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Washington Post article cites credit union-friendly resources

A recent article in The Washington Post on financial literacy resources for teens and families offered three sources with credit union ties. ... More

Several leagues report MBL advocacy efforts

As credit unions nationwide step up their grassroots efforts to expand their ability to offer loans to small businesses, several leagues reported what their credit unions are doing to support the effort.... More

FHFA 'forgiveness' plan could spill to private lenders: CUNA

If the Federal Home Finance Administration proposes a mortgage principal forgiveness program, it should take into account any potential spillover effects such a program could have on private sector mortgage modifications, CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney said in a letter to Edward DeMarco, acting FHFA director.... More

CUs, National Journal help launch Tampa hospital project

All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., will soon boast a freshly renovated playground for its patients and their families through funds raised with the help of credit unions. Groundbreaking took place Wednesday on the "leave behind" project, which will retrofit an existing playground with special play equipment for ill and injured children and will honor the 2012 Republican National Convention taking place in nearby Tampa.... More

Iowa pizza place owner: CUs help fuel American dreams

Credit unions are a key to helping small businesses operate, and as such, they should be allowed to provide more loans to small businesses than currently allowed under the federal member business lending cap, an owner of several pizza stores in Iowa wrote Thursday in a letter to the editor of the Des Moines Register.... More

Tax deadline means extra hours helping members

With the April 17 tax deadline approaching credit unions nationwide are dedicating resources to helping community members prepare their tax returns.... More

Last-minute tax tips on H&FF Radio

Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program covers the 2012 tax deadline, paying your tax bill with a credit card, retailer debit cards, and sustainable living.... More

San Antonio business owners, CUs urge lifting MBL cap

San Antonio small business owners united with credit unions in the Texas community Wednesday for a joint press conference to call on lawmakers to support the measure before Congress to raise credit unions' member business lending cap.... More

Ground broken for "leave behind" project in St. Pete

All Children's Hospital, the LSCU, CUNA, the National Journal and dignitaries, along with a few children, broke ground on the new playground in St. Petersburg. ... More

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