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Stay Healthy in an Ailing Economy

May 01, 2008
Stay Healthy in an Ailing Economy May 1, 2008 Credit unions can expect strong savings growth and falling loan demand during 2008, according to Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Chief Economist Bill Hampel. "Many credit union members will be nervous about possibly losing their jobs, or at least about fewer... READ MORE

Three Ways to Fight Online Fraud

March 01, 2008
Three Ways to Fight Online Fraud March 1, 2008 By Tom Miltonberger Despite continued investment in online fraud prevention technologies, many credit unions' member accounts continue to be vulnerable to cyber crime. Three best practices decrease a credit union's vulnerability to online fraud: 1. Invest equally in back-end and front-end... READ MORE

Build a Better Web Site

February 01, 2008
Build a Better Web Site February 1, 2008 A credit union's Web site no longer is just an accessory; it's a necessity, agree Web and marketing experts. Unfortunately, too often this powerful tool isn't used to its full potential. One credit union making the most of its Web site is... READ MORE

Scenes from CUNA's Community CU Conference

December 01, 2007
Scenes from CUNA's Community CU Conference December 1, 2007 Kent Moon, president of Member Business Lending LLC , West Jordan, Utah, talks about the shrinking mortgage market. Bilingual signage isn't enough to attract Latino membership to credit unions, says Tom Tucker, executive vice president of sales and marketing at IBT... READ MORE

Off to See the Wizard? Better Check Behind the Curtain

October 01, 2007
Off to See the Wizard? Better Check Behind the Curtain October 1, 2007 By Bradley S. Fordham, Ph.D. When the Wizard of Oz told Dorothy to "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain," she knew something was amiss. With finding her way home at stake, she ignored his... READ MORE

Instant-Issue Cards Add Convenience

October 01, 2007
Instant-Issue Cards Add Convenience October 1, 2007 In today's fast-track culture, people remain on the lookout for products or services that streamline their lives. Instant-issuance technology for debit, ATM, credit, and prepaid cards has gained its share of attention in the past few years, and with good reason. Financial institutions... READ MORE

Intelligent Video Surveillance Thwarts ID Theft

October 01, 2007
Intelligent Video Surveillance Thwarts ID Theft October 1, 2007 By Dagan Sadeh A teller walks away from his desk briefly, leaving a short queue of customers to wait. One customer from the queue steps forward quickly, grabbing a handful of new credit cards ready to be mailed to customers with... READ MORE

Tools of the Trade

August 01, 2007
Tools of the Trade August 1, 2007 Credit union vendors introduce new Check 21, card services, and fraud management offerings. CUs Cash in with Check 21 As transportation costs continue to rise and courier fees increase, more credit unions are looking to branch capture to ease the mounting cost. Branch... READ MORE

Fight Check Forgery With New Technologies

July 01, 2007
Fight Check Forgery With New Technologies July 1, 2007 By Yuri Prizemin CUNA Mutual Group , Madison, Wis., reports it paid credit union check fraud claims in 2006 totaling $16.9 million—down from approximately $21 million in both 2004 and 2005 due to improved loss controls and tighter underwriting standards. But... READ MORE

Health-Care Costs a Weighty Issue

May 01, 2007
Health-Care Costs a Weighty Issue May 1, 2007 By Victoria White Lennyx Corporate health-care costs continue to rise at alarming rates—double the inflation rate and four times defense spending in 2005 (the latest year data are available), according to the National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC). Employers now pay more... READ MORE

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