Edward Filene, Father of the American Credit Union System

Edward Filene, Father of the American Credit Union System

Joanna Eckrich explores the life of Edward Filene, the Father of the American Credit Union System, on his inspiration for, and journey to bringing credit unions to America.

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An Example for Today’s Credit Union Pioneers

An Example for Today’s Credit Union Pioneers

A 95-year-old lesson on pioneering new credit unions is still applicable today. Chip Filson shares the lesson of fifteen women with $4.50, the difference that can make, and wonders who will be the pioneer of credit unions today.

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Decade in Review: Ten Big Things That Happened to the Credit Union Industry in the 2010s

Decade in Review: Ten Big Things That Happened to the Credit Union Industry in the 2010s

As we dance off into a new decade, Emily Claus takes a look behind to examine the top trends, technologies, and moments that defined the credit union industry in the 2010s.

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Celebrating International Credit Union Day: A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Dad

Celebrating International Credit Union Day: A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Dad

In honor of International Credit Union Day®, Marilyn Boyd remembers her father and credit union leader, Robert J. Debri, and how he impacted not only the credit union industry, but her career as well.

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A History of Credit Unions Part 5: Where We Are Today

A History of Credit Unions Part 5: Where We Are Today

The conclusion of our five-part history of credit unions takes us to a head-to-head confrontation with the banking industry in the 90s and the impact of the Great Recession on credit unions.

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A History of Credit Unions Part 4: Rapid Growth and the NCUA

A History of Credit Unions Part 4: Rapid Growth and the NCUA

Part 4 of this credit union history series explores the formation of the National Credit Union Association in 1970, the rapid growth of credit union assets over the course of the next decade, and the changes in credit union services and policies that would lead to a confrontation with the banking industry…

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A History of Credit Unions Part 3: Credit Unions Go National

A History of Credit Unions Part 3: Credit Unions Go National

Part 3 of this credit union history series explores the formation of the Federal Credit Union Act in 1934, the rapid growth of credit unions nationwide in the decades to follow and sets us up for the emergence of an independent governing agency for credit unions, which had been passed around between four different supervisory agencies!

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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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