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03/07/2014

CUNA, bank trades back new patent bill

CUNA News Now Headlines 03/07/2014 - Provided as a courtesy and valuable service of the Credit Union National Association

CUNA, bank trades throw support behind new 'patent troll' bill

With the weight of their combined 14,000 financial institution memberships behind them, CUNA, Independent Community Bankers of America and the American Bankers Association sent a joint letter of support for a new bill to fight patent system abuses. More

Survey says majority of business owners unconcerned about card security

As CUNA works for merchant accountability for breaches to their data systems, the results of a new study show a startlingly high 67% of business owners polled are not concerned about credit card security at their businesses. More

Toledo Blade columnist hails Nueva Esperanza

In his March 3 column, the Toledo Blade's Keith Burris praised upstart community development credit union Nueva Esperanza Community CU for making a difference in the local Hispanic community. More

Partnership treats CMN Hospitals with Biz Kid$ DVDs

Credit Unions for Kids and the National Credit Union Foundation are partnering to enhance the financial education opportunities for patients and families at every Children's Miracle Network Hospital nationwide. More

NCUA participates in Capitol Hill Consumer Protection Week event

The National Credit Union Administration Thursday joined in on a Capitol Hill celebration of National Consumer Protection Week by educating congressional staffers on the credit union difference and what that means to their 99 million members. More

Ga. CUs report 6% increase in loans in 2013

Total lending numbers edged savings for Georgia credit unions in 2013, according to a Georgia Credit Union Affiliates report, potentially signaling brighter days ahead for the state's economy. More

CU's cashless branch featured in crime prevention TV report

Columbus, Ohio's WBNS-TV recently featured Wright-Patt CU's cashless branch environment as a potential deterrent to robberies. More

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