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Top 10 iNews Nowi stories for October (11/01/2012)
MADISON, Wis. (11/2/12)--An article announcing the CO-OP Financial Services and SHAZAM Network agreement to allow members of participating credit unions access surcharge-free and shared-deposit ATMs was the most read News Now article in October.

The list of Top 10 stories for October includes:

10. Hurricane Sandy aftermath: Damages and closures

MADISON, Wis. (10/31/12)--Credit unions not impacted by Hurricane Sandy's flooding have reported some damages, but those in the storm surge/flood areas have yet to determine how badly their buildings are damaged. Meanwhile, a number of closures and postponements continued Wednesday.

9. NCUA prohibits WesCorp exec from CU work

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (10/19/12)--Robert Siravo, the former CEO of the failed Western Corporate FCU, has been prohibited from participating in the affairs of any federally insured credit union by the National Credit Union Administration.

8. Verizon data-breach report points to challenges for FIs

MADISON, Wis. (10/26/12)—Data-breach incidents worldwide last year were more numerous, were caused by more players, and represent a broader and more diverse geographical scope, Verizon said Wednesday in releasing its "2012 Data Breach Investigations Report."

7. Third new FCU for 2012 will launch

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (10/3/12)--Come November, about 150,000 people who live, work, worship, volunteer, attend school, and transact business in the Kalamazoo, Mich., area will have a new federal credit union to serve their financial services needs.

6. CBS 'CUs 101' story drives viewers to CUNA's

WASHINGTON (10/10/12)--CBS This Morning in an Oct. 8 segment made a strong case for credit union membership, highlighting the CUNA consumer Website as one resource for potential members.

5. August CU loans, savings grow, BTD effect continues

MADISON, Wis. (10/2/12)--Although credit unions' savings growth outpaced loan growth by a wide margin in August, the combination of a slowly improving economy, significant pent-up demand, and seasonally strong borrowing should result in relatively strong loan growth in the coming months, according to a CUNA economist's analysis of CUNA's monthly sample of credit unions for August.

4. Happy International Credit Union Day

MADISON, Wis. (10/18/12)--Several states will receive International Credit Union Day proclamations from state governors and lawmakers today as credit unions around the world celebrate the credit union philosophy.

3. CUNA economists adjust quarterly CU, economic outlook

MADISON, Wis. (10/16/12)--CUNA economists met last week to complete their quarterly update of the economic and credit union outlook, affirming the belief the economy will be OK despite looming national fiscal issues and fallout from European debt problems.

2. Vermont DFR, CU reach agreement on use of 'bank'

MONTPELIER, Vt. (10/9/12)--The Vermont State Employees CU and the State Department of Financial Regulation announced Friday they have reached an agreement on when VSECU and other state-chartered credit unions can use the words "bank," "banking" and similar words in marketing their services.

1. CO-OP, SHAZAM sign ATM sharing pact

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (10/17/12)--CO-OP Financial Services and the SHAZAM Network have signed an agreement that will allow members of participating credit unions to access surcharge-free and shared-deposit ATMs nationwide.


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