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CUNA Mutual Among First to Offer MEMBERS Mutual Funds

September 01, 2006
CUNA Mutual Among First to Offer Mutual Funds September 1, 2006 MEMBERS® Mutual Funds, a fund family managed by CUNA Mutual's MEMBERS Capital Advisors, is among the first investment companies to take advantage of a new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruling by offering broad-based asset allocation fund portfolios.... READ MORE

Competition In The Internet Age: Live Your Brand

August 01, 2006
Competition In The Internet Age: Live Your Brand August 1, 2006 By Ray Parenteau The good news is that the Web brings prospects to your door. The bad news is that cyberspace puts you in competition with every lender in the world. The very tools that allow you to close... READ MORE

Scope Out CEO Search Services

August 01, 2006
Scope Out CEO Search Services August 1, 2006 Recruiters: What to expect Common recruiting mistakes CEO Search Firm Checklist Patrick Totty Thanks to two trends, the face of CEO-level recruiting in the credit union industry has changed significantly over the past 10 years: Baby boomer credit union CEOs are nearing... READ MORE

Serve Hispanic Members The Right Way

August 01, 2006
Serve Hispanic Members The Right Way August 1, 2006 By Astrid Rial Credit unions are in a unique position to attract and retain Hispanic members. That's because by their cooperative, member-owned nature, they provide peace of mind and security, especially to recent Spanish-speaking immigrants who are wary of banks in... READ MORE

Galaxy Plus Releases Disaster Recovery Solution

August 01, 2006
Galaxy Plus Releases Disaster Recovery Solution August 1, 2006 GalaxyPlus Credit Union Systems, Troy, Mich., has released a disaster recovery solution that restores full data processing within four hours of a declared disaster. This solution ensures business continuity by restoring core processing, online automated teller machine processing, Internet banking, audio... READ MORE

EPL Adds Business Continuity Planning Solution

August 01, 2006
EPL Adds Business Continuity Planning Solution August 1, 2006 EPL, a Birmingham, Ala.-based, credit union-owned, business technology firm has announced a partnership with Strohl Systems, King of Prussia, Pa., to resell and market Strohl's PLANet for credit unions. The product is an online business continuity tool designed specifically for credit... READ MORE

VERO Introduces Automated Check Cashing Solution

August 01, 2006
VERO Introduces Automated Check Cashing Solution August 1, 2006 VERO Inc., Portland, Ore., has introduced an end-to- end automated check cashing solution designed to improve credit unions' efficiency, enhance members' and nonmembers' service experience, and reduce check fraud losses. VERO's automated check-cashing solution streamlines processes and decreases wait times. During... READ MORE

Branch Design: Walk In Your Members' Shoes

July 01, 2006
Branch Design: Walk In Your Members' Shoes July 1, 2006 By Greg Gray For a credit union branch to be successful, it must do more than offer competitive products and services. It must effectively communicate its offerings and connect with its audience--current and prospective members. Whereas some see branch design... READ MORE

Grow Your Credit Union's Branch Network

July 01, 2006
Grow Your Credit Union's Branch Network July 1, 2006 Branch network optimization Factors to consider Site-selection traps Site-selection considerations By Michael J. Purchia Credit unions don't typically have in-house real estate departments to oversee site selection when it comes time to branch out. This sometimes causes them to rely on... READ MORE

Make Deposits In Your Reputation Account

July 01, 2006
Make Deposits In Your Reputation Account July 1, 2006 By Clark Crowdus The stony silence of oil company CEOs in the face of criticism over record profits--while record prices are being seen at the pump globally--is emblematic of a corporate goal that's not in sync with the needs of its... READ MORE
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