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CU System Briefs (05/14/2013)
  • OREGON CITY, Ore. (05/14/13)--A woman inside the Oregon City, Ore.-based OnPoint Community CU lobby was injured May 3 after a car crashed through its front windows and landed in the lobby. Firefighters arrived and declared that the driver, an elderly man, didn't suffer any serious injuries after his car jumped the curb outside and crashed into the building (KPTV.com May 3). However, the woman inside was taken to the hospital for treatment. The building was evaluated after the accident and was determined to still be structurally sound. An estimate of the damages still hasn't been announced ...
  • EL PASO, Texas (05/14/13)-- GECU is breaking ground in El Paso, Texas, on a new concept for credit unions, partnering with a local coffee shop to appeal more to people's lifestyles.  "The new location features a warm, relaxing ambience and a mezzanine for free financial workshops. People will be able to enjoy conversation and refreshments. The latest technology will be available to conduct all financial needs with convenient extended hours that complement Kinley's Tea House hours," said Crystal Long, president of GECU. The credit union hopes to become a place where locals go to conduct business, learn about finances and enjoy a meal and Kinley's specially brewed coffee or tea (LoneStar Leaguer May 13) ...
  • WEST JORDAN, Utah (05/14/13)-- Mountain America CU just made buying a home easier with its electronic mortgage process. Homebuyers can apply online, upload all key application documents and view and sign their closing documents electronically. "There's no need to call or come into the branch to start your mortgage anymore," said Amy Moser, vice president of mortgage services for the West Jordan, Utah-based Mountain America. "One click can put members on the path to home ownership. With paperless origination now combined with Quick Close, our members are saving more time than ever during the traditionally hectic home-buying experience." The Quick Close secure paperless mortgage process provides homebuyers a quick, convenient, simple and secure way to purchase a home and allows them to have access the documents after they have closed, the credit union said ...


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