New Mexico

Regulator retires; deputy named acting director
Sept. 6, 2016 — Change has come to New Mexico financial institution supervision with the retirement last week of the state’s principal top financial institution regulator– and the appointment of an acting director. Cynthia Richards retired officially Aug. 31, having served just more than five years (since July, 2011) director of the financial institutions division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department. Taking her place (as acting director) is Deputy Director Christopher Moya. “It has been an honor to serve the people of the State of New Mexico and to work alongside such capable and dedicated professionals both in our government service and in the New Mexico financial industry,” Richards said in a statement. “My goals have always been to protect the people of our state, to insure the soundness of our financial industries and to promote the professionalism of the Financial Institutions Division.”


Press release/Richards retires, Moya named acting director

First Financial Credit Union Joins the Apple Pay Party
May 11, 2015 – Less than three months after it announced a merger with Chino Federal Credit Union in Silver City, First Financial Credit Union launched Apple Pay to its entire member base May 4. It joins Nusenda Credit Union in being one of only two credit unions in the state to offer Apple Pay.

Study Finds Credit Unions First in Customer Satisfaction
Nov. 19, 2014 – A new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index found credit union customers are the happiest with their service.

Paul Stull Eyes Changes for New Mexico Credit Unions
Feb. 26, 2014 – On his first day on the job as the new president/CEO of the Credit Union Association of New Mexico, Paul Stull had little time for workplace introductions and other customary pleasantries.

New Mexico League Names Stull CEO
Jan. 15, 2014 – The Credit Union Association of New Mexico announced Thursday it has selected Paul B. Stull as its new CEO. He will replace Sylvia Lyon, who is retiring. She joined CUANM in 1994 and became CEO in 2003.


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