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Improve Members’ Online Experience
May 14, 2012
Studies show about 50% of attempts to open accounts online fail.
Monitor Risks as Employees Use Social Media
May 11, 2012
Fewer than 30% of large organizations will block employee access to social media sites by 2014, according to Gartner. That’s compared with 50% just two years ago.
Payments Trends May Alter CU Business Model
May 10, 2012
With a significant portion of noninterest income derived from the payments ecosystem, CUs must be prepared for what’s next in payments.
Put Social Media to Work for You
May 01, 2012
Don’t look at social media tools as just more on your to-do list. View them as tools in your personal toolbox to improve leadership, suggests The Wall Street Journal.
Best Practices in CU Websites
May 01, 2012
Your newest branch is virtual, and your website is the front door.
Seeking Social Media Success? Be the ‘Community Hub’
April 25, 2012
Chris Brogan’s advice for harnessing the power of social media boils down to two simple words: Be helpful.
Electronic Check Processing: Is Better Good Enough?
April 25, 2012
While electronic check processing is efficient, "straight-through" processing may be the ultimate solution.
Use Social Media Wisely
April 16, 2012
Failure to clearly outline the CU’s social media use expectations through a written policy can significantly increase risk.
Is Isis Keeping You Up at Night?
April 15, 2012
What could an organization called Isis and events taking place in Barcelona possibly have to do with credit unions?
Social Media Off the Clock
April 08, 2012
Your CU's social media presence likely expands to employees’ personal pages. But being off-duty doesn’t give staff carte blanche to post anything they want about the CUor those affiliated with it.
Credit Union Magazine
August 2014 digital edition
CUNA Economist Gives ‘Rosiest’ Forecast in Seven Years
Defining the Social Media ROI Debate
Guide Members to Financial Health
Synergy Separates Great Boards from Good Boards
You Can't Freeze Out CU Folks From a Good Fundraiser
While I thought that the premise of the article was good, I found one point very disturbing. It is that the Visions FCU ages people off their board at age 70. I found that really offensive. It perpetuates what I believe to be the regrettable marginalization of elders in our society, and the often erroneous assumption of debility and decline after a certain chronological age. Lots of folks over 70 are leading dynamic and viable professional lives and contributing to our society. How about Warren Buffet, a number of Supreme Court Justices, Jimmy Carter, the late Nelson Mandela and the late Maya Angelou, to name but a few, along with scads of writers, academics, performers, artists, and often our friends, neighbors and colleagues. If Visions wants new people on their board, it seems as though the term limitations and a nominating committee can accomplish that without aging all people off at age 70. I think that’s so insulting. And if those were paid employment, it would be illegal. I do wish you’d have picked a different credit union to profile---one that perhaps does many of the same things, without the arbitrary age exclusion. There have to be others out there.
David, good point about the "recovering comfortably" comment. That was an editorial addition--which I'll remove.
Many good points but too rosy? Will the "Federal Reserve raise short-term interest rates 1% per year for the next three years, starting in 2015—“probably next year at this time” ? I have heard from other economist that the US government will go bankrupt if that happens due to the QE the fed has done for several years. Also it seems an exaggeration to say “We survived a heart attack,now the economy is recovering comfortably." Comfortably recovering is too ignore the economic stress that many members still live with daily that will eventually affect many credit unions.
Karan, Great article and insight. I would also recommend that you start getting those credit cards into the hands of the youth BEFORE they are in college. One of the best ways to reach this young generation is through mom and dad. Before the student goes to college, get them started with a credit card (even if mom and dad are joint on it). It's never too early to start marketing credit cards. Mark
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