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Credit unions should seek to ensure that the appointment process restores confidence in the political process.
November 10, 2011
An Iowa credit union is using data and the right attitude to generate solid member relationships.
October 03, 2011
Language is unclear in the law regulating credit unions investing in derivatives. Will NCUA’s new effort to revisit the rule help?
August 30, 2011
Credit unions reporting second quarter financials are showing loan growth.
August 01, 2011
Credit unions with large indirect lending portfolios manage them better than credit unions that dabble in the trade.
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A new alternative payment universe is emerging as financial institutions, merchants, third-party vendors, and consumers jockey for position.
July 01, 2011
A FirstLook at credit union first quarter 2011 performance.
May 16, 2011
Credit unions vary in their business models and lending concentration. How are the top 100 mortgage originators performing in today’s environment?
September 27, 2010
Why liquidate the credit union before the court’s expedited legal process had even run its course?
July 16, 2010
A walk along the National Mall reminds one Vietnam Veteran of the strengths of the cooperative system, both for today and tomorrow.
July 01, 2010
Dave was a cooperative entrepreneur who enabled the credit union system to compete in the 21st century.
June 28, 2010
Just as assimilation was integral to Roman expansion, to build a successful community relations program, credit unions must assimilate the ways of its potential membership.
April 01, 2010
The soul of credit unions is to lend for the common good; increasingly that is exactly what is needed for the soul of the country.
March 01, 2010
After the new Corporate Credit Union rules, the question is should credit unions turn to banks for help?
January 01, 2010
Leaders of all the organizations within the credit union system are stewards of a mutually endowed legacy. That legacy includes financial and physical resources, but it also includes the values and promises to each other that were the basis for accumulating the resources in the first place.
October 29, 2009
Merger accounting rules that went into effect this year pose new challenges for credit unions considering a merger. Mike Sacher and John Murnane walk you through an example in this 13 minute CUtv Short.
August 10, 2009
August 07, 2009
We are about to make a $6 billion investment in the credit union system. Will it be merely for filling potholes in the corporates or can it be an investment to make a better credit union system for the 21st century?
July 01, 2009
Nearly 30 years ago, the credit union industry faced a critical transition period and emerged stronger than ever before. What lessons from this era can be applied to the current situation?
April 01, 2009
Credit unions have and continue to be part of the economic solution.
January 01, 2009
Public policy today is dominated by one concern- how to restore confidence in credit markets in order to restart the economy. Now is the time for credit unions to demonstrate again their economic leadership and show the public and Congress the wonderful congruence of interest between members and their financial organization.
With many major banks and lenders pulling out of prime lending, credit unions are now poised for solid growth and have the opportunity to serve even more members.
December 15, 2008
The $250 billion bailout the Treasury is pumping into banks is supposed to be for unfreezing the industry’s lending ability; however some question whether banks will use that money to serve the public good, as opposed to private self interest. Private self interest has never been an issue for credit unions because the cooperative structure devotes all of its resources to serve members.
November 01, 2008
It will be critical in this environment that credit unions have their legislative priorities if they are to stay clear of the new regulatory vortex that will be created in 2009. What should these priorities be?
September 29, 2008
Should the Treasury bailout, or some variation pass, there will be an opportunity to sell distressed securities and possibly delinquent mortgages to the government. But at what price?
Whether to stay with your current host DP system or to change, has many implications for a credit union’s future. Beyond technology issues, the most important factor is the ongoing relationship with the DP provider. What are the key questions ask when evaluating DP alternatives?
July 28, 2008
Being an early adopter can have its pitfalls. Be sure you’re considering the right issues and asking the right questions when it comes to image capture products.
June 02, 2008
Credit unions have more data processing options than ever but that doesn't make strategic decisions any easier.
July 01, 2007
Disclosing executive salaries is not a regulatory issue; rather, it can be a marketplace advantage. Keeping compensation private only suggests that credit unions have something to hide.
May 01, 2007
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