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Looking for tried-and-true strategies that yield serious results? Look no further than CU Journal's Best Practices Awards featuring great ideas that have been tested in the real world with proven...
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Credit unions typically see a significant slowdown in lending during the holiday season, but experts suggest there are still some hidden opportunities for loans in Q4.
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How do you make sure your member gets the same experience no matter which branch he walks into? It's a challenge any CU with more than one branch faces. Now imagine if your CU was headquartered in...
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The Wells Fargo fiasco could be opening a big window of opportunity for credit unions — and just in time for the 5th anniversary of Bank Transfer Day. Experts discuss strategies for leveraging this...
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With the 2016 general election barely two months away, we examine the compliance landscape credit unions face — and how it might change with a new occupant in the White House and changes in Congress.
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As credit unions begin their strategic planning sessions for 2017, CU Journal spoke with industry stakeholders to find out their focus, their fears and the tactics they're eyeing for making next...
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As the technology—and its adoption—continues to escalate at a rapid pace, Credit Union Journal looks at new developments in these increasingly key channels.
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Between the small number of CUs bumping up against the member business lending cap and NCUA's recent overhaul of the MBL rule, should credit unions continue to fight to raise or remove the cap?
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As the size and number of branches shrinks, credit unions are having to rethink their brick-and-mortar strategies.
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A look at what millennials really want, customizing branches to area demographics and top data security concerns for credit unions right now.
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Credit union executives and analysts offer strategies for cutting costs, increasing efficiency and boosting profitability.
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Card issuers, merchants and consumers alike have had six months to adapt to the EMV shift, with varying degrees of speed and success. But the biggest question of all: has it made a dent in fraud?
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As baby boomers retire in droves, many credit unions are finding the prospect of hiring from within daunting, with too many "specialists" in the C Suite. It's just one of many challenges CUs are...
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After years of warnings from NCUA about interest rate risk, rates are finally starting to rise—is your credit union ready?
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CUs are celebrating 19 straight quarters of loan growth, but this week’s special report explores the potential dark side of all that growth. Also on tap: a deep dive into the new member business...
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After years on the sidelines, this could be the year credit unions make sure the candidates running for the White House take notice of the cooperative industry.
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A Credit Union Journal series on how credit unions wind up in conservatorship and what comes next.
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Learn how credit unions are using technology to reach out to millennials (and everyone else), create more targeted marketing efforts and more.
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Experts share insight into where the best opportunities for credit unions will be in 2016 and how to make the most of the momentum built in 2015.
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A look at what credit unions can expect 2016 to bring in payments, compliance, politics and more.
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Looking to make improvements at your credit union? Credit Union Journal's Best Practices Awards program is a treasure trove of tested, results-driven strategies developed by credit unions to boost...
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Learn more about how credit unions are implementing — and, in some cases, creating — the latest technological advances in this week's special report.
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Credit Union Journal explores just how many new rules and changes to existing rules have been implemented since the passage of Dodd-Frank and upcoming regulatory changes CUs need to keep on their...
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Credit Union Journal celebrates International Credit Union Day with its annual Day in the Life of Credit Unions photo essay. Credit unions across the country took photos throughout the day on Aug....
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With the EMV shift finally upon us, we look at who is ready, who isn't, and what happens next.
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Check out which credit unions made the list and learn from some of the best how to make your credit union a great place to work.
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From solar panels and elective surgery to playoff tickets and musical instruments, credit unions are finding opportunities to grow their lending portfolios while improving their members' lives, too.
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Gear up for strategic planning season by reading up on the top five challenges CUs must address, how to get the most out of your planning session and more.
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Summer has long been the season of road trips and auto loans, but car sales data indicate credit unions shouldn't ignore the other nine months of the year.
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Both mobile banking and social media are constantly evolving. Learn what's on the rise, what's ebbing out and practical tips for making the most of these two vital tools.
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As the Dodd-Frank Act turns five, the debate continues to rage over its legacy. Below you'll find why it matters — and why the fight may never end.
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Credit unions are seeing strong opportunities for loan growth in student consolidation loans and auto loans.
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NCUA has formed a work group to re-examine its field of membership statutes to determine how the agency could update the rules, promulgated in the wake of the 1998 Credit Union Membership Access...
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Already deluged with a host of regulations, credit unions are treading water as they try to gear up for TRID while bracing for a flood of compliance issues including new HMDA requirements, IOLTAs,...
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Learn more about biometrics, the latest in branch technology, deciding to update to Windows 10, commjacking and more in this week’s special report.
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With unemployment and gas prices down and interest rates likely to rise, CUs are in a strong position to enhance their bottom lines, experts suggest. Learn the strategies CUs are using to make the...
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With less than six months to prepare for the EMV liability shift, will credit unions be ready? And what might the consequences be if they aren't? Learn what the experts have to say in this Credit &...
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Learn what strategies credit unions are using to attract top talent, as well as developing talent from within in this week's special report.
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Why it may already be late to get ready for TILA/RESPA changes, what's driving new mortgage growth and more in this week's special report.
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Learn how one credit union has achieved an astonishing 85% penetration of the millennial market in its field of membership and a host of other innovative growth strategies in this week's special...
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Want to send your loan growth through the roof? Learn from some of the best in the business. Credit Union Journal teamed up with consultant Rory Rowland to identify CUs with outstanding, organic...
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Should CUs get more aggressive with subprime auto loans? Is tailoring mortgages for higher-earning professionals a a strong strategy? Learn the answers to these and other key lending questions in...
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Experts share top cybersecurity concerns of 2015, how mobile offerings have become "the price of admission" and much more in this week's special report on technology.
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It's bad enough to be picking up the pieces after an external threat, such as a robbery or yet another retail data breach, but sometimes the biggest threat comes from within. CU Journal explores...
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With 2014 behind us, it's time to look forward. What can credit unions expect to see in the way of new rules and regulations coming out of the various agencies? Where will the best growth...
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Credit Union Journal takes its annual walk down memory lane, updating some of the biggest stories of the year. From the onslaught of data breaches and the proposed risk-based capital rule, to...
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Learn what credit union IT execs have put on their holiday wish lists, what's hot and what's not in technology for 2015 and much more in this week's special report.
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Looking to make improvements at your credit union? Credit Union Journal's Best Practices Awards program is a treasure trove of tested, results-driven strategies developed by credit unions to boost...
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Learn why one credit union is just saying "no" to apps, how another CU streamlined its website, remote account opening and more in this week's special report.
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Learn about the special challenges related to EMV for debit cards and why CUs need to review their insurance policies to be sure they really are covered for the onslaught of data breaches in this...
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Learn why subprime auto lending is still a good bet for credit unions, why one CU is targeting doctors with a special mortgage program and simple steps to boost loan growth in this week's special...
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Learn how to lessen the pain of core conversions, how one credit union resolved the problems associated with integrating solutions, and much more in this week's special report on technology.
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Credit Union Journal teamed up with Best Companies Group to develop a ranking of the best credit unions to work for. Learn how top-ranked credit unions are doing their best for their employees —...
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The "branch of the future" is already here — learn how different credit unions are transforming their branches, and in the process, seeing transformational changes in everything from lobby traffic...
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Learn how one CU saved its members more than $200,000 in just six months, how a tiny CU came up with a big innovation and much more in this week's special report on how credit unions are...
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With interest rates poised to start climbing, the mortgage refinance boom is going bust, pushing credit unions to look for new sources of mortgage growth. As the millennial generation comes of age,...
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As federal credit unions gather in the nation's capital for NAFCU's Congressional Caucus, Credit Union Journal offers a look at what the upcoming elections could mean for credit unions. This week's...
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Converting the core system is easily one of the most painful things a CU has to do. Now imagine having to do it twice in just two years. Learn how TruStone met this challenge and much more in this...
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Learn how two credit unions have significantly boosted their MBL programs and how another CU known for its member business lending is preparing for the potential fallout from the proposed...
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Between the barrage of new regulations to comply with and stiff competition, credit unions are finding that strategic planning, once thought of as a once-a-year event, is something to stay on top...
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A study has found a direct link between technology and a CU's ability to thrive, learn more about how your credit union can boost its success by implementing innovative new technology — and some...
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Credit unions have long struggled to ensure diversity in the ranks, but when it comes to their boards of directors, the question of having a truly representative board goes well beyond the...
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From Risk-Based Capitol and FOM Regs to Mobile Apps and Being an Effective Leader On Tap At ACUC.
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As new car sales surge to pre-recession levels, does that mean the much-discussed "new normal" is now back to "normal normal," or are there still new challenges — and opportunities — in the offing?...
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As the nation's credit unions descend on San Francisco for America's Credit Union Conference this week, CU Journal takes a look at the unique challenges and opportunities in the City by the Bay.
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From targeting Millennials to reducing operating expenses and driving the bottom line, learn how innovative credit unions are using technology to grow in this week's special report.
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Five years later, CU Journal looks at how the CARD Act has changed the payments landscape, as well as how mobile technology is taking that same landscape by storm in this week's special report on...
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Credit union executives and industry experts share their insights into what the next six months will bring and the strategies CUs should use to make the most of the last half of 2014.
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Learn how one credit union grew its mobile activity by 30%, how another CU's efforts on Facebook were so successful that Facebook actually did a white paper on it and other strategies for...
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Credit unions face a number of key challenges — and opportunities — when it comes to developing a healthy bottom line. CU executives, vendors and other experts share their strategies in this week's...
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As the economy continues to strengthen, credit unions are spreading their wings, adding new branches, remodeling existing branches and rethinking not only where they branch but what sort of...
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Learn how to leverage YouTube and make the most of all of your social media and mobile banking efforts in this week's special report.
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From helping to fine-tune how staff is deployed, to changing the way personnel are recruited and the skill sets that are sought after, technology is making a huge impact on all things HR. Learn...
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From combatting Heartbleed to how to leverage the core system to grow loans, learn more about how credit unions are using technology in this week's special report.
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Just like their credit union owners, CUSOs are feeling the heat from new regulations. Learn how CUSOs are working to find new ways to serve CUs in this week's special report.
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With real estate prices making a comeback, so, too, are home equity loans. Learn about the challenges and opportunities credit unions have in the burgeoning mortgage market in this week's special...
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Sometimes converting a core system leads to big changes elsewhere throughout the CU; other times, it's changes elsewhere that lead to a core conversion. Learn how technology is driving change — and...
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From how focusing on the auto-leasing market can increase credit unions' auto-lending business, to how online services are moving car buying from dealer lots to laptops, this special report...
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An estimated $30 million later, the Target data breach is changing the way credit unions prevent fraud, with more CUs ramping up EMV conversion more quickly than originally planned, implementing...
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World Leaders, Members of Congress. Authors. TV Broadcasters. And 4,400 CU Reps. All Were Part of CUNA's GAC Last Week.
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A volunteer board structure is at the heart of the CU community, but is there still a place for volunteers in an increasingly complex operating and regulatory environment? In this ongoing series,...
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In the wake of the Target data breach, CUs are focused on fraud. Learn more about how to beef up security while adding functionality to online banking, the latest in EMV conversion efforts and much...
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Signature loans have long taken a back seat to credit cards, but experts suggest they're far from a dying breed and may well be one of the best opportunities for loan growth this year. Learn more...
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In the wake of the Target and Nieman Marcus data breaches, credit unions are committed to putting renewed emphasis on thwarting would-be hackers, scam artists and other security threats. In this...
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Credit union executives and technology experts share strategies, tips and insights into how CUs can use the very latest tools to build efficiency, savings and growth in this week's special report.
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Credit union experts share their insights and predictions about where the greatest opportunities for growth will be in 2014.
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What will the new year bring for credit unions? Credit Union Journal asked industry stakeholders from in-the-trenches executives and economists to regulators and consultants to predict where the...
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From attempted board recalls and ousters to government shutdowns and fiscal cliffs, 2013 was an eventful year. Credit Union Journal takes a look back - and updates - some of the most interesting...
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Featuring the 12th Annual IT Holiday Wish List, this week’s special report explores the latest developments in credit union technology.
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Learn seven ways to beat your auto loan competition, what’s next for real estate lending and if student lending will be the next bubble in this week’s special report on lending.
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This is the continuation to last week's special report, which is our annual Best Practices Awards.
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This is the intro to this week's special report, which is our annual Best Practices Awards.
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From IT’s role in compliance issues and DDoS Attacks to mobile platform expansion efforts and video tellers, learn what's happening in credit union technology departments across the country.
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Credit unions that aren't offering insurance products could be losing out much needed income. Learn more about how insurance and investment services can help bolster the bottom line.
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This week’s special report explores everything from why CUs aren’t rushing to add prepaid cards to how rising rates will impact fixed-rate cards, as well as new insights into mobile payments and...
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Learn more about the CU Financial Exchange, how one CU leveraged technology to drive double-digit loan growth and much more in this week’s special report on technology.
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Despite their proximity to one another and having taken similarly big hits from the economic meltdown, California and Nevada are experiencing disparate recoveries.
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To celebrate International Credit Union Week, Credit Union Journal presents its annual "A Day In The Life Of Credit Unions Project." On Aug. 15, participating credit unions around the U.S. shot...
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As interest rates rise and the refi market dries up, learn what credit unions are doing to ramp up their purchase mortgage programs.
What CUs can do that Santa can't...
Looking for a new car this holiday season? This spot from Synergy CU in Ireland is a reminder that there might be better places to go for that than Santa.