Achieva Credit Union and Preferred Community Bank complete merger

Achieva Credit Union announced it has successfully completed a merger with Preferred Community Bank, a Florida state-chartered bank in Lee County with $118 million in assets. This purchase brings Achieva’s total number of branches to 26 and total assets to $1.7 billion. Established in 2007, Preferred Community Bank had three branches — in Fort Myers, […]

National Credit Union Foundation Board nominations open

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is currently seeking nominations for four board seats. Volunteers may generally serve up to three terms of the duration of the term of office for the seat they are selected, as long as they are re-nominated by the Foundation Nominations Committee and re-elected by the Foundation Board. Board […]

Register and reserve room for SLDC

The Southeast Leadership Development Conference is fast approaching! This conference, Nov. 7-9, is specifically designed for CEOs, senior level management, board members, and volunteers with the goal of providing the necessary tools to enrich the leadership, education, achievement, and development of credit union staff and volunteers. Join us for a charity golf outing, top notch […]

Millennials expected to spend big during holidays

According to a recent survey from Accenture, holiday spending is expected to be higher this year than last across the board, and millennials are expected to spend more than any other population segment. The 12th annual Holiday Shopping Survey of 1,500 U.S. Consumers indicates: “Nine in 10 respondents said they plan to spend as much […]

2018 Credit Union Rock Stars announced

Benjamin Teske of America’s First Federal Credit Union in Alabama and Sharmon Lenth of Coast2Coast Financial Credit Union in Florida have been honored as 2018 Credit Union Rock Stars, recognized annually in CUNA’s Credit Union Magazine. “Professionals awarded the title of Credit Union Rock Star demonstrate outstanding performance that elevates not only them, but their entire […]

CUNA rejects CRA bill that would jeopardize credit access

CUNA strongly opposes a bill introduced this week by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that would require credit unions to be examined for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Congress exempted credit unions from the CRA when it was enacted in 1977, determining it would be unnecessary and counter-intuitive for it to apply to member-owned […]