Credit unions need to be focused on value creation, growth strategies and maximizing the very thin margins available to them as they head into this year's strategic planning season.

Those were just some of the messages from four consultants who work regularly with CUs, who warned credit unions they are under increasing pressure from hard-charging big banks as the Great Recession and the "Occupy Wall Street" movement fade deeper into memory.

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