canadian Credit Unions Utilize Self-Service Coin Deposit to Meet Branch Transformation Goals An Overlooked Key to Branch Transformation: Self-Service Coin Redemption A well-executed branch transformation strategy includes the integration of self-service solutions with a credit union’s members, employees and processes. Business Wire


Best Checking Accounts For Small Businesses Small banks and credit unions have a reputation for being more willing to lend money in the community, and large banks score better on convenience. Investopedia


First West Helps Shape Future Leaders, One Day at a Time Visit for more information on First West Credit Union. Marketwire


When's the Best Time to Buy a Car? Right Now, Survey Shows Car loans at credit unions are 25 percent below average, national banks are roughly average and regional banks are 40 percent above average. NBC 10 - FOX 14 Monroe


Apple Pay lands support for 20 more banks and credit unions Apple has announced that Apple Pay has recently landed 20 additional banks and credit unions expanding support. SlashGear



Alabama One Credit Union to have contested board election The credit union has accepted the petition filed by credit union member Jerry Logan. The Tuscaloosa News



BANKING: Altura Credit Union, Visterra plan to merge Credit unions headquartered in Riverside County: 6, serving 132,217 members. The Press-Enterprise



Tips to help families create and stick to a budget Chris Conway, branch manager for Georgia United Credit Union’s Athens office, cites unexpected expenses, illnesses, income fluctuation and poor planning as common reasons for families to find it difficult to create and stick to a family budget. Athens Banner-Herald



2 plead not guilty to forgery scheme The two were arrested earlier this month after Thomas presented a fake drivers license and credit card in an attempt to get a $9,800 cash advance from a Sioux City credit union. Sioux City Journal



10 p.m. Anchor/Reporter Schuetz says he opened a bank account at the local Heritage Credit Union in November. WJFW Rhinelander



Banks awarding 'lottery prizes' for savings accounts Communicating Arts Credit Union in Detroit, Michigan, was among the first credit unions to be involved in the Save to Win pilot. CNN Money



In Your Corner: Sooner RV co-owner in more hot water The couple put $4,600 down and took out an additional $41,000 loan through their credit union. Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4


New Mexico

Popular Credit Union changes name The new name, Nusenda Credit Union, will hopefully give them the opportunity to create more business and take away the common misconception that they only bank with certain occupations. KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque


Credit union name changes are in the air Earlier this month, the former New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union became “nusenda credit union,” a name created with help from a national firm The Branding Consultancy. Albuquerque Journal


New York

SBA partners with credit unions to back loans Small Business Administration loans by credit unions has seen nearly a 50 percent increase - from $810 million to $1.2 billion. The Observer-Dispatch



Federal Credit Unions Offer Membership, Benefits The News-Press visited two credit unions in town, and researched several more in the region, to find out what they have to offer. Falls Church News-Press



Vermont bill would allow 'natural burial grounds' But bank and credit union lobbyists questioned the effects of such burials on property values, and the Vermont League of Cities and Towns expressed worry about exempting the property from taxation. Brattleboro Reformer



MORE HBJ HEADLINES If you need a small business loan, contact your local credit union. Everett Herald


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