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California

By Toby Hayes | Sept. 5, 2022

A new shared location with a popular cupcake shop has reversed the credit union’s fortunes in San Ramon, CA, where one branch is now serving members better than two were previously.

By Toby Hayes | Aug. 15, 2022

A pair of Sacramento-area credit unions have embarked on a relatively unique partnership, sharing a single facility to serve their respective memberships.

By Toby Hayes | May 23, 2022

The California cooperative and two for-profit banks together launched an emergency relief fund to support vulnerable businesses struggling amid a post-COVID environment.

 

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By Sharon Simpson | May 16, 2022

Punitive fees are going away, and employee expenses are increasing. Finding member-friendly sources of non-interest income is more important than ever.

By Marc Rapport | May 9, 2022

Online threats and responses evolve, but focusing on diligence and compliance helps the California cooperative stay ahead.

By Rebecca Wessler | May 2, 2022

Retail banks and credit unions were among the first industries to focus on customer experience. These roles demonstrate how any cooperative can improve upon theirs.

By Aaron Passman | May 2, 2022

Inflation in the United States has reached a 40-year high. Food and gas prices have spiked. But credit unions are stepping in to help members stretch their dollars to the max.

By Sharon Simpson | April 25, 2022

Along with hosting its first Financial Inclusion Forums — intended to be an annual event — the California credit union is making efforts to provide products and services that meet the needs of underserved consumers who might be intimidated by traditional FIs.

By Sharon Simpson | April 18, 2022

This Military Saves Month, check out how efforts within credit union land have earned three cooperatives the Designation of Savings Excellence.

By Rebecca Wessler | March 21, 2022

AI, chat bots, autonomous programs, and more are improving member service and back-office efficiency.