Supreme Court Agrees to Review Ruling Declaring CFPB Structure Unconstitutional
In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to review the ruling declaring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unconstitutional, Emily Claus reports on the history of the CFPB and its controversial structure, funding, and Payday Rule.
Do It Yourself Or Do It Together?
Thomas Hull discusses the decision-making behind when a credit union should tackle something on its own versus when it should rely on its network.
October is Cybersecurity Month—Are You Prepared?
To kick off Cybersecurity Month, Emily Claus shares a few simple ways credit unions can use this opportunity to tighten their cybersecurity measures and educate members.
Financial Literacy Spotlight: The Berenstain Bears Cub Club
As part of Financial Literacy Month, Emily Claus spotlights the Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program for kids, created through a partnership with Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and the Berenstain Bears organization.
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.
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.
Five Things You Should Know About Your Internet Domain Name
Web Developer Tony Muka shares five things all credit unions should know about their domain name and how they can find that information.
The History of Check Processing
Take a trip down memory lane with Scott Page as he reflects on the history of check processing and the journey to get it where it is now.
Overdraft Class Actions: What Credit Unions Need to Know in 2022
With class-action overdraft lawsuits on the rise, Patrick Sickels explains how credit unions can get into trouble with fees and ambiguous phrasing and what steps you can take to protect your credit union.
Don’t Let Your Process Documentation Fall by the Wayside
Every member of your team is a link in your organization’s chain. Losing a team member means a break in the chain where both information and processes are lost. This is why, Brendan Lindsey argues, it is critical for everyone in your organization to document their processes.