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LSCU eNews Weekly January 23, 2012
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President's Point
Florida Republican primary good opportunity to become politically active
LSCU Top Headlines
This week's top League headlines
Governmental Affairs News
This week in Alabama politics: Complete list of 2012 Congressional, statewide candidates
This week in Florida politics: Second week of session complete, thanking legislators
News from the Hill: Both chambers back to work, Eaxmination Fairness bill
2012 LSCU State GAC in Florida kicks off tomorrow
Compliance Corner
League InfoSight highlight: Facebook Security
CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Report - Week of Jan. 23
Compliance calendar and training
Cooperative Initiatives News
Florida CFO Atwater to publicly launch Bank On Florida in February
Upcoming campaign: 'Change a Child’s Life Coin Drive'
CUNA has kids ready for Youth Week with free coloring page
Education News
IRA Essentials & Advanced Training taking place in March
LSCU/CUES Credit Union Executive Dialogue, last week to register
ALM Essentials & Implementation Training in Orlando
Education Calendar
LEVERAGE News
LEVERAGE researching a healthcare and benefits program for credit unions
News from You
Monroe County Teachers FCU donates $3,000 to sponsor 12 teacher classrooms
Florida Commerce opens Six Pillars CUSO
Listerhill Mobile to service all platforms
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President's Point

Florida Republican primary good opportunity to become politically active

Now it’s Florida’s turn. Newt Gingrich’s win in the South Carolina primary this past weekend means the Florida primary on Jan. 31 will have a major say in who wins the Republican nomination. Florida is unlike any other state the candidates have seen thus far.  Florida is six times larger than New Hampshire. Its Hispanic population is five times bigger than Iowa, as a percentage of total population. With 10 news media markets, it's much more expensive for candidates than South Carolina, where Gingrich trounced Romney on Saturday. There are still four candidates remaining -- Romney, Gingrich, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas -- but all eyes are on what's essentially a two-man race now.  

Romney no longer enjoys the prospect of wrapping up the nomination quickly and is now forced to regroup. He has spent months planning for the Florida campaign, essentially building a firewall in the state. He has the largest organization, and he and his allies have had the TV airwaves all to themselves for weeks, already spending about $6 million combined.  The strengths of the former Massachusetts governor in the diverse state may be with the transplanted Northeasterners and snowbirds along the Gold Coast.  But now there are doubts about whether he can knit together the broad cross section of Republican voters he needs to win the state.

Florida's conservative panhandle may be fertile ground for former House Speaker Gingrich. He also is courting a significant collection of evangelical Christians, many of whom live along central Florida's I-4 corridor, including Tampa and Orlando. Southeastern Florida, including the Miami area, is traditionally less conservative than the rest of the state, offering a large Hispanic population and many Northeastern transplants and Jewish voters. That area might be ripe for Romney.

I hope all of this political activity will spur you to become more politically active this year. This doesn’t mean just for the Republican primary in Florida or the Alabama GOP primary scheduled for March 13. This is a big election year. Not only will we elect a president, but all 435 congressional seats and 160 seats in the Florida statehouse are up for re-election now that redistricting has taken place coming out of the 2010 census. Alabama state seats are not up for election until 2014. As a movement, we need to harness our power to get to know the candidates, regardless of party affiliation, and vote for those that best understand and support credit union issues. That is where the League comes in.

Each election cycle, the League puts together a candidate survey to gain a better gauge on how each candidate and incumbent feels about the issues that matter most to us. Later this fall, the League will publish the results of the survey in a “Voters Guide” and send those out to our credit unions. I highly urge you to share this document with your staff, board and members. Right now we maintain a legislative scorecard that shows how our federal candidates either vote or stand with credit unions on issues like interchange fees and member business lending. We need to hold them accountable to how they vote and how they co-sponsor legislation.

The League will also be putting together many grassroots opportunities. This week in Florida we have the State GAC in Tallahassee (Jan. 24-25). This is a great time to start to become more politically active. Over the two days, we will immerse our credit unions in the state and federal issues, as well as spend time with our regulators before moving to the statehouse and talking with our representatives and senators. We need a good showing so our lawmakers understand that the issues we are discussing are important because we have a room full of credit union folks.

The Alabama State GAC is coming up April 4-5 in Montgomery and the CUNA GAC is March 18-23 in Washington, D.C.  Both are great opportunities to get more acclimated to the political and legislative environments facing credit unions. Almost every person that attends the CUNA GAC for the first time wonders why they haven’t done it in the past. The League is also working with the chapters across both states to set up legislative breakfasts and legislative nights so our credit unions can interact with lawmakers or candidates and begin to build relationships that we will need once these candidates are elected to public office. This all ties in once they are elected. These existing relationships help build support for our issues.   

The League is only one part of this equation. We work hard to build relationships with our lawmakers in Washington, D.C. and our state capitols.  But, we also work to put you in front of our lawmakers because real stories from our credit unions hold a lot of weight and they care more about what their constituent credit unions think. I know that we are all busy and getting out of the office is difficult. But, our livelihood depends on it. As the political scene heats up in the Southeast, I hope you will consider being more active by attending one of the State GACs or a chapter legislative night. The days of figuring someone else is doing it needs to end. If we, as a movement, aren’t working together on the political front, I know for sure the bankers are. Let’s make 2012 the year we mobilize our 300 credit unions and more than six million members and make the election one to remember for credit unions.          

I welcome your thoughts and feedback.

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LSCU Top Headlines
This week's top League headlines

One Birmingham credit union damaged by tornado
A series of tornadoes touched down in central Alabama early Monday morning. Two people died and more than 50,000 are without power. Secure First CU's main headquarters was right in the path of one of the tornadoes and suffered significant damage. The League is working with Secure First on its needs, which might include a mobile branch. Click here to read more. 

Listerhill CU testifies in CFPB field hearing; Cordray meets with credit unions
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau held a field hearing in Birmingham and later met with credit unions. Click here to read more about the hearing. Click here to see a video of the hearing and meeting, including an interview with CFPB Director Richard Cordray. 

Southeast Corporate and Corporate One sign merger agreement
Southeast Corporate is still looking for credit unions to return their non-binding letters of commitment. Click here for more information.

Financial-services chair race heats up as Bachus bows out
The race to succeed Rep. Spencer Bachus, (R-AL)., as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee is about to become a more public horse race with several candidates jockeying to position themselves for the influential and fundraising gem of a job. To read more, click here

League submits letter to the editor following Public Deposits vote
The League submitted letters to the editor last week following the House Insurance and Banking committee vote on allowing credit unions to accept public deposits. The bill lost a close vote 7-8. The letter was submitted to the hometown papers of those lawmakers that voted against a bill that would open public deposits up to competition. To read the letters in the Florida Times Union and Bradenton Herald, visit the LSCU Press Room.  [ Return to Top ]

Governmental Affairs News
This week in Alabama politics: Complete list of 2012 Congressional, statewide candidates

In 2012, Alabama will see a number of different elections take place, including all of the state’s seven Congressional Districts. Below is a complete list of qualified candidates for Alabama’s Congressional and statewide seats for 2012. The candidates party is listed R-Republican, D-Democrat, and incumbents are followed with (I):

Complete List of Qualified Candidates

  • 1st Congressional District: R-Jo Bonner (I), R-Dean Young, R-Pete Riehm, R-Peter Gounares
  • 2nd Congressional District: R-Martha Roby (I), D-Therese Ford.
  • 3rd Congressional District: R-Mike Rogers (I), D-John Andrew Harris
  • 4th Congressional District: R-Robert Aderholt (I), D-Rick Neighbors, D-Daniel Boman
  • 5th Congressional District: R-Mo Brooks (I), R-Parker Griffith, D-Charlie Holley
  • 6th Congressional District: R-Spencer Bachus (I), R-Scott Beason, R-David Standridge, R-Al Mickle, R-Stan Pate, R-Justin Barkley, D-Penny Huggins Bailey, D-William Barnes
  • 7th Congressional District: D-Terri Sewell (I). R-Phillip Norris, R-Don Chamberlain
  • Supreme Court Chief Justice: R-Chuck Malone (I), R-Charlie Graddick, R-Roy Moore, D-Harry Lyon
  • Supreme Court Place 1: R-Tommy Bryan, R-Debra Jones
  • Supreme Court Place 2: R-Lyn Stuart (I)
  • Supreme Court Place 3: R-Glenn Murdock (I)
  • Supreme Court Place 4: R-Jim Main (I)
  • Civil Appeals Place 1: R-Craig Pittman (I)
  • Civil Appeals Place 2: R-Terri Willingham Thomas (I)
  • Civil Appeals Place 3: R-Terry Moore (I)
  • Criminal Appeals Place 1: R-Sam Welch (I)
  • Criminal Appeals Place 2: R-Liles Burke (I)
  • Criminal Appeals Place 3: R-Michael Joiner (I)
  • Public Service Commission President: D-Lucy Baxley (I), R-Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, R-Kathy Peterson, R-Chip Brown
  • State Board of Education 1st District: R-Tracy Roberts, R-Jessica James, D-Cecil Gardner
  • State Board of Education 3rd District: R-Stephanie Bell (I)
  • State Board of Education 5th District: D-Ella Bell (I)
  • State Board of Education 7th District: R-David Black, R-Jeff Newman, D-Radford Hester

For questions regarding legislative affairs issues in Alabama, contact LSCU Director, Legislative Affairs Jason Cochran at 866.231.0545, ext. 2159. [ Return to Top ]

This week in Florida politics: Second week of session complete, thanking legislators

Florida Politics Week in Review

With redistricting maps still needing to be finalized, a budget needing to be crafted, and many other important issues still needing to be tackled, there is no slowing down.

As reported last week, the League’s top legislative priority, securing the ability of credit unions to serve as qualified public depositories, will not pass the legislature this year, due to its defeat in the House and Insurance Banking subcommittee. That said, League is not taking this defeat lying down and it intends to let the members of the Legislature who opposed the legislation know that it disagrees with their decision to stand with the bankers on this issue. This weekend, a letter to the editor was published in the Florida Times-Union, a Jacksonville paper, stating the League’s displeasure in Rep. Daniel Davis’ (R-Jacksonville) “no” vote on the bill. The letter, which can be seen here, is one of several that were sent in to editors so that credit unions can make it known that their industry has a voice and wants to be heard.

It is also important to let the seven members of the committee who voted “yes” know how much their support and leadership on this issue is appreciated. A quick email thanking supporters goes a long way to maintaining that support. The members who were with credit unions on the public deposits issue are: Rep. Mack Bernard (D-West Palm Bech); Rep. Rachel Burgin (R-Riverview); Rep. Janet Cruz (D-Tampa); Rep. Bill Hager (R-Boca Raton); Rep. Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola); Rep. John Wood (R-Haines City); and Rep. Ritch Workman (R-Melbourne). Rep. Jason Brodeur (R-Sanford), the bill’s sponsor, deserves thanks for his leadership on the issue and his willingness to stand with the credit union industry. Please click on their names to send them an email thanking them for their support.

The League will also be working with the Florida Bankers Association (FBA) and other interested parties on ways to help ease the burden felt by the overwhelming number of foreclosures in Florida. While the League has been told not to expect a non-judicial foreclosure process to happen in Florida this year, the hope is that the League can work with legislators to come up with some kind of proactive solution to the issues facing lenders in Florida. Several bills have been filed that would deal with foreclosures and as they move through the process (they have not yet done so), the League will keep you updated on what they do, how they may help or harm credit unions, and where they are in the legislature.

The League will be holding its annual Florida Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) this week, Jan. 24-25, in Tallahassee. For those who are attending, there is an exciting agenda which will include presentations from the League’s lobby team, a PAC/Grassroots best practices session presented by the Florida Realtors Association, presentation of PAC Awards and the League’s Legislator of the Year award, as well as an opportunity to hear from state and federal regulators. The GAC also gives attendees the opportunity to interact with lawmakers both at the legislator reception on Tuesday night, and at the Capitol on Wednesday. The League continues to push the importance of grassroots advocacy, and this is the perfect opportunity to show our grassroots at work. The League is looking forward to a great 2012 Florida GAC.

To read the complete Florida Politics Week in Review including important update on redistricting, information on grassroots advocacy, and PAC fundraising, click here.

Should you have any questions about the legislative issues mentioned above, contact LSCU Director, Legislative Affairs Jared Ross at 866.231.0545, ext. 1012. [ Return to Top ]

News from the Hill: Both chambers back to work, Eaxmination Fairness bill

News from the Hill Update

The Senate schedule for the remainder of the week is uncertain after the internet piracy legislation was pulled from schedule. It is possible that the Senate will consider a resolution of disapproval of the president’s decision to increase the debt limit.

The House will consider additional bills under suspension of the rules on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, the House and the Senate will meet in joint session for the purpose of receiving the President’s State of the Union address. On Wednesday, the House will consider the rule for H.R. 1173, the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act. No votes are expected after 11 a.m. on Wednesday to accommodate the Democratic Caucus retreat.

There is just one hearing of note this week. On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs will hold a hearing on "How Will the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) Function Under Richard Cordray." CFPB Director Cordray is expected to testify.

Examination Fairness Bill
Last week, CUNA sent a letter to House Financial Institution and Consumer Credit subcommittee Chairman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Ranking Member Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) in support of their legislation, H.R. 3461, the Financial Institution Examination Fairness and Reform Act. H.R. 3461 would make available to financial institutions the information used to make decisions in their examination; codify certain examination policy guidance; establish an ombudsman at the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) to which financial institutions could raise concerns with respect to their examination; and, establish an appeals process before an independent administrative law judge. In its letter, CUNA stated that it views the bill, “as a firm step in the right direction toward ensuring the federal financial institution regulatory agencies (regulators) conduct fair exams which are consistent with the law and regulation and ensure safety and soundness.” It also noted several enhancements that hopefully the sponsors will consider as the bill moves through the legislative process. It is expected that this bill will be subject of a hearing in the Financial Services Committee in the coming weeks.

For questions about the News from the Hill Update, contact LSCU SVP, Governmental Affairs Will McCarty at 866.231.0545, ext. 2137.

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2012 LSCU State GAC in Florida kicks off tomorrow

The LSCU State Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), to be held at Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, FL on Jan. 24-25, will immerse credit unions in state credit union issues.The agenda is highlighted by  the League's federal lobbyist John McKechnie speaking about federal issues facing credit unions. There will also be a roundtable discussion with OFR and NCUA Region III Director Herb Yolles as well as a regulatory and legislative issues update. 

The GAC features two opportunities for credit unions to interact with their lawmaker. Attendees have an opportunity to talk about credit unions in-depth with their lawmakers when they visit the capitol. There will also be a lawmaker reception where credit unions can visit with their lawmaker in a relaxed environment. Two Public Deposits bills have been filed for 2012. High attendance at the GAC will ensure that lawmakers hear how important the issue is to credit unions.

Register for your spot now to gain face-to-face access to legislators. Click here for more information or to register.

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Compliance Corner
League InfoSight highlight: Facebook Security

The current edition of the League InfoSight newsletter covers facebook security, and the possible pitfalls of credit union staff using the social networking site. 

Social networking sites, such as Facebook, are popular—and it is likely that some of your employees use them. While your employees probably are not using these sites at work, it is worth examining the downfalls of such sites. For example, if an employee identifies his or her workplace on Facebook, then his or her comments can be seen as a reflection on your organization.

Primarily Facebook is a business and its job is to make money. Web security experts believe most users of this social networking site have no idea how their activities on the site are being used in the marketplace.

To read more about the facebook security and various pitfalls associated with the site, visit the latest edition of League InfoSight.

For more helpful reminders and tips, view the League InfoSight newsletter by clicking here. It is a password-protected area. Member credit unions that do not have a password, may click here to sign up for one. An active email account and a password are required. To log in to InfoSight, enter your email and password in the InfoSight login block (see graphic below) located in the upper right of any of the LSCU web pages.

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CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Report - Week of Jan. 23

This week in the CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Report: CUNA meets with new Treasury Assistant Secretary Cyrus Amir-Mokri, CFPB holds hearing on payday lending; meets with the League and CUs, HUD – proposed rule implementing a discriminatory effects standard into the Fair Housing Act, and more.

Click here to read the full report. [ Return to Top ]

Compliance calendar and training

January 2012

        For the complete list of calendar dates and compliance trainings, visit the LSCU Compliance Calendar

        *Note: To view InfoSight content, it is required to log in to www.lscu.coop for access.

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        Cooperative Initiatives News
        Florida CFO Atwater to publicly launch Bank On Florida in February

        Florida Prosperity Partnership has recently announce that Bank On Florida will be publicly launched by Florida CFO Jeff Atwater, Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Petersburg, Florida. More detailed information and an agenda will be available soon.

        More than half a million households in Florida are unbanked and well over a million households are underbanked. Bank On Florida wants to help those families enter into a prosperous relationship with a financial institution. A successful relationship starts when a financially educated client is able to choose from a variety of checking and saving accounts being offered by banks and credit unions that care about the communities in which they operate.

        For more information about Bank On Florida and its launch, click here.

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        Upcoming campaign: 'Change a Child’s Life Coin Drive'

        Change a Child's Life is an easy way for credit unions to engage their members in their fundraising initiatives. Credit unions place the canisters at teller stations, member services representatives' desks, and other places employees interact with members. Then employees simply invite members to donate their loose change when they stop by the branch. It’s a free, easy way for credit unions to display their community involvement while helping the kids.

        Materials to help leagues spread the word to their member credit unions can be found here. Marketing materials to help credit unions make the Change a Child’s Life campaign a success can be found here. [ Return to Top ]

        CUNA has kids ready for Youth Week with free coloring page

        The Youth Week coloring page, a perennial favorite of young super savers, is ready for you on the CUNA website. Download the free art in either the JPEG or PDF formats.

        If you wish to edit the coloring page, try the PDF format. After you save the PDF, you can use the snapshot tool to highlight any area you want to copy into an editing program (Tools, Select & Zoom, Snapshot Tool, then highlight).

        Click here for more information on National Credit Union Youth Week. [ Return to Top ]

        Education News
        IRA Essentials & Advanced Training taking place in March

        Here is what's covered in the IRA Essentials & Advanced Training:

        Essentials: IRA Essentials gives attendees a solid foundation of IRA knowledge. Exercises are included throughout the day to help participants apply information to job-related situations. Attendees will leave this session able to work with IRA owners and process basic IRA transactions with confidence. This is a beginner's session; no previous IRA knowledge is assumed. The trainer will utilize real-world exercises to help participants apply information to job-related situations. Those attending should bring a hand-held calculator.

        Advanced: Beyond Essentials builds on the learners’ knowledge of IRA basics to help them address some of the more complex IRA issues they handle at the credit union. This is an advanced session; previous IRA knowledge is assumed. The trainer will utilize real-world exercises to help participants apply information to job-related situations. Those attending should bring a hand-held calculator.

        Date
        March 13-14, 2012

        Location Information
        America's First Federal Credit Union
        1200 4th Avenue North
        Birmingham, AL 35203

        Speaker
        Paul Kern, CIS, CIP, CISP Paul is a training consultant for Ascensus, Inc., a division of Crump Group, Inc. He is responsible for conducting IRA training programs to meet the needs of credit unions and leagues nation-wide.

        Visit the LSCU Education Calendar for more Essentials & Advanced Training information.
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        LSCU/CUES Credit Union Executive Dialogue, last week to register

        The first LSCU/CUES Credit Union Executive Dialogue is exclusively for CEOs and executives at credit unions with $500 million or more in assets. Every credit union, regardless of size, plays a critical role in the long-term success of the movement. However, large credit unions have the economies of scale, means of collaboration, and political clout to help set the direction for future industry success. By attending the LSCU/CUES Credit Union Executive Dialogue, executive management will discover new opportunities through well-informed discussions and debates with peers. Visit the LSCU Education Calendar for additional information.

        Date: Feb. 2 - 3, 2012
        Time:
        8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST / 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST
        Price:
        $695 - Per Person/$595 - Per person for two people/$495 - Per person for three or more people (per credit union)
        City:
        Bonita Springs, FL
        Location:
        Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

        For more information, contact LSCU Association Services Support Specialist Becki Payne at 866.231.0545, ext. 2129. [ Return to Top ]

        ALM Essentials & Implementation Training in Orlando

        The ALM Essentials & Implementation Training covers:

        Essentials: The ALM Essentials Workshop is a full day session of benefit to all credit union employees, Board and ALCO members who desire a better understanding of the basic asset liability management process.

        Implementation: The ALM Implementation Workshop is a five hour session providing a checklist for organizing and implementing an effective asset liability management process in your credit union.

        Date
        March 27-28, 2012

        Location Information
        CFE FCU
        1000 Primera Blvd
        Lake Mary, FL 32746

        Speaker

        Deborah L. Rightmire, CCUE  is Vice President of Asset/Liability Management for the Texas Credit Union League, overseeing the operations of TCUL ALM Resources. She provides semi-annual ALM analysis and consulting services for credit unions across the U.S. representing over 90 billion in combined assets.

        For more ALM Essentials & Implementation Training information, visit the LSCU Education Calendar. [ Return to Top ]

        Education Calendar

        Upcoming Events:

        Tuesday, January 24 - Wednesday, January 25
        Florida State GAC
        7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., EST

        Thursday, February 2 - Friday, February 3
        LSCU/CUES Large Asset Size CU CEO Executive Dialogue
        Hyatt Regency Coconut Point - Bonita Springs, Fla.
        8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

        Tuesday, February 7
        SAS Credit Union Workshop - Florida
        8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST

        To view the 2012 LSCU Education Calendar of Events, click here.

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        LEVERAGE News
        LEVERAGE researching a healthcare and benefits program for credit unions

        Healthcare costs are rising, which is putting pressure on credit unions as they look to offer their staff the most comprehensive plan available at an affordable price. LEVERAGE is researching opportunities that would spread the risk of health insurance and stabilize the pricing for LSCU member credit unions.

        LEVERAGE's goal is to deliver a meaningful, valuable and comprehensive benefit program at an affordable price that will address escalating benefit costs.  Before a program is put together, LEVERAGE would like to get a better handle on the interest of credit unions in a program like this and to collect more information to evaluate plan options for a collective group of credit unions. 

        An email will go out Tuesday from LEVERAGE to CEOs asking them to fill out a quick questionnaire on the type of policies that will work for them. The questionnaire should take just a few minutes to fill out and all of the information gathered will not be shared with anyone outside of LEVERAGE.   

        Credit unions have leverage in the marketplace and this is another example of where collectively credit unions can come together and operate more efficiently. [ Return to Top ]

        News from You
        Monroe County Teachers FCU donates $3,000 to sponsor 12 teacher classrooms

        Sugarloaf School Teacher Charity King and her kindergarten class were one of 12 Monroe County schoolteachers awarded a $250 Sponsor-A-Classroom check by the Monroe County Teachers FCU as part of an initiative to help the teachers buy much-needed supplies during these tough economic times. CEO Jerry Bolduc received numerous requests to a credit union initiative started last month and convinced the credit union’s Board to expand the program from four, to 12 awards to help the struggling teachers meet their student needs. "We’re all about people helping people, and as the requests started coming in it was clear that the need is there, stated Bolduc. “We just want to help in any way we can.” [ Return to Top ]

        Florida Commerce opens Six Pillars CUSO

        (l to r) John A. Medina, Sr., Investment Services president and Cecilia Homison, president/CEO of Florida Commerce CU at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Six Pillars, a new credit union service organization owned by Florida Commerce.


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        Listerhill Mobile to service all platforms

        “We’re proud to announce that we are officially launching Listerhill Mobile, which will offer our members free mobile banking services using any device,” said Listerhill President/CEO Brad Green. “For anyone who believes that a credit union may not have the same technology as larger financial institutions, Listerhill is here to show that we’re paying attention to our members’ needs for access and convenience.”

        In 2011, Listerhill’s members successfully tested the iPhone app. The program has now been expanded to include every mobile phone. “With the explosion of mobile capabilities over the past couple of years, we felt our services needed to anticipate demand,” explained Marketing Director Kristen Mashburn. “Our members will be pleased at what they are able to do with Listerhill Mobile.”

        In addition to online banking capabilities, Listerhill members will now be able to check their balances, view transaction history, and transfer funds between accounts by downloading the Listerhill Mobile app or accessing any smartphone’s internet browser. Mashburn says that text banking will also be available, allowing a user to complete transactions using the text functions on their mobile devices.

        “It’s imperative that credit unions use technology to their members’ advantage while still holding on to principles of great member service and cost effectiveness,” said Green. “We think Listerhill Mobile will accomplish these objectives by appealing to members who are adopting new technologies." [ Return to Top ]

        EMPLOYMENT
        View available credit union jobs

        To view the available jobs on the LSCU homepage, visit the LSCU CU Jobs Center. [ Return to Top ]

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