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EMV Conversion Planning: 12 Tips
Get started now, experts tell CUs.
March 1, 2013
A 12-point road map as your CU plots the switch from magnetic stripe to chip cards.
Benefits Still Matter in a Down Economy
Without incentives to stay, employees may be out the door when the employment market improves.
January 29, 2013
When benefits start to slide, salaries become far more important.
Innovative CUs Draw Up New Lending Approaches
Successful lenders are proactive and creative—and they don’t think ‘risk’ is a four-letter word.
December 27, 2012
Lending innovators spot—and act on—opportunities to make loans and boost the bottom line.
Lending Opportunities in an Uncertain Economy
Stepping out of their lending comfort zones brings positive results for many CUs.
December 22, 2012
CUs see loan growth by revamping delivery, pricing, or types of loans.
Enterprise Risk Management
CUs must scan the entire horizon for risk and reward.
November 26, 2012
Comprehensive ERM training will enhance directors’ understanding of the balance sheet—and improve decision making.
2013 Lending Outlook
Opening the door to loan growth requires innovation and higher risk tolerance.
November 1, 2012
The threat of a fiscal cliff brings continued uncertainty for business and consumer lending.
CUFX: Bringing It All Together
An open integration standard will improve CUs’ speed to market with tech innovations.
October 1, 2012
Spearheaded by the CUNA Technology Council, CUFX is actively supported by more than 40 credit unions and vendors.
Where Will Your Next CEO Come From?
Open search yields best candidates for CEO.
September 21, 2012
Limiting your search to one avenue overlooks the importance of selecting a CEO with the right combination of skills and vision.
Members’ needs must drive technology innovation and adoption.
September 1, 2012
Make sure your CU employs technology effectively to meet member needs and remain viable.
Fee or Free
It’s a delicate balancing act as CUs try to generate income without annoying members.
July 1, 2012
Credit unions benefited from the bankers’ misstep on fees, garnering hundreds of thousands of new members.
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Credit Union Magazine
December 2013 digital edition
CUs Can Expect Economic Tailwinds
A Look Back With Jeff Post
Unbankable: The Noble Birth of Credit Unions
Keep Member Data Safe
Thinking About CDFI Certification?
We are looking for a strategic planning facilitator option. Does anyone have a firm or firms that they are willing to recommend?
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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