Operations

CUNA Drafting Comments to Corporate CU Proposal

January 27, 2010
NCUA has also issued a proposal affecting community CUs. A number of regulatory issues remained with us as our calendars rolled over to 2010. One of those issues is the regulation of corporate credit unions. About 95% of natural-person credit unions belong to and rely on corporate credit... READ MORE

Six ID Theft Trends for 2010

January 27, 2010
Organized, Internet-based identity crime will continue to menace consumers and the economy in 2010, according to the Identity Theft Assistance Center, a nonprofit coalition of financial services companies that aims to protect consumers from identity theft. The group released a report identifying 2010’s top identity theft trends: 1. An emerging... READ MORE

CUs Need a Youth Movement

January 27, 2010
Only 4% of members are age 18 to 24. As the U.S. Census Bureau prepares to paint its 10-year portrait of the population, demographers are expecting to see a picture of an older, more ethnically diverse America. That portrait reinforces a painful reality for credit unions: Your members... READ MORE

No Time for Complacency

January 27, 2010
Getting aggressive with membership growth strategies. Credit union membership is on pace to post 2% growth in 2009. The 12-month membership growth rate is double the rate of U.S. population growth, according to the Credit Union National Association’s economics and statistics department. At a time many are describing... READ MORE

LEEDing the Way

January 27, 2010
A ‘green’ builder who walks the talk. Who: Joni Walker What: Senior VP, Marketing, Missoula FCU Where: Missoula, Mont. How I got involved in my CU’s “green” branch project: I’ve been the “owner representative” of remodel/new construction projects for seven years. When it came time to design this particular branch,... READ MORE

Top 10 Stories of 2009

January 15, 2010
Visitors to creditunionmagazine.com were most interested in regulations, corporate stabilization, and the recession during 2009. The most-read stories on creditunionmagazine.com during 2009 were: 10) Strange-But-True CU Crimes   Did you hear about the arrest police made in a 26-year-old credit union embezzlement case? Or about the member who deposited her... READ MORE

Spotlight: Joni Walker

January 14, 2010
Who: Joni Walker What: Senior vice president, marketing Where: Missoula FCU When it comes to going green, why go half way? That was Joni Walker’s approach when she took on the construction of a new green branch. “We decided to aim for the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification:... READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: SARs

January 14, 2010
By Valerie Moss Q Can a credit union share a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) with another credit union under the Section 314(b) information-sharing provisions of the USA Patriot Act ?     A No. Section 314(b) of the USA Patriot Act allows financial institutions to share information with each other... READ MORE

Poll: What's the telltale sign the economy has rebounded?

January 05, 2010
Economists claim the recession has ended—but it doesn’t necessarily feel that way. Instant Poll What’s the telltale sign the economy is back on track? Cast your vote now and tell us what you think . Unexpected results Your results are not what I would have expected given your target... READ MORE

Savings for Small CUs

December 21, 2009
Small credit unions play a vital role in the lives of their members. Take advantage of these resources to plan for the future and improve operations: •  Credit Union Front Line newsletter–Packed with sales strategies, fraud-prevention tactics, and examples of outstanding member service, Front Line empowers your staff to improve... READ MORE

What's Popular

Popular Stories

Recent Discussion

Your Say: Have You Ever Suffered a Denial of Service Attack?

View Results Poll Archive