What do college football and credit unions have in common? According to Chip Filson, a history of being saved thanks to the collaboration of those invested in the outcome.
Why is it that NCUA dictates the rules for switching to private insurance for credit unions that are chartered by their state, not federally? Vic Pantea thinks that should change to give credit unions and their states more autonomy over their insurance choices.
David Baumann reports on Kyle Hauptman’s statements and answers to the Senate Banking Committee, including opinions on credit unions’ status as MDIs, overdraft policies, and virtual examinations.
Is the race to merge folly? Chip Filson believes that by discarding member focus and legacy for the sake of growth we undermine the public’s faith in cooperative design. And that might spell disaster for credit unions in the long run.
Cooperatives are uniquely positioned to respond well to crises thanks to their ownership structure and mission. But responding well takes more than just that. Chip Filson details what credit unions and their leaders need to do in those situations.
If the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) and Central Liquidity Facility (CLF) are both “lenders of last resort” why is the CLF deemed so unappealing? How is the FHLB system so much more relevant for credit unions than their own liquidity backstop? Chip Filson might know why.
What happens when a board chair takes for granted the votes he receives in his favor? Vic Pantea deliverers notes on the May NCUA Board Meeting and wonders what went wrong for Chairman Hood as the board voted on an interim final rule concerning credit union overdraft policies.
Covering three recent examples of various losses and corruptions within the credit union industry, Chip Filson argues that while the NCUA is focusing on “correcting” mistakes, there is a distinct lack of needed discussion and learning taking place.