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'Member Friendly' Lending Non-Interest Income Options Aplenty

Oct 2, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Despite competitive and other challenges, forecasts of modest economic growth provide great opportunities for credit unions to add to their bottom line in a member friendly way, an Online Discovery audience was told Tuesday.

Justice FCU Offers Special Assistance for Members facing Federal Government Shutdown, Sequestration, or Furlough

Sep 26, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Justice FCU members confronted with a government shutdown, sequestration or furlough will be offered special unsecured loans up to $10,000 at an annual rate of 0% for the first 60 days. After that time, the rate will convert to 4.90% for a term of 24-months.The...

CU Competitive Advantages Highlighted at Member Centricity Symposium

Sep 24, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Customer Centricity Expert Don Peppers Says CUs are Positioned Well to Win Over Consumers


BayPort Credit Union Opens 16th Branch in Fox Hill area of Hampton

Sep 23, 2013 by Lewis Wood

The 4,400 square foot full-service branch is equipped with an expansive teller line, three drive-up teller lanes, a drive-up ATM and night depository, along with 273 safe deposit boxes in varying sizes. In addition, this branch will also include...

Belvoir Federal Employees Participate in National Miracle Jeans Day

Sep 23, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Belvoir Federal employees, also known as The Belvoir Believers, created a team microsite where employees could donate money directly online. The team set a goal to raise $1,000 for the National Miracle Jeans Day. For three weeks, Belvoir Federal collected...

Virginia Credit Union Wins Technology Award for Online Membership Opening

Sep 23, 2013 by Lewis Wood

After being implemented in July 2012, VACU’s online membership opening surpassed the credit union’s largest branch as the top channel for new members. Since the application became available, more than 4,000 members have joined online.

Argent Credit Union, Assurance Federal Credit Union Announce Merger

Sep 20, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Argent Credit Union and Assurance Federal Credit Union have completed their planned merger. Argent Credit Union will continue as the ongoing credit union and Rose E. Gilliam, Argent’s President/CEO, will lead the combined $205 million organization.

Financial Class Held by Belvoir Federal for Senior Enlisted Soldiers on Ft. Belvoir

Sep 20, 2013 by Lewis Wood

In early September, Belvoir Federal Credit Union arranged with the United States Army Element South (USAE-S) Command to host a financial class for senior enlisted soldiers serving Fort Belvoir, Va. There were approximately 150 soldiers in attendance.

Virginia Credit Union League Endorses 11 Candidates for Seats in Virginia House of Delegates

Sep 19, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Candidates have proven good friends to Virginia's credit union system, supporting credit unions on key issues and in some cases, introducing or co-sponsoring legislation on behalf of the League, credit unions. 

Virginia Credit Union League Endorses Terry McAuliffe for Governor; Ralph Northam for Lieutenant Governor

Sep 19, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Candidates express strong support for credit unions; offer help on issues of most importance to Virginia-based credit unions and their 8 million member-owners.

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