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New NCUA video preps CUs for improving economy

The improving economy's impact on credit unions, and how credit unions can access the latest economic data online, are both addressed in the latest YouTube briefing by National Credit Union Administration Chief Economist John Worth.... More

ACI op-ed: MBL cap inhibits competition, hurts small business

American Consumer Institute (ACI) Center for Citizen Research President Steve Pociask, in an editorial published in The Hill last week, said the only "unlevel playing field" in the fight between credit unions and banks regarding increased member business lending (MBL) is that credit unions are subject to an MBL cap that prevents them from lending to small businesses.... More

Two elected to South Carolina CU League board

South Carolina credit unions elected one new director and re-elected another to the South Carolina Credit Union League (SCCUL) Board of Directors, and both will serve full three-year terms.... More

40 CU professionals become CU Dev. Educators

Forty credit union professionals were guided by eight program facilitators and mentors through the week-long Credit Union Development Education Training. The April 18-25 training was held on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis., said the National Credit Union Foundation.... More

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

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