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The ANATOMY series is a quarterly, multi-feature profile that explores the strategies and analyzes the performance of an exemplary credit union.
April 16, 2020
Despite a slow first quarter, the industry reported strong growth across core financials in the past 12 months. What else should credit unions know at fourth quarter?
Gains to liquidity and member loyalty provide credit unions the flexibility and opportunity to serve their members financial needs into the new decade.
Despite slowdowns in indirect lending and auto loan demand, auto penetration and market share remain strong at year-end.
Borrowers were incentivized to look for refinancing opportunities in the second half of 2019. With refinances projected to outweigh purchases through the first quarter of 2020, credit unions are primed for a strong start to the decade.
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Across 2019, the success of the national labor market increased competition for talent and required credit unions to revise their staffing models. In today's stressful and uncertain climate, the industry's willingness to invest in people will provide solace and stability for employees.
Virtually every credit union relationship metric is up over the past 10 years and market share has also expanded in all major loan categories. But the industry is increasingly deploying different operational techniques to further encourage stickier relationships.
General uncertainty regarding the interest rate environment made it difficult for institutions to accurately price deposit and loan products, which is reflected in year-end income statements.
Prioritizing liquidity to navigate the uncertain economic climate, institutions allocated a higher percentage of investments toward shorter-term products in 2019.
2019 has been the most productive lending year in the history of the credit union movement. Despite coronavirus uncertainty, strong loan growth and low delinquency bode well for the strength of the credit union balance sheet in the months ahead.
Consumer optimism, debt levels, deposit balances, and more. Get a glimpse of what happened across the United States in the fourth quarter.
How did Empire State credit unions perform in the fourth quarter?
Fifteen finalists across four categories show what it means to push the leading edge in credit union technology and experience.
Inspired by “Megxit,” can you unscramble these eight credit unions with names reminiscent of the aristocracy?
Callahan’s associates offer their take on the best books for credit union leaders.
Real comments from online review sites to inform strategies, policies, and practices.
The industry ended fourth quarter on a high. What comes next is anybody’s guess.
Two partnerships allow Northern Credit Union to help community members lead better financial lives.
April 14, 2020
Northern Credit Union’s technological capability is well beyond its asset size. Learn why the rural New York cooperative has been at the forefront of the self-service revolution.
Geographical and service expansions will help the cooperative continue to flourish in its seventh decade.
Investments in culture and technology have underpinned the rise of this North Country cooperative.
Counselors adapt to pandemic restrictions as the Chicago credit union expands its HUD-funded housing counseling program.
April 13, 2020
Credit unions are optimizing work environments, integrating key systems, ensuring business continuity and cybersecurity, and adapting culture to new ways of working.
Credit and debit offerings need to appeal to each group where they live, and that’s increasingly digital.
April 06, 2020
Stress test your card portfolio now before reality does it for you. A level-headed, data-driven approach will still win the day.
How five cooperatives ward off disruptors, an imperative that takes on new urgency now.
Plastic with contactless chips were being rolled out slowly. Will it become an avalanche?
How your credit union can be ready to embrace a brave, new world of frictionless payments.
The suburban Maryland credit union is calling members to offer assurance and advice.
April 01, 2020
Executives at the National Credit Union Foundation and Interra Credit Union share why empathic leadership is important and discuss how credit unions and communities can positively impact lives amid a pandemic.
March 31, 2020
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