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Embrace and Employ the Innovators

Remember being told to “think outside the box”? It used to be such a common phrase; asking you to forget the norm and imagine greater possibilities. Throw a curveball. No idea’s a bad idea. Blue sky thinking. When a group of college students visited CUNA Mutual Group earlier this month, it occurred to me just how obsolete […]

CUs Urge Caution as CFPB Examines Small Business Lending

The credit union perspective was highlighted during the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) field hearing Wednesday on small business lending. Sharon Lindeman, vice president of regulatory advocacy for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, asked the bureau to proceed with caution when it comes to drafting a definition for small businesses and small business […]

Ascend FCU Promotes Jernigan and Carrick

Ascend Federal Credit Union has promoted Matt Jernigan to executive vice president. “Matt has made critical contributions which have furthered Ascend’s success and has excelled in his tenure at the credit union,” Gabriel said. “In his new position, he will assume more responsibility and continue to play a key role in helping lead the Ascend […]

ORNL FCU’s CUSO Rebranding as 7

CU Community, LLC is a wholly owned credit union service organization (CUSO) of ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) in Oak Ridge, Tenn.  On May 1, CU Community rebranded as 7, a CUSO dedicated to making credit unions stronger through collaboration; offering top tier products and services; and providing unparalleled support to its clients and […]