Dangerous Haze: Banking Is Not Yet Going to Pot
Four years after the first states legalized marijuana, most bankers still want nothing to do with it.   more »
Minnesota-based TruStone Financial FCU announced a merger with Wisconsin-based Kenosha Postal Employees CU, effective Sept. 10, 2016. more »
U.S.-based credit unions aren't the only ones engaged in a slew of mergers — the trend is also underway across the pond. more »
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have partnered with education technology company EverFi to bring digital financial education to 70 of their member credit unions and the communities they serve. more »
Lower Valley Credit Union, based in Sunnyside, Wash., on Wednesday announced it was given a $100,000 Wells Fargo NEXT Seed Capital Award to implement its strategy to launch an innovative consumer finance community outreach program in Prescott, Wash. more »
A dozen states now take part in the Hispanic outreach initiative. more »
The $1 billion-asset Greylock announced in a press release Monday that it is acquiring via merger tiny Hurlbut Employees FCU. more »
Las Vegas-based Silver State Schools Credit Union released its second quarter financial results for 2016. These results mark the credit union’s 17th consecutive quarter of growth following the financial crisis and Great Recession. more »
Ardent Credit Union, formerly called Sb1 Federal Credit Union, will introduce a re-branding advertising campaign on Monday– an initiative that will include cable TV, online and digital venues. more »
State-chartered CUs have only been eligible to participate as associate members since the trade group altered its bylaws last summer. more »
David Van Rossum has led the credit union since January and has also held leadership roles with CUSOs and on credit union boards. more »
Tucson, Ariz.-based Hughes FCU recently announced the 100,000 Thanks Sweepstakes to celebrate the credit union's 100,000th member. more »
Sooper Credit Union, Arvada, Colo., and Denver Community Credit Union, Denver – announced plans for a merger of equals. more »
Vets Returning Home
This documentary from Michigan's FreeStar Financial CU highlights the plight of homeless veterans -- and how the credit union is trying to help. This short film received a Diamond Award from the Credit Union National Association in recognition of outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry.