Ramp Up

Like any business, Credit Unions have been in search of higher returns, but at what cost?  In recent years, Credit Unions have had bigger presence in the commercial lending world.  Commercial Lending has opened up a new market that allows them to get the higher returns and helping local business in the process.  In the financial crisis, credit unions saw the opportunity to increase their market share.  In the local market, we have seen credit unions being able to pricing loans at low rate leaving many community banks scratching their heads.  The concern over the risk associated the rise in interest rates is valid.  As interest rates rise so do the interest rates that they pay on deposit accounts. 


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Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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