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3 Findings From Callahan’s Non-Interest Income Survey

Callahan & Associates surveyed 170 credit union executives to gain insight into their current and emerging sources of non-interest income.

Great Meadow FCU Scores Big While Thinking Small

The upstate New York cooperative mixes mobile offerings with online and in-person social relations to drive member, share, and loan growth.

By Marc Rapport

Credit Unions Set A Record For Dollar Amount Originated

Second quarter data shows industry real estate loan growth is strong, but lenders should take portfolio quality and state-level trends into consideration.

Lending Highlights From First Quarter 2016

Growth percentiles in major lending categories highlight opportunity and success in the credit union loan portfolio.

Indirect Lending Grows Its Direct Impact On Credit Unions

New car balances take up more of the portfolio, but big credit unions find big business in indirect lending.

A Team Solution To The Payday Lending Problem

Redstone Federal Credit Union combines risk and reward in its counseling-lending program, and casts a wary eye at proposed CFPB changes in short-term loan regs.

By Marc Rapport

8 Ways To Look At Asset Quality

Loans surpassed $800 billon in the first three months of the year. Here’s how to make sure the industry's growing portfolio stays strong.

By Liz Furman
Yellen Eve

The world is nervously awaiting Janet Yellen’s speech tomorrow, but the over-hyped event will not live up to expectations.

Dwight Johnston
By Dwight Johnston
CU Broadcast Highlights Callahan's Leadership Team Development Program

In episode No. 625, Callahan vice president Chris Howard and Mike Lawson discuss what credit unions can gain from a team-focused approach to development.

Chris Howard
By Chris Howard
3 Takeaways From Trendwatch 2Q 2016

Second quarter performance data tells a positive story: member growth has never been stronger, the loan faucet is still flowing, and credit unions are well-positioned from an interest rate risk perspective.

Erik Payne
By Erik Payne
How To Set Lending Records

This week, showcases case studies from both large and small credit unions with excellent loan growth metrics, as well as looks at some larger lending trends.

Rebecca Wessler
By Rebecca Wessler

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How Firefighters First Credit Union Plans To Hit $1 Million In Net Income Exclusive Content

The Los Angeles-based credit union sees a bright future for its “non-punitive” insurance option.

By Marc Rapport
A Credit Union Solution To The Dreaded Annual Review Exclusive Content

Northwest Community Credit Union uses a collaborative approach to staff reviews rather than traditional performance evaluations.

By Marc Rapport
Ditch The Overly Objective Annual Review Exclusive Content

Listerhill Credit Union relies on regular conversation instead of yearly check-ins.

By Erik Payne

Beyond Blaine

Searching Within Extends To The Board

SECU's board chair says self-examination across the enterprise, including the board, led to the ideal candidate to be the new CEO. And outside help helped.

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strategy & Performance

How Smart Credit Unions Turn "Good" Into "Great"

The first quarter issue of Credit Union Strategy & Performance is now available online. No need to wait for the print edition to find your next best practice.

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9 Years at your fingertips

Strategy & Performance Archive Now Available

For nearly a decade, Callahan's Credit Union Strategy & Performance has provided a 360-degree view of the modern credit union marketplace, highlighted best practices, and detailed lessons learned from other industries. Now, Callahan clients can download any issue. Never misplace a next practice again.

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6 big ideas for 2016

Which Big Ideas Made Your List?

From cybersecurity and leadership development to financial wellness and relevancy, there are plenty of ideas to inspire the credit union industry in 2016.

See 6 Big Ideas

Callahan Collection

The collaborative model is the best, and perhaps only, way credit unions can compete in the ever-evolving, increasingly competitive world of financial services. Credit Union Service Organizations (CUSOs) are the epitome of cooperative strategy in action. They help credit unions bear the burden of operational costs, find new revenue streams, diversify earnings, and innovate with like-minded institutions across the country. This Callahan Collection looks at both cutting-edge as well as tried-and-true ways CUSOs are supporting the cooperative movement.

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Leadership Team Development: Learning Together Maximizes Successes

Callahan's LTD program combines Harvard Business School learning with collaborative, hands-on problem solving.

By Callahan & Associates, Inc.

Callahan & Associates, Inc.

Deepen SEG Relationships With The Right Messages And Marketing Leadership Content

Callahan & Associates and Debora Almirall discuss how the Duluth-based credit union meets members' needs — don't call it selling — via mobile banking, remote deposit checking, personal and business loans, shared branching, and more.

By Callahan & Associates
2016 Credit Card Management Series — Matching Products To Prospects Leadership Content

In this session, credit card expert Tim Kolk explores how to segment a credit union's member base and ensure card products are designed to appeal to individual segments.

By Callahan & Associates, Inc.

Callahan & Associates, Inc.

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