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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America’s Most Responsible Credit Unions

America’s Most Responsible Credit Unions

Should credit unions evaluate themselves not just on their key financial metrics, but also on their cooperative score? Chip Filson sees the need for credit unions to reexamine how they compare themselves against one another.

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A Tale of Two Credit Unions: One Member’s Experience in 2020

A Tale of Two Credit Unions: One Member’s Experience in 2020

In response to last week’s article on things credit unions should focus on in 2021, Dawn Moore shares a story of two credit unions and how one excelled in member service during the pandemic while the other sat in silence.

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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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An Unexpected Surprise From a Competitive Board Election at Frontwave

An Unexpected Surprise From a Competitive Board Election at Frontwave

Chip Filson recounts the recent surprise one credit union faced when it received an unexpected response to a call for board candidates. What can credit unions learn from Frontwave to boost the candidate pools of their own board elections?

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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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Learning to Adjust: Reflecting on the Transition from Office to Home to Office Again

Learning to Adjust: Reflecting on the Transition from Office to Home to Office Again

Client Service Representative Jenn Baker reflects on her experience adjusting to remote work and how she managed to help her clients amid the chaos.

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The NCUA’s Most Important Function Needs Transparent Reassessment

The NCUA’s Most Important Function Needs Transparent Reassessment

Recent high profile embezzlement cases and NCUA’s reticence to disclose information about them suggests a major problem, says Chip Filson. NCUA’s examination process has failed.

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A Critical Role for America’s Credit Union Museum

A Critical Role for America’s Credit Union Museum

America’s Credit Union Museum may never be more important to the industry than it is now, says Chip Filson. The industry must learn from its early history, or risk losing its critical place in society.

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What Bubble?

What Bubble?

Chip Filson thinks current market conditions have been seen before, harkening back to the 70s just before the inflation crisis. How would credit unions weather the storm should it hit again?

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