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Friday, May 22, 2015
Postal Banking Lite: Expanded Remittances, Check Cashing
Last year the mail carrier's office of inspector general suggested a potential expansion into small-dollar lending, but the ambitions laid forth in a new report have been scaled back considerably.
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MADISON, Wis. — CUNA Mutual Group and state CU leagues represented by the American Association of Credit Union Leagues have agreed to a three-year $64 million marketing contract expected to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. more »
The U.S. financial system has weathered several external threats in the past year, but significant hazards remain, including the potential for cyberattacks and excessive concentration of risk in central counterparties, according to a report by the Financial Stability Oversight Council. more »
Personal incomes have stagnated, consumer prices are on the rise, new home sales are declining and falling energy investments are dragging the economy down. But according to the latest CUNA Mutual Trends Report, things aren't quite bad as they seem. more »
The plan calls for the implementation of two new same-day settlement windows by March 2018. Fees that CUs and banks will pay each other to cover the cost of the upgrades have been decreased. more »
NCUA Board Member J. Mark McWatters recently had some sharp words for the CU regulator. more »
Sally Myers and Rob Johnson warned attendees of CUNA CFO Council's Annual Conference to always be aware of threats and to help their credit unions identify them ahead of time. more »
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — For the second time this week NCUA has won an award — this time from the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals. more »
PLANO, Texas — Rick Grady, VP research for the Cornerstone Credit Union League, recently was elected to the city council here. more »
NEW YORK — Under a sunny, breezy sky in lower Manhattan, the newest credit union in the U.S. — The Finest FCU — celebrated its grand opening on the steps of City Hall, just blocks away from the where the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11 killed hundreds of New York City police officers, firefighters and others. more »
NEW YORK — U.S. consumers in the first quarter borrowed more to pay for education and automobiles, but overall their debt burden was relatively flat, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. more »
Alexandria, Va. — NCUA announced that it has translated parts of the agency's public website into Spanish to "provide critical financial information" to consumers with "limited English proficiency." more »
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—A credit union organization that missed the mark on nearly all of its diversity efforts in 2013 has been named one of the "Best of the Best" places to work for women, minorities, veterans and Hispanics. That organization? NCUA. more »
In responding to a fan Monday on Twitter, Rowling was asked the full name of the character "Moaning Myrtle," a ghost that haunts Hogwarts, where Harry Potter goes to school. Rowling's reply raised a few eyebrows. more »
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
It's baseball season, and this spot from SPIRE CU highlights the credit union's connection - both as a sponsor and philosophically - with local team the St. Paul Saints.
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