Articles by Judy Dahl

Handling Post-Recession Repossessions

CUs work fast and smart to keep repos under control.
To turn around recession-related increases in repossessions, CUs have beefed up their loan-assessment processes, initiated faster action on collection procedures, and worked diligently to help members avoid repossessions.
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 Reactions to NCUA’ s  Final Rule on Corporates

CUs want to support the system, but they might have to look outside for some services.
Although NCUA’s final rule on corporate credit unions eliminates some onerous provisions from previous versions, it limits retail credit unions’ choices and increases the need for financial scrutiny. And with fewer corporates left, some credit unions are looking outside the credit union movement for services.
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Play Every Day

Tips on how to take leadership to the next level.
Asking Ron Burniske how he keeps his leadership skills sharp is like asking how baseball players keep their hitting skills sharp.
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Taking Leadership to the Next Level

Don’t check out or rest on your laurels.
Learning to lead isn't a finite process, say credit union CEOs. It's a lifelong quest.
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CUs Serve Only One Master

Their exclusive focus on member needs is still CUs’ best competitive edge.
What's the single most enduring factor giving credit unions a competitive edge?
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The Dawn of a New Payment Era

CUs plan for short- and long-term payment strategies.
With a big shift in payment preferences, CEOs are in touch with technology trends as they develop their CUs’ short- and long-term payment strategies.
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Recommended Reading

CU execs discuss some of their favorite books on business and leadership.
Here are a few book recommendations from three CEOs.
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Mitigation Practices Help CUs Manage Risks

Have a risk-mitigation plan, a process, and a team in place before you need them.
Three CUs describe their risk mitigation strategies.
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A Lending Conundrum

CUs struggle to balance members’ lending needs with increasing compliance requirements.
CUs must balance compliance and member service.
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Attract Member Investments

Well-managed investment programs can draw new investors and retain existing member deposits.
Three credit unions share best practices for outsourced investment programs.
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