Bold Vision for a Bold Future: A Case Study in Eliminating In-Person Teller Lines

Bold Vision for a Bold Future: A Case Study in Eliminating In-Person Teller Lines

In the age of self-service, many credit unions are asking themselves if they need a teller line anymore or if it can be done away with. Rick Preble of RVA Financial Credit Union has done exactly that, replacing his teller lines with ITMs. John Beachamp examines the motive behind the decision, the process, and how members took the shift.

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New Bill Aims to Prevent the SBA From Becoming a Direct Lender

New Bill Aims to Prevent the SBA From Becoming a Direct Lender

Republicans have introduced a new bill to congress that aims to scale back the Small Business Association’s lending abilities, leaving a gap for credit unions to fill in the lending sphere. Emily Claus details the contents of the bill as well as CUNA’s endorsement of it.

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What Can We Learn from the Oldest FCUs?

What Can We Learn from the Oldest FCUs?

22 of the 100 original charters the NCUA granted after the passage of the Federal Credit Union Act are still in business—a rate almost double that of all FCUs. Chip Filson ponders the reason behind this and what lessons we can take from history.

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Increasing Financial Literacy in Students: Credit Union of Texas Opens SMART Branch

Increasing Financial Literacy in Students: Credit Union of Texas Opens SMART Branch

Credit Union of Texas, in an effort to increase financial education amongst students, has created an encompassing financial literacy program consisting of student-run SMART branches and student financial coaches. Emily Claus explains.

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How Are Credit Unions Different from Banks? Three Powerful Words

How Are Credit Unions Different from Banks? Three Powerful Words

Chip Filson sums up the credit union difference in three words and remarks on how living up to those three words should be the mission of each credit union.

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The Current State of Financial Literacy

The Current State of Financial Literacy

As we head into Financial Literacy Month, Emily Claus analyzes the current state of financial literacy in the country in regard to topics such as budgeting, saving, retirement, and loans.

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The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program Launches New Cub Website

The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program Launches New Cub Website

Credit Union Network for Financial Literacy (CUNFL) announces a new website is designed to help guide children on the path to financial wellness by reinforcing the money management concept Save, Share, Spend, Earn in a fun way!

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Affinity Credit Union Offers Free Youth Savings Accounts In Celebration of National Credit Union Youth Month

Affinity Credit Union Offers Free Youth Savings Accounts In Celebration of National Credit Union Youth Month

In celebration of Nation Credit Union Youth Month, Affinity CU is offering free youth savings accounts along with other various rewards.

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Can Elections Indicate an Organization’s Relevance for its Members?

Can Elections Indicate an Organization’s Relevance for its Members?

Chip Filson analyzes the overwhelming and enthusiastic response to cooperative Inclusiv’s board member election and calls on credit unions to reflect on their own elections and how they might create more interest.

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Top Five Reasons Your Credit Union Should Be Using Online Forms

Top Five Reasons Your Credit Union Should Be Using Online Forms

Is your credit union taking advantage of online forms? Kristian Daniel argues you should be and explains what benefits they offer your members and your credit union.

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