CU Happenings – Sept. 14, 2018

Pen Air FCU Partners with Purple Heart Homes to assist veterans in need On Tuesday, September 11, in recognition of National Day of Service, Pen Air Federal Credit Union (Pen Air) partnered with Purple Heart Homes’ program Operation Veteran Home Renovation to help Jimmie Perkins, a local veteran, with much needed home repairs. Perkins’ home […]

McWatters says minority CUs play critical role

Minority credit unions play a vital role in providing affordable financial services in the nation’s most underserved communities and the agency is looking at new ways to support them, NCUA Board Chairman J. Mark McWatters said today. “Unfortunately, minority credit unions are too often the only federally insured financial institution available in rural and urban […]

Support the SECUF by shopping today and tomorrow

Prime Day starts today at  3pm ET and run through tomorrow July 17. Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping events of the year and a great time to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation. Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon donates to the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation […]

Rural CU in AL shows strength in community

FOGCE FCU in Eutaw, AL, formerly called the Federation of Greene Country Employees Federal Credit Union, may be labeled “small” at $1.4 million in assets and almost 800 members, when you consider the population of this rural county is less than 8,500 people, they have almost 10 percent market share of the county’s total population. […]

CDFI funding secured for 2019

Credit unions will receive full funding for the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, which is awarded for grants and funding to foster growth, achieve sustainability, and revitalize communities. The Senate Appropriations subcommittee on financial services and general government (FSGG) passed its fiscal year 2019 bill late Tuesday. Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the League have been longtime supporters of fully funding the CDFI fund and actively advocated to […]

Suncoast CU member wins LSCU raffle cash

Juli Lewis, director of the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, announced $13,491 was raised from the sale of raffle tickets for a $5,000 VISA card donated by CUNA Mutual Group to benefit the initiatives of the foundation. The drawing was held June 8 during the wrap-up of SCUCE 2018. The winner was Beth Smith from Punta […]