Articles by Bill Cheney

A Solid Standing With Consumers and Congress

CU membership and financial growth are on the rise.
With a full quarter of the year under our belts, I’m more convinced than ever: Credit unions are on the rise.
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It’s Time for Congress to Act

CUs, business advocates will continue to push for MBL legislation.
The GAC's date change is perfectly timed to encourage congressional action.
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Cooperatively Yours

The International Year of Cooperatives celebrates co-op principles, history, and benefits.
How can CUs get involved in the International Year of Cooperatives?
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President's Perspective

Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

Moderating the interchange rule is among CUNA’s 2011 accomplishments.
What did CUNA accomplish last year, and where are we going in 2012?
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President's Perspective

Grassroots Motivation

Let’s carry this year’s momentum into 2012.
Here are lessons for CUs as we wrap up this year and head into a big political year.
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A Good Way To Save Money

CUs’ challenge is to make good on consumers’ expectations.
When Bank of America announced that it will start imposing a $5 monthly fee for debit card use on a big chunk of its customers, we heard the comments—from consumers, the press, and even the U.S. president.
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The Vital Need for Co-ops

The cooperative movement has made its impact around the world.
For CUs and other cooperatives, 'democratic member control' is one of the principles by which they operate.
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Growing Younger

Several programs help CUs attract younger members.
'How do we get more young people to become members?' That’s more than just the topic du jour for credit unions. It’s a strategic imperative.
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Interchange: A Coda

CUs played a determinative role in the Fed’s final rule.
On June 29, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors adopted its debit interchange final rule, described (by some) as "surprising" and by others as "infuriating."
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Interchange By the Numbers

CUs have been loud and clear on the interchange issue.
Our ultimate goal is to protect CUs’ ability to continue offering members affordable financial products.
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