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» Sharyn Alden
With the recession waning, your most valued employees could get lured away.
February 3, 2013
CUs are rethinking their front-line staffing strategies to meet members’ changing preferences.
The Pros and Cons of Loan Automation
Choose the right tools to make the loan process seamless for members.
June 1, 2012
Retain the human touch, eliminate irregularities and improve loan efficiency.
Build Up Security Policies and Budgets
Include the costs of security in your CU’s business plan and overall budget.
May 7, 2012
Knowing that your CU is only as strong as its weakest link illustrates how important it is to have a strong security system in place.
CFOs Offer Big-Picture Projections
Loan growth, jobs, and risk management are critical to future success.
May 1, 2012
How do CFOs view credit unions’ outlook in the months ahead?
Sharpen Your Board’s Financial Skills
CUs are finding innovative ways to meet NCUA’s new requirements.
March 1, 2012
When NCUA’S new financial literacy rules went into effect last July, credit unions took a closer look at their directors’ basic financial skills.
CUs Cut Costs as Margins Shrink
How can your CU grow and cut expenses at the same time?
February 1, 2012
The financial world is changing fast. Positioning for the future is critical in this competitive environment.
Celebrating the Year of Cooperatives
CUs share their plans for the worldwide event.
January 10, 2012
Credit unions around the world will recognize the contributions cooperatives make every day in the lives of members and their communities.
CUs keep recession-ravaged members out of the debt trap.
July 18, 2011
CUs aren’t waiting for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to change how payday lenders operate. Instead, they’re offering financially distressed consumers affordable borrowing options.
The Consumer Awareness Crisis
Awareness of CUs is alarmingly low. One-half of consumers ages 18 to 24 don’t know what a CU is.
February 24, 2011
Why has annual CU membership growth been only about 1.5% during banks’ worst public-relations crisis in a generation?
Real Estate at a Crossroads?
Property values in many markets haven't bounced back, but some CUs see increasing mortgage demand.
September 1, 2010
CUs are continuing with strong underwriting standards while helping members as much as possible to stay in their homes.
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Credit Union Magazine
December 2013 digital edition
League Presidents Pass the Torch
CUs Can Expect Economic Tailwinds
Unbankable: The Noble Birth of Credit Unions
A Look Back With Jeff Post
Survey: Young Credit Card Users are Better Credit Risks
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Good list of five, with room for a 6th, i.e., avoid cheerleaders as directors. When it comes time for a constructive critical thoughts to be raised by senior governance directors, cheerleaders add no value other than making themselves feel valuable because of 'feel good' fairy dust they want to sprinkle over everything said and everything done. That's not Governance, that's Cheerleading, and it requires a change of uniform and a change of title.
Great advice Barry! -Mary Ann Schlung Colorado Credit Union
I had the pleasure to attend this year conference. Josh was dynamic speaker. Love the "why" message.
Amen, Amen, Your financial well being has a lot to do with the time of your birth. I used to envie those guys at Employers Insurance who came home from WWII and stepped right into a growing economy full of opportunities. Never gave much thought tot he fact that their "opportunities" occurred because they had survived the Depression and hadn't been among those killed in action in the Great War. They wer, frankly, in short supply.
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