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Spending reflects a renewed faith in economy

...Francois said.A report released in June by Georgia Credit Union Affiliates found increases in all types of auto...said Mike Mercer, the president and CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, based in Duluth, Ga. "Consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-11/spending-re
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STACY TALLENTAward/honor: Elected chairman of the Georgia Credit Union League, the state trade association for Georgia credit unions.Details: He is president of Health Center Credit Union.LISA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-31/biz-bits
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...Preventive Health. LISA MAHAFFEYAward/honor: Received the 2013 Moses C. Davis Professional Year Award from the Georgia Credit Union League.Details: She is with Health Center Credit Union in Augusta. GEORGE DAVIDAward/honor: Inducted as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-24/biz-bits
Few Georgians to spend more during holidays, study says

...data comes from a questionnaire completed by 7,000 people who save or borrow from entities that belong to the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates. Seventy percent plan to pay for their gifts with cash and 12 percent say they'll use credit cards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-09/few-georgians-spend-more-d
Saving grows tougher for Georgians, survey finds

...pay check at a time when those out of work are taking longer to find new jobs.The survey was conducted by the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates among its member account holders. It also notes that 56 percent of those with a financial cushion have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-05/saving-grows-tougher-georg
Reports says Georgia consumer save less, buy more

...consumers are spending again, according to data from the state's credit unions released Thursday.Figures from the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates show they are saving less and buying more than they were a year ago. Checking accounts grew 12 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-30/reports-says-georgia-consumer
Home ownership dream slips in Georgia, survey finds

...one in six Georgians are putting their hopes of home ownership on hold.The survey, released this week by the Georgia Credit Union Association, shows that 17 percent of the 7,150 credit union members questioned early last month said that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-13/home-ownership-dream-slips
Forecast: Georgia economy growing slowly

...tank is being used to pay down debt or build savings rather than major purchases, according to a survey by the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates. Credit-card balances dropped in the first three months of 2011 by 4.2 percent while savings accounts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-05-25/forecast-georgia-economy-g
Augusta economy growing strong

...tank is being used to pay down debt or build savings rather than for major purchases, according to a survey by Georgia Credit Union Affiliates.Credit-card balances dropped in the first three months of 2011 by 4.2 percent,while savings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-05-25/augusta-economy-growing-stron
Bank customers jumping ship over new account fees

...including Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union, are also benefitting, said Mike Mercer, president and CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates."Credit union managers tell us they've had people coming in and telling them that they're upset...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2011-10-22/bank-custom