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Press Room Archive

Check here for an archive of past credit union stories and industry news. Below you will find local and national credit union news coverage.

Local Story Archive

2014

12/30/2014 - South Florida Business Journal - Auto loans are up in Miami-Fort Lauderdale
12/30/2014 - The Walton Sun - AACFCU donates to Rehabilitation Center
12/29/2014 - The Elk Valley Times - Redstone offers Tricare for military retirees
12/19/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Change at the top coming at Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union
12/17/2014 - Alabama.com - BJCC Arena sells naming rights in 5-year, $2 million deal with Legacy Community Federal Credit Union
12/17/2014 - Tampa Bay Times - More in Tampa Bay seeking home equity credit lines as underwater mortgages fall
12/11/2014 - Santa Rosa's Press Gazette - Pen Air Federal Credit Union responds to Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive
12/11/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - Alabama Telco to expand with new Gardendale location
12/10/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - Credit unions: Retailers “should be held accountable” for data breaches
12/8/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - Alabama credit unions grew loans in 3Q
12/5/2014 - Alabama.com - Chip cards can help prevent retail data breaches: reader opinion
12/3/2014 - Santa Rosa's Press Gazette - Pen Air Credit Union donates blankets to Granny Nannies
11/27/2014 - Pensacola News Journal - USO feeds troops for Thanksgiving
11/24/2014 - Herald-Tribune - Higher fees chase some bank customers to credit unions
11/18/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - Credit unions beat banks in customer satisfaction, report says
11/17/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Suncoast auto loan growth outpaces credit union average
11/16/2014 - News-press.com - Banks fight remote mobile deposit fraud
11/13/2014 - Jacksonville Business Journal - 121 Financial and Duval Federal merger approved
11/12/2014 - The Florida Times-Union -  Jacksonville Armada adds Community First Credit Union as sponsor
11/10/2014 - Sarasota Herald Tribune - Data-breach costs mounting for credit unions
11/9/2014 - Montgomery Advertiser - The (hidden) cost of ID theft
11/7/2014 - Tallahassee Magazine - Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak Speaks at Power Forward
11/7/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - Meet the Mann at APCO Employees Credit Union
11/6/2014 - Pensacola News Journal - Pen Air Federal Credit Union opens downtown
11/5/2014 - Florida Today - David Brock: Citizen of the Year
11/3/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Home Depot data breach costs Florida credit unions $3.4M
11/3/2014 - South Florida Business Journal - Home Depot data breach costs Florida credit unions $3.4M
11/3/2014 - Alabama.com - What did Home Depot data breach cost Alabama credit unions? Nearly $1M, survey says
10/31/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - Alabama credit unions report Home Depot data breach cost them nearly $1M
10/30/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Grow Financial plans major expansion
10/30/2014 - Alabama.com - Credit union execs credit lower loan rates, new technology for 20,000 new members in 2013-14
10/29/2014 - News Chief - Credit union CEO by day and mechanic at night
10/29/2014 - The Gadsden Times - Local credit union helps GCHS students learn to budget
10/22/2014 - Tallahassee Democrat - First Florida Credit Union touts importance of voting with ‘Get Out To Vote’ event on election day
10/21/2014 - Pensacola News Journal - On the Move: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
10/15/2014 - Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record -  Community First sponsoring Jacksonville Light Boat Parade
10/10/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Suncoast Credit Union sharpens focus on underserved markets with new certification
10/1/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - The List - Credit Unions
10/1/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - Top of the List: Birmingham's largest credit unions
9/29/2014 - Montgomery Advertiser - Merchants should share cost of data breaches
9/28/2014 - Miami Herald - More data security needed to end breaches
9/25/2014 - Santa Rosa's Press Gazette - Pen Air FCU Gives the Gift of Financial Literacy: Biz Kid$
9/25/2014 - News Sun - MIDFlorida grant will make education center possible
9/24/2014 - Herald-Tribune - Patrick La Pine: Merchants' credit data standards are too lax
9/23/2014 - The Gainesville Sun - Patrick La Pine: A need for more data security
9/22/2014 - The Daytona Beach News-Journal - VyStar branch at Matanzas High first on-campus business to open in Flagler
9/18/2014 - First Coast News - Jax Federal Credit Union, Stellar help Operation Orion
9/16/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Suncoast Credit Union charter change leads to Sarasota County expansion
9/16/2014 - Jacksonville Business Journal - Steady asset and membership growth bode well for Florida credit unions
9/12/2014 - The Tampa Tribune - Plant City resident Art Wood retiring after 17 years at credit union's helm
9/11/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Geeks' goal at PSCU - a knockout
9/10/2014 - The Walton Sun - AACFCU donates school supplies
9/10/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - Alabama credit unions add jobs, loans, members in 2Q, LSCU says
9/10/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Florida credit unions boost business loans
9/3/2014 - Jacksonville Business Journal - With lending way up in state, Jacksonville banks among losers and winners
9/3/2014 - WZVN ABC 7 Fort Myers/Naples/Port Charlotte - Franklin Park students given free eye exams
8/25/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Former MacDill Air Force Base CEO named executive at GTE Financial
8/25/2014 - Pensacola News Journal - Members First celebrates grand opening
8/19/2014 - Orlando Business Journal - CFE Federal Credit Union forms partnership with Seminole State College
8/18/2014 - My FOX 13 Tampa Bay - A generation steers toward credit unions, away from banks
8/14/2014 - Alabama.com - Alabama credit unions reach 1.8 million members; 100 million members nationwide
8/4/2014 - WCTV - First Commerce Credit Union to Purchase First National Bank of Crestview
8/4/2014 - Jacksonville Business Journal - $725 million merger brings together two Jacksonville credit unions
8/2/2014 - WCTV - Kids in Tallahassee Learn Financial Basics
8/1/2014 - 10 News - Grow Financial delivers "more" to school in need
8/1/2014 - The Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville-based credit unions finalize merger worth $725 million
7/28/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Suncoast Credit Union Foundation appoints executive director
7/28/2014 - Business Observer - GTE Financial holding gaming contest
7/19/2014 - Tallahassee Democrat - Milestones
7/11/2014 - Florida Today - Free gas included in Brevard freebie Friday
7/10/2014 - Orlando Sentinel - Three credit unions growing rapidly
7/10/2014 - Sun Sentinel - Three credit unions growing rapidly
7/8/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - PSCU: Calling all credit union geeks for KnockOut
7/6/2014 - News 4 Jax - Financial expert says credit unions not overextended on loans
7/4/2014 - The Tampa Tribune -  Hillsborough students get taste of workforce in summer internships
6/30/2014 - News Channel 7 Panama City - Local Woman Overcomes Obstacles
6/30/2014 - Santa Rosa's Press Gazette - Pen Air Federal Credit Union achieves five star rating
6/30/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Wood retiring from Railroad & Industrial FCU
6/30/2014 - Herald-Tribune - 'Florida Outlook' report calls for clearing, pleasant weather
6/25/2014 - AL.com - By the numbers: Alabama credit unions kick off 2014 with strong 1st quarter, $479M in new assets
6/24/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal -  Alabama credit unions added members, assets in 1Q
6/24/2014 - Kendall Gazette - League honors exceptional service for credit unions with 2014 LSCU Awards
6/24/2014 - Naples News - Suncoast Credit Union Awards $88,000 In Scholarships To Graduating Seniors
6/24/2014 - Miami Herald Business - Florida credit unions have a strong first quarter
6/23/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - GTE Financial, HCC Partner on student-run credit union office
6/22/2014 - Herald-Tribune - Manatee High student gets $6,000 scholarship
6/22/2014 - News 4 Jax.com -  Hurricane preparation includes finances as well
6/19/2014 - TBNweekly.com - Rays team up with reading program
6/17/2014 - Tampa Fla. Business Wire -  Grow Financial Federal Credit Union Reaches Milestone in Assets
6/17/2014 - SunSentinel - Credit union to sell off repossessed vehicles
6/12/2014 - Santa Rosa's Press Gazette - Constituent Voice
6/6/2014 - Citrus Daily - Suncoast Credit Union Foundation pledges $250k for Citrus YMCA
5/29/2014 - Herald-Tribune - Credit union buying Sarasota bank office
5/28/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Sarasota expansion on horizon for Florida Central Credit Union
5/27/2014 - Montgomery Advertiser - Guardian opening first east Montgomery site
5/26/2014 - The Anniston Star - Local effort to start chapter of business networking group
5/24/2014 - Pensacola New Journal - Missed opportunities for Florida's financial institutions
5/24/2014 - The Palm Beach Post - Point of View: Session had hits, misses for credit unions
5/23/2014 - North Central Florida Business Report - Florida credit union raises $20,000 for local March of Dimes
5/22/2014 - Business Alabama Magazine - Trading Army Boots for Wing Tips
5/22/2014 - Jacksonville Biz Journal - Merger of First Florida, State Employees could enhance brand
5/21/2014 - Miami Herald - Legislative hits and misses for financial institutions
5/18/2014 - The Gadsden Times - Around Here for May 18
5/16/2014 - WCTV - Tallahassee - Envision Credit Union Announces Winner Of New School Mascot Costume
5/5/2014 - WSVN 7 News Miami/Ft. Lauderdale - College Savings Tips
5/2/2014 -  The Anniston Star - Business as Usual: Heflin entrepreneur introduces 'torta loco' sandwich
4/30/2014 - Examiner.com - Florida gubernatorial debate scheduled to include Scott, Wyllie and Democrat
4/29/2014 - Saint Petersblog - Leadership Florida & Florida Press Assoc. announce details for Oct. 15 gubernatorial debate
4/28/2014 - Digital Journal - FSU Credit Union Offers Fundraising Program for Local Schools and Non-profits
4/25/2014 - Tallahassee Democrat - Drew J. Breakspear: Kids need to know the basics of finance
4/23/2014 - AACFCU - AACFCU announces new president, CEO
4/22/2014 - Land O'Lakes Patch - Achieva Credit Union Opens New Branch in Land O’ Lakes
4/21/2014 - Tampa Bay Sarasota 10News (CBS Affiliate) - Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
4/20/2014 - Ocala Star Banner - As Campus USA's new CEO, Benton sees room for growth
4/18/2014 - Alabama.com - Are you worthy? What you need to know now about credit scores
4/16/2014 - Washington County News - Community South’s Emmy winning commercial wins second national award
4/14/2014 - Palm Beach Post - Point of View:Florida's Credit Unions take active role in financial literacy
4/14/2014 - Tallahassee Democrat - Patrick La Pine: Push for financial literacy
4/11/2014 - Tuscaloosa News - Alabama CU wins receives social responsibility award
4/11/2014 - Birmingham Biz Journal - Alabama Telco has best rates in America
4/11/2014 - Tampa Bay Times - Top Workplaces - Grow Financial
4/11/2014 - Florida Business Observor - Credit Check: Sherrod Haliburton
4/11/2014 - Foster Folly News - Wiregrass FCU presents check to Hospice
4/9/2014 - Miami Herald - Learn how to manage personal finances
4/8/2014 - The Gainesville Sun - Patrick La Pine: Learning financial literacy
4/3/2014 - Jacksonville Business Journal - Community First posts strong growth in 2013
4/2/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Digital natives shape future for PSCU, GTE
3/31/2014 - Alabama.com - By the numbers: Alabama credit unions add $18.3B in assets, 40K new members in 2013
3/31/2014 - Montgomery Advertiser - Retail roundup: Credit union gets new building
3/28/2014 - The Gainesville Sun - Campus USA has new CEO
3/27/2014 - TeensGotCents - Mad City Money – (FUN) Personal Finance Education For Teens!
3/21/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - List Leaders: Political Action Committees
3/19/2014 - Sun Sentinel - Raffael 'Ralph' Crockett, CEO of BrightStar Credit Union
3/18/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - Bauer: Alabama banks and credit unions healthier in 4Q
3/18/2014 - Saint Peters Blog - “4th Floor Files” talks to Jared Ross about being an association lobbyist, his wedding ring, and Field of Dreams
3/18/2014 - UCF Today - Alumni Spotlight: Dianne Owen, '93
3/17/2013 - Pensacola News Journal - Pen Air donating $100,000 to UWF
3/14/2014 - Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee.com) - Patrick La Pine: Credit unions lay out a legislative agenda
3/14/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Member business loans swell at Florida credit unions
3/13/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - Birmingham's five largest credit unions post profit
3/13/2014 - Miami Herald - Florida credit unions grow
3/13/2014 - WCTV (Tallahassee) - Envision credit union donates $10,000 for student meals and books
3/10/2014 - WHNT News (Huntsville, AL) - Redstone Federal Credit Union Offers Free Prescription Discount Card To Help With Rising Drug Costs
3/6/2014 - The Florida Times-Union - 2 longtime Jacksonville-based credit unions agree to merge
3/6/2014 - 95.3 The Bear (Tuscaloosa, AL) - Thanks To The Tuscaloosa Chapter of Credit Unions and Their Many Members
3/5/2014 - Miami Herald - Credit Unions to push for more member services
3/4/2014 - The Palm Beach Post - Commentary: Credit unions have high hopes for legislative session
3/4/2014 - Birmingham Business Journal - Alabama Telco’s loans and deposits up in 4Q
2/24/2014 - The Ledger - Approaching Its 60th Year, MidFlorida Credit Union Going Strong
2/15/2014 - Jacksonville News 4 - Newlyweds future with IRAs
2/9/2014 - Herald-Tribune - Data breaches challenging banks
2/7/2014 - Tallahassee Democrat - Fund established for wounded deputy
2/5/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - New name, new logo and new growth at Suncoast Credit Union (Video)
1/15/2014 - AL.com (Business) - LSCU report shows loan growth continued at credit unions in Alabama last year
1/13/2014 - Herald-Tribune - Florida banks will recover quickly, an analyst predicts
1/12/2014 - Bay News 9 (Tampa) - Riverview Suncoast Schools credit union goes 'green' with new digs
1/10/2014 - WAAYTV (Huntsville) - Target security breach bigger than originally thought
1/10/2014 - Jacksonville Business Journal -  Florida credit unions mark growth in loans
1/9/2014 - Jacksonville Business Journal - 3 questions with Community First's John Hirabayashi
1/4/2014 - Jacksonville News 4 - Financial education with job training
1/2/2014 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Tampa credit union tops Florida regulator’s list

2013

12/31/2013 - Financial News & Daily Record (Jacksonville, FL) - Credit unions issuing new cards to Target customers
12/30/2013 - Jacksonville Business Journal - 60,000 local credit union members get new cards following Target data breach
12/26/2013 - Digital Journal - FSU Credit Union Donates More Than $14,000 to Local Charities
12/23/2013 - Greene County Democrat (Eutaw, AL) - FOGCE Federal Credit Union holds open house and Annual Meeting at new location
12/23/2013 - The Anniston Star - 5-Star Fort McClellan Credit Union: a dependable and financially sound credit union
12/20/2013 - Florida Today - Banks tell Target customers to be aware
12/11/2013 - Miami Today - 24-year-old ‘spokester’ sparks credit union
12/8/2013 - News-press.com - Suncoast credit union wants 'federal' farewell
12/4/2013 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Credit union loan volume gains, quarterly earnings slow
12/4/2013 - Herald-Tribune - Biggest credit union voting whether to grow
11/22/2013 - Seminol Heights Patch - GTE Raises Over $30,000 For Junior Achievement
11/13/2013 - Osprey Observer (Brandon, FL) - Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Readies For Opening
11/13/2013 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Suncoast Schools find business opportunity in credit cards
11/7/2013 - Westside Gazette (Broward County) - Brightstar Credit Union Chairperson Dr. Dorothy Orr receives Lifetime Achievement Award
11/7/2013 - WTXL ABC27 Tallahassee - ABC "Shark Tank" star headlines Tallahassee "Power Forward" event
11/4/2013 - AL.com (Alabama Business Journal) - Alabama Telco Credit Union to help connect soldiers, their families via Cell Phones for Soldiers
11/2/2013 - Orlando Sentinel - Consumers beware: Practice safe smartphone banking
10/28/2013 - WUFT News (News and Public Media for North Central Florida - UF) - Tax Increase for Credit Unions Remains Unlikely
10/28/2013 - Herald-Tribune - Credit union in Manatee to help members build credit
10/25/2013 - CUNA News Now - Fla./Ala. CUs Meet With Cheney, LaPine And State Lawmakers
10/24/2013 - Bradenton Herald - Manatee credit union awarded national grant
10/23/2013 - WHNT19 (CBS Huntsville) - Redstone Federal Credit Union offers free advice for furloughed employees
10/19/2013 - Tallahassee.com (Tallahassee Democrat) First Commerce Credit Union makes major donation to Leon County Schools Foundation
10/12/2013 - Chipley Bugle - Panhandle credit union earns Emmy nomination
10/10/2013 - Bradenton Herald -  First shutdown payday arriving for many federal workers
10/6/2013 - The Gainesville Sun - My Healthcare FCU consolidates, finds its new situation ‘more efficient'
10/5/2013 - Florida Today - Credit union offers help to "shutdown" members
10/3/2013 - Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville.com) - Florida Trend Designates First Florida Credit Union One of the Best Companies to Work For in Florida
10/3/2013 - Alabama.com - Redstone Federal Credit Union offering free financial consulting to furloughed government workers
10/3/2013 - WJHG Channel 7 Panama City Beach - Program Helping Those Impacted by Government Shutdown (Tyndall)
9/24/2013 - The Tampa Tribune - Suncoast credit union grant to upgrade Camp Rotary pool
9/23/2013 - Herald-Tribune - Credit union loans and assets grow
9/17/2013 - WTSP - 5th graders get unique science lesson
9/17/2013 - Tallahassee Democrat - Envision Credit Union helps with mascot
9/13/2013 - South Florida Business Journal - Credit unions, community banks power up millennial marketing
9/11/2013 - WTLV 12 (Jax, Fla.) - VyStar opens branch inside Orange Park High School
9/9/2013 - Miami Herald - Credit unions fight back against tax repeal efforts - George Joseph Op-ed
9/9/2013 - WEAC TV 24 (Oxford, Ala.): America's First Celebrates Grand Opening/Oxford
9/5/2013 - Birmingham Business Journal: Credit unions see brisk loan growth in 2Q
9/3/2013 - Birmingham Business Journal: Bham five largest credit unions post $14.3M profit for first half
9/2/2013 - Tallahassee Democrat: Darryl Worrell: Search is on for 'Best & Brightest' graduation seniors
8/30/2013 - Tampa Bay Business Journal: Credit unions show 'brisk' loan growth
8/29/2013 - Tampa Bay Times: Suncoast Schools Credit Union boosts ABC
8/28/2013 - Jacksonville Business Journal: Community First launches charitable arm
8/26/2013 - Marco Island Sun Times: Young patients are students as well
8/21/2013 - The Financial Brand: Branch Showcase: The Hill, Lego Chopper, BofA’s Next-Gen Design
8/21/2013 - Birmingham Business Journal: 3 questions with Merrill Mann of APCO Employees Credit Union
8/8/2013 - Birmingham Business Journal: Alabama Telco Credit Union sees higher loans and deposits
7/29/2013 - CU Times: Corporate America Undergoes Big Changes Under Pritts Regime
7/25/2013 - New Tampa Patch: New credit union branch to feature art room, interactive teller machine
7/25/2013 - The Anniston Star: Anniston Star - Credit unions oppose removal of federal tax exempt status
7/24/2013 - Sun Sentinel: South Floridians racing to take out car loans
7/12/2013 - Sun Sentinel: Credit union 'spokester' teaches about money to youngest generation
7/10/2013 - The Bradenton Times: Movers and Shakers: Manatee Community Federal Credit Union Announces New President, Sherod Halliburton
7/8/2013 - Holaciudad: Campana cibernetica "don't tax my credit union"
6/18/2013 - Jacksonville Business Journal: Jacksonville credit unions maintain Bauer star ratings
6/18/2013 - The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Credit union plans DeLand branch - its first in Volusia-Flagler area
6/18/2013 - The Gadsden Times: Alabama Teachers Credit Union breaks ground for admin building
6/18/2013 -ChipleyBugle: Community South donates to summer reading program
6/18/2013 - news-press.com: Suncoast Schools FCU Foundation awards $80,000 in scholarships
6/17/2013 - Herald-Tribune:  Locally based credit union's rating is up to highest level
6/10/2013 - Birmingham Business Journal: Alabama credit unions see positive 1Q
6/4/2013 - Tampa Bay Business Journal: Credit union loans improve, earnings rise
5/30/2013 - Business Alabama: Increasingly Vital Business Lending
5/30/2013 - Business Alabama: Public Money for Banks Only?
5/25/2013 - The Sanford Herald: CFE Federal Credit Union acquires naming rights of UCF Arena
5/23/2013 - Tampa Bay Business Journal: EXCLUSIVE: Sports commission develops event incubator
5/17/2013 - Birmingham Business Journal: Alabama Telco increased business deposits by $9M with new services
5/16/2013 - Tallahassee Democrat: Best and Brightest shine at 2013 awards ceremony
5/10/2013 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel -Patrick La Pine: Let credit unions accept public deposits
5/10/2013 - Tallahassee Democrat - Patrick La Pine: A missed chance on public deposits
4/29/2013 - Pensacola New Journal - Credit unions join Mayors financial literacy initiative
4/26/2013 - Birmingham News - Alabama CUs among best in nation
4/19/2013 - Tampa Bay Times - Grow Financial FCU sows seeds for happy workers
4/15/2013 - Bradenton Herald - Manatee CU prepares for immigration reform
4/15/2013 - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - CUs again lose out on public deposits
4/14/2013 - Panama City News - Costa Rican intern joins Innovations
4/8/2013 - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Credit grow lending following years of shrinking
4/3/2013 - Miami Herald - Credit union wants to hire young spokester
3/27/2013 - Birmingham Biz Journal - Alabama credit unions see loan growth
3/27/2013 - Birmingham News - Banks shed jobs, CUs add are hiring
3/26/2013 - Birmingham Biz Journal - CUs lead in customer service
3/26/2013 - Lakeland Ledger - Public Deposits and Credit Unions
3/22/2013 - Birmingham Biz Journal - Alabama Telco promotes
3/18/2013 - North Escambia - Credit unions off limits to local government
3/14/2013 - Jax Biz Journal - VyStar ranks among largest credit unions
3/13/2013 - Jax Biz Journal - Community First breaks ground
3/13/2013 - Jax Biz Journal - Local credit unions maintain ratings
3/12/2013 - Birmingham Business Journal - Alabama CUs see increase in membership
3/11/2013 - St. Petersburg blog - Hypocrisy of Florida banking lobby
3/10/2013 - Florida Voices - Municipalities deserve better returns
3/8/2013 - Tallahassee Democrat - Dance$Kids Marathon benefits CMN
3/7/2013 - Birmingham News - Legacy Credit Union signs on as title sponsor
3/4/2013 - WFAA - Huntsville - Redstone responds to budget crisis
3/4/2013 - Tallahassee Democrat - Depository choices will help government
3/1/2013 - Miami Herald - LSCU top priority is public deposits
2/27/2013 - Florida Trend - 2013 Legislative Preview (public deposits)
2/27/2013 - CU Times - Trailblazer Award: Joe Brancucci, GTE Financial
2/27/2-13 - CU Times - Trailblazer Award: Dona Svehla, Grow Financial FCU
2/27/2013 - CU Times - Trailblazer Award: Kristen Mashburn, Listerhill CU
2/12/2013 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Grow Financial expands to South Carolina
2/7/2013 - West Orlando News - Bank on Greater Orlando Program Launched
1/16/2013 - Tallahassee Democrat - Envision recognizes teachers with new program

2012

12/28/2012 - Orlando Biz Journal - Top 5 Central Florida Credit Unions 12/20/2012 - Hispanic Business.com - FL credit unions healthy, growing
12/20/2012 - Birmingham News - Record year for credit unions in Alabama
12/19/2012 - South FL Sun Sentinel - FL CUs are healthier than US average
12/13/2012 - Birmingham Biz Journal - Membership, biz loans rise in AL
12/10/2012 - CU Journal - Aiming to Target Youth, Listerhill CU Goes Old School
12/9/2012 - Palm Beach Post - Credit union vs. Banks; which one is right?1
12/7/2012 - Tallahassee Democrat - First Commerce CU champions the Y
11/29/2012 - Orlando Sentinel - Fairwinds CU replaces Suntrust at UCF
11/19/2012 - South FL Sun-Sentinel - Lenders offering deals to snag car loans
11/19/2012 - Miami Herald - In-school branch teaches teens about money
10/31/2012 - Orlando Business Journal - Fairwinds COO goes pink for breast cancer
10/08/2012 - Birmingham News - eCO CU raises $27,000 for for Children's of Alabama
10/04/2012 - Fox 10 Mobile - Pros and Cons of prepaid credit cards
10/03/2012 - Tallahassee Democrat - Envision donation keeps Best and Brightest going
9/29/2012 - South FL Sun Sentinel - New surge in people applying for home loans
9/25/2012 - WTVJ Miami - CU finds new home in high school
9/23/2012 - South FL Sun Sentinel - Credit union numbers continue to grow
9/21/2012 - South FL Business Journal - Bauer upgrades ratings for CUs
9/21/2012 - Tampa Business Journal - GTE Financial posts membership gains
9/14/2012 - Gulf Coast Business Review - Industry Upheaval - credit unions
9/11/2012 - Credit Union Times - Back to School in Style (Listerhill promotion)
9/11/2012 - Jacksonville Business Journal - Florida credit unions grow in assets and membership
9/11/2012 - Birmingham Business Journal - Alabama credit unions report asset growth in 2Q
9/11/2012 - Tampa Bay Times - Florida credit unions rebound in auto and mortgage loans
9/11/2012 - Birmingham News - AL and FL CUs increase 2Q assets
9/10/2012 - Tampa Bay Times - Achieva juggles new headquarters and expansion
9/1/2012 - WJXT - Bank or Credit Union? (121 Financial featured)
8/29/2012 - CU Times - CEO Couple scores seats inside RNC
8/29/2012 - Tampa Bay Times - Ann Romney talks about struggles and therapy at All Children's Hospital
8/29/2012 - Tampa Business Journal - Ann Romney cuts ribbon at All Children's Hospital
8/21/2012 - Jacksonville Business Journal - Community First sponsors First Saturdays
8/20/2012 - Tampa Bay Business Journal - Achieva rebrands, expands
8/20/2012 - Sarasota Herald Tribune - Manatee County CU opening doors
8/10/2012 - Tampa Business Journal - CUs freed on business lending
8/4/2012 - Tampa Bay Times - After convention gone, improvements remain
8/2/2012 - Creditunionsonline.com - Small CUs surviving and thriving against the odds
7/23/2012 - South Florida Sun Sentinel - S FL CUs rated healthier
7/11/2012 - South Florida Sun Sentinel - New United Way initiative to encourage accounts
7/9/2012 - Creditunionsonline.com -  LSCU 'Better name for banking' a reminder why CUs rule
7/9/2012 - Tallahassee Democrat - New park promises family-friendly fun (First Commerce CU)
7/5/2012 - Birmingham News - Alabama, Florida CUs ad campaign seeks big bank customers
7/5/2012 - Tallahassee Democrat - CU announces first financial camp for teens
7/3/2012 - Southeast Sun - Army Aviation named "Credit Union of the Year"
7/2/2012 - CU Journal - Ad campaign by LSCU gets second run
6/26/2012 - S. Florida Biz Journal - Tropical Financial selects S. Floridians
6/22/2012 - Jacksonville Biz Journal - Area credit union ratings
6/20/2012 - South Florida Sun Sentinel - Workshop teaches Broward teens
6/20/2012 - S. FL Business Journal - Bauer sees S. FL CUs in better shape
6/20/2012 - Gainesville Sun - Campus USA passes $1 million in donations
6/14/2012 - Birmingham Biz Journal - Alabama banks and CUs healthier
6/13/2012 - Creditunionsonline.com - CUs report significant growth
6/11/2012 - S. Florida Biz Journal - Florida CUs add 48,000 members
6/11/2012 - Jacksonville Business Journal - Florida CUs gain members
6/11/2012 - Anniston Star - Local CUs growing as customers seek alternatives
6/9/2012 - South Florida Sun Sentinel - FL CUs report record growth
6/8/2012 - South Florida Sun Sentinel - Refinances surge as mortgage rates fall
6/7/2012 - Birmingham Biz Journal - Strong 1Q for Alabama Credit Unions
6/7/2012 - Tampa Bay Times - Florida credit unions surpass $45 billion
6/7/2012 - Al.com - Alabama credit unions see record growth in membership, assets
6/6/2012 - Tallahassee Democrat - Envision CU to provide Best and Brightest
6/6/2012 - Tallahassee Democrat - Florida Commerce changes to First Commerce
5/27/2012 - WJAX(Jacksonville) - Investing in You (Community First CU)
5/25/2012 - CU Times - Women to Watch (Jeanne Kucey, JetStream CEO - FL)
5/25/2012 - CU Times - LEVERAGE partners with Vining Sparks
5/15/2012 - Florida Times Union - Community First CU awards first grant
5/14/2012 - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Manatee CU gets Treasury certification
5/2/2012 - Alabama Business Magazine - Taking up the slack in business lending
5/2/2012 - Tampa Business Journal - Getting social is not just bull at USF FCU
4/30/2012 - Florida Times Union - Community First CU is "Investing in You"
4/25/2012 - New York Times - Chasing fees, bank court low-income (Redstone FCU)
4/24/2012 - WKMG (Orlando) - Student's gain banking expertise
4/20/2012 - South FL Times - Award honors - Dorothy Orr, BrightStar Chairman
4/9/2012 - Jax Business Journal - Collaboration helps CUs compete
4/5/2012 - Anniston Star - Local credit union earns 5-star rating
3/30/2012 - WJXT - Atwater commends Wolfson, VyStar student experience
3/29/2012 - South Florida Sun Sentinel - Banks use refinance programs to gain new customers (Tropical Financial)
3/20/2012 - Credit Unions online - Credit union membership and accounts at all-time high
3/19/2012 - South Florida Business Journal - S. Florida credit unions strengthening
3/19/2012 - Al.com - Alabama banking: Credit unions among gainers in 2011 after bank exodus
3/18/2012 - Birmingham News - CUs among gainers in 2011
3/1/2012 - Columbus Business Journal - Corporate One emerging as one of a kind
2/28/2012 - Tampa Business Journal - Radio personality Jayde Donovan stumps for Grow Financial
2/26/2012 - WJXT - Learning to manage money begins early
2/25/2012 - Al.com - Flex bill for credit unions (letter to the editor/Huntsville)
2/20/2012 - Al.com - Guardian Credit Union - Let credit unions accept public deposits(letter to the editor/Montgomery)
2/12/2012 - Gainesville Sun - Larry Scott is motivated by financial health
2/9/2012 - Old Northeast Patch - Bank On in St. Pete launches
2/7/2012 - South Florida Sun Sentinel - Credit Unions (letter to the editor)
2/6/2012 - Tampa Tribune - Monopoly Continues (letter to the editor)
2/5/2012 - Pensacola News Journal - Escambia students learn skills they can bank on
2/2/2012 - WINK TV - Naples High students bank between books
2/1/2012 - Miami Herald - Bill shuts out credit unions (letter to editor)
1/30/2012 - Credit Unions.com - Riverdale CU secures strong 4Q
1/28/2012 - Birmingham News - Alabama Tornadoes 2012-Businesses repair
1/27/2012 - Lakeland Ledger - Lawmakers listening to lobbyist instead of community (letter to editor)
1/26/2012 - Orlando Sentinel - School credit unions: HS credit unions in Central Florida
1/25/2012 - Naples News - Show them the money: Naples high opens student run bank
1/21/2012 - Bradenton Herald - Lawmakers should allow city access to CUs(letter to editor)
1/21/2012 - Florida Times Union - CUs deserve level playing field (letter to editor)
1/18/2012 - North Central Florida Business Report - Local CUs enjoying above average success
1/9/2012 - Birmingham News - New Pilgrim Credit Union gets Investment from Bank
1/2/2012 - CU Journal - Iheartmycreditunion.org Seeks to Boost Awareness

2011

12/29/2011 - WALA-TV (Mobile) - CUs vs. Banks
12/26/2011 -Florida Sun-Sentinel - Florida Credit Unions boom in 2011
12/8/2011 - Orlando Sentinel - Credit unions membership grows
12/7/2011 - Tallahassee Democrat - Envision focuses on educators
12/7/2011 - CU Times - Listerhill CU's new website pitches I Heart My Credit Union
12/4/2011 - Huntsville Times - Redstone's Joe Newberry talks about community service
11/21/2011 - Crimson White News - Students partner with credit union to fund "Secret Meals"
11/19/2011 - Pensacola News Journal - Big bank losses are credit unions' gain
11/11/2011 - Florida Today - Bank fee falls to social network pressure
11/9/2011 - NBC Miami - New system in place for debit card protection
11/7/2011 - WHNT (Huntsville) - Bank Transfer Day
11/7/2011 - Sarasota Herald Tribune - Why many are changing banks and how to do it
11/6/2011 - Birmingham News - Customer dissatisfaction caused fee rollback
11/6/2011 - ABC News Tampa - Bank customers say they've had enough
11/5/2011 - S. Florida Sun Sentinel - South Florida credit unions mark National Bank Transfer Day
11/4/2011 - WHNT (Huntsville) - Bank Transfer Day preps
11/1/2011 - St. Pete Times - Local credit unions capitalize on bank fees
10/24/2011 - WPLG - Bank customers angry about fees, join credit union
10/21/2011 - Tampa Business Journal - Suncoast Schools' Tom Dorety talks jobs, account growth
10/21/2011 - Birmingham Business Journal - Banks and CUs spar over tax-exempt status
10/17/2011 - WHNT - Debit card fees drive customers to credit unions
10/17/2011 - Miami Herald - Tropical Financial appeals to BofA customer
10/14/2011 - Pensacola News Journal - Local CUs earn highest ratings
10/14/2011 - WTXL-TV - Some people leaving banks for credit unions
10/6/2011 - Daytona News Journal - Credit unions, community banks gain new customers
10/4/2011 - Florida Sun Sentinel - CU offers financial help to low income
10/4/2011 - Dothan Eagle - Some customers moving to CUs because of bank fees
9/30/2011 - WTSP, Tampa - Bay area bank customers switching to credit unions
9/30/2011 - Birmingham Biz Journal - Alabama CUs post $68.3 million gain in 2Q
9/27/2011 - WAAY-TV, Huntsville - Bank Fees on the Rise
9/16/2011 - South Florida Business Journal - Credit unions and banks spar
8/29/2011 - Birmingham News - Expert predicts banks to boost debit fees
8/12/2011 - Birmingham Biz Journal - Proposed bill may spark rise in CU loans
7/31/2011 - Tuscaloosa News - Credit union helps provide meals for children
7/28/2011 - Birmingham Biz Journal - Assets, membership up for Alabama credit unions
7/26/2011 - Newspress.com - Southwest Florida "unbanked" find alternatives
7/15/2011 - Ocala.com - Year later, Campus USA still growing into headquarters
7/13/2011 - Birmingham News - Mutual Savings Credit Union relocates; on the rebound
7/11/2011 - Orlando Sentinel - Florida unbanked to increase, CUs educating them
7/11/2011 - S. Florida Sun Sentinel - Fees make banks costly, CUs courting unbanked
7/8/2011 - Jacksonville Business Journal - Economic Update:Bankers see encouragement
6/24/2011 - Birmingham Business Journal - Profits up 27% at Alabama credit unions
5/13/2011 - South Florida Times - Raffael Crockett expands CU brand
5/10/2011 - Fort Myers News Press - Debit card may soon come with a cost
5/9/2011 - WHNT - Listerhill helping rebuild Alabama
4/3/2011 - Birmingham News - Alabamians choose sides in debate(interchange)
3/17/2011 - Madison Weekly - NAECU Offers Customers a Difference
1/05/2011 - Bradenton Herald - Credit unions boost healthy status

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2014

12/09/2014 - Huffington Post - Credit Unions Can Help Ward Off Payday Lenders
12/05/2014 - FOX Business - 6 Ways to Stay on Budget This Holiday Season
11/28/2014 - FOX Business - Forget the Toys; Give A Financial Gift This Year
11/19/2014 - CBS Money Watch - Why customers are unhappy with their banks
11/5/2014 -  Forbes - Americans are losing faith in their banks
11/4/2014 - Washington Business Journal - CUNA and retail group spar over data breach
10/26/2014 - The New York Times - Protecting the Public From Predatory Loans
10/24/2014 - Washington Business Journal - Credit Union National Association pumps $6 million into midterm elections
9/17/2014 - The Wall Street Journal - Banks, Credit Unions Start Reissuing Cards Following Home Depot Breach
9/14/2014 - The Washington Post - Capital One, Navy Federal to partner with Apple for new mobile payment system
9/2/2014 - USA Today - Credit union membership topped 100 million in June
9/2/2014 - The Wall Street Journal - Loans at U.S. Credit Unions Jumped 9.8% in Second Quarter
8/29/2014 - San Francisco Business Times - Clearing a 100 million hurdle
8/9/2014 - New York Post - Credit union membership hits 100 million-client milestone
8/5/2014 - Fox Business - How to protect yourself from credit-card bullies
7/6/2014 - USA Today - Financial institutions cling to military niche
6/5/2014 - The Wall Street Journal - Credit Unions Ramp Up Risk
5/23/2014 - U.S. News & World Report - A Checklist for First-Time Homebuyers
5/18/2014 - The Washington Post - Capital Business - World's largest credit union is getting bigger
4/14/2014 - Fox Business - How Lottery Tickets are Helping People Save
4/8/2014 - ABC News - Try Multiple Accounts to Stick to Savings Goals
4/7/2014 - USA Today -  Video tellers help rural banks expand
3/24/2014 - Bplans - 4 Reasons Why Credit Unions Are Better For Your Business
3/19/2014 - Fox Business - How to Secure the Best Possible Mortgage Terms
3/4/2014 - Fox Business - 6 Myths About Joining Credit Unions
3/3/2014 - CNN Money - Free checking disappearing at the big banks
3/3/2014 - The Boston Globe - Taking risk, credit unions push student loans
3/3/2014 - Favored Tax Breaks' Escape From Camp Knife Buoys a Few
3/2/2014 - The Washington Post - Credit unions descend on Washington in hopes of preserving tax exemption
2/27/2014 - New York Times - Credit Unions Offer Creative Home Loans
2/18/2014 - Huffington Post Business - Target Data Breach Cost Banks More Than $200 Million
2/6/2014 - CNN Money - Get ready for a "weird" jobs report
2/22/2014 - 24/7 Wall St. - Cost of Target Data Theft Spreads, Credit Unions Now… Banks Next?
1/27/2014 - Nerd Wallet - Ten Best Cities for Consumer Banking 2014
1/15/2014 - The New York Times - Playing the Odds on Saving
1/14/2014 - The Hill - Lenders fear squeeze from mortgage lenders
1/7/2014 - U.S. News & World Report - The Benefits of Joining a Credit Union2013

12/30/2013 - Daily News - Forget about losing weight: Here are some financial resolutions you should be making now
12/4/2013 - The Daily Coller - Bank lobbyists want to raise taxes on 96 million Americans
11/27/2013 - ABC News - Here's a Lottery You Cannot Lose
11/23/2013 - PBS NewsHour -   Can prize-linked programs encourage Americans to save? 
 11/12/2013 - Forbes - Banks Could Lose 35 Percent of Revenues By 2020 
11/4/2013 - U.S. News & World Report My Money -  Ways to Access Health Insurance Other Than the Marketplace 
10/23/2013 - Politico - Pitting credit unions against the banks 
10/9/2013 - FOX Business - The alternatives to big banks for consumers 
10/8/2013 - MSN Money - 7 reasons credit unions are better than banks 
9/10/2013 - The Hill - Supplemental Capital: A tool for safety and soundness 
8/31/2013 - Reuters - Credit union regulator sues Morgan Stanley over mortgage losses 
8/31/2013 - Forbes - Credit Unions Gain Share in Autos, Trading On Local Image 
8/29/2013 - The Washington Post - Banks, credit unions post strong second-quarter profits
8/21/2013 - Fox Business - Credit Union Credit Cards: Threat to Big Banks? 
8/21/2013 - Fox Business - 5 Credit Union Freebies Worth Scooping up 
8/8/2013 - Bankrate - Credit unions beating banks 
 7/18/2013 - Star-Ledger - Bank on it: Taxing credit unions would hurt all: Opinion   7/17/2013 - GoBankingRates.com -   The Results Are In: Americans Still Prefer Banks Over Credit Unions 
7/2/2013 - Fox Business - CUNA CEO on Tax Pains 
7/1/2013 - MSN Money - The difference between bank and credit union customers 
6/28/2013 - The Hill - GOP bill would lessen Dodd-Frank blow to credit unions 
6/17/2013 - Wall Street Journal - New ECONorthwest Analysis Debunks Bank Claims about Credit Unions 
6/10/2013 - ABC News (Good Morning America) - Fed Up With Your Bank? Consider a Credit Union 
5/29/2013 - The Hill - Regulators poised to lift ban on swap trading by credit unions 
5/18/2013 - The Wall Street Journal -  Credit Unions Boost College Loans 
 5/14/2013 - Business Insider - Credit unions vs. big banks: where should you put your money? 
5/6/2013   - NY Post - CUs show no signs of slowing down 
3/26/2013 - Bankrate.com - Credit Unions Rise Likely to Continue 
3/22/2013 - Marketplace - Deciding between a bank and a credit union  

2012

12/7/2012 - Fox Business - Credit unions could be best source for mortgages
12/02/2012 - Washington Post - Occupy Wall Street? Defund it.
11/26/2012 - The Hill - Credit unions seeking expansion of business lending
11/5/2012 - Fox Business - Two million transfer to credit unions
11/5/2012 - Fox Business - Switch from a bank to a credit union
9/21/2012 - USA Today - Stock prices reduced households wealth in 2Q
9/16/2012 - Wall Street Journal - US Credit Unions Need Relief Too
8/5/2012 - Washington Post - Local CUS turn to shared branching
7/24/2012 - Reuters - Credit unions banking on bills to lift small business lending
6/10/2012 - Washington Post - CUs feel stymied by lending limitations
6/6/2012 - Wall Street Journal - CUs offer consumer choices - Debbie Matz Q&A
6/1/2012 - CNN Money - Credit union membership spikes in first quarter
5/18/2012 - Washington Post - CUs hit highest volume of lending in 5-years
4/27/2012 - The Hill - Banks not lending, not willing to let CUs either
4/25/2012 - American Banker - Why is every dissenting CU a story? (CUNA letter)
3/25/2012 - Washington Post - CUs ask for rule changes on supplemental capital
3/11/2012 - New York Post - Credit union membership reaches record 91.8 million
3/7/2012 - Washington Post - Credit unions close out 2011 on a high note
3/1/2012 - Wall Street Journal - B of A still dreaming up new fees
3/1/2012 - LA Times - Banks' fees pay off - for credit unions
3/1/2012 - CNN Money - Credit unions hit record membership
2/7/2012- National Journal - Credit unions push bankers in tailspin
2/6/2012 - New York Times - Credit builder loans help burnish your credit score
1/13/2012 - Yahoo News - Yes, You can dump your bank
1/6/2012 - CNBC - Why Banks shun 30 Million Americans
1/4/2012 - Consumer Reports - Bank Accounts - What consumers should know
1/3/2012 - U.S. News&World Report - Should You Join a Credit Union?
1/2/2012 - Credit Unions Online - Will Credit Unions Experience Continued Growth in 2012?

2011

12/27/2011 - NPR - Credit Unions Booming from Anti-Bank Outrage
12/7/2011 - NASDAQ - Should you switch to a credit union
12/2/2011 - CNNMoney - Small Biz Loans - CUs to the rescue?
11/14/2011 - US News and World Report - 7 way credit unions are better  than banks
11/9/2011 - Fox Business - Credit unions seen boom in new members
11/9/2011 - CNNMoney - 40,000 join credit unions on Bank Transfer Day
11/8/2011 - ABC News - Credit unions had 54% increase in membership
11/7/2011 - CNBC blog - Credit unions are thriving-here's why
11/7/2011 - Fox Business - Credit unions feel boost from banks
11/7/2011 - Wall Street Journal - Credit unions poach clients
11/4/2011 - USA Today - Credit unions add 650,000 members
11/4/2011 - NY Daily News - Credit unions see spike in business
11/4/2011 - Fox Business - Credit unions thrive as customers ditch banks
11/3/2011 - Bloomberg Business - Bank fees are a gift to credit unions
11/3/2011 - Reuters - Credit union business grows as consumers sour on banks
11/2/2011 - Money Talks News - 5 Ways to Avoid Debit Card Fees
10/31/2011 - Fox News - New bank fees drive customers to credit unions
10/25/2011 - HDNet - Dan Rather Reports - Directions Credit Union, bank fees
10/24/2011 - ABC News - 9 helpful tips to know before switch to a credit union
10/18/2011 - ABC News Blog - "Bank Transfer Day" gains momentum
10/17/2011 - CNBC (Squawk Box) - Bank Fee Revolt - Credit Union Boom?
10/16/2011 - Atlanta Journal Constitution - Banking customers switching
10/07/2011 - CBS News - Mad at bank fees? Credit unions get another look
10/03/2011 - Good Morning America - How to avoid rising bank fees
9/30/2011 - Fox Business Channel - Debit card fees a PR nightmare for B of A
9/29/2011 - New York Times - Banks to make customers pay debit card fees
9/18/2011 - Wall Street Journal - Credit Unions: a Cheaper Banking Option
8/11/2011 - Wall Street Journal - CUs aim to raise the lending cap
8/2/2011 - USA Today - Free student checking may come at a price (credit unions can help)
7/09/2011 - USA Today - Credit unions growing commercial lending
6/11/2011 - Wall Street Journal - Credit unions still out perform banks
5/23/2011 - Fox News - If you like debit card, free checking, watch this vote
5/17/2011 - Wall Street Journal - Banks and merchants reload for fee battle
4/5/2011 - USA Today - Opposing View: New rules mean new fees
3/23/2011 - Wall Street Journal - U.S. Targets Banks over Credit Union ills
3/22/2011 - New York Times - Going Viral with a Celebrity Pitchman (America's First mentioned)
3/17/2011 - The Hill - Keep fighting for small businesses (Sen. Udall opinion piece)
3/17/2011 - Wall Street Journal - Debit Card Debacle
3/14/2011 - Fox Business - The Swipe Fees Battle Continues
3/9/2011 - Bloomberg Business Week - Credit unions seek to lift small biz cap
3/8/2011 - Wall Street Journal - Credit unions push for small business loans

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