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By Samantha Cristobal | Sept. 20, 2019

What credit unions need to know about members, lending, asset quality, share balances, and more at second quarter 2019.

By Sharon Simpson | Sept. 16, 2019

By concentrating on member service, State Employees’ Credit Union has forged a path to continued growth.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 16, 2019

How agile project management has helped WSECU work smarter, faster, and better.

 

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By Erik Payne | Sept. 11, 2019

Ventura County Credit Union re-issued thousands of cards within a handful of weeks. Its vice president of delivery services offers insight from the other side.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 9, 2019

Stakeholders weigh in as the Federal Reserve seeks comment on its proposed real-time payment rail.

By E.C. Harrison | Sept. 9, 2019

High-profile breaches are commonplace, but members still expect immediate action, fast resolution, and clear communication. Experts at Wright-Patt Credit Union share the best ways to prepare for the worst.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 4, 2019

When Members 1st introduced a remote call center staff in late 2018, it quickly learned how to provide the equipment and commitment required to support this growing workforce.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 26, 2019

St. Louis Community Credit Union strives to be a positive force, and it has the impact report to prove it.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 26, 2019

Credit union senior managers dish on what they’ve learned, and unlearned, from their transition to cooperative financial services.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 22, 2019

When two vice presidents swapped roles at Grow Financial, the leaders learned to more fully appreciate different aspects of the credit union world.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 19, 2019

How the Green Mountain State cooperative cultivated talent from within while building out analytics capabilities.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 19, 2019

A new name and a new leader at the helm have helped Arbor Financial Credit Union post double-digit growth in core performance areas. What’s next for the Michigan cooperative?

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 19, 2019

Credit unions are experimenting with employee-sponsored small-dollar loan programs at the urging of Filene and the FINRA Foundation.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 12, 2019

Ent Credit Union taps a senior marketing technology manager to engage staff and members for CRM success.

By E.C. Harrison | Aug. 5, 2019

A new approach to debt collection at WSECU is cutting contact center costs by $8,000 a month and identifying borrowers that need early intervention.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 5, 2019

Two credit unions are leveraging new-age technology to enhance marketing for an age-old product.

By Rebecca Wessler | Aug. 5, 2019

These credit unions rallied around the needs of members to uncover hidden potential in the loan portfolio.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 5, 2019

The Quick Loan from Digital FCU offers a lifeline when members have more month than paycheck.

By Marc Rapport | July 29, 2019

Alissa Sykes guides growth across the enterprise at Sunmark Federal Credit Union by continuing her love of working with math and people.

By Erik Payne | July 29, 2019

Applying for a mortgage can be stressful and opaque. A new platform from the nation’s largest credit union improves the experience for would-be homeowners.

By Rebecca Wessler | July 22, 2019

Five can't-miss data points this week on CreditUnions.com.

By Erik Payne | July 22, 2019

Numerica Credit Union has served cannabis businesses for five years. Learn how the shop monitors risk for these growing businesses.

By Sharon Simpson | July 22, 2019

An expanded footprint plus three key drivers are crucial to achieving successful commercial business growth at Vantage West Credit Union.

By Marc Rapport | July 22, 2019

Nusenda Credit Union’s funds availability formula boosts member service by exceeding regulated minimums and treating outliers as outside the norm.

By Erik Payne | July 15, 2019

Lisa Ginter became CEO of CommunityAmerica in 2015. She knew that while some changes were needed, there was also plenty worth saving.

By Marc Rapport | July 15, 2019

Five credit union leaders dish on what they did well and what they’d do differently when launching an analytics program.

By Marc Rapport | July 15, 2019

UNFCU and All In take consultative and do-it-yourself paths, respectively, to achieve better internal processes and member service.

By Erik Payne | July 12, 2019

Two major conversions at one New Mexico credit union brought about a busy 2018.

By Rebecca Wessler | July 8, 2019

Five can't-miss data points this week on CreditUnions.com.

By Marc Rapport | July 8, 2019

The California credit union digitally guides members to matching what they need financially to what the credit union has to offer.

By Erik Payne | July 8, 2019

Corning Credit Union’s online and mobile banking conversion in early 2019 topped off 12 months of careful communication.

By Marc Rapport | July 1, 2019

A small Ohio credit union includes income replacement in a loan package aimed at spurring personal and community economic development.

By Sharon Simpson | July 1, 2019

How an economic developer, money manager, and keen collaborator at the helm is empowering a green revolution at Vermont State Employees Credit Union.

By Samantha Cristobal | June 27, 2019

What credit unions need to know about members, lending, asset quality, share balances, and more at first quarter 2019.

By Erik Payne | June 24, 2019

When Liz Hayes became CEO of Infinity FCU in 2014 she inherited an institution in need of a new direction. In gaining the trust and buy-in of her team, she helped set one.

By Erik Payne | June 24, 2019

Canvas Credit Union’s 18-month-old account was designed with younger members in mind and has attracted millions in deposits to the Colorado cooperative.

By Marc Rapport | June 24, 2019

The new CECL accounting standards are expected to raise reserves and concern alike, but there could be some upsides, too.

By Erik Payne | June 24, 2019

The ANATOMY series is a quarterly, multi-feature profile that explores the strategies and analyzes the performance of an exemplary credit union.

By Marc Rapport | June 17, 2019

Jennifer Platt helps Suncoast integrate technology and business to meet consumer needs and expectations in an age of digital disruption.

By Erik Payne | June 17, 2019

To maintain credibility after a rebrand, Logix FCU emphasized its online reviews. In the years since, the California cooperative has received many a five-star review. Here’s how it handles those that aren’t.

By Erik Payne | June 11, 2019

While designing its new Oregon-based regional campus, the credit union jumped at the chance to open a coffee shop staffed and run entirely by high school students.

By Marc Rapport | June 10, 2019

Loan participations are a proven way to address liquidity concerns and add some income. They can also be complicated, but there’s help.

By Erik Payne | June 10, 2019

After a decade of slow growth, Patelco hired a new CEO in 2013. Erin Mendez brought new ideas and jumpstarted a new culture at the California cooperative.

By Marc Rapport | June 10, 2019

It’s all a matter of timing as ELGA joins in on the revitalization of a once-moribund main street in one of America’s iconic industrial cities.

By Marc Rapport | June 3, 2019

The Florida cooperative uses direct mail and digital techniques, plus a guarantee of 2 percentage points less than the member is paying now.

By Sharon Simpson | June 3, 2019

The CEO of CommunityAmerica Credit Union talks about community impact, vision for teams, and why everything starts and ends with members.

By E.C. Harrison | June 3, 2019

This Vermont cooperative is making life-changing auto loans to rescue borrowers who are underwater or burdened with high-interest debt of all kinds.

By Erik Payne | June 1, 2019

Innovations Federal Credit Union is a story of success and survival. Despite bearing the brunt of three disasters this past decade, the beach-based credit union has come out all the stronger for it.

By Erik Payne | June 1, 2019

Since 2013, Innovations FCU has worked to serve the full business services needs of its low-income membership. In the wake of Hurricane Michael, the need may be greater than ever.

By Erik Payne | May 27, 2019

At Harvard University Employees Credit Union, a council of five students helps the cooperative manage messages to undergrads.

By E.C. Harrison | May 20, 2019

Employee training and leadership development programs go hand in hand with succession planning. Find out how credit unions are dealing with the tight job market to retain the best employees and position them for leadership roles.

By Sharon Simpson | May 20, 2019

A salary advance program at one of the nation’s largest credit unions helps members stop running in place and start saving for the future.

By Marc Rapport | May 13, 2019

The DC-area credit union has changed its name, its charter, and more as it works from a regularly updated strategic plan.

By Sharon Simpson | May 13, 2019

Los Angeles Police FCU dedicates time every year for board members and executive management to come together to learn about the industry and stretch their collective imagination.

By Erik Payne | May 13, 2019

MSUFCU journey mapped its eight-year-old online loan application process to identify, and address, pain points.

By E.C. Harrison | May 7, 2019

Nobody likes to hear “no,” especially when it comes to money, but credit union lenders are delivering the news and working with members to get to “yes.”

By Marc Rapport | May 6, 2019

How a New Jersey credit union uses new tools to automate old jobs and free up staff to serve members better.

By Sharon Simpson | April 30, 2019

Air Academy FCU’s biannual events engage employees and give community members something to smile about.

By Marc Rapport | April 30, 2019

Coastal Federal Credit Union’s Go Green checking account pays dividends based on debit activity … and that’s it.

By Marc Rapport | April 29, 2019

The next big thing in wave-and-pay is here, and credit union adoption is surging as major issuers deploy the NFC plastic.

By Marc Rapport | April 29, 2019

Callahan’s annual Executive Outlook Survey gathers insight on what’s top of mind for credit union leaders across the country as they navigate changing local and national economic conditions.

By Erik Payne | April 22, 2019

When Ty Muse became the CEO of Visions FCU in 2013, he brought new ideas and a new leadership style to the Empire State cooperative.

By E.C. Harrison | April 22, 2019

First Community couples social media with big-name sponsors, giveaways, and special events to engage members and improve the member experience.

By Marc Rapport | April 22, 2019

Tree-hugging roots run deep at the Vermont credit union, which offers an array of lending and deposit products aimed at fighting climate change.

By Erik Payne | April 18, 2019

What credit unions should be thinking about now to prepare the organization for the end of 2019 and beyond.

By Marc Rapport | April 15, 2019

Eric Jenkins at Georgia United Credit Union puts an executive’s title to the goal of driving deposits to meet loan demand.

By Marc Rapport | April 15, 2019

Suncoast Credit Union sparks a cards surge with an automatic, opt-out approach.

By Marc Rapport | April 11, 2019

Credit union volunteers encounter refund shock from some as the new withholding regime presents an opportunity to rethink how cooperatives can help at tax time and year round.

By Marc Rapport | April 8, 2019

The Minnesota credit union is mining data and using analytics to broaden, and deepen, the member experience.

By Erik Payne | April 8, 2019

How a flat yield curve and a 2-year-old regulation are pushing two credit unions toward more conservative investment portfolios.

By Marc Rapport | April 1, 2019

Members at UWCU and First Tech are digging the digital disbursements available through the big banks’ P2P play.

By Marc Rapport | April 1, 2019

The Fed says it wants to gather more comment regarding same-day ACH payments, tapping the brakes on a process that began in 2016. But credit unions have other real-time options.

By Aman Johal | April 1, 2019

What credit unions need to know about members, lending, asset quality, share balances, and more at fourth quarter 2018.

By Erik Payne | April 1, 2019

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union is a growing financial cooperative, but changes to its membership and pressures from its size will influence the future of the nation’s largest university-based credit union.

By Erik Payne | April 1, 2019

For MSUFCU, 2019 will be defined by delivery channels, members, and employees.

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The Road Ahead

By Rebecca Wessler | April 1, 2019

Twelve finalists across three categories show what it means to push the leading edge in credit union technology.

By Marc Rapport | April 1, 2019

The company’s payments platform uses a collection of data sources to generate advice as well as pay bills.

By Marc Rapport | April 1, 2019

The company’s CardValet white label app allows members to set extensive card controls that boost engagement while fighting fraud.

By Marc Rapport | April 1, 2019

The lending and marketing automation platform offers qualified members loan approvals on their schedule, not the FI’s.

By Erik Payne | April 1, 2019

The ANATOMY series is a quarterly, multi-feature profile that explores the strategies and analyzes the performance of an exemplary credit union.

By Erik Payne | April 1, 2019

Community giveback is one of Michigan State University Federal Credit Union’s strategic initiatives. How much did it give across 2018? How did that help the credit union grow?

By Erik Payne | April 1, 2019

Four years ago, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union adopted the Agile Method for its IT project management. See why the new model helps the credit union move faster.

By Marc Rapport | April 1, 2019

Processors do the back-end lift while credit unions focus on meeting a growing demand.

By Erik Payne | April 1, 2019

The Idaho credit union’s weatherization loan offers an alternative to high-interest credit cards and HELOCs.

By Marc Rapport | March 25, 2019

How three very different credit unions are collaborating with their communities for better business development.

By Erik Payne | March 18, 2019

Grow Financial’s analytics department has grown from a seedling department into a full-grown resource at the center of the cooperative.

By Marc Rapport | March 18, 2019

CAP COM FCU is on a forward-leaning data aggregation mission that crosses platforms and connects silos across the organization.

By Marc Rapport | March 11, 2019

The NCUA’s new cybersecurity assessment tool is a handful, but there’s help at hand.

By E.C. Harrison | March 11, 2019

Three credit unions offer five ways to approach member experience and build successful programs.

By Erik Payne | March 11, 2019

The gaming approach employed by Community First Credit Union of Florida offers experiences rather than cash to high-performing branch staff.

By Sharon Simpson | March 4, 2019

Based on member feedback, BECU now incorporates financial education into its annual meeting.

By Erik Payne | March 4, 2019

Firefly Federal Credit Union’s local partnership helps members attain credit worthiness.

By Marc Rapport | March 4, 2019

A coaching program at Wright-Patt Credit Union teaches members how to be responsible with money while enjoying life.

By Sharon Simpson | Feb. 25, 2019

The CEO of LGFCU and Civic FCU discusses the importance of living with purpose, where he finds inspiration, and what credit unions really provide members.

By E.C. Harrison | Feb. 25, 2019

Friction happens, but credit unions are taking steps to improve the member experience across branches, call centers, digital banking, and more.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 21, 2019

These four innovators are pushing the envelope toward new levels of smartphone functionality in credit union land.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 20, 2019

These four innovators are pushing the envelope toward new levels of efficiency and service in credit union lending.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 19, 2019

These four innovators are pushing the envelope toward new levels of technological innovation and security in credit union member experience.

By Erik Payne | Feb. 11, 2019

Member Mania couples a cash incentive with engagement expectations to draw in potential members as well as reward those who actively promote the credit union.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 11, 2019

This Valentine’s Day, see how credit unions share the love via rewards programs and other givebacks.

By SWBC | Feb. 4, 2019

Protecting consumers and lenders alike takes on new urgency as sticker prices surge and loan terms lengthen.

By Erik Payne | Feb. 4, 2019

Last summer was the most competitive homebuying season of all time, and credit unions are preparing for more action in 2019.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 4, 2019

An automated credit card approval process at the Oklahoma cooperative makes it easy to deepen the member relationship.

By Marc Rapport | Jan. 28, 2019

The Michigan credit union is democratizing data with an enterprise approach to developing new levels of visualized insight.

By E.C. Harrison | Jan. 22, 2019

Thirty-three years after the first Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, discrimination, immigration, and equal pay continue to fuel policies at credit unions, but more can be done.

By Sharon Simpson | Jan. 21, 2019

The CEO of Texas Trust Credit Union talks about what he’s learned through the years, how he found his way from auditor to credit union CEO, and why there’s no room for a big ego when it comes to helping members.

By Marc Rapport | Jan. 21, 2019

People in the know share what they know as the new year unfolds.

By Marc Rapport | Jan. 15, 2019

The African-American Credit Union Coalition builds on credit unions’ history of empowering economic equality and inclusion.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 14, 2019

To create a culture of empowerment, Infinity FCU gives employees a vision to work toward, a decision-making model that managers stand behind, and ongoing training opportunities.

By Sharon Simpson | Jan. 14, 2019

In a tight labor market, credit unions find creative ways to attract talent.

By Marc Rapport | Jan. 14, 2019

Stacy Armijo works across her enterprise and the community to promote member service and brand awareness at Amplify Credit Union.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 8, 2019

A solid strategy helps credit unions make the most difficult of business decisions: Choosing what not to do.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 7, 2019

Credit unions must strike the right balance between the risks they take and the rewards they seek.

By Sharon Simpson | Jan. 7, 2019

Members compare their credit union experience against all other service providers, and anything but a seamless experience can have a dramatic impact on the relationship.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 1, 2019

The ANATOMY series is a quarterly, multi-feature profile that explores the strategies and analyzes the performance of an exemplary credit union.

By Aman Johal | Jan. 1, 2019

What credit unions need to know about members, lending, asset quality, share balances, and more at third quarter 2018.

By Sharon Simpson | Jan. 1, 2019

The CEO of LGE Community Credit Union talks mentors, teams, and putting members first.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 1, 2019

Infinity FCU’s marketing and business analytics teams collaborate on product-specific initiatives as well as long-term branch expansion plans.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 1, 2019

The information contained in Infinity FCU’s data warehouse contains many stories to improve member service.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 1, 2019

After playing it safe for more than a decade, Infinity FCU sets a new course with checking accounts, consumer loans, and chutzpah.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 1, 2019

Maine’s people and traditions are changing. Infinity FCU, one of the state’s largest credit unions, is evolving with the times.

By Erik Payne | Dec. 31, 2018

BECU used member insights to rebuild its onboarding process, acclimating members to the credit union in one-third of the time.

By Erik Payne | Dec. 31, 2018

Eight of the most popular deposit-focused articles run on CreditUnions.com in 2018.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 31, 2018

Data mining and skill refining were top-of-mind for many credit unions in 2018. Put lessons from these innovators into practice in 2019.

By Erik Payne | Dec. 24, 2018

Nine of the most popular HR articles and blogs run on CreditUnions.com in 2018.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 24, 2018

Here are seven savvy ways credit unions across the land upped their member experience game in 2018, and shared their experience and learnings with their peers on CreditUnions.com.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 18, 2018

Debt management mixes with the financial cooperative ethos in a year-round campaign for financial health.

By | Dec. 17, 2018

A monthly collection of Callahan content that, together, addresses a single topic from a variety of perspectives.

By Sharon Simpson | Dec. 17, 2018

In a changing economic environment, this guiding framework helps institutions determine where they want to go and how to get there.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 17, 2018

Debra O’Bryan helps employees be the best version of themselves at CommunityAmerica Credit Union.

By Paul Woodruf | Dec. 17, 2018

A leader of St. Louis Community Credit Union shares how the cooperative works every day to be “the social conscience of banking.”

By Erik Payne | Dec. 10, 2018

From conservative shop to risk-taker, Infinity FCU shares its five-year transformation into new loan products and C-D-E credit tier members.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 10, 2018

Industry suppliers dish on how to win the hearts and wallets of credit union members in the year ahead.

By Sharon Simpson | Dec. 10, 2018

USAlliance Financial embraces a new motto and finds small ways to make a big difference in the lives of members.

By Symitar | Dec. 3, 2018

Personalized service delivered on digital channels is within reach. Fintechs can be friends, not foes, in that journey.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 3, 2018

Credit unions share how they realized process improvements and encouraged culture changes through core conversions.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 3, 2018

Maintenance, integration issues, pricing, and even vendor disinterest can be cues that a new partner is in order.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 3, 2018

The Prairie State credit union converted to a new core platform as part of a transformation to a new charter, a new headquarters, and a new name.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 3, 2018

A veteran Alabama CEO shares how a credit union integrated merged members into the core processing system at their new credit union.

By Aman Johal | Nov. 28, 2018

Takeaways from a survey on how 284 credit unions are interacting with the changing lending strategies arising from automated-decisioning practices.

By Aman Johal | Nov. 28, 2018

Takeaways from a survey on how 284 credit unions are interacting with the changing lending strategies arising from automated-decisioning practices.

By Sharon Simpson | Nov. 19, 2018

Members Advantage Community Credit Union's holiday loan meets member needs over the holiday season and uncovers opportunities for credit building all year long.

By Marc Rapport | Nov. 19, 2018

Consumer education and technology tools are the best defense against offensive fraudsters.

By Sharon Simpson | Nov. 19, 2018

Dupaco Community offers an annual payout to members who save, borrow, spend, and use ancillary services at the credit union.

By Sharon Simpson | Nov. 17, 2018

The Palmetto State cooperative encourages small businesses to think big with banking, management, and consulting services.

By Marc Rapport | Nov. 12, 2018

The Save My Change program at Community First of Florida helps members build savings and the credit union build interchange income.

By | Nov. 7, 2018

A monthly collection of Callahan content that, together, addresses a single topic from a variety of perspectives.

By Erik Payne | Nov. 6, 2018

How two credit unions are adjusting their strategies to serve members and the cooperative.

By Marc Rapport | Nov. 5, 2018

Many credit unions with high loan balances are in pricey areas and serve tightly knit SEGs.

By Erik Payne | Nov. 5, 2018

How a piece of physical collateral educated members on the benefits of digital wallets and increased card usage at the same time.

By Sharon Simpson | Nov. 5, 2018

Black Friday specials at Service Credit Union offer a way to show members and staff some appreciation.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 29, 2018

How Redwood Credit Union pushed more than $30 million to communities impacted by the most destructive wildfire in California state history.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 29, 2018

Esmi Rivera helps Notre Dame FCU spread financial wellness and opportunity one member engagement and workshop at a time.

By Sharon Simpson | Oct. 22, 2018

The CEO of Canyon State Credit Union shares valuable lessons learned through rebuilding troubled organizations.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 22, 2018

Credit Union of Vermont provides some of the best member value the industry has to offer and consistently ranks among the top credit unions in Return Of The Member.

By E.C. Harrison | Oct. 22, 2018

It takes more than sleek teller machines to transform member experience. Tucson FCU’s transition to drive-thru ITMs required hours of planning, visits to other credit unions, a new training program, and a branch-by-branch rollout of the new machines.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 17, 2018

First Tech FCU goes all in on student debt refinancing, with a suite of products and a team of in-house advisors working to meet specific needs of members.

By Rebecca Wessler | Oct. 16, 2018

On the platinum anniversary of International Credit Union Day, CreditUnions.com looks at how different credit unions return value to members to showcase the credit union difference.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 16, 2018

On the platinum anniversary of International Credit Union Day, CreditUnions.com looks at how different credit unions return value to members to showcase the credit union difference.

By | Oct. 15, 2018

Credit unions across the country offer members better rates, reduced fees, and other patronage perks. That’s something to celebrate.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 15, 2018

On the platinum anniversary of International Credit Union Day, CreditUnions.com looks at how different credit unions return value to members to showcase the credit union difference.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 15, 2018

On the platinum anniversary of International Credit Union Day, CreditUnions.com looks at how different credit unions return value to members to showcase the credit union difference.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 15, 2018

On the platinum anniversary of International Credit Union Day, CreditUnions.com looks at how different credit unions return value to members to showcase the credit union difference.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 15, 2018

On the platinum anniversary of International Credit Union Day, CreditUnions.com looks at how different credit unions return value to members to showcase the credit union difference.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 15, 2018

On the platinum anniversary of International Credit Union Day, we look at how some credit unions are offering patronage perks to showcase the credit union difference.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 15, 2018

On the platinum anniversary of International Credit Union Day, CreditUnions.com looks at how different credit unions return value to members to showcase the credit union difference.

By Ted Goldwyn | Oct. 15, 2018

Robotic process automation at Suncoast Credit Union allows the Florida cooperative to dial up assistance when disaster strikes.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 8, 2018

Fort Knox FCU is raising rates on its money market account to discourage members from taking their business elsewhere.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 8, 2018

Consumers Credit Union’s 5 Star Difference program incents staff to identify positive promoters during member interactions.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 8, 2018

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union redirects incentive payouts on ancillary loan services to contribute to foundation funding.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 1, 2018

The North Carolina credit union is halfway through moving away from the time-consuming process of manual ledger reconciliation.

By PSCU | Oct. 1, 2018

Listening, communication, and adaptability can again power success on a new payment rail.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 1, 2018

St. Mary’s Bank used the power of data visualization software to introduce stronger business intelligence and analytics into the organization — and into the strategic decision-making process.

By Sam Taft | Oct. 1, 2018

What credit unions need to know about members, lending, asset quality, share balances, and more at second quarter 2018.

By Sharon Simpson | Oct. 1, 2018

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union talks inspiration, role models, and finding opportunities.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 1, 2018

Laura Hansen’s role at Rogue Credit Union creates happy members and supports the staff that keep them that way.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 1, 2018

Virginia Credit Union's voice identification deters fraud and boosts call efficiency.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 1, 2018

A growing list of cash-back rewards for member engagement is a linchpin of Rogue Credit Union’s loyalty strategy.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 24, 2018

The Indiana credit union hit the $1 billion mark this year thanks to a strategy that has created a decade of steady growth in a challenging market.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 24, 2018

Single-sponsor State Farm FCU reduces branch count while executing an enhanced service strategy that drives industry-leading efficiencies.

By E.C. Harrison | Sept. 18, 2018

Technology tips to lower call center volumes and deepen interactions with members.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 17, 2018

Town & County cuts back on traditional media, scraps fees, improves processes, and deepens its community engagement.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 10, 2018

The North Carolina cooperative generates strong deposits to fuel a humming lending machine.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 10, 2018

Early adoption and member convenience drive strategy at this Spokane cooperative.

By PSCU | Sept. 10, 2018

ACH speed-up really needs to be just the beginning as consumer expectations ramp up for real-time payments.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 10, 2018

Tech-savvy credit union executives and seasoned consultants share strategy and payments plays that deserve a second look.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 10, 2018

In search of liquidity, Day Air Credit Union introduces a five-year certificate at 3.05% APY.

By Sharon Simpson | Sept. 3, 2018

The president and CEO of Cornerstone Credit Union League shares her thoughts on the importance of focus, finding inspiration, and what she’d like to see more of within the credit union industry.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 3, 2018

BCU started small and developed its business intelligence on a case-by-case basis. Now, 12 years in, the credit union is considering how to re-engineer its data depository.

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A monthly collection of Callahan content that, together, addresses a single topic from a variety of perspectives.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 27, 2018

Credit unions across the country are boosting their minimum wage.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 16, 2018

How Las Colinas FCU’s student-run branches in area elementary schools help hone a savings habit.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 15, 2018

Innovations FCU responds to 100% of online reviews within one minute on average. Sometimes that’s a ‘like.’ Other times, it’s a reply from the CEO.

By Sharon Simpson | Aug. 13, 2018

The president of the California and Nevada Credit Union League shares what drew her to the credit union movement and why she thinks more collaboration is a must-have for the future.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 13, 2018

In a world of rising healthcare deductibles, one Keystone State cooperative is using health savings accounts to help members take control of their finances.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 8, 2018

Homebuying can be scary. Jeanne D’Arc’s housewarming parties help members cut loose and celebrate a new stage of life.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 7, 2018

Everence FCU lives out the principle of stewardship through loan, investment, and deposit products.

By Sharon Simpson | Aug. 6, 2018

A loan doesn’t have to be massive to be mighty. These high-impact programs have an outsize effect on members and communities.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 6, 2018

Three percent cash back and $59 a year are among the terms of Alliant Credit Union’s new credit card offering.

By Marc Rapport | July 30, 2018

Future losses will soon be part of the equation for calculating reserves, and there’s much work to be done.

By Erik Payne | July 30, 2018

Financial services move fast. These credit unions have discovered ways to move faster.

By Erik Payne | July 30, 2018

Technology Credit Union has repositioned its balance sheet to prepare for today’s rate environment.

Here’s the why and how credit unions should get involved with the fast-coming changes in our payments systems.

By Marc Rapport | July 23, 2018

A CFO-led team of four specialists and an intern collaborate across the enterprise at the world’s largest university credit union.

By Ted Goldwyn | July 23, 2018

CommonWealth Central strikes a chord with a campaign that builds excitement among staff, members, and community.

By Marc Rapport | July 18, 2018

Enterprise-wide awareness at Heartland Credit Union helps the Illinois cooperative stay in step with regulatory rule-following.

By Erik Payne | July 18, 2018

The credit union’s quarterly MSR-only events facilitate peer-to-peer learning, best-practice sharing, and network building.

By Marc Rapport | July 16, 2018

Mike Lindberg leads a team that unifies business intelligence and focuses on returning value to the members of Wings Financial.

By Erik Payne | July 11, 2018

Citadel FCU has opened eight branches under a new concept that the Pennsylvania cooperative hopes will help it reach deeper into the communities it serves.

By Marc Rapport | July 9, 2018

When Advia Credit Union adopted a new digital banking platform, it used multiple channels to share upcoming changes and post-conversion updates.

By Erik Payne | July 9, 2018

New technology at Pioneer FCU offers two ways members can bank on their own time.

By Marc Rapport | July 2, 2018

Counseling and lending go hand-in-hand in Border FCU’s financial empowerment program.

By Erik Payne | July 2, 2018

An internal program at Wings Financial builds serious data skills for interested employees.

By Erik Payne | July 1, 2018

Three in-school branches at area high schools help student staffers develop real-world skills and foster financial knowledge.

By Sharon Simpson | July 1, 2018

The CEO of Affinity Plus discusses the importance of transparency, the benefit of leading a different kind of team, and the power behind the movement’s voices.

By Erik Payne | July 1, 2018

Jeanne D’Arc, one of the country’s oldest credit unions, taps into its mill-town past to demonstrate its commitment to its hometown’s future.

By Erik Payne | July 1, 2018

How Jeanne D’Arc makes a difference to those it serves.

By Erik Payne | June 25, 2018

An updated LOS operating system prompted TruStone Financial to re-evaluate its own loan processes.

By E.C. Harrison | June 25, 2018

The new member advocacy team at Georgia’s Own advocates for the member experience across technology, sales and services, and more.

By | June 25, 2018

A monthly collection of Callahan content that, together, addresses a single topic from a variety of perspectives.

By Erik Payne | June 18, 2018

Shoreline Credit Union hopes to wind down its indirect lending program by 2020. Here’s how.

By Sharon Simpson | June 11, 2018

As more credit unions opt to expand their operations via bank acquisitions, best practices and solid advice emerge.

By E.C. Harrison | June 11, 2018

In the age of chatbots and virtual assistants, frustrated members respond to a human touch — and ear.

By Erik Payne | June 4, 2018

Kemba’s automated indirect decisioning engine reduces the work load of human underwriters while improving the member experience.

By Marc Rapport | June 4, 2018

Three credit unions share how one-to-one lending has helped them build business and increase engagement with members.

By Marc Rapport | May 28, 2018

Miller Devenny makes connections with millennials and more at South Carolina’s largest credit union.

By Marc Rapport | May 28, 2018

How 121 Financial’s own members serve as a catalyst for business lending and services growth at the Florida cooperative.

By James Major | May 28, 2018

Clearview FCU has launched an enterprise-wide strategy to engage and delight members.

By Marc Rapport | May 21, 2018

John Fair steps up as the second in command and touches everything from loan approvals to facilities management at Peach State FCU.

By Marc Rapport | May 21, 2018

Roughrider cooperatives build on a tradition of personal service and expert knowledge to sow the seeds of lending success.

By Erik Payne | May 21, 2018

Silver State Schools’ savings program has helped students in low-income schools tuck away more than $250,000 in five years.

By Marc Rapport | May 14, 2018

Adele Glenn holds together the present while building for the future at Credit Human FCU.

By Erik Payne | May 14, 2018

A well-timed retirement helped PSECU re-think what it was doing with its human resources and how the cooperative could better support employees.

By Erik Payne | May 14, 2018

A+ FCU partners with local Scout troops to teach young people how to take charge of their financial future.

By Erik Payne | May 8, 2018

After the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey decimated parts of southeastern Texas, TDECU vowed to keep 100% of its members in their homes.

By Marc Rapport | May 7, 2018

Teamwork and a new software system helped the Chicago cooperative execute a transformational change.

By Marc Rapport | May 7, 2018

Quicken Loans might be underpinning the revitalization of Detroit, but financial cooperatives are serving the long-awaited renaissance in their own ways.

By Erik Payne | May 1, 2018

Veterans programs, financial wellness, and food donation are three ways the Kentucky credit union serves its local citizens.

By Sharon Simpson | May 1, 2018

A new member experience initiative at CommunityAmerica Credit Union puts the future of members into the hands with the most skin in the game — their own.

By Ian Melhorn | April 30, 2018

What credit unions need to know about members, lending, asset quality, share balances, and more at year-end 2017.

By Marc Rapport | April 30, 2018

Oregon State Credit Union shares how it works to improve the lives of America’s consumers.

By Erik Payne | April 23, 2018

To go along with a name change, this Illinois credit union shifted its overall culture.

By Erik Payne | April 23, 2018

A new branch concept and new teller model requires a creative take to staffing at an Oregon credit union.

By Marc Rapport | April 16, 2018

How converting to a new card processing platform turned out terrific results at a California credit union.

By Marc Rapport | April 16, 2018

San Mateo Credit Union’s strategic plan is a primer for how to set goals and stay the course.

By Erik Payne | April 16, 2018

Inspired by Zappos, First Commerce offers new hires cold hard cash to quit their jobs and find a new one.

By Marc Rapport | April 9, 2018

The “Guy in Flannel” series is the latest in a creative venture into market engagement and financial literacy for Virginia Credit Union.

By Sharon Simpson | April 9, 2018

A new name and standout Super Bowl commercial isn’t the only way Desert Financial is making a splash in 2018.

By Erik Payne | April 4, 2018

Lottery-driven savings accounts through state leagues and individual credit unions add an element of excitement to a positive financial behavior.

By Marc Rapport | April 2, 2018

The Indiana credit union funds lending all year with an annual cash surge.

By Samantha Cristobal | April 2, 2018

Share balances hit a record high in 2017. What else happened in the credit union deposit portfolio?

By | April 1, 2018

A monthly collection of Callahan content that, together, addresses a single topic from a variety of perspectives.

By Marc Rapport | March 28, 2018

Callahan’s annual Executive Outlook Survey shines a light on the economic challenges and opportunities for credit unions in the months ahead.

By Sharon Simpson | March 28, 2018

How one Wisconsin credit union encourages members to reduce debt and improve their debt-to-income ratio.

By Sharon Simpson | March 19, 2018

A $112 million loan financed through a consortium of credit unions shines a light on the impact of the cooperative model in rural America.

By Marc Rapport | March 19, 2018

This Bay State cooperative listens to and acts on employee feedback. And its staff knows it.

By Marc Rapport | March 12, 2018

LGFCU is creating a spinoff credit union to serve growing business services and mobile banking demands within its existing field of membership.

By Erik Payne | March 12, 2018

Texas Trust’s Spirit Debit Rewards program has contributed $1.5 million to local schools in seven years.

By Erik Payne | Feb. 26, 2018

Why Desert Financial promoted its name change with a Super Bowl ad starring Alice Cooper.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 26, 2018

Eight mergers in 11 years helped this Michigan credit union develop best practices in mapping core data during a conversion.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 19, 2018

The Silicon Valley cooperative consistently ranks among the top performers nationally in terms of yield on investments.

By E.C. Harrison | Feb. 19, 2018

HR departments are combining wages, bonuses, and retirement with telecommuting, quiet rooms, and family leave to build attractive benefits packages.

By Erik Payne | Feb. 12, 2018

When employees said they wanted performance feedback more frequently than once a year, Ascend FCU introduced quarterly reviews.

By Erik Payne | Feb. 12, 2018

Market conditions in Montana left a small community on the verge of being bankless. That’s when Vocal Credit Union spoke up.

By Rebecca Wessler | Feb. 6, 2018

The 2018 Innovation Series presented by CreditUnions.com shows readers what cutting-edge suppliers are doing for the market.

By Sharon Simpson | Feb. 5, 2018

Credit unions are employing different strategies to ensure they offer the right credit card rewards.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 5, 2018

Community Choice Credit Union kept lending while the economy tanked and now is riding a new wave of MBL activity.

By Samantha Cristobal | Jan. 31, 2018

Aggregate credit card balances outstanding at credit unions reached a record high at third quarter 2017.

By | Jan. 29, 2018

A monthly collection of Callahan content that, together, addresses a single topic from a variety of perspectives.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 22, 2018

BECU’s financial reality fairs teach high schoolers about the challenges of adulthood.

By Sharon Simpson | Jan. 22, 2018

When the loan-to-share ratio at UICCU topped 100%, and continued to grow, the Hawkeye State credit union adopted a three-pronged funding strategy.

By Marc Rapport | Jan. 22, 2018

Evansville Teachers FCU is deploying palm vein scanners at teller lines across its branch network.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 15, 2018

How a small San Diego credit union uncovered a novel way to catch the attention of non-members.

By Marc Rapport | Jan. 8, 2018

The Wisconsin credit union is adding length to its investments to make up for lost income in indirect lending.

By Marc Rapport | Jan. 8, 2018

Charlotte Metro Credit Union manages risk while growing business deposits and loans faster than credit union averages.

By Ian Melhorn | Jan. 1, 2018

MBL originations grow 10 percentage points faster than last year.

By Sam Taft | Jan. 1, 2018

Diversified technology offerings help credit unions reach more members.

By Maya Neuman | Jan. 1, 2018

Credit unions post share growth in all categories.

By Aman Johal | Jan. 1, 2018

Credit card balances expand at fastest rate in nearly three years.

By Liz Furman | Jan. 1, 2018

With investment rates rising, investment growth and yield on investments increase.

By Ian Melhorn | Dec. 25, 2017

Membership at the nation's credit unions expands, and the average member relationship deepens.

By Maya Neuman | Dec. 25, 2017

Credit unions add more than 10,000 employees.

By Ian Melhorn | Dec. 25, 2017

Credit unions make auto loans despite a slowdown in auto industry performance.

By Aman Johal | Dec. 25, 2017

First mortgages are on the rise as the real estate portfolio shifts.

By Liz Furman | Dec. 25, 2017

Net interest margin and provision expense both rise, leading to flat ROA.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 18, 2017

Credit unions offer holiday-based financial tips that focus on year-round financial wellness.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 18, 2017

The venerable holiday savings plan still helps thousands save millions each year at credit unions across the land.

By | Dec. 11, 2017

Data and insight from Callahan & Associates and industry suppliers.

By Erik Payne | Dec. 11, 2017

PSECU’s director of digital channels talks features, testing, and member response to a new mobile banking app.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 4, 2017

Core processors share best practices for crafting a truly useful RFP.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 4, 2017

Desert Schools limits paperwork and focuses on the future in selecting a new core processing partner.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 4, 2017

How two credit unions found truth and happiness in their search for a new core processing partner.

By Maya Neuman | Dec. 1, 2017

Credit unions netted $24.2 billion in loans over the course of the third quarter.

By Liz Furman | Dec. 1, 2017

Quarter-over-quarter, credit union investments shrank 3.0% as credit unions diverted assets from the investment portfolio to the loan portfolio.

By Sam Taft | Dec. 1, 2017

Increases to the benchmark interest rate by the Fed have yet to significantly impact earnings at credit unions.

By Aman Johal | Dec. 1, 2017

At third quarter 2017, share growth was nearly 2 percentage points slower than last year's rate.

By Erik Payne | Dec. 1, 2017

A strong operation in rural Minnesota helps SouthPoint Financial Credit Union meet members where they are.

By Ian Melhorn | Dec. 1, 2017

Credit unions have now posted 17 consecutive quarters of double-digit auto loan growth.

By Aman Johal | Dec. 1, 2017

Credit unions reported positive year-over-year balance sheet growth for all first mortgage lending products in the third quarter of 2017.

By Maya Neuman | Dec. 1, 2017

As rosters at credit unions grow, it is important credit unions ensure members are fully using all their cooperatives have to offer.

By Erik Payne | Dec. 1, 2017

When SouthPoint Financial opened several new locations in an expanded field of membership, it took the opportunity to update its branching strategy to reflect the needs of a new era.

By Marc Rapport | Nov. 27, 2017

The California credit union has deployed a fleet of machines that bypass the member-to-teller schlep with the receipt.

By Marc Rapport | Nov. 17, 2017

Why Shoreline Credit Union sold its stake in indirect lending.

By Marc Rapport | Nov. 13, 2017

An Idaho credit union uses credit score analysis to build long-term relationships and the loan portfolio.

By Erik Payne | Nov. 6, 2017

Member check-ins through the online review site helps Financial Partners move up in search results.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 30, 2017

A Maryland credit union with a closed membership shows how its auto draft program is better for business than indirect lending.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 30, 2017

A marketing campaign at a Kentucky credit union makes member communication a top priority.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 23, 2017

BCU works to provide cash and information for its 37 employees and 30,000 members in Puerto Rico as the island faces down a crisis after Hurricane Maria.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 23, 2017

How CFE Federal Credit Union prepared for and responded to a storm that brought triple-digit-force winds and a state of emergency to the Sunshine State.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 16, 2017

The industry is increasingly looking to operatives to advance its agenda at state houses and on Capitol Hill.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 10, 2017

Patelco Credit Union shares how it uses Glassdoor reviews and ratings to shore up the organization’s HR efforts.

By Sharon Simpson | Sept. 25, 2017

In this Q&A, Terry Settle of Old Ocean FCU talks about serving as a remote CEO, the range of opportunities the model has presented, and the similarities with the models of larger credit unions.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 25, 2017

A new strategy at Purdue Federal has delivered a $1.5 million bump in interest income and an anticipated 3-basis-point jump in ROA.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 25, 2017

The Tennessee credit union established an enterprise risk committee in 2016 to involve stakeholders and business lines in strategic conversations.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 25, 2017

OneAZ Credit Union’s “data lake” provides a single, comprehensive view of member relationships.

By Sharon Simpson | Sept. 18, 2017

Yolo FCU wants new hires to fully understand its brand from the get-go, so it moved employee onboarding from HR to marketing.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 18, 2017

MSUFCU looks inward to identify sticky products and save members millions.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 11, 2017

Credit unions can now offer speedier payments, but even those that don’t offer same-day settlements need to take note.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 11, 2017

Credit unions are seeing a generational shift in how money flows in and out of the institution, but it’s a process more than a pitfall.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 11, 2017

Branch design. Added security. Multiple touch points. Financial Horizons and Lake Trust share tricks to navigate on-demand card programs.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 4, 2017

American 1 Credit Union provides a template for raising awareness and working with others to protect members and its own coffers.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 4, 2017

BECU and MSUFCU provide lessons in communication and expectation.

By Liz Furman | Sept. 1, 2017

The following ideas are sure to increase employee engagement and satisfaction at any credit union.

By Greg Gonsalves | Sept. 1, 2017

Total operating revenue has increased 8.8% over the first six months of 2016. This continued the recent trend of accelerating revenue growth for credit unions.

By Greg Gonsalves | Sept. 1, 2017

At second quarter, annual credit card balance growth has hit its highest rate in the past 11 quarters.

By Ian Melhorn | Sept. 1, 2017

Strong loan production across all product segments underpins the industry’s lending momentum.

By Aman Johal | Sept. 1, 2017

See by how much the industry's mortgage portfolio grew in the second quarter.

By Sharon Simpson | Sept. 1, 2017

The CFO for One Credit Union in Vermont talks early lessons, inspiration, and hopes for the future.

By Greg Gonsalves | Sept. 1, 2017

Strong share growth at U.S. credit unions continued into the second quarter of 2017.

By Maya Neuman | Sept. 1, 2017

In the past year alone, U.S. credit unions have attracted more than 4.5 million net new members.

By Liz Furman | Sept. 1, 2017

Investment growth at credit unions has been positive for four out of the past six quarters.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 28, 2017

Interest on loans drive the income train, but other revenue streams are steaming along.

By Sam Taft | Aug. 21, 2017

Fewer credit unions are originating mortgages, but credit union mortgage market share is increasing. Learn about the driving forces behind these trends.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 21, 2017

A southern Louisiana credit union combines collections with counseling to improve loan performance as well as members’ lives.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 14, 2017

Family Savings staff — with help from law enforcement and cooperative retailers — brought a fraud case to a quick resolution.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 14, 2017

A fledgling title insurance CUSO at California Credit Union saves dollars and makes sense.

By Sharon Simpson | Aug. 14, 2017

Grow Financial’s in-house program helps ambitious staffers cultivate important skills.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 7, 2017

Pen Air’s marketing dashboard serves as a communication tool for upper management and offers speaking points on reasons to join the credit union.

By Sharon Simpson | Aug. 7, 2017

A long-term approach to succession at Tower FCU ensured a smooth passing of the torch at the top level of leadership.

By Erik Payne | Aug. 1, 2017

These cooperatives serve the financial and the spiritual needs of members.

By Erik Payne | July 31, 2017

Need-to-know information for any credit union launching this card product.

By Liz Furman | July 24, 2017

Deciding whether, and with whom, to merge can be tricky. Use this list to spark conversations that will lead to a deeper understanding of the benefits, drawbacks, and other implications.

By Erik Payne | July 24, 2017

Listerhill’s 2016 branding campaign introduced a new mission, vision, and values that underscore the credit union’s community impact.

By Marc Rapport | July 24, 2017

Managing risk and building relationships helps two small credit unions lend to C-D-E-paper borrowers.

By Marc Rapport | July 17, 2017

The Twin Cities financial cooperative used social media to entice members to call out good causes and made a lot of positive impressions in the process.

By Erik Payne | July 17, 2017

Citadel FCU’s new mobile-responsive website is one part of a larger initiative to build the optimal digital experience.

By Erik Payne | July 17, 2017

Capital adequacy, asset quality, earnings, ALM, productivity, and growth underline quarterly financial performance for credit unions.

By Sharon Simpson | July 17, 2017

How one credit union built on a history of quirky videos to engage members via social media and capture more than 100,000 views.

By Marc Rapport | July 11, 2017

A new app is helping California Credit Union build $10 million a month in remote deposit volume for business services.

By | July 11, 2017

A monthly collection of Callahan content that, together, addresses a single topic from a variety of perspectives.

By Marc Rapport | July 10, 2017

How one California credit union worked with a blind member, his attorneys, and a technology provider to improve website usability.

By Marc Rapport | July 10, 2017

Losses mount as methods multiply and awareness remains the best antidote.

By Marc Rapport | July 10, 2017

A new technology infrastructure at Education First gives the small shop the tools to rival much larger competitors.

By Erik Payne | July 3, 2017

Credit unions in Virginia, Montana, and Oklahoma talk about benefits, drawbacks, and strategies to accommodate a work force far from home.

By Erik Payne | July 3, 2017

How Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union’s 10-year naming rights to a high school stadium has paid off after one year.

By Liz Furman | July 1, 2017

Total revenue reached $15.5 billion in the first quarter of 2017. That’s up 8.1% year-over-year from the $14.3 billion credit unions posted in the first quarter of 2016.

By Greg Gonsalves | July 1, 2017

CUSOs help credit unions provide key services to members.

By Greg Gonsalves | July 1, 2017

Credit union membership was 109.4 million as of March 31, 2017. That’s nearly 4.4 million more members than 12 months ago.

By Liz Furman | July 1, 2017

With rising Federal Reserve rates and increased consumer confidence, the credit union industry posted positive year-over-year investment growth in the first quarter for the first time since 2013.

By Sharon Simpson | June 26, 2017

Two credit unions offer tips and best practices to succeed in the loan participation space.

By Dahna Chandler | June 26, 2017

A Texas credit union’s marketing campaign for Gen X women speaks directly to the family CFO.

By Marc Rapport | June 19, 2017

Richmond-based VACU stresses “data, process, and innovation” as specialty hires highlight hiring surge.

By Mark Manicone | June 12, 2017

In four years, Wright-Patt Credit Union has introduced 30 personal teller machines and expanded into a new market.

By Marc Rapport | June 12, 2017

How a new headquarters building and a community charter underpinned growth at Peru FCU.

By Erik Payne | June 12, 2017

Power Financial ditched its employee incentive program in 2015 to improve the lives of its employees and members.

By Marc Rapport | June 6, 2017

The movement’s investment portfolio in the first quarter remains liquid for lending and buffers against rising interest rates.

By Erik Payne | June 5, 2017

Suncoast Credit Union’s decade-long investment in solar and sustainability have brightened its triple bottom line.

By Marc Rapport | June 5, 2017

The Colorado cooperative’s mortgage-backed security re-purchase strategy makes more of investments and funds member give-back programs.

By Marc Rapport | May 29, 2017

More stringent accuracy rules will force credit bureaus to leave liens and judgments out of millions of credit reports.

By Erik Payne | May 29, 2017

Dupaco Community’s new branch concept combines interactive tellers, meaningful conversation, and fluid design to boost member satisfaction.

By Marc Rapport | May 22, 2017

Credit unions from across the country dish on tactics to find the best employees.

By Sharon Simpson | May 22, 2017

The right competitive intelligence to drive objective branching decisions is just a click away.

By Erik Payne | May 22, 2017

Community Choice has given back more than $6 million in credits and rebates in four years and is the primary financial institution for nearly 70% of members.

By Callahan & Associates | May 15, 2017

How Abbey Credit Union wowed a fellow local financial cooperative with forward-looking performance analysis.

By Erik Payne | May 15, 2017

The impending retirement of Truity Credit Union’s CEO prompted the cooperative to prepare for other C-suite departures.

By Marc Rapport | May 15, 2017

Credit unions in California and Vermont share how they help employees maintain healthy habits.

By Sharon Simpson | May 8, 2017

The head of Orange County’s Credit Union talks leadership, mentors, and recruiting — and retaining — the best associates for her team.

By Erik Payne | May 8, 2017

Rogue, Indiana Members, and Collins Community credit unions dish lessons learned from years of collective experience.

By Marc Rapport | May 8, 2017

Down payment assistance, home-buyer education, and savings plans are among the tools used by New York University FCU and San Mateo Credit Union to put members in homes in the hottest markets.

By Marc Rapport | May 1, 2017

A Cleveland credit union is one of only seven of its size in the country that makes auto leases, and it does a lot of them.

By Sharon Simpson | May 1, 2017

How a hybrid indirect business model helps a Palmetto State credit union earn auto lending referrals and new member face time.

By Marc Rapport | May 1, 2017

The St. Louis-based credit union makes a nice niche business out of a lease-like product.

By Marc Rapport | April 24, 2017

Gas & Electric Credit Union in Rock Island, IL, has set the standard for transparent transactions that ensure any movement on a merger is for the members’ sake.

By Marc Rapport | April 24, 2017

How a Northwest credit union partners with three other credit unions and a local CDFI lender to help microbusinesses prosper.

By Marc Rapport | April 24, 2017

Two credit unions operating in different regions and serving different memberships share tactics, strategies, and best practices for how to create a consistent member experience in the mobile channel.

By Erik Payne | April 24, 2017

Linn Area Credit Union kept it real even when employees donned costumes for the cooperative’s sponsorship of a local comic book convention.

By Sharon Simpson | April 24, 2017

The CEO of DOLFCU talks about thinking differently, working collaboratively, and taking chances.

By Marc Rapport | April 18, 2017

TwinStar Credit Union's Imagination Lab studies processes and reduces friction for members and employees.

By Erik Payne | April 17, 2017

How three credit unions are pushing their physical locations into the future.

By Rebecca Wessler | April 17, 2017

Disruption avoidance, the state of mergers, and what’s on the agenda for 2017. All this and more in this year’s report.

By Marc Rapport | April 10, 2017

How financial services cooperatives are leveraging CDFI, NCUA, and NCUF grants to underwrite their expanding reach and impact.

By Marc Rapport | April 10, 2017

The risks keep rising as credit unions expand their relationships with third-party providers, and the regulators are ramping up their game. Here’s how and why credit unions can, too.

By Erik Payne | April 10, 2017

How a loan consortium in La Crosse, WI, aims to rebuild downtown and keep college students in state.

By Matt Taylor | April 10, 2017

Credit unions should consider moving from mere compliance checks to constant portfolio analysis. Here’s how to do that.

By Erik Payne | April 3, 2017

The NCUA wasn’t updating its questionnaires for internal compliance reviews fast enough. So the New Hampshire credit union created its own.

By Sharon Simpson | April 3, 2017

Interra Credit Union's homegrown enterprise risk management program puts a premium on emerging areas rather than on data and trends of the past.

By Erik Payne | March 31, 2017

Callahan’s annual Executive Outlook Survey shines a light on the economic challenges and opportunities for credit unions in the months ahead.

By Marc Rapport | March 27, 2017

Multi-factor authentication might one day skip the user name-password option.

By Sharon Simpson | March 20, 2017

When Keys FCU put itself into voluntary conservatorship in 2009, its leaders and staff knew rebuilding together was the only way to save the credit union.

By Erik Payne | March 20, 2017

How a check deposit strategy helps Cornerstone Community increase mobile penetration and RDC usage.

By Marc Rapport | March 20, 2017

The California credit union offers $5,000 to $50,000 of immediate cash availability based on the depth of member engagement with their credit union.

By E.C. Harrison | March 13, 2017

The senior vice president at Directions Credit Union discusses strategies for developing new managers and challenging senior executives to think differently in the face of disruptive change.

By Sharon Simpson | March 13, 2017

A new approach to the credit union basics of people and finance helped this West Virginia cooperative turn six-figure losses into seven-figure gains.

By Marc Rapport | March 6, 2017

Targeted promotions generate enough volume to make up for the smaller margin on home equity lines at SECU of Maryland.

By Erik Payne | March 6, 2017

Credit Union of Southern California moved to a centralized lending environment in summer 2016. Here’s how the credit union built its team and adjusted policies.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 21, 2017

The Juntos Avanzamos certification program assures Latinos that a credit union speaks their language.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 20, 2017

Joining the Juntos Avanzamos program, recruiting a bilingual market manager and electing a Latina board member are all ways to better connect with a budding potential membership.

By Erik Payne | Feb. 20, 2017

How Texas Trust’s approach to lending, technology, and convenience paved the path to asset growth.

By Erik Payne | Feb. 13, 2017

Coastal FCU cut 20 fees worth $600,000 in annual income. Here’s how the credit union will make it all back — and then some.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 6, 2017

The Idaho credit union uses marketing, deposit, lending, and ALM strategies to increase member value.

By Erik Payne | Feb. 6, 2017

One Maryland credit union arms decision-makers with comprehensive data and encourages leaders to think beyond the face value of third-party reports.

By Marc Rapport | Jan. 30, 2017

Amid planning for compliance and interchange hits, credit unions can count on a little help from their friends.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 30, 2017

Cornhusker credit union Trius FCU offers ways to reach good borrowers in hard times while still mitigating risk.

By Scott Patterson | Jan. 23, 2017

How automated automobiles threaten to disrupt American society and the credit union business.

By Chris Howard | Jan. 23, 2017

Only in a culture that celebrates process and smart risk-taking does true innovation take root.

By Jay Johnson | Jan. 23, 2017

The need for credit unions has perhaps never been greater for the average American household.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 16, 2017

Public Service Credit Union shares lesson gleaned from completing two mergers and one assumption in four months.

By Marc Rapport | Jan. 16, 2017

The internet is a mix of risk and reward, and it’s a marketplace where credit unions often find themselves an unwitting offering on the shelf.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 16, 2017

All hands on deck for phone duty is just one way Educators Credit Union ensured smooth sailing during a conversion.

By Dahna Chandler | Jan. 11, 2017

Faced with a tight budget and generous opportunity, Northern FCU looked to work smarter, not harder.

By Erik Payne | Jan. 9, 2017

The credit union's integrated marketing campaigns help spread and support the messages from its sole sponsor group.

By Lydia Cole | Jan. 9, 2017

Metrics to evaluate credit union marketing spend and bridge the gap between macro trends and micro performance.

By Marc Rapport | Jan. 2, 2017

Credit unions used creative ways to serve new markets and members throughout 2016, and they survived the first year of some dramatic document changes.

By Sharon Simpson | Jan. 2, 2017

Five lessons in setting short- and long-term goals.

By Sharon Simpson | Jan. 2, 2017

Five ways credit unions made the most of marketing budgets in the past 366 days.

By Erik Payne | Dec. 26, 2016

Eight strategies and lessons in managing one of the credit union industry’s largest assets.

By Erik Payne | Dec. 26, 2016

Nine strategies pinpointing how credit unions can better build, design, and staff their brick-and-mortar locations.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 26, 2016

Innovative credit unions share their approaches to evaluations, training, and staffing.

By Sharon Simpson | Dec. 26, 2016

Five lessons in growing and improving the credit union deposit portfolio.

By SWBC | Dec. 26, 2016

The Indiana credit union increased GAP sales by nearly 50% by thinking outside the vehicle protection box.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 19, 2016

Technology providers evaluate 2016 and look ahead to the coming year.

By Sharon Simpson | Dec. 19, 2016

University Credit Union in Orono, ME, creates new positions and titles to streamline its lending environment.

By Liz Furman | Dec. 12, 2016

Use these metrics to better understand what third quarter auto data means to a credit union’s loan portfolio.

By Callahan & Associates | Dec. 12, 2016

A monthly collection of Callahan content that, together, addresses a single topic from a variety of perspectives.

By Callahan & Associates | Dec. 9, 2016

Data and insight from Callahan & Associates and industry suppliers.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 5, 2016

The necessity for core processing platforms to evolve continues apace with member demands for seamless service.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 5, 2016

Cloud processing converts say the benefits of the cloud include cost savings and increased operational efficiencies.

By Ted Goldwyn | Dec. 5, 2016

Lutheran FCU's embrace of an omnichannel approach has allowed it to operate in a nearly branchless environment since its inception.

By Marc Rapport | Dec. 5, 2016

A California credit union finds focusing on mission helps culture follow technology.

By Callahan & Associates | Dec. 1, 2016

A monthly collection of Callahan content that, together, addresses a single topic from a variety of perspectives.

By Liz Furman | Dec. 1, 2016

More options might seem like a good idea, but streamlined offerings also benefit both credit unions and their members.

By E.C. Harrison | Dec. 1, 2016

What do boards want from CEOs? Ask Ida Bowen, who served on the board of Deepwater Industries Federal Credit Union before becoming its CEO.

By Erik Payne | Dec. 1, 2016

How back-to-basics lending, a brick-and-mortar presence, and a forward-thinking approach to business underpin growth for a suburban Detroit credit union.

By Marc Rapport | Nov. 28, 2016

The Memphis credit union has improved retention, electronic services, and accounts per household by delivering the right messages to the right members.

By Erik Payne | Nov. 21, 2016

Credit unions in Texas, Tennessee, and Arizona share pricing structures and best practices for relationship-based loan products.

By Liz Furman | Nov. 14, 2016

Callahan & Associates surveyed 333 credit unions to learn about automated decisioning practices in the consumer lending portfolio. Read about the results in this interactive article.

By Ted Goldwyn | Nov. 14, 2016

In an increasingly competitive lending environment, these six practices are helping credit unions serve members better and make decisions quickly.

By Matt Taylor | Nov. 14, 2016

To keep up with share growth and diversity, Interra Credit Union rebuilt its lending department into five divisions, including agribusiness, business services, and more.

By Erik Payne | Nov. 14, 2016

Freedom First’s microloan program helps low-income members build credit and a nest egg.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 31, 2016

Funds from an FHLB program helps TruWest Credit Union put members into affordable homes.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 24, 2016

The small Oregon-Washington credit union uses internal efficiencies and external outreach to hit new heights.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 24, 2016

Altra FCU’s after-hours sessions turns potentially dry presentations into a happy hour for would-be homeowners.

By Russ Bernardo | Oct. 24, 2016

How Northwest Community Credit Union created a home equity product that offers members the last home loan for which they’ll ever need to apply.

By Ted Goldwyn | Oct. 17, 2016

Wright-Patt Credit Union relies on two fully trained teams of full- and part-time employees to step in and fill out staffing shortages.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 10, 2016

In a state affected by coal restrictions, the Kentucky-based cooperative finds an avenue for non-interest income that doesn’t require raising rates or fees.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 3, 2016

Tips from LA Capitol’s CEO on working with the NCUA, what to look for in different markets, and successful product designs.

By E.C. Harrison | Oct. 3, 2016

Suncoast Credit Union has plans to retrofit its teller line and drive-thru lanes at all 61 of its branches over the next three years.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 26, 2016

A checking account with risk-mitigating features keeps Langley FCU’s losses at just 7% of its income.

By E.C. Harrison | Sept. 19, 2016