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Our Employment Situation: What Is America Singing?

The employment picture is improving overall, but it remains fuzzy for young workers.
Lora Bray
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‘Job prospects for young high school and college graduates remain dim.’
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A Tale of Two Movements

The state of the CU movement is vastly improved, but challenges remain, especially for small CUs.
Mike Schenk
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As a group, small CUs face shrinking membership and loan growth.
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An Uneven Recovery

The state of the CU movement is vastly improved, but not all CUs are seeing the same results.
Mike Schenk
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The state of the CU movement is vastly improved, but not all CUs are seeing the same results.
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Economy is ‘Recovering, Not Recovered’

Despite good news regarding CU membership, lending, and earnings, some CUs continue to struggle.
Mike Schenk
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New-auto lending continues to be a bright spot for many CUs.
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The CFO’s Merger Role Expands

CFOs are expected to take a leadership role in the merging CUs’ cultural transformation.
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In the past, the CFO focused solely on financials during mergers. That’s no longer the case.
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 ROA and the Road to Recovery

 While ‘normal’ ratios are still elusive, we’re moving in the right direction.
Mike Schenk
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CU earnings took a in third-quarter 2011 due to a hefty corporate stabilization expense, but the days of declining CU ROA likely are behind us.
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A Deficiency of Efficiency?

Efficiency ratios don’t necessarily measure what they claim to measure.
Mike Schenk
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Most credit union decision-makers I know are a restless bunch—constantly looking for ways to improve operations and make (and keep) members happy.
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A Delicate Balancing Act

CUs must meet members’ needs while maintaining sound financial practices.
Erin Mendez
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CU members believe the economic recovery they’re hearing about is mostly on Wall Street, not Main Street.
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The ‘Death Knell’ of the CU Movement?

Lack of access to alternative capital could have serious consequences for CUs.
Bill Merrick
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Alternative, or supplemental, capital could allow credit unions to raise money from outside the institution and use it as a capital buffer.
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Could Alternative Capital Unleash CUs' True Potential?

Lack of access to alternative capital could constrain CUs' long-term growth.
Bill Merrick
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Fallout from the economic crisis increases the need for alternative capital. Even well-capitalized CUs are limiting growth due to fear of capital constraints. But to use alternative capital, CUs would have to demonstrate management savvy and discipline.
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