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FEATURE The Opportunity In The NCUA Board Appointment

Credit unions should seek to ensure that the appointment process restores confidence in the political process.

By Chip Filson

November 10, 2011


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FEATURE Knowledge and Numbers

An Iowa credit union is using data and the right attitude to generate solid member relationships.

By Thomas Cullen

October 03, 2011


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FEATURE NO

Language is unclear in the law regulating credit unions investing in derivatives. Will NCUA’s new effort to revisit the rule help?

By Callahan & Associates

August 30, 2011


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FEATURE FirstLook 2Q: Lending Improvements

Credit unions reporting second quarter financials are showing loan growth.

By Lydia Cole

August 01, 2011


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FEATURE Practice Makes (Nearly) Perfect

Credit unions with large indirect lending portfolios manage them better than credit unions that dabble in the trade.

By Lydia Cole

August 01, 2011


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FEATURE To Interchange and Beyond

A new alternative payment universe is emerging as financial institutions, merchants, third-party vendors, and consumers jockey for position.

By Aaron Pugh

July 01, 2011


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FEATURE Financial Momentum for Credit Unions & Members in 2011

A FirstLook at credit union first quarter 2011 performance.

By Lydia Cole

May 16, 2011


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FEATURE The Largest 100 Real Estate Loan Originators at Mid-Year 2010

Credit unions vary in their business models and lending concentration. How are the top 100 mortgage originators performing in today’s environment?

By Lydia Cole

September 27, 2010


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FEATURE NCUA Files Response to Judge and then Liquidates Kappa Alpha Psi FCU: Regulation Without Appeal?

Why liquidate the credit union before the court’s expedited legal process had even run its course?

By Chip Filson

July 16, 2010


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FEATURE NCUA Files Response to Judge and then Liquidates Kappa Alpha Psi FCU: Regulation Without Appeal?

Why liquidate the credit union before the court’s expedited legal process had even run its course?

By Chip Filson

July 16, 2010


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FEATURE A Word from the Younger Generation

A walk along the National Mall reminds one Vietnam Veteran of the strengths of the cooperative system, both for today and tomorrow.

By Chip Filson

July 01, 2010


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FEATURE In Memoriam: Dave Serlo

Dave was a cooperative entrepreneur who enabled the credit union system to compete in the 21st century.​

By Chip Filson

June 28, 2010


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FEATURE To Serve Romans, Be a Roman

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.

By Callahan & Associates

April 01, 2010


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FEATURE The Soul of the Credit Union

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.

By Chip Filson

March 01, 2010


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FEATURE Should Credit Unions Turn to Banks to Replace the Corporate Network?

After the new Corporate Credit Union rules, the question is should credit unions turn to banks for help?​

By Chip Filson

January 01, 2010


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FEATURE Managing the Legacy (Not Just the Present) at NCUA

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.

By Chip Filson

October 29, 2009


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FEATURE The Effect of New Merger Accounting Rules on Goodwill

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.​

By Alix Patterson

August 10, 2009


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FEATURE The Effect of New Merger Accounting Rules on Goodwill

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.​

By Alix Patterson

August 07, 2009


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FEATURE The Largest Credit Union Investment Ever: How Will It Be Made?

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?

By Chip Filson

July 01, 2009


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FEATURE Lessons from a Prior Revolution

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?

By Chip Filson

April 01, 2009


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FEATURE Taking the King's Shilling

Credit unions have and continue to be part of the economic solution.

By Chip Filson

January 01, 2009


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FEATURE By Another Road…

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.

By Chip Filson

January 01, 2009


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FEATURE Serve More Members while Wisely Growing your Auto Portfolio: Insurance and Integrated LOS Automation

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


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FEATURE A Prophetic Presence in the Financial World

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.

By Chip Filson

November 01, 2008


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FEATURE Taking the King's Schilling: Part III

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?

By Chip Filson

September 29, 2008


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FEATURE Taking the King’s Schilling: Part II

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?

By Chip Filson

September 29, 2008


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FEATURE Factors Driving Credit Union DP Decisions

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?

By Chip Filson

July 28, 2008


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FEATURE Front-End Image Capture Products: Only Fools Rush In

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.

By Callahan & Associates

June 02, 2008


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FEATURE Factors Driving Credit Union DP Decisions

Credit unions have more data processing options than ever but that doesn't make strategic decisions any easier.

By Chip Filson

July 01, 2007


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FEATURE What is the Member’s Right to Know?

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.

By Chip Filson

May 01, 2007


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