Articles by Sharyn Alden

Turnover Trends

With the recession waning, your most valued employees could get lured away.
CUs are rethinking their front-line staffing strategies to meet members’ changing preferences.
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The Pros and Cons of Loan Automation

 Choose the right tools to make the loan process seamless for members.
Retain the human touch, eliminate irregularities and improve loan efficiency.
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Build Up Security Policies and Budgets

Include the costs of security in your CU’s business plan and overall budget.
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.
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CFOs Offer Big-Picture Projections

Loan growth, jobs, and risk management are critical to future success.
How do CFOs view credit unions’ outlook in the months ahead?
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 Sharpen Your Board’s Financial Skills

CUs are finding innovative ways to meet NCUA’s new requirements.
When NCUA’S new financial literacy rules went into effect last July, credit unions took a closer look at their directors’ basic financial skills.
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CUs Cut Costs as Margins Shrink

 How can your CU grow and cut expenses at the same time?
The financial world is changing fast. Positioning for the future is critical in this competitive environment.
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Celebrating the Year of Cooperatives

CUs share their plans for the worldwide event.
Credit unions around the world will recognize the contributions cooperatives make every day in the lives of members and their communities.
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Payday Lending

CUs keep recession-ravaged members out of the debt trap.
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.
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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.
Why has annual CU membership growth been only about 1.5% during banks’ worst public-relations crisis in a generation?
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Real Estate at a Crossroads?

Property values in many markets haven't bounced back, but some CUs see increasing mortgage demand.
CUs are continuing with strong underwriting standards while helping members as much as possible to stay in their homes.
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