Cooperative Initiatives

19 09, 2019

Suncoast CU gains Juntos Avanamos designation

By |2019-09-19T13:42:52+00:00September 19th, 2019|Cooperative Initiatives, National Stories, Top News Stories|0 Comments

Inclusiv announced the expansion of the Juntos Avanzamos network to 100 credit unions, including Suncoast Credit Union in Florida. This expansion reflects the credit union industry’s support for Juntos Avanzamos and financial inclusion. This new milestone was announced at Inclusiv’s 2019 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California and is part of Inclusiv's celebration of Hispanic [...]

17 09, 2019

Important CDFI changes coming in October

By |2019-09-17T15:06:46+00:00September 17th, 2019|Cooperative Initiatives, CU Stories, Foundation, Top News Stories|0 Comments

With the "people helping people" philosophy at work every day, credit unions know it is essential to generate economic growth and opportunity in some of the most distressed communities. Federally insured, low-income credit unions that want to become certified Community Development Financial Institutions have until Oct. 5 to apply to use the National Credit Union [...]

16 09, 2019

Creating value for credit unions is key focus for new LSCU CEO, Mike Mercer

By |2019-09-16T21:59:03+00:00September 16th, 2019|Communications, Cooperative Initiatives, CU Stories, LSCU, Top News Stories|0 Comments

I am excited to be writing here for the first time as the CEO for the LSCU & Affiliates. As you know, we have been working hard over the last 18 months to bring credit unions in Alabama, Florida and Georgia together under the LSCU flag. We completed the strategic consolidation at the end of [...]

12 09, 2019

CU Happenings – Sept. 13, 2019

By |2019-09-12T18:37:49+00:00September 12th, 2019|Cooperative Initiatives, CU Stories|0 Comments

VyStar announces grand opening of 56th branch Brian E. Wolfburg, president/CEO of VyStar Credit Union, announced the official opening of VyStar’s 56th branch location at 5857 Seven Mile Drive, Wildwood, FL 34785. VyStar officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new location on Sept. 4, as well as other grand opening festivities through Sept. [...]

5 09, 2019

SECUF hosts roundtable discussion on CU issues in Florida

By |2019-09-05T15:57:47+00:00September 5th, 2019|Cooperative Initiatives, CU Stories, Foundation|0 Comments

Did you know that more than 30% of U.S. households are unbanked or underbanked, with many of them turning to payday lenders and other alternative banking methods? Looking for more ways that credit unions can help our rural populations could help this statistic dramatically. The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation would like to invite you to [...]

3 09, 2019

SECUF monitoring tropical storm activity, ready to help CUs

By |2019-09-03T16:28:59+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Cooperative Initiatives, CU Stories, Foundation, Top News Stories|0 Comments

The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, along with other members of the Disaster Response Committee, continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian, as well as other tropical storms in the Atlantic. Although it seems that we may have been spared from severe impacts, some of our credit unions may be subjected to heavy rains, strong winds and [...]

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