Banks are Currently the Envy of Credit Unions When It Comes to De Novos

Banks are Currently the Envy of Credit Unions When It Comes to De Novos

When it comes to supporting start up financial institutions, the banking industry is beating the credit union industry at its own game. Vic Pantea shares the FDIC’s commitment to de novos and what the NCUA can learn from them.

Read more
Scale and the Law of Diminishing Returns

Scale and the Law of Diminishing Returns

What can Houston’s highway system teach credit unions? Chip Filson says sometimes seeking scale to solve perceived issues can have unintended consequences.

Read more
This Year I Voted as a Credit Union Member and You Can Too!

This Year I Voted as a Credit Union Member and You Can Too!

In an interview with Trey Hawkins, Deputy Chief of Political Affairs at CUNA, Alycia Meyers details how CUNA is working to get more credit union members voting through their Credit Unions Vote initiative.

Read more
The Evolving Landscape of Mobile Technologies

The Evolving Landscape of Mobile Technologies

Barb Cooper discusses the growth of mobile technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic and debates what the future might hold for such technologies after the pandemic passes.

Read more
Football and Credit Unions: Two Past Regulatory Reforms That Are Foundational Today

Football and Credit Unions: Two Past Regulatory Reforms That Are Foundational Today

What do college football and credit unions have in common? According to Chip Filson, a history of being saved thanks to the collaboration of those invested in the outcome.

Read more
When It Comes to Changing Insurance, the NCUA Should Be a Simple Vendor, Not a Customs Agent

When It Comes to Changing Insurance, the NCUA Should Be a Simple Vendor, Not a Customs Agent

Why is it that NCUA dictates the rules for switching to private insurance for credit unions that are chartered by their state, not federally? Vic Pantea thinks that should change to give credit unions and their states more autonomy over their insurance choices.

Read more
The Struggle of De Novo Credit Unions

The Struggle of De Novo Credit Unions

Does the credit union industry stand a chance when the NCUA has made it almost impossible for new charters? Emily Claus discusses the difficulties facing startups, how far we’ve fallen, and what can be done about it.

Read more
What Role Will Virtual Conferences Have in a Post-Pandemic World?

What Role Will Virtual Conferences Have in a Post-Pandemic World?

Event planner Stephanie Underwood ponders what role, if any, virtual events will have in post-pandemic world. Will the industry easily revert to old practices or has it been forever changed?

Read more
Does Common Bond Matter Anymore?

Does Common Bond Matter Anymore?

Today, fields of membership with limited scopes have been replaced with the more generalized community charter. Chip Filson looks at the evolution of the common bond and what we can learn from it.

Read more
A Question of Leadership

A Question of Leadership

Chip Filson asks a seemingly simple question: What makes a leader? In his opinion, the answer is and should be different for the cooperative system.

Read more