Management

Maintain a Consistent Credit Culture

February 18, 2010
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

CUNA Puts Legislative Priorities in Order

February 18, 2010
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

Solutions Help CUs Offer Value

February 18, 2010
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

Presenting the 2010 Herb Wegner Award recipients

February 18, 2010
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

Monumental Opportunities Abound

February 18, 2010
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

Welcome to CUNA's GAC

February 18, 2010
On behalf of the CUNA Board, I offer a warm welcome to CUNA's 2010 GAC. An oft-stated reason for coming to the GAC is for credit unions to tell our story. And with nearly 5,000 of us in attendance, no other conference enables us to state our... READ MORE

Gergen Puts Country Before Politics

February 18, 2010
A trusted advisor for 30 years to four U.S. presidents, David Gergen offers his bipartisan analysis and perspective of national politics during today's opening General Session. Gergen's perception of the national scene offers an exceptional glimpse few others can provide. He’ll give his take on President Obama's first year in... READ MORE

Mica Reflects on 14 Years as CUNA CEO

February 18, 2010
Mica : Credit unions are poised for a massive growth spurt that could bring additional credibility and leverage on the political front. Late last summer, CUNA President/CEO Dan Mica announced his plans to step down from CUNA’s top position at the end of 2010. That will bring to a close... READ MORE

Small CU Profile: Nick Kessenich, Members First CU

February 05, 2010
In late 1981, Nick Kessenich took the reins of the former Sub-Zero Credit Union, Madison, Wis., after the untimely death of the institution’s president. He’d only joined the board in March of that year and wasn’t 100% sure he was up for the job. The board’s response to his reluctance:... READ MORE

Small CUs: Top Challenges Yesterday & Today

February 03, 2010
Ten years ago, the biggest challenge facing small CUs was the need to offer a wider range of services. Today, that concern isn’t on the radar for most small CUs, which make up 70% of the nation’s 8,000 credit unions. READ MORE

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