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Federation highlights CU difference at NYC Green Festival

The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions and several of its member credit unions highlighted their advantages for individuals looking for affordable financial services and access to credit, during New York City's Green Festival held at the New York City's Javits Convention Center earlier this month.... More

Illinois league seats new board, officials elected

Many elections by the Illinois Credit Union League (ICUL) and affiliated organizations have taken place at ICUL's 82nd Annual Convention, including the seating of ICUL's new 12-member board of directors.... More

The Hill blog refutes banks claims on MBLs

The president of the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research writes that bankers claims are baseless. ... More

Credit unions press MBL case with media

As they continue to press the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to extend their members business lending authority, credit unions are receiving positive media coverage about their efforts to help small businesses and improve the economy.... More

Early bird deadline looms for World CU Conference

The "early bird" deadline for World Council of Credit Unions' 2012 World Credit Union Conference in Gdansk, Poland, July 15-18 is looming. On May 10, the registration fee will increase to $200 per attendee.... More

H&FF Radio: Financial literacy and the economy

Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program covers financial literacy, college financing, and elder financial abuse. This week's show was recorded at the Montana Credit Union Network's 75th annual convention and expo in Billings, Mont.... More

Overdraft comments now due to CUNA May 25

CUNA has pushed its own overdraft comment deadline back to May 25 after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it would collect overdraft comments from credit unions and other interested parties until June 29.... More

CU-backed swap bill moves on to Senate

The Small Business Credit Availability Act (H.R. 3336), which would preserve the rights of credit unions and other small financial institutions to use swaps to hedge interest rate risk, will move on to the Senate after it passed a U.S. House vote this week.... More

Minnesota CU Network, co-ops discuss collaborations

The Minnesota Credit Union Network hosted a panel of leaders discussing how credit unions can develop mutually beneficial partnerships with local cooperatives, as part of its celebration of the International Year of Cooperatives.... More

Bank Transfer Day’s Kristen Christian lobbying to lift MBL cap

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Kristen Christian, the woman considered most responsible for Bank Transfer Day, last year's social media effort to convince Americans to close their accounts at large banks and open accounts at credit unions and community banks, has become a lobbyist for raising the congressional cap on member business lending.... More