Harnessing the Power of Cooperation and Collaboration

Harnessing the Power of Cooperation and Collaboration

CU*Answers CEO Randy Karnes discusses the power of harnessing the power of collaboration and cooperation, and why it needs to be approached as an effective business design for win-win outcomes.

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The Seven Cooperative Principles: a Primer

The Seven Cooperative Principles: a Primer

Do you know what the 7 Cooperative Principles are? Julie Gessner shares some insights from a recent conference and explains how important it is for credit unions to stay attuned to them.

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Lending on Character Rather Than Risk

Lending on Character Rather Than Risk

What happens when you need a loan and it’s outside the lending policy? In Barb Cooper’s case, it meant only that she needed to talk to the credit union and with their help, they got her and her husband on the boat they wanted!

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CUSO Basics: What They Are and How They Help

CUSO Basics: What They Are and How They Help

In this new series called “CUSO Basics”, Bob Frizzle introduces you to the nitty gritty details that make CUSOs what they are. What’s the ownership model? Why are patronage and investment important? Why start a CUSO? Read to find out!

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The Hurdles to Considering a Data Processing Change

The Hurdles to Considering a Data Processing Change

When’s the right time to consider a core processing change? Sometimes it can seem like never what with bad experiences, juggling contracts, and reluctance to change. Scott Collins identifies how a cooperative solution can help lift you over the hurdles to making that change.

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A History of Credit Unions Part 2: An American Tale

A History of Credit Unions Part 2: An American Tale

We continue from part 1 of our History of Credit Unions series by following credit unions from their origins in Europe to how they got their start in Canada and eventually the United States. Who lead the way? Find out here!

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A History of Credit Unions Part 1: European Origins

A History of Credit Unions Part 1: European Origins

Have you worked in the credit union industry long, but have no clue how it started here in the US? Look no further than this new series exploring the history of credit unions, where they got their start, and how they came to represent over one hundred million members in the US alone.

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