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CU System Briefs (06/04/2013)
  • WASHINGTON (6/4/13)--
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    Credit Union National Association President/CEO Bill Cheney and CUNA Executive Vice President of Strategic Communications and Engagement Paul Gentile last week briefed reporters at Bloomberg Government, also known as BGOV, on legislative, regulatory and policy issues that face today's credit unions. BGOV, launched January 2011, has a growing presence in Washington, D.C. as it provides aggregated news, data, information and analysis to policy makers, media, lobbyists and business leaders. Shown here, BGOV staffer David Boyajian grabbed a quick shot of Cheney during the briefing and thanked the CUNA leader on Twitter for addressing the reporters' breakfast meeting ...
  • YORK, Pa (6/4/13)--A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 87 years in federal prison for robberies of a credit union and two banks in 2007. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Tristan Green also was ordered to pay $217,178.45 in restitution and serve a two-year sentence for a parole violation (York Daily Record May 31). The sentences were added to his current 30-year sentence for an earlier robbery at Fulton Bank in Etters.  Green and three others were accused of robbing the Heritage Valley CU on Sept. 20, 2007; Sovereign Bank, York, on Nov. 14, 2007; and Sovereign Bank, Harrisburg, on Dec. 6, 2007 (The Sentinel June 1). Two have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing while the other has been sentenced to almost 13 years in prison and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine ...
  • DES MOINES, Iowa (6/4/13)--The Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) was recognized by the Central Iowa Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the American Marketing Association (AMA) at their PRIME and NOVA awards ceremonies this spring. At the PRSA PRIME Awards Ceremony in April, ICUL received the Award of Excellence for the redesign of its website and the Award of Merit for its 2011 Annual Report. The PRIME awards recognize excellence in Central Iowa agencies, organizations and individual professionals' public relations efforts. The AMA also awarded the league's website redesign third place in the Nonprofit Marketing category at its NOVA awards in May. The Nonprofit Marketing category recognizes marketing programs intended to change behavior, grow membership, increase awareness, raise funds and generate support ...
  • MADISON, WI (6/4/13)--Members of the UW CU in Madison, Wis., now have the convenience of depositing their checks into their savings and checking accounts by taking photos with their mobile devices. It launched Mobile Deposit to help members save time and give them the convenience of banking on their own schedules. "We're committed to giving members access to the latest technology to make banking as convenient and accessible as possible, " said Eric Bangerter,  vice president of E-Commerce and Internet Services at the $1.6  billion asset credit union. "Mobile Deposit saves members a trip to a branch or ATM since they can deposit checks whenever they want, day or night." Mobile banking is a free service ...


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