The Definitive In And Out List For Credit Unions In 2017

What’s in for 2017? What will they leave behind in 2016?

 
 

At the end of each year, the Washington Post puts together a definitive, subjective, and plain ol’ fun list of what’s in and what’s out for the year ahead.

In this spirit, CreditUnions.com offers a credit union list of what’s hot and what’s not. Although these aren’t as sure-fire, slam-dunk, bet-the-house-on-it predictions as the site has made in the past, they're pretty close.

The first table features selections from the Washington Post. The second table is all about credit unions and offers links to learn more about what's "in."

Without further ado:

WASHINGTON POST'S IN AND OUT LIST

Capturing capital

OUT

IN

Attracting attention
Fiddle-leaf figs
Oversize cactuses
Not being able to explain bitcoin
Not being able to explain blockchain
Matcha
Turmeric
Pulling for the Cubs
Resenting the Cubs
Almonds
Pecans
Atlanta
Kansas City

 

CREDITUNIONS.COM'S IN AND OUT LIST

OUT

IN

ATMs
ITMs
Cash
Mobile payments
Hoping members are not fraud victims
Tweeting fraud prevention best practices
Wells Fargo
Not being Wells Fargo
Bank FinTech
CUSO FinTech
Unfocused marketing
Ugly sweater campaigns
Siloed conversion procedures
All hands on deck phone duty
Stressing mergers
Surviving mergers
Financial wellness as an idea
Financial wellness as an activity
Human drivers
Self-driving cars
Stereotyping "unbanked" consumers
Avoiding "unbanked" assumptions
Data breaches
Double data breaches
Dark web ignorance
Dark web knowledge
One size fits all approach to member service
Considering "jobs to be done"
Reinvestment for reinvestment's sake
Authentic community investment


- Liz Furman contributed to this article.