Having Fun with Tabletop Exercises to Improve Business Continuity
Tabletop exercises are a great way for credit unions to test out their business continuity plan, but how do you go about conducting one? Danielle Caliendo lays out the basics and benefits of the exercise.
The Housing Market Nightmare: How We Got Here and How Credit Unions Can Help
It’s no secret that the current housing market in the US is a nightmare. With limited inventory and skyrocketing prices, competition is steep and affordability is a struggle. So where do credit unions come in? Vivian Colligan has a few ideas.
Web Accessibility: Where Do We Stand?
When it comes to web accessibility, the government has long kept from giving any clear ruling, until recently. In light of new court rulings, Susanna Wojtkowiak dives into accessibility issues, common mistakes that can lead to lawsuits, and why being accessible is not optional, but essential.
Is It Time for Credit Unions to Get Their Bank On?
With overdraft fees in the crosshairs, certified Bank On accounts are gaining recognition. Esteban Camargo explains what these accounts are and how credit unions can implement them at their institutions.
The CAMELS in the Room
Starting April 2022, NCUA introduced a new letter to the CAMEL rating system: “S” for Sensitivity to Market Risk. Esteban Camargo gives a brief history of CAMELS and what each letter stands for in this financial literacy month series.
Increasing Financial Literacy in Students: Credit Union of Texas Opens SMART Branch
Credit Union of Texas, in an effort to increase financial education amongst students, has created an encompassing financial literacy program consisting of student-run SMART branches and student financial coaches. Emily Claus explains.
Important Ratios to Understand Your Credit Union’s Performance
As we continue our series on financial literacy basics for credit unions, Esteban Camargo gives some commonly used ratios and benchmarks some attention, explaining what they are, how they are, how they’re calculated, and what they’re used for.
How to Read Your Financial Statements
Esteban Camargo continues his series on financial literacy with an introduction to financial statements. You don’t need to be a CPA to understand them–anybody can benefit from being able to comprehend their organization’s financial status via their balance sheet and income statement!
The Current State of Financial Literacy
As we head into Financial Literacy Month, Emily Claus analyzes the current state of financial literacy in the country in regard to topics such as budgeting, saving, retirement, and loans.
Now You Know Your ALMs
It’s Financial Literacy Month and Esteban Camargo is here to teach you how to sing your ALMs. Part one is a veritable alphabet soup of credit union acronyms and terms that might be confusing.