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A blog for those working in or otherwise involved with the credit union industry in Vermont and / or nationwide.  Coverage and commentary focuses on important issues such as consumer protection, regulatory compliance, governmental affairs, education, technology, and the economy.

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Credit Union National Association
Based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, CUNA is the premier trade association serving more than 8,000 credit unions in Vermont and across the U.S.

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About the Association of Vermont Credit Unions
The Association is a non-profit corporation that exists to provide credit unions throughout Vermont with a wide assortment of trade association services. We promote the credit union movement and a favorable public attitude toward credit unions, both within the state and nationwide.

To our member credit unions, we provide legislative advocacy, regulatory support, training and staff development opportunities, networking, and business support services.

In conjunction with a variety of strategic business partners, the Association develops, markets and provides members with access to affordable back-office support products and services. The Association remains committed to its mission of assisting credit unions in any way possible with improving their overall level of service to members and Vermont consumers.

Current Edition of AVCU's Newslines Express
  • AVCU Building a Three Pronged Compliance Solution for Member CUs
    Your Association is excited to announce that we’ll soon add two more specialized services to the arsenal of compliance resources we make available to our member credit unions. Joining InfoSight, the online database of regulatory and legislative compliance which AVCU has offered since 2008, will be CU PolicyPro and ComplySight. Together, these three services offer a comprehensive, multidimensional approach to helping credit unions of all asset sizes deal with their growing compliance burdens. ... read more
  • GAC ’15 Registration Now Open
    CUNA’s 2015 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) will be held March 8-12, 2015 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. and registration is now open. CUNA’s GAC is the credit union movement’s largest conference and has the biggest impact politically for the credit union cause, bringing more than 4,000 credit union executives and board members to advocate for credit unions in the nation’s capital. ... read more
  • ACH Origination Broadcast Video Available via YouTube
    On Tuesday, several Vermont credit unions joined AVCU’s live broadcast that discussed the benefits and considerations of being an ACH Originating Depository Financial Institution (ODFI). NEACH presenters were Senior Director of Member Services Janet Merlet and Vice President & Senior Director of Education Joe Casali. They were followed by Tricorp’s Director of Education & Member Relations Denise Nowinski, who explained how Tricorp can help credit unions provide ACH origination services. Also in AVCU’s “studio” for the presentation were Tricorp CEO Steve Roy and Business Development Representative / Compliance Officer Deb Vogt. ... read more
  • Meet New CUNA President / CEO Jim Nussle
    This week, Jim Nussle took over as the new President & CEO of CUNA. In this video message, he notes that the appeal of working with credit unions and CUNA rests in the strong advocacy tradition that credit unions have always had. He also outlines what he considers to be the most important priorities for credit unions, including preserving the tax-exempt status, advocating for regulatory relief, and promoting credit unions as Americans’ best financial partner. ... read more
  • CUNA Mutual Group’s Fall Webinar Series Begins Oct. 7
    AVCU business partner CUNA Mutual Group’s fall Loan Generation Marketing webinar series begins Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. EDT, with a session focused on recapturing auto loans and targeting new opportunities. ... read more