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NEW: FOMC keeps federal funds rate at 0% to 0.25%

WASHINGTON (4/25/12--Filed at 1:15 p.m. ET)--The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)--the Federal Reserve's monetary policymaking group--voted to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 0% to 0.25% at its meeting concluded today. The FOMC also said there are likely to be very low levels for the federal funds rate at least through late 2014.... More

Southeast Corporate capital subscription deadline approaching

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Credit unions have until May 31 to let Southeast know whether they will convert their capital. ... More

Pa. primary candidate has CU backing

The Credit Union Legislative Action Council, the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, and local credit unions are among those that helped former State Rep. Scott Perry (R) in his Republican U.S. House primary efforts, which concluded last night.... More

CU short-term loans; the safe, affordable choice: CUNA

Credit unions and CUNA are committed to providing a safe and affordable alternative to predatory payday lenders, and credit unions across the country have implemented various programs in order to provide individuals in their communities an alternative to high-priced payday lenders, CUNA said in a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.... More

Gov. signs public deposits bill supported by Minn. CUs

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed legislation late last week after the Minnesota Credit Union Network and its governmental affairs department were successful in a push for credit union inclusion in the language of a bill involving deposits from public entities.... More

American Banker survey shows strong reader MBL support

In a poll of its readers, American Banker found that 70% of respondents backed the idea of increased member business lending (MBL) authority for credit unions.... More

CFPB extends deadline for overdraft information

Interested parties now have until June 29 to provide information to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about overdraft protection plans and how they affect consumers.... More

Media highlights MBL progress

Credit unions continue to reap media attention for their efforts to increase member business lending authority.... More

Second Cooperative Image ad shot in Birmingham

The new ad features the same actor from the first commercial contrasting how more people should know about a credit union. ... More

LISTEN: LSCU Audio Podcast with Alabama CU Marketing Coordinator Kelley Jones

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LSCU Communications Coordinator Joseph Davis recently talked with Alabama Credit Union Marketing Coordinator Kelley Jones about the Secret Meals for Hungry Children Program, why it's important for credit unions to get involved in their communities, and how individuals in Alabama can do their part.... More

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