Feds expect to keep interest rates steady

When the Federal Reserve board meets this week, a wobbly economy will be heavy on their minds. After raising rates for the first time in a decade in December, the board is looking to possibly raise rates again in June. However, the economy has not continued an upward path since December, making the board’s job […]

Chip cards are deterring fraud

Visa is looking at how chip cards are impacting fraud. CU Today is reporting that Visa found a dip of more than 18 percent on fraudulent transactions. What Visa is also finding is that mag strip devices are seeing more fraud activity since chip cards came on the market. CU Today writes that, “Among the […]

Dr. Politics headlines SCUCE GA Luncheon

Each year, one of the most anticipated events at the Southeast Credit Union Conference & Expo is the Governmental Affairs Luncheon. The luncheon has been headlined by a big name speaker every year that provides attendees an inside look at politics, elections, and Congress. Past speakers include Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL), The Hill’s AB Stoddard, […]

Op-Ed by Florida’s OFR Commisioner encourages education

In an Op-Ed that appeared in Monday’s Pensacola News Journal, Drew J. Breakspear, commissioner of Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation, wrote about the importance of empowering youth to ensure a sound economic future. According to Breakspear, a financial literacy study conducted by leading research organizations indicates “young people in developed countries (including the United States), […]

Alabama and Florida cities rank on large city growth charts

A recent look by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finds three Florida cities in the top 10 fastest growing economies in 2015. Headlight Data put the statistics together by highlighting the major metro areas in the country with one million or more residents. While Austin topped the list, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa ranked in […]