Following the NCUA’s proposal to streamline the chartering process earlier this year, the NCUA Inspector General has announced he will be doing an audit on the process to determine its effectiveness, reports David Baumann of CUCollaborate.
Chip Filson discusses the concept of creative destruction, in which something new is built on the foundation of something old, and how mergers in the credit union industry fail to live up to the idea.
All too often, credit union leaders fail to stand up for their members and instead choose to take the easier path, that of least resistance. However, there are examples of those who choose to go against the grain and stand up for what they believe is best for the credit union and members. Chip Filson tells the tale of two such CEOs.
As digital services and banking experiences become the new norm, traditional field of membership designations have become outdated and restrictive, hurting both credit unions and members alike, argues Emily Claus.
David Baumann of CUCollaborate reports that the NCUA will be able to start a pilot program by September designed to make it easier for organizers to start a credit union, officials from the agency’s Office of Credit Union Resources and Expansion told the agency board Thursday.
Per the Michigan Credit Union Act, all state-charted credit unions are required to use National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) as their deposit insurance provider. Julie Gessner argues this lack of choice only hurts members in the end and encourages legislative change.
The House Financial Services Committee approved H.R. 4590, which would require federal financial regulators to develop a strategic plan to encourage the chartering of new credit unions and banks, reports David Baumann of the Washington Credit Union Daily.
With credit union numbers dwindling and de novo efforts few and far between, Chip Filson looks at one area of the country where new ground might be made again: schools.