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Membership Growth: Take Advantage of the Times

June 30, 2010
Positive media coverage of CUs in the wake of bank bailouts has created a window of opportunity for member growth. READ MORE

Awash in a Sea of Liquidity

June 30, 2010
More than $48 billion in new savings has created a flood of liquidity for CUs. To deal with this glut, CUs are promoting loans, diminishing deposit inflows, and rethinking investment strategies. READ MORE

FinCEN: Fraud & Terrorist Financing Reports Rise

June 28, 2010

Although the number of suspicious activity reports filed by financial institutions declined from 2008 to 2009, reports of suspected fraud and terrorist financing grew.

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FBI Mortgage Fraud Takedown Nets 500 Arrests

June 25, 2010

“Operation Stolen Dreams” has led to 485 arrests, 330 convictions, and the recovery of $11 million.

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Cyber World Creates New Liability Risks for CUs

June 16, 2010
The evolution of the cyber world and virtual servicing are creating an emerging set of risk exposures for credit unions known as 'cyber liability.' READ MORE

Build Momentum Within Your Sales and Service Culture

June 14, 2010
Daunting. Difficult. Tiresome. These are some commonly used words by those who safeguard the spirit of their sales and service culture. Credit unions that dare to tackle this challenge head-on instead of retreating will become more profitable and effective organizations. READ MORE

Characteristics of CU Mergers

June 11, 2010
Six findings about credit union mergers. READ MORE

Take Action on Interchange Legislation

June 03, 2010
Despite the uncertainty of the interchange situation, issuers need to explore different scenarios and prepare now, according to a new Celent report. READ MORE

The Dark Side of Cost Control

June 01, 2010
Expense control is crucial during times of such thin spreads. But don't go too far. READ MORE

Mergers Remodel the Movement

June 01, 2010
For better or worse, the trend toward fewer but larger CUs continues. The gradual but incessant migration toward fewer but larger credit unions continues, apparently unimpeded by economic ups and downs. READ MORE

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