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E-Scan Insights: Demographics

July 09, 2009
For the first time in more than two decades, credit unions experienced an increase in the number of peak borrowers—members age 25 to 44, reports CUNA’s 2009-2010 Credit Union Environmental Scan Report . Credit unions continue to struggle, however, to attract future borrowers—members age 18 to 24. Those numbers are... READ MORE

Find the Right Strategic Planning Tools

July 01, 2009
CUNA Environmental Scan Editor Steve Rodgers explains how credit unions can use this tool in their strategic planning efforts, and describes some of the highlights found in the 2009-2010 edition. Watch now . At Digital Federal Credit Union in Marlborough, Mass., “We view any plan as a roadmap written at... READ MORE

WOCCU Chair Strives for Greater Global Unity

July 01, 2009
Melvin Edwards : CUs can gain greater influence by speaking as a single global body. Watch an interview with Edwards now . Credit unions' ethical leadership has given them both integrity and strength during the current financial crisis, according to Melvin Edwards, World Council of Credit Unions ( WOCCU )... READ MORE

Strategy in a Whole New World

June 25, 2009
Focus on your member relationships, take advantage of competitors' weaknesses, and embrace technology investments. Mark Sievewright, senior vice president, Fiserv Inc., Brookfield, Wis., delivered those words of wisdom at CUNA's America's Credit Union Conference & Expo in Boston. READ MORE

Four critical regulatory issues

June 24, 2009
Mary Dunn: Topping the regulatory agenda are regulatory restructuring, top-level changes at NCUA, examination issues, and corporate CU issues. CUNA Deputy Counsel Mary Dunn outlined four critical regulatory issues for credit unions during a morning breakout session Wednesday: 1. Regulatory restructuring. The proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency is a “glass... READ MORE

Magill: On the legislative front

June 24, 2009
John Magill: An ambitious Congress is proposing legislative measures at breakneck speed. A “very ambitious Congress” is proposing legislative measures “at breakneck speed,” John Magill, CUNA's senior vice president of legislative affairs, told attendees of a breakout session Wednesday morning. Two areas--credit card reform and the housing bill that contains... READ MORE

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

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