Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Editor's Note: Reporting Big Digital Growth... And Taking a Loss
Credit Union Journal has always had a strong digital presence but even I was surprised to see the growth numbers for the first half of 2014. During this period, pageviews at www.cujournal.com grew by almost 20%.
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American employees continue to face financial struggles as they work to recover from the great recession. more »
Credit unions, too, continue to be impacted as digital channels become increasingly important to members, and traditional brick and mortar services cease to be prominent member service and member acquisition strategies. more »
Six years ago, two players for the Central Washington University women's softball team carried an injured player of their opponent around the bases so that Western Oregon University's Sara Tucholsky could count her first collegiate home run. more »
As my term as NAFCU's board chairman comes to a close, I would like to share some of my reflections about the past two years' activities. more »
Over the years there have been NCUA board members whose terms were so unremarkable that their six years passed without even the agency's HR department knowing they were there. And then there's the term of Michael Fryzel. more »
Are you passionate about credit unions? Do you feel strongly about where the community is moving? Credit Union Journal wants to hear from you — and now it's easier than ever to be heard. more »
Knowing the difference between a bad act and a bad actor can make the difference between incurring managed risk or, more dangerously, unmanaged risk. more »
Talk to any credit union exec for longer than the time it takes for a drive-by high-five and you'll hear about how "satisfied" the members are, or about the CU's Net Promoter Score, or their Yelp rating. more »
As depositor-owned cooperatives, credit unions have a long history of careful and responsible stewardship of member assets — amply demonstrated during the recent financial crisis. more »
Almost every expert opinion about future interest rates since the Great Recession has predicted an increase in long term rates. NCUA has identified interest rate risk as the "most significant risk the industry faces right now." more »
Full steam ahead — that's our call to arms at CUNA these days. more »
Enterprise risk management: why now? This is a question that many credit unions may be struggling to answer. It must occur to each of you at some point that you have been able to manage risk all of these years without it. more »
Upon reading and then rereading Frank Diekmann's June 6, column in Credit Union Journal (What Americans Should Be Hearing, But [Sadly] Aren't), my initial thoughts were that something provoked you to write what you did and you really had a lot to say about different subjects. more »

A look at credit union partners and what they will be offering at NAFCU's upcoming Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas.
Oct 20 - 22 | PayThink (formerly ATM, Debit & Prepaid Forum)

JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Phoenix, AZ
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Oct 27 - 29 | Financial Services Collections & Operational Risk Conference

The Cosmopolitan
Las Vegas, NV
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Great White Northern Rebrand
Take a look at this spot highlighting Fairbanks, Alaska-based Northern Schools FCU's rebrand as Spirit of Alaska CU.
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