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.
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.
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.
Web Developer Tony Muka shares five things all credit unions should know about their domain name and how they can find that information.
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.
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.
It’s no secret that the public’s understanding of credit unions is woefully limited, and while there may be no easy fix, Emily Claus has some ideas on how you can tweak your marketing to help non-members better understand who we are.
Chip Filson contemplates the old Morris Plan Bank model, its history, its eventual downfall, and why credit unions purchasing banks might be following in its flawed footsteps.