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By Sam Taft | June 2, 2020

Credit unions report the largest quarterly increase in investment balances on record as cash balances surge amid economic uncertainty and rate cuts push down investment yield.

By Sam Taft | Aug. 26, 2019

Incorporating peer analysis is an ideal way to enhance the impact of planning season.

By Sam Taft | June 3, 2019

Stronger than expected seasonal first quarter inflows contributed to the largest quarterly jump since 2009. The average yield on investments also hit a 10-year high.

By Sam Taft | May 20, 2019

Today’s smart credit union leaders are leveraging data to benchmark and track goals, identify opportunities, and uncover weaknesses.

By Sam Taft | April 18, 2019

ALM First Financial Institute presenters provide in-depth look at funding, liquidity options, and strategies as asset liability management stays top of mind.

By Sam Taft | Oct. 22, 2018

The total number of credit unions dropped by 50 in the second quarter, and membership expanded 4.3%, the equivalent of 4.7 million new members. What else happened in the second quarter?

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 Sam Taft | Sept. 20, 2018

Callahan’s chief analyst shares his takeaways from ALM First’s Financial Forum.

By Sam Taft | May 14, 2018

Numbers show that credit unions engaged with multi-owned CUSOs outperform those who aren’t.

By Sam Taft | March 12, 2018

In a changing economic environment, balance sheet management is top-of-mind with credit union executives.