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Maine CU League announces 2016 Candidate Endorsements; Non-partisan breakdown nearly 50/50

Published: September 2, 2016

This past week, the Maine Credit Union League's Board unanimously approved candidate endorsements for 2016. A total of 160 candidates for the Maine Legislature are receiving an endorsement, and the League made endorsements in both Congressional races, as well. Nearly 10% of the legislative candidates receiving an endorsement are current or former credit union volunteers, relative of a volunteer, or a current or former CU employee. Read More...


Away at school or elsewhere? Maine CUs are one of nation's most convenient financial institutions

Published: August 26, 2016

As thousands of Maine students head off to college this fall, and others hit the road traveling out of state after spending the summer in Maine, consumers are advised that Maine credit unions are nearly everywhere throughout the United States. Thanks to the Shared Branch Network, nearly all of Maine's 672,000 credit union members can access more than 5,400 locations nationwide. Read More...


CU Aid activated by Maine CU League to help Louisiana Flood victims

Published: August 19, 2016

The Maine Credit Union League has joined the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) in activating the online disaster relief system, CUAid.coop, to enable Maine CUs to make safe and secure contributions for credit unions to help people in Louisiana affected by recent flooding. Read More...


Young & Free Maine set to help with 'Back to School' book costs

Published: August 19, 2016

After spending most of his first six weeks as the new Young & Free Maine Spokester on the road making appearances at the Old Port Festival, Whoopie Pie Festival, Moxie Festival, Maine Potato Blossom Festival, Lobster Festival and, most recently, the Great Falls Balloon Festival, Jake Holmes is doing what many Mainers are doing - focusing on back to school. As students start returning to their respective colleges and universities for the fall semester, Young & Free Maine is again offering them the chance to win Bucks for Books. Read More...


Maine CUs partner with FAME to launch new student loan consolidation program

Published: August 5, 2016

How committed are Maine CUs to helping students consolidate and refinance student debt? Of the five, initial lenders participating in the newly-launched Student Loan Consolidation Program, which is backed by the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), all five are Maine credit unions. Read More...


A milestone transaction! the SURF Network from Maine's credit unions recently added its 250th ATM location

Published: August 5, 2016

Recently, Maine's largest, surcharge-free ATM Network, the SURF Network, from Maine's credit unions, reached another milestone with the implementation of its 250th location. Read More...


Success keeps adding up! A record 6,904 students participate in Maine CU Financial Fitness Fairs during past school year

Published: August 1, 2016

With new schools and more students encouraged to participate, the 2015/16 Financial Fitness - Money Management Experience events reached a new record in the number of students participating. In just-released figures from the Maine Credit Union League, which tracks all fairs and number of students, a total of 6,904 students participated in one of the thirty-five or so fairs that took place during the past school year. In addition, a first-ever Fair was held for legislators to experience and discuss what the fairs are all about as part of Maine CU Day at the State House in March. Read More...


Food pantries across state receive significant contribution from Maine CUs to combat summertime hunger

Published: July 22, 2016

While most people are thinking about being enjoying all that Maine has to offer in the summertime, such as being at the beach, lake, barbecues, festivals and parks, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger shined the light on a major problem in the state - summertime hunger. Recently, Maine CUs contributed more than $20,000 to food pantries in each Maine county to provide support and raise awareness for this issue. Read More...


Skimming education for consumers being provided by Maine CUs

Published: July 14, 2016

The Maine Credit Union League's expertise and perspective on financial issues continues to resonate with media outlets, as the League has been called upon recently by various media outlets to help educate consumers on skimming and offer ways to protect themselves. Read More...


First quarter stats all positive for Maine CUs

Published: July 1, 2016

For Maine's credit unions, 2016 got off to a strong start. In recently-released first quarter statistics by the Maine Credit Union League, Maine's credit unions grew in every major, measurement category including adding more than 5,000 new members bringing total membership to an all-time high at 672,672 members statewide. Read More...