Is Cannabis the Next Golden Opportunity for Credit Unions?

Is Cannabis the Next Golden Opportunity for Credit Unions?

With medicinal and recreational marijuana businesses becoming more commonplace, Emily Claus debates the high-risk, high-reward stakes credit unions should be aware of when considering working with these accounts.

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Beyond the Single Transaction: People Helping People

Beyond the Single Transaction: People Helping People

Julie Gessner makes the case for consultative services as a means to balance members’ desire for instant gratification along with great member service and connection.

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The Value of Organization within an Organization

The Value of Organization within an Organization

Organization is an often overlooked job skill for an employee. But the ability to plan, prioritize, and achieve goals can save your credit union or CUSO time and money (and you hassle). For some people, organization comes easy; others find it to be challenging. Getting into a routine with your...

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The Art of Confidentiality

The Art of Confidentiality

As someone who deals with confidentiality on a daily basis, Mary Sweeny wants to remind credit unions and employees that information leaks don’t just come from failed cybersecurity measures.

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Three Reasons Why Your Credit Union Should Be Considering Data Analysis

Three Reasons Why Your Credit Union Should Be Considering Data Analysis

Does your credit union delve into data analysis? Keegan Daniel says it should be, providing three main reasons why credit unions, if they aren’t already, would want to take a closer look at their data.

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The Keys to a Successful Member Onboarding Process

The Keys to a Successful Member Onboarding Process

How is your credit union welcoming new members? What processes do you have set up? Victoria Thornton urges credit unions to reach out regularly through a number of channels to update and inform new members.

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Banks are Currently the Envy of Credit Unions When It Comes to De Novos

Banks are Currently the Envy of Credit Unions When It Comes to De Novos

When it comes to supporting start up financial institutions, the banking industry is beating the credit union industry at its own game. Vic Pantea shares the FDIC’s commitment to de novos and what the NCUA can learn from them.

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The Struggle of De Novo Credit Unions

The Struggle of De Novo Credit Unions

Does the credit union industry stand a chance when the NCUA has made it almost impossible for new charters? Emily Claus discusses the difficulties facing startups, how far we’ve fallen, and what can be done about it.

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Too Small to Survive and Too Big to Fail

Too Small to Survive and Too Big to Fail

Michigan Legacy Credit Union CEO Carma Peters strives to break down the double standards between credit unions deemed too small to survive and those too big to fail along with discrediting the idea that any credit union under $250 million is doomed to merge or disappear.

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The Student Loan Crisis: How Credit Unions Come Into Play

The Student Loan Crisis: How Credit Unions Come Into Play

We’re all familiar with the student loan crisis, but how did it reach the level it’s at now, and how do credit unions fit into the scenario? Barb Cooper takes a look back at the history of student loans and where the future might lead.

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