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Maine Credit Unions Help Young Members Become ”Savings Sleuths” for Credit Union Youth Week

Published: April 19, 2013

Maine Credit Union Youth Week 2013 is April 21-27! Maine's theme for Credit Union Youth Week is "Be a Savings Sleuth with Maine's Credit Unions" and many credit unions are holding fun events just for their youngest members! Read More...


Thousands Of Maine Consumers Stayed Warm, On Budget This Winter Thanks To Maine CUs

Published: April 15, 2013

Helping Maine consumers afford to heat their homes has become an annual part of credit union operations for many Maine credit unions. As prices for heating oil and other forms of heat have risen significantly in recent years, Maine credit unions have continued to respond with special heating loans to help consumers. Read More...


Maine’s Credit Unions Launch Third Online Search for Young & Free Maine Spokesperson

Published: April 12, 2013

Maine's Credit Unions have officially launched the third search for a creative, tech-savvy individual to represent Generation Y (ages 18 to 25) as the "Spokester" (spokesperson) for the Young & Free Maine program. The search runs from April 12-May 24. Read More...


Maine Legislature Recognizes Maine CUs

Published: April 5, 2013

With a number of credit union representatives in attendance at the State House in Augusta, the Maine House and Senate passed and highlighted a Joint Resolution recognizing the "important value and role of Maine's credit unions to the people of Maine." The Joint Resolution was part of Maine CU Day at the State House, which took place recently in Augusta. Read More...


Lending, Membership Help Maine’s Credit Unions Experience Milestone Growth In 2012

Published: March 29, 2013

According to year-end statistics for 2012, the trend of more Maine consumers establishing and/or strengthening a relationship with a credit union continues to push Maine's credit unions to new heights in growth. Read More...


Maine Credit Unions Praised For Leadership Efforts On Protecting Elderly From Financial Exploitation

Published: March 21, 2013

For many years, Maine's credit unions have been at the forefront of helping protect the state's elderly consumers from financial exploitation. Several recent initiatives have reinforced that credit unions remain actively involved in assisting in these on-going efforts. Read More...


With CU-Support, Radiothon From Children’s Hospital Raises Nearly $300,000

Published: March 15, 2013

Maine's credit unions' on-going commitment to community-service was evident during the recent Caring For Kids Radiothon in conjunction with 99.9 The Wolf, 107.5 Frank FM and The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland. As part of its partnership with the radio stations, Maine's credit unions were provided with the opportunity to support the event through the Maine Credit Unions' Phone Bank. The three-day event raised nearly $300,000 to help treat children and families at the hospital. Read More...


Maine CU Members Can Now Use 5,000 Shared Branch Locations Nationwide

Published: March 8, 2013

The convenience of credit unions just passed another milestone! The Credit Union Shared Branch Network recently added its 5,000th location nationwide. With more than 80% of Maine's credit unions belonging to the shared branch network, the continued growth of locations is great news for Maine CU members. In Maine, there are nearly 160 shared branch locations, close to three times as many branches as any single bank in Maine. Read More...


Memories From Past CU Leaders Part Of League’s 75th Anniversary Plans

Published: February 28, 2013

As preparations for the 75th Anniversary Meeting & Convention of the Maine Credit Union League continue in earnest, the League is reaching out to past credit union leaders and pioneers seeking their reflections and memories of the Maine CU Movement and their own involvement over the years. Many of these will be highlighted as part of the Convention to be held on June 14-15, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. Read More...


Skosh is Young & Free Maine’s Sound Off Music Competition Winner

Published: February 19, 2013

After receiving nearly 40 talented entries, the winner of Young & Free Maine's Second Annual Sound Off Competition was decided at a live audition on February 15 at Main Street Studios in Bangor. Skosh was awarded the grand prize, with One Shot Nothing and Lauren Crosby coming in as 1st and 2nd runners up. Read More...