Articles by Vicky Franchino

How to Navigate 2013

Growth opportunities will be scarce, but challenges will be abundant.
Not everyone sees economic gloom and doom on the horizon.
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Will Mobile Demolish the Branch?

With smartphone adoption rising faster than expected, will consumers need branches?
Members’ use of your mobile-service channels will continue to grow—perhaps dramatically—in the next few years.
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CUs Growing Green

Financing eco-friendly vehicles and home improvements can enhance your brand and loan portfolio.
Green lending is relatively new at credit unions, and data about it is limited.
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Six Jobs You Won't Recognize in 10 Years

As CUs evolve, so must staff.
The evolution in CU jobs is driven by a host of factors, including technology, member preferences, costs, and competition.
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Tomorrow’s Branch

CUs try to maintain that personal touch as they build high-tech branches.
The challenge for CUs is to integrate technologies, increase efficiencies, and still deliver high-touch service when members want it.
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Lessons Learned in Business Services

CUs have been offering business services long enough to have learned some valuable lessons. Here’s their ‘top 10’ list.
The time could be right for CUs to launch or re-energize business services programs.
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Staying Focused

Is the CU vision retiring with its leaders?
CU leaders who “have been around the block a few times” offer some valuable insights.
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No Thaw in the Salary Freeze

CUs are finding creative ways to motivate staff despite stagnant pay and bonuses.
CUs are finding creative ways to motivate staff despite stagnant pay and bonuses.
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