CU*Answers Completes Successful Board Planning Session, Announces Geoff Johnson as New CEO

CU*Answers Completes Successful Board Planning Session, Announces Geoff Johnson as New CEO

CU*Answers announced that it has completed its annual board planning session, where the board selected current President/COO Geoff Johnson to replace Randy Karnes as CEO.

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Cracking the Millennial and Gen Z Code

Cracking the Millennial and Gen Z Code

Figuring out how to market to Millennials and Gen Z seems to be a riddle with no answer, but the code might have finally been cracked. Emily Claus dives into what younger generations want from the financial institutions and how your credit union can get on track.

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Eleven More Things for Credit Unions to Think About in 2021 and Beyond

Eleven More Things for Credit Unions to Think About in 2021 and Beyond

In part two of her series on things credit unions need to be thinking about in the coming years, Emily Claus covers business continuity, the slow death of the checking account, and everything in between.

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Credit Union Employees and Members Join Together to Celebrate Credit Unions with #ILoveMyCreditUnion

Credit Union Employees and Members Join Together to Celebrate Credit Unions with #ILoveMyCreditUnion

On July 30th, 2021, hundreds of credit unions, leagues, and partners from around the globe came together on social media to show the world what makes credit unions great. Emily Claus shares the inspiration behind the day, the stories that were told, and the success of the event.

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Celebrate #ILoveMyCreditUnion Day!

Celebrate #ILoveMyCreditUnion Day!

The Illinois Credit Union System has started the hashtag #ilovemycreditunion trending across social media platforms, raising awareness about the amazing things credit unions do every day for their members and communities. 

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Ten Things for Credit Unions to Think About in 2021 and Beyond

Ten Things for Credit Unions to Think About in 2021 and Beyond

2020 shook up the industry and its future trends all in one go. So what should credit unions focus on now? Emily Claus shares her input on Frank Diekmann’s list for ten things credit unions need to be focusing on in the coming years, as well as sharing ways credit unions can get started.

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Underserved and Underbanked Communities Are Turning to FinTech

Underserved and Underbanked Communities Are Turning to FinTech

With the capabilities of modern technology, underserved communities are taking financing into their own hands and creating FinTechs tailor-made for their needs. Credit unions should reconsider how they’re reaching out, Emily Claus advises, or risk losing the communities they claim to serve.

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Credit Unions vs. FinTechs: Competition or a Learning Opportunity?

Credit Unions vs. FinTechs: Competition or a Learning Opportunity?

After attending CO-OP Financial Service’s THINK event, Emily Claus debates the rising popularity of FinTech companies, their business models, and what threat they might pose to credit unions.

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NACUSO Announces Results of 2021 Board Election

NACUSO Announces Results of 2021 Board Election

NACUSO announces the results of their 2021 board election, of which four seats were up for election.

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Cannabis and Credit Unions: House Passes the SAFE Banking Act

Cannabis and Credit Unions: House Passes the SAFE Banking Act

On April 19, 2021, the House officially passed the SAFE Banking Act, which aims to protect financial institutions servicing cannabis accounts. Emily Claus covers the path of the legislation, where it goes from here, and what its odds of success are.

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