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  • LIVE OAK, Texas (3/29/12)--Low rates have helped boost lending at Live Oak, Texas-based Randolph-Brooks FCU (RBFCU), which exceeded the $3 billion milestone in total lending for the first time in its 60-year history. The $4.9 billion asset credit unions said it saw marked growth in all facets of lending, including mortgage loans, auto loans, small business loans and credit cards. "A low-rate environment can be very positive for consumers, as they have the opportunity to make needed purchases without unduly stretching their finances," said Mark Sekula, executive vice president and chief lending officer for RBFCU. "We're providing affordable solutions for our members, putting them into vehicles and homes they can afford. At the same time, their choice to take advantage of borrowing opportunities helps stimulate our South Central Texas economy," he added …
  • ALEXANDRIA, Va. (3/29/12)--Commonwealth One FCU member Marco Moore withdrew $40 from an ATM--and hit the jackpot. He won the $10,000 Big Money Madness grand prize in a sweepstakes presented by Allpoint Network and 7-Eleven stores.  Moore initiated the at a surcharge-free withdrawal at an Allpoint Network ATM inside a 7-Eleven in Washington D.C. in December.  He received his winnings last month at an in-store ceremony hosted by 7-Eleven and attended by Allpoint Network and Commonwealth One FCU representatives.  Commonwealth One is based in Alexandria, Va., and has more than $297 million in assets. (Photo provided by Commonwealth One FCU) …
  • WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (3/29/12)--Courtney Rejniak, left,  of West County, Mo., who refinanced her car at Vantage CU during its Golden Opportunity loan campaign, was awarded four tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals home opener on April 13, plus a $250 Visa gift card to use while downtown and four green Cardinals ball caps. Financial Services Representative Tom Szelag, right, helped with the refinancing transaction.  The promotion ended on St. Patrick's Day.  Members Kimberly Mack, Dawn Osness, Jacqueline Yates, Kim Bruner, Emily Mark, Jenny Housewright and Donna Brown each won ball caps for answering trivia questions during the Golden Opportunity loan promotion, which ran eight weeks.  (Photo provided by Vantage CU) …


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