Management

Marquis: 2010 will be pivotal

June 24, 2009
Next year will be a pivotal one on the credit union regulatory scene, NCUA Executive Director David Marquis told a Wednesday morning breakout session on legislative and regulatory issues during the America’s Credit Union Conference & Expo in Boston. Dave Marquis: NCUA's corporate CU rulemaking will be proposed this fall. Marquis noted... READ MORE

Kawasaki correlates CUs with Porsches

June 24, 2009
Author and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki won over the America’s Credit Union Conference & Expo crowd when he admitted buying his first car from a credit union because the rates were lower. Guy Kawasaki: "The greatest role that life can bestow upon you is to be a revolutionary." “So when... READ MORE

CUNA Q&A: Brand, capital, student loans spike interest

June 24, 2009
National branding, capital levels, and students loans—not the corporate credit union stabilization plan—were the focus of questions to CUNA's senior management team during Tuesday morning’s General Session at the America’s Credit Union Conference & Expo. Mary Dunn:   "We’ll work very closely with the [Obama] administration to make sure CUs won’t... READ MORE

CUNA economists: Light at the end of the tunnel

June 23, 2009
Bill Hampel : Don't penalize members with high fees and rate changes. There’s some good news about the economy and a light at the end of the tunnel. But don’t expect boom times ahead because this isn’t a V-shaped recession, characterized by a swift decline and revival, CUNA economists told... READ MORE

Unlock Your Artistic Self

June 23, 2009
Picture perfect: Author Dan Roam says pictures make people focus on the essence of an idea, not on what isn't essential. Graphic designers of the world will rejoice. Pictures really are worth a thousand words. And guess what else? You are a visionary. No, really. Three quarters of your brain’s... READ MORE

Mica: CUs have enviable numbers

June 23, 2009
Credit unions have numbers that banks and other for-profit financial institutions envy, said CUNA President/CEO Dan Mica during Tuesday morning's General Session at the America’s Credit Union Conference & Expo in Boston. Holding up Tuesday morning’s New York Times , CUNA President/CEO Dan Mica told America’s CU Conference & Expo... READ MORE

Build the future with gen Y members

June 23, 2009
Know gen Y's five identities . Kris Wickline:   Meet gen Y's basic needs and don't wait until these consumers are established to reach out to them. Credit unions are missing an opportunity to build their future if they aren’t working to attract young members and their business. That's the message... READ MORE

Rockin' Robin lauds limber leaders

June 23, 2009
“Great leaders wear bifocals,” Robin Crow said at his Tuesday thought leader session, Rock Solid Leadership, at the America’s CU Conference & Expo in Boston. “They constantly have to shift focus.” That involves looking at the big picture and the smallest detail, thinking long and short term, and conveying leadership... READ MORE

Are your tellers passionate?

June 23, 2009
Your tellers are your credit union’s ambassadors to the public, so you better hire passionate, true believers, according to Alex Frankel, CEO of Ground Level Research and author of the new business book, “Punching In.” Frankel should know, he has been conducting on-the-job research to identify what it takes to... READ MORE

The Top 10 Emerging Fraud Risks

June 22, 2009
Emerging fraud risks will require credit unions to adopt rigorous, cross-channel fraud monitoring strategies, a CUNA Mutual risk expert said Monday. Ann Davidson recommended taking a holistic view of fraud, realizing that a particular fraudulent act may not directly or immediately result in a loss, but may later manifest itself... READ MORE

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