Alaska Story Archive

2021: OP-ED from League President Dan McCue,  Dodd-Frank rollback poised to remove handcuffs from small lenders
Credit unions and other small community financial institutions keep the U.S. economy humming. More than 110 million Americans are members of credit unions and over 465,000 Alaskans are credit union members. Community banks employ three-quarters of a million people and originate nearly half of all loans made to small businesses. Click on the title to read the full release.


Transition of leadership set for regulator’s office
Jan. 5, 2018 — Changes are ahead in Alaska credit union and banking regulation, as Division of Banking and Securities Director Kevin Anselm retired Jan. 5, and a transition began. On Monday, Jan. 8, Operations Manager Barbara Reid took over as interim acting director of the DBS. Feb. 20, Chief of Enforcement and Outreach Kristy Naylor takes the reins as acting director. Anselm, who previously served as both a regulator and an administrative law judge in Oregon, joined the DBS in 2011; she was appointed director in 2013.

Alaska Credit Unions Await Final Marijuana Laws
March 27, 2015 – Alaska’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana means that America’s last frontier was among the country’s first states to tell residents it’s OK to fire up the bong.

Alaska Credit Union League Donates to Children’s Hospital at Providence
April 24, 2014 – Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska Credit Union League donated the Biz Kid$ financial education box set to the Children’s Hospital at Providence. The donation is part of an ongoing relationship between local credit unions and Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, linking credit unions’ philanthropy with their mission to improve people’s financial lives.