Cooperative Strategy


By Bucky Sebastian | Feb. 5, 2007

The Nationwide conversion confronts us -- can a price be placed on credit union membership?

By Callahan & Associates | Nov. 13, 2006

Online forums provide a window on members’ perceptions of credit union conversion proposals.

By Paris Ward | Oct. 9, 2006

Planning season can present an opportunity for management to re-examine their charter. Here are some guidelines to make a conversation on conversion fairer for members.


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By Melanie El-Sabaawi | July 24, 2006

Philosophical arguments against conversion should be complemented with—or even secondary to—cold hard dollar estimates of the value of membership.

By Melanie El-Sabaawi | June 26, 2006

The proposed sale of Nationwide FCU to a bank will force members to choose between their mutual interests and that of their employer.

By Joe James | May 1, 2006

DFCU Financial has been in the media spotlight because of its bid to convert to a mutual savings bank. Find out how the credit union performed in the first three months of 2006.

By John M. Floyd | Feb. 20, 2006

Moral arguments aside, Pentagon CEO Frank Pollack states that a strong business case can be made against conversions. The math is simple: the credit union charter is best for members.

By CU*Answers | Feb. 13, 2006

In the second in a series of articles, CU*Answers CEO Randy Karnes addresses the conversion debate from the perspective of a vendor. Should vendors weigh in on the debate? Does their vote influence anything?

By Randy Karnes | Dec. 19, 2005

CU*Answers’ CEO Randy Karnes on the announcement of the conversion of DFCU, the largest credit union in Michigan.

By Chip Filson | June 13, 2005

Two large prospective conversions are testing credit union philosophy. Chip Filson asks, are members’ needs put first in conversions to stock-issuing entities?