Satisfied employees are vital to creating positive member relationships and a healthy bottom line. Author Quint Studer outlines five practical steps to help create a lasting culture of success: Replace low achievers. Low-performing employees aren’t only lesser contributors; they also hamper middle performers, and high achievers will eventually become disinterested... READ MORE
Banks are doing everything they can to help CUs shine. By Steve Rodgers Not-for-profit credit unions rarely have kind words
to offer for-profit banks. Let’s face it, credit unions and banks have had their share of differences over the years.
Sometimes the rhetoric has become downright nasty. I say it’s...
Credit union managers and volunteers, be ready to voice these key messages to Congress: Give us the tools to help the economy get back on its feet: Enact greater business lending capacity for credit unions; Keep us free from needless regulation: Credit unions didn't start the fire that led to... READ MORE
Entries showcase exemplary CU efforts to teach youth about money. The Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award program, conducted each year by CUNA’s center for personal finance, showcases credit unions’ best efforts to teach youth about money and credit management. The 14 winning entries are on display in the Welcome Center.... READ MORE
Recipients of the 2009 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility/Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Awards honor the credit union movement's core values by their commitment to community and innovative member financial education programs. First-place winners of the Dora Maxwell Awards demonstrated community spirit by: Raising money for the American Cancer Society through... READ MORE
Changing consumer behavior (less borrowing and more saving) will continue to provide opportunities and challenges for credit unions this year. The biggest challenge will be placing the flood of new deposits into high-yielding loans instead of low-yielding investments, says Steve Rick, CUNA's senior economist. The member savings rate (personal savings... READ MORE
As the legislative year revs up, lawmakers continue to express more support for increased member business lending legislation for credit unions. House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., has suggested--partly motivated by his own frustration with banks' unresponsive lending practices—that he could give the green light to credit union business... READ MORE
Among the many solutions to be found in the Exhibit Hall are these products from CUNA: * Customized comparative analysis . Measured against banks, credit unions have lower delinquencies and charge-offs. A comparative analysis shows how your credit union stacks up against area banks in terms of demographics, growth, earnings,... READ MORE
Two outstanding leaders, an award-winning television series, and an extraordinary credit union will be honored at tonight’s 22nd annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards reception and dinner. The 2010 Herb Wegner Award recipients: * Dick Heins will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. During a career that spans more than... READ MORE
By Dan Mica Welcome to this year’s GAC. We gather in Washington with monumental opportunities before us. As the nation strives to recover from a sustained recession, Washington has put a premium on policies that lead to new jobs for unemployed Americans. The environment is prompting Washington to look anew... READ MORE