Robert D. Ramirez Archives

Vantage West introduces scholarship program

Arizona State Credit Union Awards Scholarships

Vantage West Credit Union, Southern Arizona’s largest credit union, has introduced a new scholarship program as part of its continued commitment to financial readiness.  The program, which selects recipients based on a number of criteria, including academic merit, the quality and content of a written essay, and a student’s character as demonstrated by activities and volunteerism,… Read More →

Credit unions seek relief from red tape og financial reform


July marked the four-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was meant to reform and stabilize our financial system. So, has it? “Since the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and establishment of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), more than 800 credit unions have closed their doors,” said Dan Berger,… Read More →

Profiles Of ACULA Members And Credit Union CEOs

Credit Union CEOs

Pat Bodnar Senior Vice President Arizona Credit Union League & Affiliates Pat Bodnar has never worked at a credit union. Yet, as senior vice president of the Arizona Credit Union League & Affiliates, she certainly works for them. In the 24 years that Bodnar has been at the league, her colleagues say she has reached… Read More →