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CEO Succession and Salaries

July 20, 2009
LEAD STORY If your CEO left the credit union abruptly, is someone ready to take the helm? Most credit union CEOs come from the credit union movement. Forty percent of credit union CEOs worked for their credit union before becoming CEO, and 30% worked for another credit union before being... READ MORE

The 2000s: Y2K to Recession

May 20, 2009
LEAD STORY In celebration of U.S. credit unions’ 100th anniversary, Credit Union Magazine has been reflecting on the movement’s history. The following piece, adapted from “For the People for 100 Years,” a new book from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), offers a snapshot of the first decade of the... READ MORE

New Sessions in Boston, June 21-24

May 20, 2009
LEAD STORY At America’s Credit Union Conference & Expo, June 21-24, in Boston, celebrate 100 years of progress while em-bracing today’s challenges. Engage in bottom-line impact discussions to position your credit union for success. With the rapidly changing legislative and regulatory landscape in Washington, D.C., the Credit Union National Association... READ MORE

Claim to Fame

May 20, 2009
Patrick Totty Insurance is the ultimate membership development tool. Selling insurance is a value-added service credit unions can offer to build revenue and member appreciation. Three insurance representatives explain their companies’ respective approaches to serving credit unions. Grow membership Bob Hunt views his role at Conseco Inc. as providing “membership... READ MORE

A Teachable Moment for Student Loans

May 20, 2009
Jim Hanson The U.S. student loan supply is half empty—or half full, depending on your viewpoint. As some student loan providers pull the plugs on their programs, others are lining up ready to serve more. Many credit unions are in the latter group. Nearly 1,450 U.S. credit unions offer guaranteed... READ MORE

Member Potential

May 20, 2009
Ann Hayes Peterson What do nonmembers want from CUs? National research offers insights. Hard to imagine the Great Recession could offer credit unions a great opportunity to bring in new members. But that’s Jon Haller’s view. To credit unions faced with stagnant member growth, he has this advice: Carpe diem,... READ MORE

Trigger a Mood Swing

April 27, 2009
John Franklin Deliver the five things members want most. In my 41 years in the Credit Union System, I’ve seen periods where credit unions experienced problems and losses due to the economy or market fluctuations. They survived every one of them and usually emerged stronger and more highly esteemed than... READ MORE

Policy Makers to Attend CUNA GAC

January 23, 2009
LEAD STORY With a new administration and the 111th Congress onboard, Washington is buzzing. Learn firsthand what it means for credit unions during the 2009 Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), Feb. 22-26, at the Washington (D.C.) Convention Center. Hear from policy makers, including Senate Banking Chairman... READ MORE

CUs Survive Mortgage Mugging

December 23, 2008
Patrick Totty  Instead of taking blows, vendors say CUs’ mortgage outlook is rosy in certain areas. You might compare what’s happened to the mortgage market recently to being mugged. First, there’s a flurry of blows, followed by sitting down, taking stock: Should I get up or catch my breath? For... READ MORE

CUNA Tools

December 23, 2008
Be bold. Be heard. Be there. The 2009 Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) is your time to step up, tell your story, and make a difference. This event, Feb. 22-26, at the Washington (D.C.) Convention Center, also provides opportunities to hear from influential Washington policy makers... READ MORE

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