Taxi Medallions in the American Cooperative System

Taxi Medallions in the American Cooperative System

The role of ownership has always been a core aspect of the cooperative model. But if that’s the case, why did the NCUA undermine the right of ownership in the NYC taxi medallion issue? Chip Filson contemplates the ramifications of this choice.

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Executives on Leadership: The Power of Ownership

Executives on Leadership: The Power of Ownership

Continuing her series on executive leadership, Alycia Meyers shares insight on how to inspire the power of ownership within your employees and members alike.

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Merger Math in Credit Unions: A Deeply Flawed Process

Merger Math in Credit Unions: A Deeply Flawed Process

Mergers may seem like a sound strategy for the individual institution, but are they a sound strategy for the industry and the member-owners who make them possible? Chip Filson doesn’t think so, and goes even further to say the process is broken against the member.

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Credit Unions and Farming: What We Can Learn About Business Sustainability

Credit Unions and Farming: What We Can Learn About Business Sustainability

Contrary to the cliché that size is equal to success, Chip Filson argues that various credit union sizes serve to make the industry stronger. Relating credit unions to the co-op method of community supported agriculture, he reminds us that scale is no substitute for community.

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What Credit Unions Can Learn from Bank Purchases

What Credit Unions Can Learn from Bank Purchases

Why do bank shareholders get a better deal during an acquisition by a credit union than member-owners in a credit union merger? Chip Filson breaks down the financial details of the two, and wonders why merged credit union owners get a raw deal.

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Why Don’t Credit Unions Tell Members How They Make Money?

Why Don’t Credit Unions Tell Members How They Make Money?

My Beef with Credit Unions — In this new CUSO Magazine series, a long-time credit union member and industry insider vents about the decisions credit unions make in their day-to-day operations, and wonders why they take that strategy. In this first edition: why is fee income something to be ashamed of around members?

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