The House Financial Services Committee Approves Controversial Legislation to Limit Overdraft Fees
Last week, the House Financial Services Committee approved overdraft legislation which would limit the number of overdraft fees banks and credit unions can charge their clients. Emily Claus discusses the bill’s future and repercussions.
Financial Literacy Spotlight: The Berenstain Bears Cub Club
As part of Financial Literacy Month, Emily Claus spotlights the Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program for kids, created through a partnership with Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and the Berenstain Bears organization.
Increasing Financial Literacy in Students: Credit Union of Texas Opens SMART Branch
Credit Union of Texas, in an effort to increase financial education amongst students, has created an encompassing financial literacy program consisting of student-run SMART branches and student financial coaches. Emily Claus explains.
Financial Literacy Month: How is Your Credit Union Celebrating?
Calling all credit unions: April is Financial Literacy Month! Is your credit union ready for it? Emily Claus covers the history and purpose of the month, ways your credit union can get involved, and why you shouldn’t miss out on this year’s festivities.
Concern for Community Makes a Comeback: Credit Unions Spread Holiday Cheer
Following a lackluster year in holiday giving during the pandemic, Emily Claus happily reports the various ways credit unions are bringing holiday cheer back and giving to their communities.
Celebrating International Credit Union Day 2021
Celebrating credit unions and their cooperative spirit around the globe, the 73rd International Credit Union Day® recognizes how credit unions and members work together to build financial health. Emily Claus delves into this year’s theme, meaning, and celebrations.
Cannabis and Credit Unions: House Passes the SAFE Banking Act
On April 19, 2021, the House officially passed the SAFE Banking Act, which aims to protect financial institutions servicing cannabis accounts. Emily Claus covers the path of the legislation, where it goes from here, and what its odds of success are.
Xceed Financial Credit Union to Merge with Kinecta Federal Credit Union
Emily Claus discusses the merger of Xceed Financial Credit Union and Kinecta Federal Credit Union going into effect next month and debates the reasons behind low member participation.