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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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National Credit Union Administration
Savings in all Vermont credit unions are insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.

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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
  • Levandowski Chosen to Succeed Hance at Heritage Family
    The Board of Directors of Heritage Family Credit Union announced this week that Matt Levandowski has been chosen to succeed long-time President / CEO Ron Hance upon his retirement in January 2015. Levandowski is currently the Senior Vice President of Retail and Marketing at Heritage Family. ... read more
  • Candon Winding Down 21 Years as DFR Deputy Commissioner
    Tom Candon, the long-time Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, announced this week that he will not seek reappointment to his position following the upcoming November elections. The exact date upon which he plans to end his distinguished career of service to Vermont state government has not yet been set, but will follow the election and could continue up to (or perhaps beyond) the beginning of the new year. Candon said he plans to continue with some industry-related project work after he officially leaves his position. ... read more
  • You Shouldn’t be a CUDE - by Andy Janning
    Andy is a highly rated conference speaker, a former credit union executive, and the president/founder of NO NET Solutions. The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) recently hired him as its “embedded photographer and videographer” for their fall Development Educator (CUDE) training. He wrote this terrific article to document the experience and, as an NCUF supporter, AVCU is pleased to share this with any of our readers interested in becoming a CUDE. ... read more
  • Data Breach Update: And The Hits Keep Coming
    In recent issue of Newslines Express, AVCU President Joe Bergeron wrote, “this latest round of high-profile merchant data breaches demonstrates the urgent need for standardized data security requirements for merchants of all sizes.” Since the Home Depot breach hit in early September, there has been no end in sight and news of additional breach reports seems to happen every day. ... read more
  • NCUA Confirms No NCUSIF Premium for ‘14
    NCUA staff confirmed earlier indications that there will be no National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund premium for 2014 at the agency's monthly board meeting Thursday. CUNA analysis earlier this year also concluded that given the health of the credit union system, a premium would not be required. ... read more