Bucky Sebastian


By Bucky Sebastian | Aug. 31, 2009

If the life blood of credit unions is affinity, we had better take a hard look at what affinities are becoming, how they are evolving, and what they are likely to be in the future.

By Bucky Sebastian | July 20, 2009

Language on reserving in H.R. 1151 could strangle credit unions in this economy; it needs to be changed.

By Bucky Sebastian | Dec. 1, 2008

GTE FCU was founded in 1935 as the credit union for the Peninsular Telephone Company. Headquartered in Tampa, GTE FCU is now the fourth largest credit union in Florida and with more than $2.1 billion in assets one of the largest 60 credit unions in the country. Unfortunately, Tampa was one of the first areas hit with the “credit crisis,” trouble in housing arriving in 2007.


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By Bucky Sebastian | Nov. 3, 2008

This year, the credit union community should vote Democratic. For two good reasons. One is that Barack Obama has a better vision of where to take the country. The second is that the credit union movement is more in synch with the Democrats’ approach to government.

By Bucky Sebastian | Sept. 29, 2008

NAFCU would be best merged into CUNA. Such a move would save money, duplication of efforts, and divisiveness. Moreover, it would allow the industry to present a single message to legislators.


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