Address immigrants’ basic educational needs and the loans will follow. The federal government has asked
the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to help with a study about financial literacy programs that result in non-English
speaking immigrants opening accounts rather than relying on “fringe” banking. That request dovetailed with...
Urge lawmakers to keep CUs free from needless regulation. Later this month, the Credit Union National Association’s
(CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) promises to be a pivotal event. More than 4,000 credit union faithful will arrive
in town ready to voice several key messages to Congress, including:...
A ‘green’ builder who walks the talk. Who: Joni Walker What: Senior VP, Marketing, Missoula FCU Where: Missoula, Mont. How I got involved in my CU’s “green” branch project: I’ve been the “owner representative” of remodel/new construction projects for seven years. When it came time to design this particular branch,... READ MORE
Feeling uncertain about holding others accountable for their actions and results? It’s not unusual, says Jeff Rendel, president, Rising Above Enterprises, in his blog, “The Elite One Percent™.” Often it’s because: You’ll offend someone or jeopardize a personal relationship. When you work with someone for 10 hours each day,... READ MORE
CUs are essential allies in the global war on poverty. By Steve Rodgers I recently traveled with a colleague from the World
Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to Kenya. While there, I witnessed the work of some remarkable people who have committed
their professional lives to promoting credit union growth....
Visitors to creditunionmagazine.com were most interested in regulations, corporate stabilization, and the recession during 2009. The most-read stories on creditunionmagazine.com during 2009 were: 10) Strange-But-True CU Crimes Did you hear about the arrest police made in a 26-year-old credit union embezzlement case? Or about the member who deposited her... READ MORE
Who: Joni Walker What: Senior vice president, marketing Where: Missoula FCU When it comes to going green, why go half way? That was Joni Walker’s approach when she took on the construction of a new green branch. “We decided to aim for the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification:... READ MORE
By Dennis Snow & Teri Yanovitch Most of us have been on the receiving end of poor customer service many times. How often have you found yourself seething because of a long wait at your doctor’s office, a grocery store cashier carrying on a personal conversation while you stand in... READ MORE
By Brad Pricer As large-scale health-care reform is debated in Washington, many credit unions are taking a “wait-and-see-approach” with their immediate health plan situations. This is a dangerous approach given continued double-digit increases in group plan premiums for 2010. The outcome of health-care reform is uncertain, but one thing seems... READ MORE
Economists claim the recession has ended—but it doesn’t necessarily feel that way. Instant Poll
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