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CU System Briefs (03/14/2013)
  • LANSING, Mich. (3/14/13)--Michigan state-chartered credit unions' regulation, the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation, or OFIR, will be renamed the Department of Insurance and Financial Services, or DIFS, effective Sunday, said OFIR's website. It regulates the state's financial industries, including credit unions, banks, insurance and mortgage companies.  Watch for its revamped website …
  • LATHRUP Village, Mich. (3/14/13)--Michigan First CU, based in Lathrup Village, Mich., is seeking its third Young & Free Spokester, announced President/CEO Michael Poulos. The winner will serve as spokesperson for the credit union's education-focused program for younger members for one year. The spokester will create daily blogs and weekly videos to encourage smart financial behavior, and participate in local events and presentations with the college age crowd throughout lower Michigan The person hired will get a $27,500 salary with an opportunity for a $5,000 bonus, an Apple MacBook Pro, and HD video camera and a smart phone, and enjoy the use of the Young and Free car.  Entrants must be 18 to 25 years old, able to work full-time and reside in metro Detroit from June 2013 to June 2014. Applicants should submit a 60-second video demonstrating why they should be the spokesperson and an entertaining blog on a financial topic. Entries are due by noon April 15. A public vote from April 16 to 25 will determine 10 finalists, who will be invited for a meet up event before the final decision …


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