Community Coalition Joins Banks in Blasting Credit Unions
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition joined the American Bankers Association and the Independent Community Bankers of America in telling Congress that credit unions are not fulfilling their mission and are not sufficiently accountable to the communities they serve, reports David Baumann of the Washington Credit Union Daily.
Banker—But No CU Official—to Testify at House Competition Hearing
A hearing on consolidation in the financial services industry will feature the perspective of the American Bankers Association, which has warned about the impact of credit unions purchasing banks, reports David Baumann of the Washington Credit Union Daily.
What Credit Unions Can Learn from Morris Plan Banks
Morris Plan banks, which began the same time as credit unions, were the original consumer bank lending success. Their growth far surpassed credit unions. There are none left today. Is there a message for credit unions seeking scale by buying whole banks in this example? Chip Filson looks into the now extinct banks.
Bankers Say NCUA Subordinated Debt Rule Undermines Credit Union Mission
David Baumann of the Washington CU Daily reports that the Independent Community Bankers of America and the American Bankers Association have criticized the National Credit Union Administration for a final rule allowing low-income, complex and new credit unions to issue subordinated debt.
Banks and Credit Unions Don’t Merge, Stop Saying Otherwise
Saying a credit union “merged with” instead of “acquired” a bank may seem trivial, but Chip Filson doesn’t think so. He says it blurs the lines between the two different financial institutions and weakens the cooperative nature of credit unions.
Merger or Acquisition: The Importance of Word Selection
Merger, acquisition, are they really that different? Chip Filson thinks so, and says bank acquisitions are not in the interest of existing members.
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.
Educating People on Credit Unions: Missed Opportunities and Misconceptions
A startling number of people know absolutely nothing about credit unions. Do they have mobile banking? Are they open for anyone to join? Are they even insured? Coming from the perspective of someone who once believed these things, Emily Claus examines the most common misconceptions regarding credit unions and where they can be corrected.
To My Credit Union: Help Me Break Up With the Banks!
This Valentine’s Day, Kasey Hawkins is looking to break up with the banks by calling on her credit union to make an appealing offer and lure her away from the clutches of big banks once and for all. Will she succeed?