In­dus­try united in Equifax law­suit

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Freestar Fi­nan­cial CU, Clin­ton Town­ship, Mich., was es­tab­lished in 1957 at what is now Sel­fridge Air Na­tional Guard Base. It cel­e­brated its 60th an­niver­sary by host­ing a free shred­ding day with re­fresh­ments and prizes at its Ster­ling Heights, Mich., branch.

Coastal CU, Raleigh, N.C., cel­e­brated its 50th an­niver­sary by pub­lish­ing 50 Years of Shar­ing, a se­ries of videos and writ­ten nar­ra­tives il­lus­trat­ing dif­fer­ent ways Coastal has touched the lives of mem­bers, em­ploy­ees and the com­mu­nity. The sto­ries are pub­lished on Coastal’s mi­crosite, http://bank­bet­ter.org/50sto­ries.

For the third con­sec­u­tive year, Genisys CU, Auburn Hills, Mich., was ranked as one of the top 200 health­i­est credit unions in the na­tion by De­posi­tac­counts.com.

Kel­logg Com­mu­nity CU, Bat­tle Creek, Mich., was named the sec­ond-health­i­est CU in Michi­gan, and ranked 40th in the na­tion, ac­cord­ing to De­posi­tac­counts.com.

Ver­mont FCU, Burling­ton, Vt., par­tic­i­pated in Mid­dle­bury Union Mid­dle Schools’ “Shark Tank Start Up” sum­mer camp for the sec­ond straight year. In ad­di­tion to do­nat­ing $750, the CU sent two staff mem­bers to men­tor stu­dents.

Michi­gan State Univer­sity FCU, East Lans­ing, Mich., game mem­bers a chance to win $500 for us­ing their MSUFCU Visa debit or credit cards on Ama­zon Prime Day. The pro­mo­tion en­cour­aged card-hold­ing mem­bers to learn about and re­spon­si­bly use their debit and credit cards. Com­pared to 2016, Mem­bers’ pur­chases on Ama­zon with MSUFCU cards in­creased 59 per­cent for debit and 47 per­cent for credit cards.

Topline FCU, Maple Grove, Minn., hosted a sum­mer youth in­tern through Brook­lynk, a youth em­ploy­ment pro­gram re­spond­ing to com­mu­nity needs.

First Fi­nan­cial FCU, Lutherville, Md., ded­i­cated two months to host­ing “Stuff the Bus” events for its two lo­cal school dis­tricts to sup­ple­ment teach­ers and stu­dents with needed school sup­plies.

Tex­ell CU, Tem­ple, Texas, gave $750 to The Car­ing Place af­ter a pro­mo­tion in which mem­bers were able to re­duce their rate by 0.25 per­cent or more when re­fi­nanc­ing an auto loan and also choose one of four char­i­ties to whom Tex­ell would make a do­na­tion. Many mem­bers se­lected The Car­ing Place as their pre­ferred char­ity.

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