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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
  • Bergeron Reelected to NCBA Board
    This week while attending the Annual Cooperatives Conference, AVCU President Joe Bergeron was reelected to the Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA). First elected in 2011, Bergeron will represent all of America’s credit unions for the next three years. The 22 member board is comprised of cooperative leaders from finance, rural utilities, agriculture, purchasing coops, insurance, investment funds, grocers, housing and others. ... read more
  • You’re Invited to Help Celebrate VT Digger’s 5th Anniversary
    On Wednesday 9/17 from 4:30 to 6:30, VTDigger.org will celebrate its 5th anniversary at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. VTDigger is a statewide news website that publishes watchdog reports on state government, politics, consumer affairs, business, and public policy. The site posts original news reporting, video, audio and photos, in addition to raw information in the form of press releases and government documents. In 2013, the site boasted an average of 90,000 unique or individual readers each month, with pageviews exceeding 300,000 per month. ... read more
  • Former Congressman / Director of OMB Named CUNA President / CEO
    Jim Nussle, a former nine-term congressman and director of the White House Office of Management and Budget for President George W. Bush, has been selected by the CUNA board of directors as the national trade association’s new president and CEO. Nussle will assume his new role in Washington for CUNA in the coming weeks. ... read more
  • Filene Seeking Input by 9/17 on Improving Board Governance
    The Filene Research Institute and the University of Toronto recently announced a research partnership to examine the processes and structures used by credit unions to ensure effective renewal of directors on their boards of directors. The two organizations are asking US and Canadian credit unions to complete a survey on how they address board turnover and composition. Responses are due September 17 and Filene invites one response per credit union. ... read more
  • CU Industry Payments Providers Seeking Inclusion in Apple Pay
    This week’s big announcement by Apple of its new mobile payment system has prompted AVCU business partner CO-OP Financial Services to work to ensure that credit unions are part of the new payment environment. ... read more