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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 to deliver financial peace of mind to consumers in depressed areas.

By Sharon Simpson

July 04, 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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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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FEATURE Increasing Mobility One Loan At A Time

New loan products from DCU and Service Credit Union could help provide a wider range of mobility options for disabled consumers.

By Aaron Passman

June 13, 2022


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FEATURE What’s In A Name: Director Of Social Impact

Ivy Glover is one year into making sure DEI is more than just a buzzword at the Buckeye State’s biggest credit union.

By Marc Rapport

June 13, 2022


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FEATURE A Call For Cooperatives To Close The Racial Homeownership Gap

GreenState Credit Union has committed $1 billion toward home loans for communities of color. CEO Jeff Disterhoft is rallying the entire industry to take similar steps.

By Sharon Simpson

June 06, 2022


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FEATURE Crowdsourcing For A Cause: How Blue FCU Plans To Ease The Down Payment Pinch

The Wyoming-based credit union is testing a program that rewards members for contributing to a fund to help other members more easily afford a down payment on a home.

By Sharon Simpson

June 06, 2022


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FEATURE 5 Ways Credit Unions Are Fighting The Affordable Housing Crisis

Credit unions across the country have rolled out programs to create better days in their communities.​

By Rebecca Rowold

June 06, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE Customizable Software Makes Collections Easier For Credit Unions

Efficient, easy-to-use software eliminates administrative work while helping managers keep track of member accounts.

By MeridianLink, Inc.
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June 06, 2022


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FEATURE Inclusive Lending For First-Time Homebuyers Turns Dreams Into Reality

A program at Carolina Foothills FCU targets low-income borrowers with flexible underwriting practices, financial education, and partnerships with public, private, and nonprofit groups.

By E.C. Harrison

June 06, 2022


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FEATURE State Of The Industry (2021) Exclusive Content

Callahan’s newly released PDF contains in-depth information for credit unions from all 50 states, plus a fascinating snapshot of industry performance in the 2021 Annual Report section. This document is especially useful for credit unions interested in partnerships with cooperatives within their region.​

By Callahan & Associates

June 02, 2022


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FEATURE Fees With Benefits? TCT FCU Makes It Work.

The New York credit union has lowered punitive fees and added an array of benefits to spread the gain while easing the pain.

By Marc Rapport

May 30, 2022


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FEATURE What’s In A Name: Chief Culture Officer

Emma Hayes brings a career built on a commitment to inclusion and internal development for her new role at SECU.

By Marc Rapport

May 30, 2022


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FEATURE Member Segmentation Paves The Way To Personalization

PSECU takes a realistic segmentation strategy to keep personalization manageable yet effective.

By Sharon Simpson

May 23, 2022


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FEATURE How Data Analytics Helps Peoples Advantage Fulfill Its CDFI Mandate

New tools have allowed the Virginia-based credit union to maintain certification while getting staff buy-in on goals that grow the business and improve the lives of those it serves.

By Aaron Passman

May 23, 2022


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FEATURE Impact Strategies From May 2022

Rates alone won’t cut it. To remain relevant today, tomorrow, and for years to come, credit unions must make an impact in the lives of their members and communities. These stories featured in the past month of CreditUnions.com show how.


May 23, 2022


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FEATURE USC Credit Union Teams Up For Community Impact

The California cooperative and two for-profit banks together launched an emergency relief fund to support vulnerable businesses struggling amid a post-COVID environment.

By Toby Hayes

May 23, 2022


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FEATURE Supporting The Military Is More Than A Job At AmeriCU

The New York credit union addresses financial readiness for military members via basic budgeting guidance as well as more in-depth financial planning for soldiers heading down the wrong path.

By Sharon Simpson

May 23, 2022


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FEATURE Lease Buyouts Are Booming At Affinity FCU

High used car prices make buying out the residual on a leased vehicle a burgeoning business, and this New Jersey credit union is targeting that trade.

By Marc Rapport

May 16, 2022


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FEATURE How COVID-19 Pushed The SECU Foundation Out Of Its Comfort Zone

More targeted giving and other changes helped the foundation make a bigger difference in the lives of North Carolinians — especially those in rural and low-income communities.

By Aaron Passman

May 16, 2022


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FEATURE Exit Interview: Cheryl DeBoer, Advia Credit Union

After 18 years as CEO at the Kalamazoo, MI, cooperative, DeBoer is ready to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders.

By Sharon Simpson

May 16, 2022


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FEATURE A Strategy To Serve Members And Build Non-Interest Income

Punitive fees are going away, and employee expenses are increasing. Finding member-friendly sources of non-interest income is more important than ever.

By Sharon Simpson

May 16, 2022


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FEATURE DC Credit Union's Decade Of Changing Young Lives

Since its launch in 2010, the credit union’s Summer Youth Employment Program has helped young members earn an income, save money, and build financial wellness.

By James Major

May 09, 2022


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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE Research Your Migration And Choose Your Vendor

Six things to consider when determining which vendor is the best choice to migrate IBM i and other servers to the cloud.

By Data Storage Corp
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May 09, 2022


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