Is a New Era of Credit Union Chartering on the Horizon?

Is a New Era of Credit Union Chartering on the Horizon?

In 2021, the NCUA chartered four new credit unions, more than the previous three years combined. Emily Claus ponders if this is simply a one-off or a signal of changing times for de novo credit unions and the credit union chartering process.

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Has the Credit Union System Lost its Entrepreneurial Edge?

Has the Credit Union System Lost its Entrepreneurial Edge?

Chip Filson discusses the student-run credit union boom of the 1980s and the excitement, inspiration, and drive that went along with it, begging the question: where did that entrepreneurial spirit go?

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Executives in Leadership: Has Conflict Gotten a Bad Rap?

Executives in Leadership: Has Conflict Gotten a Bad Rap?

Continuing her series on effective leadership, Alycia Meyers covers conflict in the workplace and how contrary to popular belief, it can be a great thing for your organization—when managed correctly.

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What Credit Unions Can Learn from Morris Plan Banks

What Credit Unions Can Learn from Morris Plan Banks

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.

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Facts vs. Fictions: the NCUSIF Financial Model Works—Even When Mismanaged

Facts vs. Fictions: the NCUSIF Financial Model Works—Even When Mismanaged

Chip Filson compares the NCUSIF’s projected net operating loss against the actual data and discusses potential ramifications for the variance in these numbers.

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The Dates That Can Change Your Career

The Dates That Can Change Your Career

If you’re not making note of the dates that can change your career, you’re falling behind those who do. Randy Karnes shares his thoughts on how leaders identify opportunities to shine and then put the work in.

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You Should Be Thinking Like A Designer

You Should Be Thinking Like A Designer

Travis Root asks credit unions to reconsider their design process from the perspective of their designer in order to find and remove friction points and create better designs overall.

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Ten Questions for Whole Bank Purchases

Ten Questions for Whole Bank Purchases

Chip Filson urges credit unions to carefully review these ten questions before considering any bank purchase.

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Contactless and Digital: The Shift of Payment Options and Where They Go from Here

Contactless and Digital: The Shift of Payment Options and Where They Go from Here

Linda Stearns reflects on the shift to contactless payments and digital wallets over the last couple years and how this will affect payments going forward.

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Beware of Ideas That Are Not Your Business

Beware of Ideas That Are Not Your Business

John Beauchamp urges credit unions not to be blinded by flashy ideas and technologies that bring nothing to the business—or their members—except glitz and glamor.

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