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SHARED BRANCHING UNLEASHED
updated 08/13/13 08:47 AM
CU Digest Envisions Bigger Picture
Visualize walking into any—yes, any— of the nearly 7,000 credit unions across America to deposit a check, withdraw cash, transfer funds, or make a loan payment like you were standing inside your own credit union. Is it achievable? Realistic? Or even practical?

The executives behind CO-OP Shared Branching—a business entity of CO-OP Financial Services in Rancho Cucamonga, CA—believe this ambitious goal is attainable, or at least a version close to it.

"This is our zenith, our biggest moment," said Sarah Canepa-Bang, chief strategy officer of CO-OP Shared Branching, and president and COO of FSCC, LLC. "California is the canary in the mine shaft for a lot of things happening across the rest of the country. This state leads in every trend we see, so it’s table stakes here."

Time will tell whether the vision becomes a reality for the credit union industry’s biggest shared-branching network operator and largest credit union service organization. For now, dreaming will have to suffice, as dreams are often the first step to something greater.

Click here to read the entire cover story within the August/September 2013 edition of Credit Union Digest on Pages 12-15

Also included in this edition of CU Digest:

  • Mission FCU in Leader 2 Leader—Page 5
  • Board Pay: the CEO’s Perspective—Page 6
  • Why the Tax Fight Matters—Page 8
  • Are Credit Unions Off Their Game?—Page 17

 
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SAN MATEO CU CEO TO RETIRE updated 08/29/14 04:49 PM
Barry Jolette Served 27 Years
San Mateo CU board of directors announced its CEO Barry Jolette will retire after 27 years of service. He has demonstrated a close dedication to the credit union movement through his various leadership roles on local, national, and international levels. He served as the California Credit Union League Chairman in 1996; and in 1997, he was elected to the Credit Union National Association board of directors and named its chair in 2001 (until 2003)..

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Will Streamline Reports for CUs
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 2298, legislation that will allow financial institutions which hold local agency deposits to submit their weekly reports to the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) electronically rather than through U.S. mail.

RMJ GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES 41k updated 08/27/14 12:56 PM
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The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation/CUNA Mutual Golf Tournament, held Aug. 18 at the Newport Beach Country Club in Newport Beach, CA, raised $41,000 for the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada.