Living 'Off the Grid' Brings New Perspective to SCE FCU Boardroom

Patrick McCloskey, a board member at SCE FCU in Irwindale, Calif., moved “off the grid” with his family last year, living with no natural gas and tapping a mountain spring for water. The move has done more than just change his life – it’s altered his perspective on credit union governance.

As Millennials Age, CU Youth-Outreach Efforts Evolve With Them

The popular “Young & Free” program is still widely utilized, but some CUs are crafting their own independent outreach programs and bringing in millennial staffers to run them.  more »

NCUA Eases Membership Rules, Proposes to Go Further

Many fully expected the agency to approve the significant overhaul of its field of membership rule, but the regulator went one better, issuing a new proposal that raises the population limit on well-defined communities from 2.5 million to 10 million.  more »
FinTech Forward
The OCC Wants to Provide Fintech Answers — And That's a Big Deal
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is expanding efforts to encourage the development of new banking products, announcing Wednesday that it will establish an office of innovation to spearhead research and communication related to fintech.  read more »
How Diverse is Your CU?
This video from NCUA introduces the regulator's new diversity self-assessment checklist to help credit unions can improve their diversity efforts. The assessment has no bearing on an institution's CAMEL rating and is not part of the exam process.