All Symphonies are Unfinished

Just as all symphonies are unfinished in the sense that each performance is a unique reinterpretation, so credit unions have to continue to recreate themselves. They have an advantage in that increasingly business strategy is “cooperative,” that is, moving forward with other entities. Credit unions can do this better than the for-profits. Even so, they are challenged by the Nationwide buyout to ensure that the 100-year-old system of cooperative financial services lasts into the future.