FL CU staff become certified CUDEs

Among 48 credit union professionals who earned the Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) designation were several LSCU members from Florida. The intensive Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation)  was held May 31-June 7 at the Lowell Center in Madison, WI. Florida credit union staff earning the designation […]

Atwater resigns from FL CFO position

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater delivered his formal letter of resignation this week with his final day being June 30, the end of the current fiscal year. Atwater previously announced he would leave his post for the position of vice president of strategic initiatives and chief financial officer at Florida Atlantic University. His term […]

Dept. of Treasury report outlines reg relief

The Department of the Treasury released a report Monday outlining more than 100 changes to financial regulations. CUNA is analyzing the report. “We are carefully reviewing the Treasury’s report. Based on our initial review, the report appears to reflect input that we gave the administration in meetings and other engagements, and it shows that that the […]

President’s Point: Financial CHOICE Act

Last Thursday, the U.S House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act, sending the legislation to the Senate for consideration. As the full House prepared for a vote, members of the Florida and Alabama Congressional delegations went on the record regarding how increased regulatory burden born of Dodd-Frank, has impacted local, hometown financial institutions, as […]

Achieva CU launches merger and acquisitions group

Achieva Credit Union headquartered in Dunedin, FL, announced this week that it has formed a national mergers and acquisitions consulting group to help credit unions buy banks. Achieva Merger Services will assist credit unions and banks in identifying suitable partners, due diligence, pricing analysis, merger applications, regulatory advice, acquisition accounting and integration of operations. The […]

CHOICE Act passes House

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act by 233-186.  Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) legislation contains regulatory relief provisions that benefit credit unions and their members. Credit union advocates have been staunch supporters of Hensarling’s efforts. “We applaud the House of Representatives for passing […]