Data Cycle

2Q 2013

By Aaron Pugh | Oct. 9, 2013

Minnesota’s SPIRE FCU ran a tight operation to survive the recession. And when the economy turned around, the credit union had a plan in place to take its financials, its members, and its community to new heights.

By Michael Ragsdale | Oct. 9, 2013

One difference between community banks and credit unions is a banker’s emphasis on ROE and a credit union’s emphasis on ROA.

By Todd Hall | Oct. 9, 2013

A former bank executive points to mission and long-term strategy as the primary differences between credit unions and banks.


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By Aaron Pugh | Oct. 9, 2013

SPIRE’s expansive strategic planning process ensures that the right people, processes, and technology never fall through the cracks.

By Aaron Pugh | Oct. 9, 2013

SPIRE FCU is diversifying its income streams and investing in core competencies to succeed in today’s competitive lending environment.

By Aaron Pugh | Oct. 9, 2013

SPIRE FCU got residents of the Twin Cities to fall in love with its brand. Here’s how you can do the same.

By Alix Patterson | Oct. 9, 2013

By Mark Reed | Oct. 8, 2013

By Janet Lee | Oct. 7, 2013

By Andrew Bolton | Oct. 4, 2013