In 2021, the NCUA chartered four new credit unions, more than the previous three years combined. Emily Claus ponders if this is simply a one-off or a signal of changing times for de novo credit unions and the credit union chartering process.
Chip Filson discusses the student-run credit union boom of the 1980s and the excitement, inspiration, and drive that went along with it, begging the question: where did that entrepreneurial spirit go?
Chip Filson contemplates the old Morris Plan Bank model, its history, its eventual downfall, and why credit unions purchasing banks might be following in its flawed footsteps.
A new year means tackling those resolutions, not just for you, but for your credit union as well! Is your imaging system in good shape, John Beauchamp wonders, or is it time to get it to the gym?
Come January 1st, it’s normal to consider whether to commit to some New Year’s resolutions. Julie Gessner has a suggestion: master an understanding of the communications styles to improve your interactions with others.
Following a lackluster year in holiday giving during the pandemic, Emily Claus happily reports the various ways credit unions are bringing holiday cheer back and giving to their communities.
Chip Filson compares the NCUSIF’s projected net operating loss against the actual data and discusses potential ramifications for the variance in these numbers.
Dave Wordhouse covers four areas where credit union executives can look to improve their cybersecurity right now.
Shifting from a service culture to a sales culture at your credit union can be a tricky endeavor that often leads to confusion and hesitation. Thankfully, Julie Gessner has a guide to help make this transition beneficial and effective for everyone.