The Co-operative Group is Britain’s largest cooperative organization, accounting for roughly 90 percent of all co-op trade in the country. The Group has over 6 million members, and has announced plans to...
United Resources FCU's bid to succeed Western Bridge Corporate FCU fell short of the bridge corporate's stated capital subscriptions goal of $200 million Wednesday, said the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).
Scott Hunt, agent for the conservator of Western Bridge, informed members Thursday in a letter that the corporate had not met its member-driven goal by Wednesday's deadline.
Five executives from credit unions in Mexico recently traveled to Meriwest Credit Union to compare management best practices.
Arranged by the World Council of Credit Unions, the visit was intended to help the visitors learn the details of how U.S. credit unions are managing the various forms of risk, loan underwriting, loan collections, as well as understanding marketing, branding and branch development.
The day-long visit also included a tour of Meriwest home office in San Jose, Calif. led by ...
Lineworkers and construction personnel from a north-central Texas co-op are gearing up to rebuild portions of the co-op’s distribution system, following a second round of devastating wildfires near a popular recreational lake in four months.
“This time we’ve lost approximately 125 poles,” Marty Haught, senior vice president of communications and public relations at United Cooperative Services, told ECT.coop, Aug. 31.
It’s never quite as simple as “grab your gear, get a truck and go,” but co-op officials say the mutual aid response to Hurricane Irene is the muscle that’s making a difference during widespread power restoration efforts.
“Cooperative lineworkers receive identical training nationwide, which helps to streamline restoration efforts,” said Jane Pritchard, director of corporate communications at the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives. “Our crews are able to enter ...
Credit unions are rallying to provide assistance to colleagues and credit unions along the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Irene, and the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) has activated the online disaster relief system CUAid.coop to raise funds for credit union people affected.
Certain areas on the East Coast have been devastated by the impact of the storm.
Making its largest financial commitment in its history, the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust will pump $134 million into the historic Penn South Cooperative to ensure 2,820 housing units in Midtown will remain affordable for an additional 20 years. The union's pension capital will be used to renovated the 10-building complex and create 610 union construction jobs in the process. Wells Fargo has partnered with the union on the loan.
With all of the organized health and wellness programs cropping up around the county, it’s easy to miss the everyday people and efforts contributing to making this a healthier community.
One such effort recently garnered attention because it’s become so successful that it needs help.
The Columbus Bicycle Co-op, a nonprofit community bike garage that teaches residents practical skills about maintaining or building their own bicycles, has given away twice as many bikes this year than in the ...
Credit unions on the East Coast in the Northeast continued Tuesday to recover from the effects of last weekend's Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irene.
While the impact along the coast was limited primarily to power outages, areas of the Northeast experienced flooding. Vermont was among the hardest hit areas.
A branch of Vermont State Employees CU (VSECU) located in a state office building in Waterbury, Vt., was closed due to flooding. The branch is inaccessible, according to Terry Fields, VSECU ...
Chester FC was formed by fans from the ashes of liquidated club Chester City last year. John Harris goes to watch their Evo-Stick Premier League clash against fellow co-op club FC United of Manchester and talks to those involved.