Articles by Bill Merrick

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Crashers Aim to Boost CU Talent Pool

Young professionals present ideas for attracting new lending talent.
‘We need young adults to be the members, directors, and CEOs of our future.’
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Hot Topics from the CUNA Lending Council Conference

Lenders tackle collections, compliance, and more.
Tuesday afternoon sessions feature mortgage, consumer, and member business lending roundtables.
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'CU Lenders Are Natural Heroes'

Help members and employees change their lives, Andy Janning urges.
Six ways to create more heroes in your organization.
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John Foley: ‘Connect the Dream to the Plan'

The drive toward excellence is anything but accidental, former Blue Angels pilot says.
The performance expert urges CUNA Lending Council Conference attendees to ‘burn the paint off their loans.’
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Highlights from the CUNA Lending Council Conference

Sessions examine mobile lending, product management, and more.
Consumer perception and experience are an increasingly important part of the lending process.
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Scenes from the CUNA Lending Council Conference

Innovation session, Race for the 'CUre' highlight opening day.
A preconference session Sunday for the more than 520 attendees highlights the Filene Research Institute's best practices in innovation.
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Lessons in Innovation from i3

Think tank suggests using experimentation to find answers to tough questions.
‘Innovation for CUs is grounded in the needs of the people they serve.’
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Schenk: Latest BLS Job Report Reveals ‘Three Big Positives’

Unemployment rate falls below 6% as economy adds 248,000 jobs.
Report may ‘change the future course of interest-rate adjustments.’
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Summer's End Signifies Start of Strategic Planning Season

Expect more membership and loan growth, and ‘fatter bottom-line results’ in 2015.
Two important developments from 2014 will affect CUs in 2015 and beyond.
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CUNA Economist Gives ‘Rosiest’ Forecast in Seven Years

Improving labor market, lack of inflation continue to buoy economy.
‘There’s a tremendous amount of pent-up demand in the system.’
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