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FEATURE When Banks Left The Community, Honor Credit Union Stepped In

After Huntington Bank closed several branches where the credit union has a presence, Honor purchased five of those locations so those communities wouldn’t be banking deserts.

By Sharon Simpson

August 08, 2022


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FEATURE How Credit Unions Are Coping With Surging Mortgage Rates (Part 2)

With the market shifting and buyers becoming choosier about their lenders, credit unions across the country are shifting how they approach mortgage lending.

By Marc Rapport

August 08, 2022


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FEATURE Banking On Values In A Crowded Montana Market

Clearwater Credit Union is growing rapidly by embracing values-based banking and characteristics of life unique to Big Sky Country.

By E.C. Harrison

August 08, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE Introducing New Efficiencies In The Back-Office Mortgage Process

How Servion Mortgage's technology investments speed up mortgage lending while reducing risk.

By The Servion Group
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August 08, 2022


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FEATURE How Credit Unions Are Coping With Surging Mortgage Rates (Part 1)

Some underwriting and belt-tightening, staffing and product changes are part of the response as swiftly rising rates roil the housing market.

By Marc Rapport

August 01, 2022


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FEATURE How Canopy Credit Union Uses Personal Loans To Improve Members' Financial Lives

A one-day-only promotion that mixes financial counseling with loan growth opportunities has been a roaring success since it was introduced two years ago.

By James Major

August 01, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE Remaining Competitive Through Digital Lending

Credit union lending is expected to continue to grow for at least the remainder of this year, but institutions need a digital-first solution if they hope to compete.

By PSCU
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August 01, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE How Your Credit Union Can Select A Strong Payments Provider For Merchant Services

The right partnership not only delivers high levels of member satisfaction, but strengthens relationships with the credit union.

By Elan Financial Services
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August 01, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE Filling Your Mortgage Pipeline By Marketing To Millennials

The market Is changing rapidly, and young adults now have more spending power than any other demographic. Here's how to harness It to help grow your credit union and Increase home ownership among this market segment.

By TruHome Solutions, LLC
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August 01, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE A Smarter, Faster Approach To Fighting FinCrime

It’s time for credit unions to look at the benefits of AI.

By NICE Actimize
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July 27, 2022


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FEATURE How The TowerCares Foundation Maximizes Its Impact

As the philanthropic organization surges past the $1 million mark, its CEO looks back on lessons learned and offers advice for those just getting started.

By Sharon Simpson

July 25, 2022


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FEATURE Impact Strategies From July 2022

A look back at stories from the last month showcasing how credit unions are making a difference in ways that go way beyond just banking.

By Aaron Passman

July 25, 2022


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FEATURE Are We In A Housing Bubble? 5 Credit Union Leaders Weigh In

Supply still lags demand but price hikes are slowing, and a lot has changed in the past 15 years.

By Marc Rapport

July 25, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE Real-Time Payments Rails Call For Real-Time Fraud Prevention

Alacriti is working to secure the expanding channel in ways that also help secure the traditional ACH and wires payments solutions.

By Alacriti
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July 25, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE People Are The Secret Sauce For Successful Analytics. Great Tools Help, Too.

How a trusted partner can empower your most important assets to make the most intelligent use of those big stores of data.

By Lodestar Technologies Inc.
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July 18, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE Balancing Legacy Systems And New Technologies

Cloud services have the potential to modernize operations for many credit unions, but a majority are still operating with outdated systems.

By CloudFirst
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July 11, 2022


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FEATURE Lessons From A Fintech's First Year

Nearly 12 months after the launch of Dora, a credit union-backed fintech, one executive looks back at lessons learned and what comes next.

By Aaron Passman

July 11, 2022


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FEATURE Artificial Intelligence Yields Real Results For This Cooperative's Short-Term Loan Product

First Financial of Maryland FCU built and is refining its own machine learning tools that vet more applications than the manual way while learning along the way.

By Marc Rapport

July 11, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE Summit Credit Union Transforms Mortgage Department with Automation

The Wisconsin-based credit union leverages robotic process automation to bring together disparate systems, optimize resources, and make processes easier for loan officers and borrowers.

By Help/Systems, LLC
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July 11, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE Banking By Appointment: Leveraging New Technologies To Better Serve Members

A growing number of credit unions are using appointment scheduling to manage staff more effectively and better meet consumers’ needs.

By Engageware
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July 11, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE The Benefits Of Fintech Collaboration

More and more credit unions are partnering with financial technology firms to provide solutions that make it easier and faster to grow their business.

By PSCU
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July 11, 2022


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FEATURE Navigating The Great Resignation: Tips From Turnover In The Senior Ranks

Fueled by job mobility and retirement trends, credit unions are feeling the challenges of replacing C-level managers. Follow these tips for finding the right replacement, keeping projects moving, and easing the transition.

By E.C. Harrison

July 04, 2022


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FEATURE How Credit Unions Can Ease The Back-To-School Burden

From financial education to grants for the classroom and more, three credit unions share their tips for making the transition back to school a bit easier.

By James Major

July 04, 2022


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FEATURE Partnering To Elevate Community Health

A new initiative sees Kansas City’s CommunityAmerica Credit Union working alongside local community colleges and others to deliver financial peace of mind to consumers in depressed areas.

By Sharon Simpson

July 04, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE Helping credit union members navigate the vehicle-affordability crisis

Four reasons vehicle affordability is at an all-time low and how residual-based financing can offer a solution with lower monthly payments

By Auto Financial Group
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June 27, 2022


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FEATURE A Bus, A Bar, and A Basketball Court? Welcome To Vibrant’s New HQ

The Illinois-based credit union retrofitted a former Sam’s Club store in order to house its growing workforce, adding with a variety of unique features intended to make going to the office feel a little less like going to work.

By Toby Hayes

June 27, 2022


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FEATURE Impact Strategies From June 2022

Think there’s no room for creativity in banking? Think again. These stories from the last month reveal a host of new ways credit unions are finding to serve members and make a difference in their communities.​

By Aaron Passman

June 27, 2022


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FEATURE Mentoring Program Connects C-Suite Women With Young Black Professionals

A six-week, 1-to-1 mentoring program connects white women in senior leadership positions with up-and-coming black women in the credit union industry to open discussion around the racial divide and gender bias.

By Sharon Simpson

June 20, 2022


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FEATURE Small Credit Unions Get A Big Charge Out Of EV Lending

Financing alternatives for electric vehicles make mission sense for two cooperatives in Denver and Seattle.​

By Marc Rapport

June 20, 2022


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FEATURE How 3 Credit Unions Tackle Systemic Issues

Special loan programs at cooperatives across the country address equity, financial deserts, emergency aid, and climate change.

By Marc Rapport

June 20, 2022


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