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Ray Birch

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Credit Union Hits Streets of Ferguson with 0% Loan Offers
August 21, 2014 Staff from Alliance Credit Union walked through the debris in the troubled city of Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, asking business...

Florida Credit Union Gets Closer to Buying Bank Branch
August 20, 2014 The Florida Office of Financial Regulation has approved Florida Central Credit Union's bid to buy a Sarasota, Fla., branch...

First National Bank in Florida Selling to Credit Union
August 4, 2014 First Commerce Credit Union in Tallahassee, Fla., has agreed to buy First National Bank of Crestview in Florida.

Five Star Credit Union Clears Last Hurdle for Bank Deal
May 29, 2014 The National Credit Union Administration has approved the sale of Flint River National Bank in Camilla, Ga., to Five Star...

NCUA Grants Preliminary Charter Approval for CU to Serve Athletes
May 22, 2014 DUMFRIES, Va. A credit union to serve professional and amateur athletes, and their families, has received preliminary...

Credit Union Lands Regulatory Approval to Buy Flint River National
May 13, 2014 Five Star Credit Union in Dothan, Ala., has received approval from the Alabama Credit Union Administration to buy Flint River...

Colorado Lawmakers Pass First Pot Banking Bill in U.S.
May 8, 2014 Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill to establish a financial services co-operative to serve licensed marijuana...

Colorado Considers Creating Cannabis Co-Op for Pot Industry
May 1, 2014 The Colorado state legislature could decide soon if a new type of financial services co-operative though not a credit union...

Bank Card Growth Tops CUs' for First Time Since '07
April 28, 2014 PETERBOROUGH, N.H. Bank credit card growth last year outpaced credit union card growth for the first time since 2007, a...

NCUA Passes Stress Test Rule for Credit Unions
April 24, 2014 The National Credit Union Administration approved a final rule on capital planning and stress testing at its open board...

Suncoast CU to Test Diebold Cash-Recycling ATM
March 31, 2014 Diebold is partnering with the $5.5 billion-asset Suncoast CU to test an ATM that reuses consumer-deposited cash for future...

14% of Credit Union Cards Hit By Breaches in '13: Study
February 11, 2014 ARLINGTON, Va. -- Credit unions are saying that 13.9% of their cards were impacted by breaches in 2013, according to a recent...

New Capital Rule Could Cost Credit Unions $7.3B: CUNA
February 10, 2014 CUNA is confirming what several analysts have already told Credit Union Journal : that NCUA's proposed new risk-based capital...

CU Lending Outpaces Savings for First Time in Six Years
February 5, 2014 MADISON, Wis. -- In a strong sign that the U.S. economy continues to recover, credit union lending outpaced savings in 2013.

Credit Union Files Class Action Against Target for Card Data Breach
January 2, 2014 Alabama State Employees Credit Union has filed the first class action lawsuit by a financial services company against Target...