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ARTICLES BY Molly Francis

By Molly Francis | March 5, 2007

As member growth continues to challenge the industry, a look at the experience of community chartered credit unions reveals that it takes time to generate market momentum.

By Molly Francis | Feb. 26, 2007

Credit union credit card growth outpaced all other finanical institutions in 2006. They are recapturing the card business by providing more trusted value.

By Molly Francis | Jan. 8, 2007

Retail outlets provide credit unions with an opportunity to counter slow member growth as well as create added value to current members.

By Molly Francis | Dec. 4, 2006

With the current rate environment and net interest margin stabilizing, credit unions can leverage excess capital to bring in shares.

By Molly Francis | Nov. 20, 2006

Read one Gen Yers reaction to a credit union planning session and how credit unions can use core strengths to reach a younger market.

By Molly Francis | Oct. 23, 2006

As credit unions refocus on their credit card portfolios, they have not only increased balances, but also taken market share from competitors.

By Molly Francis | Sept. 18, 2006

June 2006 data shows credit union borrowings at an all time high. Credit unions are meeting increased loan demand by tapping into longer term maturity vehicles to meet liquidity needs.

By Molly Francis | Sept. 4, 2006

Though traditionally a manufacturing management strategy, Six Sigma has proven successful in the financial services industry. What benefits can credit unions realize from these principles?

By Molly Francis | July 3, 2006

With just six months left before financial institutions must comply with enhanced authentication, credit unions have their work cut out for them.

By Molly Francis | June 26, 2006

Can credit unions start to build up core deposits, or will the industry continue to generate its share growth through certificates?