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CU System briefs (12/31/2012)
  • DUBLIN, Ohio (12/31/12)--Dublin, Ohio-based BMI FCU has expanded its field of membership, the credit union announced on its website. The credit union is now open to everyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Franklin, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, Madison, Union, Delaware or Morrow counties--the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area. "With this new change in our charter, we'll be opening up our membership eligibility to 1.8 million people in central Ohio," said William P. Allender, president/CEO, in a message to members in the credit union's December newsletter  …
  • IDAHO FALLS, Ida. (12/31/12)--The Federal Bureau of Investigation's new bank robbery website highlighted a robbery that occurred at East Idaho CU's Rexburg branch on Nov. 7. The suspect is known as the AK-47 Bandit, is a serial robber (Idaho State Journal Dec. 23). The site is a national website that focuses on seeking the help of the public in solving significant open case robberies of banks and credit unions. Its emphasis is on serial robbers or those who are especially violent. It features a gallery of surveillance photos of the suspects and a map of the locations of the robberies …
  • RICHMOND, Va. (12/31/12)--Virginia CU's financial education programs reached a record 12,042 youth and adults during 2012, said the Richmond-based credit union. It provided financial education programs in schools, workplaces, public libraries and its own facilities. The credit union offered weeklong money camps for teens, an introduction to personal finance for college students at Virginia Commonwealth University, adult workshops in budgeting and reducing debt, and programs for first-time homebuyers and on using online banking tools. Young people accounted for two-thirds of the participants. A curriculum developed by VACU Financial Education Director and former public school teacher Cherry Hedges covers the basics of budgeting, saving, borrowing, and what to know before making a major purchase, such as a car …


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