A strong voice: Largest-ever group of Maine CUs descend upon D.C.

From February 25-March 1, nearly 110 credit union representatives from across Maine, the largest-ever contingent from the state, will be in Washington, D.C., advocating on behalf of Maine CUs at the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Annual Governmental Affairs Conference. During the trip, Maine credit union representatives will participate in the general conference by joining… Read more »

From technology to payments, Maine Credit Union League shares expertise

The Maine Credit Union League and Maine’s credit unions continue to be ‘in the news’ on a regular basis.  Most recently, the League offered its expertise regarding technology and financial services, and did an extensive white paper on the world of payments.  Both segments have been well-received, and received significant views and attention online. In… Read more »

Record-setting! $740,000 raised for the Maine Credit Unions Campaign for Ending Hunger

On Tuesday, February 6, representatives from Maine’s credit unions gathered at the Double Tree Hotel for the 2017 Ending Hunger Campaign Results Celebration Luncheon. At this annual event, credit unions are recognized for raising funds for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. The official, record-breaking total for 2017 was announced: $740,027.35, a new… Read more »

Helping new Mainers is something Maine CUs are “embracing”

According to recent articles, Maine’s population growth is a result of immigrants coming to the state to settle.  Many of these ‘new Mainers’ have little or no experience or understanding of the financial system.  However, thanks to outreach efforts and a commitment to financial education by Maine CUs, a number of immigrants are finding a… Read more »

Members’ usage of Maine CUs shows strong growth

Led by strong lending, particularly mortgage originations and auto loans, the recently-released third quarter statistics for Maine’s credit unions continued to reflect steady growth in most key performance categories.  “Maine credit unions remain not only well-positioned but poised to continue to grow in the future, especially in usage and popularity.  As not-for-profit, financial cooperatives, more… Read more »

Hunger is drawing an appetite of attention for Maine CUs

The efforts of Maine’s credit unions to raise not only funds but also awareness for the issue of hunger in Maine is receiving significant attention these days.  From a significant gift that purchased more than 50,000 meals for hungry Mainers for the holidays to an initiative to help college students who are hungry at campuses… Read more »

Maine CUs give the gift of food with contribution that will purchase 50,000 meals

On Monday, December, 18, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger in partnership with the Good Shepherd Food Bank celebrated the 12th anniversary of Maine’s first Food Mobile. To mark the occasion, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger made a contribution of $12,500, which is just a portion of the record-setting $675,000… Read more »