Credit union leader Paul Simkins Sr. dies

The credit union industry lost another great leader and innovator last week. Paul Simkins Sr. passed away on Friday, May 26. Simkins served as president/CEO of several credit unions over the years, most particularly McCoy Federal Credit Union, Pan Am Horizons, and McDill AFB FCU. He was also one of the founders of CU24 and […]

Toalson to work with AL and FL CUs on CUNA issues

CUNA has officially launched the CUNA Small Credit Union Community, an online platform that will allow small credit union professionals from across the country to network, share ideas, and solve problems collectively.  Similar to the existing online communities, the site offers a discussion board on which credit union professionals can ask – and answer – […]

HIghlights of Alabama Advocacy Conference

Yesterday, the Alabama Advocacy Conference kicked off in Montgomery, AL, providing valuable information on regulatory issues to attendees. The event opened with a welcome and League update from LSCU President/CEO Patrick LaPine, outlining important initiatives the LSCU is undertaking on behalf of member credit unions. At the luncheon, sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group, Blake Westbrook, […]

Encouraging insight on FFIEC report

League sources provided insight to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) report released yesterday on outdated and unnecessary regulations. The 430-page report contains plenty of grist for credit union relief efforts. The NCUA, along with OCC, FDIC, and the Fed, are required to provide this report to Congress at least once a decade under the […]

Two FL credit unions featured in CU Journal for growth opportunities

Both First Florida Credit Union, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, and We Florida Financial CU, based out of Margate, FL, headlined in CU Journal yesterday featuring impending growth opportunities. First Florida CU recently ranked among the Top 10 in greatest potential for membership growth, according to NCUA data and is taking a two-pronged approach to managing […]