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Regulatory Compliance for Investments

NCUA’s investment regulations will address ‘standards of creditworthiness.’
July 31, 2013
CUNA expects NCUA to issue additional guidance on how to comply with its new investment rules.
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Tell, Don't Sell

CUs boost income with member-friendly investment and insurance services.
May 27, 2013
'Fees' not necessarily a four-letter word when linked with member-friendly services.
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Are You Selling Products—Or Helping Members Achieve Their Goals?

Investment programs help members achieve their goals and dreams.
May 14, 2013
Plumbing experiment shows the value of trusted advice.
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Help Members Navigate Investment Waters

Revenue from member investment programs helps CUs counteract lower interest income.
July 24, 2012
Members crave unbiased information from an institution they trust.
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Make Information Actionable!

Consumers need actionable information regarding investments and housing.
July 23, 2012
You can’t accomplish your mission without the right data.
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Four Simple Rules for Balance Sheet Management

To use a baseball analogy, hit singles rather than swing for the fences.
July 16, 2012
Large balances sitting in Fed funds have amounted to a painful and mistaken bet on rising interest rates.
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Living With Narrow Net Interest Margins

How to deal with life in a low-rate environment.
February 16, 2012
In the past, most CUs could generate sufficient net interest to cover operating expenses. For most of us, this is no longer true.
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Enhance Your CU’s Investment Portfolio

Re-examine your investment style to build a solid portfolio.
October 7, 2011
CU leaders should set aside personal investment biases and change their investment styles to build a solid investment portfolio.
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Investment Services Cement Member Relationships

They pave the way to increased profitability and stronger member ties.
July 13, 2011
Retail investment services give members access to the advisory and brokerage options they need.
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Excess Liquidity Opportunities and Pitfalls

Now more than ever, CUs are looking to investments to reduce excess liquidity.
June 23, 2011
It's easy to get overwhelmed by the time required to choose a quality security. So what can a CU do with excess liquidity?
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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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