Only Six People Have Participated in Postal Banking Pilot

Only Six People Have Participated in Postal Banking Pilot

David Baumann of the Washington Credit Union Daily reports that a mere six people have participated in the United State Postal Service’s postal banking pilot program, USPS officials said.

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Concern for Community Makes a Comeback: Credit Unions Spread Holiday Cheer

Concern for Community Makes a Comeback: Credit Unions Spread Holiday Cheer

Following a lackluster year in holiday giving during the pandemic, Emily Claus happily reports the various ways credit unions are bringing holiday cheer back and giving to their communities.

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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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What Makes Our Industry Unique: Stories from Leaders

What Makes Our Industry Unique: Stories from Leaders

Reflecting on fifteen years working for a CUSO, Alycia Meyers shares her own perspective and the perspectives of four credit union leaders on what makes credit unions and our industry so unique.

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Our Member Economy Creates Abundance

Our Member Economy Creates Abundance

CU*South CEO, Leo Vaulin, contemplates the concept of abundance in the credit union industry, and how credit unions should be reaching out to communities and members.

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A Cooperative Community Park

A Cooperative Community Park

Cooperatives know going it alone isn’t necessary. Chip Filson shares how six cooperatives, including three credit unions, combined resources to create a community park.

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A 50th Anniversary “Framing Story”: Tomorrow—We’ll Meet You There

A 50th Anniversary “Framing Story”: Tomorrow—We’ll Meet You There

Chip Filson shares his thoughts on the 50th anniversary of cooperative CUSO CU*Answers and the message they sent to owners.

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Don’t Let Coronavirus Be a Barrier Between Your Credit Union and Your Community

Don’t Let Coronavirus Be a Barrier Between Your Credit Union and Your Community

In the middle of a pandemic, it can seem impossible for credit unions to stay connected to their communities, but Emily Claus offers a reminder that staying connected isn’t a choice, it’s essential to what defines credit unions.

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Community Reinvestment Coalition: Subject Credit Unions to CRA Tests

Community Reinvestment Coalition: Subject Credit Unions to CRA Tests

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition said that if underserved areas of the U.S. are going to be revitalized, non-banks, including credit unions, should be subject to the Community Reinvestment Act, reports David Baumann of the Washington CU Daily.

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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.

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