Articles by Dianne Molvig

Co-op Power

The co-op business model is shining brighter next to Wall Street’s tarnished image.
Many credit unions are joining forces with cooperatives from other sectors, such as grocery and housing co-ops, for mutual benefit.
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Anyone Fed Up With Banks?

The consumer backlash over proposed fees created a spike in CU membership growth.
In the first weeks following banks’ announcements of their infamous debit card fees, more consumers joined CUs than joined during all of 2010.
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When Disaster Strikes

CU personnel who have experienced disasters offer advice on business continuity planning.
When Louisianans think about floods, they usually think of “water falling from the sky or blown in by the wind,” says Mignhon Tourné, CEO at $300 million asset ASI FCU.
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Pumping Up Auto Loan Volume

CUs find innovative ways to rebuild auto loan portfolios that lost $15 billion since 2006.
Auto loans have long been the bread and butter of credit union lending. But these days the bread is a tad drier and the butter a bit scarcer.
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So You Want to Start a CU?

The chartering process can take years and requires patience, perseverance, and the ability to jump through hoops.
The movement’s history is rich with stories of credit union pioneers barnstorming the U.S., starting credit unions on a shoestring and storing deposits in a shoebox.
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Boomer Loyalty Has Limits

Baby boomers want objective financial advice, developed just for them. If they don’t get it, many will walk out the door.
Baby boomers' needs are diverse and complex. These members can be a viable target for long-term relationships if CUs can meet their needs.
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