New CU community formed to assist in times of disaster

In response to Hurricane Harvey, CUNA and the Cornerstone Credit Union League are launching an online community through which credit unions and system friends can connect and help each other when natural disasters strike. As Florida recovers from Hurricane Irma, this is especially pertinent to credit unions. Through the community, organizations nationwide can post available services and […]

Hurricane Irma leaves millions in FL without power

As Hurricane Irma departs Florida and moves into Alabama and Georgia as a tropical storm, almost 6 million are without power in Florida, according to a report from Southern Company. It is expected to take weeks to restore power to South Florida where damage was most severe. A New York times report summed up the […]

Equifax data breach could affect millions

Credit bureau Equifax, Inc., announced yesterday a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses […]

FL braces for Hurricane Irma

On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all counties in Florida in preparation for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma. “This storm is bigger, faster and stronger than Hurricane Andrew,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said at a press briefing, and a mandatory evacuation for residents of the Florida Keys began at 7 […]

Credit Union status after Hurricane Irma

The LSCU’s offices are open. Credit Union status as we learn details: nbbnv89 121 Financial Credit Union is open for business at all locations. Achieva Credit Union has many branches open for business and plans to restore others by the end of the week. Branches currently open are: Murdock, Punta Gorda, Camelot Isles, Bradenton, Land O’Lakes, […]

Florida credit unions prepare for impact of Hurricane Irma

As Florida credit unions prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma, the LSCU will provide updates, as they become available. Currently, some evacuations have begun in Monroe and Miami-Dade counties, with this dangerous storm bringing the possibility of 200 mph winds. Yesterday, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all Florida counties […]