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Tinker FCU Branch Destroyed; Staff Safe
May 21, 2013
Staff survived massive tornado in CU’s vault.
The ABCs of APT
May 18, 2013
Every system on your network should act as your ‘eyes and ears.’
Are You Selling Products—Or Helping Members Achieve Their Goals?
May 14, 2013
Plumbing experiment shows the value of trusted advice.
CUs Maintain Fee Advantage
May 13, 2013
Find the balance between member-friendly fees and your CU’s financial viability.
Safeguarding Members From Fraud
May 11, 2013
Fraud—the intent to trick people out of their wealth—is as old as humanity.
May 03, 2013
'I always encourage people to be bolder.'
Q&A with CSCU President Bob Hackney
May 01, 2013
CUs are no longer just hunkering-down and maintaining the status quo, Hackney says.
The Evolution of an ATM Network
April 30, 2013
President/CEO Stan Hollen reflects on how the company has evolved since he took over more than seven years ago.
Beware Fraudulent Card Applications and Account Takeovers
April 29, 2013
The end goal for card issuers is limiting losses, not limiting the number of fraud cases.
Take My Life…Please
April 26, 2013
'Perhaps rather than telling members what not to do, we should take the difficult ones and tell them the opposite of what we want them to do.'
Credit Union Magazine
September 2014 digital edition
Leadership Q&A: Brandon Michaels
Set Up New Hires for Success: Seven Steps
Guide Members to Financial Health
Transforming the Branch Manager
Make Your Advertising Count
While I thought that the premise of the article was good, I found one point very disturbing. It is that the Visions FCU ages people off their board at age 70. I found that really offensive. It perpetuates what I believe to be the regrettable marginalization of elders in our society, and the often erroneous assumption of debility and decline after a certain chronological age. Lots of folks over 70 are leading dynamic and viable professional lives and contributing to our society. How about Warren Buffet, a number of Supreme Court Justices, Jimmy Carter, the late Nelson Mandela and the late Maya Angelou, to name but a few, along with scads of writers, academics, performers, artists, and often our friends, neighbors and colleagues. If Visions wants new people on their board, it seems as though the term limitations and a nominating committee can accomplish that without aging all people off at age 70. I think that’s so insulting. And if those were paid employment, it would be illegal. I do wish you’d have picked a different credit union to profile---one that perhaps does many of the same things, without the arbitrary age exclusion. There have to be others out there.
David, good point about the "recovering comfortably" comment. That was an editorial addition--which I'll remove.
Many good points but too rosy? Will the "Federal Reserve raise short-term interest rates 1% per year for the next three years, starting in 2015—“probably next year at this time” ? I have heard from other economist that the US government will go bankrupt if that happens due to the QE the fed has done for several years. Also it seems an exaggeration to say “We survived a heart attack,now the economy is recovering comfortably." Comfortably recovering is too ignore the economic stress that many members still live with daily that will eventually affect many credit unions.
Karan, Great article and insight. I would also recommend that you start getting those credit cards into the hands of the youth BEFORE they are in college. One of the best ways to reach this young generation is through mom and dad. Before the student goes to college, get them started with a credit card (even if mom and dad are joint on it). It's never too early to start marketing credit cards. Mark
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