New Members From the Occupy, Bank Transfer Day Ranks Must Become Credit Union Advocates

NWCUA Director of Public Relations David Bennett writes that the recent influx of new members represent more than just traditional membership growth—they represent a new group of credit union advocates waiting to be engaged.

Calls for Financial Reform Continue With Planned Balance Transfer Day

Balance Transfer Day is now being organized to encourage the transfer of credit card debt to low- or zero-interest cards. While not as specifically geared to benefit credit unions as its predecessor, Balance Transfer Day suggests that the public’s anti-bank sentiment is not fading.

Credit Unions Make History on Bank Transfer Day

Saturday, Nov. 5—also known as Bank Transfer Day—saw record influxes of new members for many Northwest credit unions. It also signifies the continued growth of the movement and a pivotal day in a historic time for credit unions.

Bank Transfer Day Picks Up Steam as Northwest Credit Unions See Increased Web, Lobby Traffic

Bank of America’s decision to hike debit card fees, a fast-growing Facebook page promoting Bank Transfer Day, and the continued Occupy movement seem to be spurring membership growth among Northwest credit unions.