ORLANDO — With margins stretched and lending still struggling to grow, credit unions need all the non-interest income they can get these days, and insurance may represent the greatest opportunity for CUs to find that revenue. After all, industry insiders say, it's a product that nearly every credit union member needs.

"It's true everywhere-everybody has to have home and auto insurance, and in our market if you rent, virtually every apartment complex requires people to have renters' insurance," said Phil Tischer, COO at MIDFLORIDA CU here. "So it's kind of a necessary evil that everybody has to buy it."

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