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Matz To Chair of Exam Council

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz has taken the reins as chairman of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.

Matz will serve a two-year term, succeeding FDIC Chairman Sheila C. Bair. FFIEC also named acting Comptroller of the Currency John Walsh as its new vice chairman.

The FFIEC also includes the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Office of Thrift Supervision.


Video Features Bad Bank Romance

PANAMA CITY, Fla.-Innovations Federal Credit Union is again featuring its staff in a video, this time called "Bad Romance" in which a banker attempts to push his Bad Romance onto a young couple. Instead, they say goodbye to the banker and hello to Innovations Federal Credit Union.

The video can be found at:


150M Consumers See Campaign

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA reported that its "NCUA-Safe" campaign has reached more than 150 million consumers, approximately 60 million of whom viewed it on TV, resulting in $6 million in free publicity.

The campaign, which includes numerous public service announcements and other materials, features consumer finance expert Suze Orman.

NCUA spent approximately $1.45 million to create the campaign and fund outreach.


Calif. CU Winner of Visionary Award

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-Pacific Service Credit Union has been named the recipient of the Donald N. Phelps Visionary Leadership Award, which recognizes organizations and individuals who have made a profound impact on elder financial abuse prevention. PSCU has partnered with numerous local organizations to tackle such abuse.

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