Continuity at the Core: The Drive for Continuous Improvement

Continuity at the Core: The Drive for Continuous Improvement

In the final article in his series on business continuity, Jim Lawrence recaps the first six articles and covers ways to continue improving on your business continuity plan.

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Tips for Managing Your Next CUSO Examination

Tips for Managing Your Next CUSO Examination

CUSO examinations, while less frequent than credit union examinations, are no less stressful or thorough. Patrick Sickels advises on how best to prepare yourself and your staff ahead of time for an audit to make sure you pass with flying colors.

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The Key to Creating a Good Risk Assessment

The Key to Creating a Good Risk Assessment

A good risk assessment is essential for determining your credit union’s current risk status and if additional loss mitigation controls are needed. So how do you go about creating one? Jim Vilker offers advice on the process.

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Choosing an EFT Vendor for Card Processing

Choosing an EFT Vendor for Card Processing

EFT vendors are not one size fits all when it comes to what your members and your credit union need. Heather French walks through some considerations to keep in mind when choosing a vendor and how you can find the right partner for your credit union.

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The Monster Lurking in Your Data

The Monster Lurking in Your Data

Are your key performance indicators Frankenstein’s monster? CUSO Magazine’s Esteban Camargo explains the perils of surrogation and how credit unions can avoid the trap of metrics running away with strategy.

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The Coterminous Advantage

The Coterminous Advantage

Negotiating vendor contracts all at once may seem overwhelming, but Ed Jesionowski argues that it gives the credit union a great advantage in the long run.

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Trust, But Verify: How Not to Potentially Lose Out on Thousands

Trust, But Verify: How Not to Potentially Lose Out on Thousands

Are you putting your credit union at risk for losing thousands of dollars? Cody Smith argues that failing to validate results after a software change is released can lead to big losses over time.

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Why Aren’t Your Members Attending Your Annual Membership Meeting?

Why Aren’t Your Members Attending Your Annual Membership Meeting?

Annual meetings are essential for keeping your member-owners informed and invested in the credit union, so how do you get your members in the door? Melissa Fulgenzi shares her thoughts after attending annual meetings at multiple credit unions.

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Beware of Ideas That Are Not Your Business

Beware of Ideas That Are Not Your Business

John Beauchamp urges credit unions not to be blinded by flashy ideas and technologies that bring nothing to the business—or their members—except glitz and glamor.

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Save Time with Good Record Keeping and Analysis

Save Time with Good Record Keeping and Analysis

A little time spent now on tracking and analyzing your work can save you a lot of time later, says Andrew MacMillan. How will you incorporate analysis in your daily routines to improve your effectiveness?

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