Credit Union Times Magazine August 3, 2011

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  • How to Gain Members and Buck the Trend

    Three years ago, when the financial situations of many Americans began heading for a fall, the New York City-based, $1.6 billion, 320,000-member Municipal Credit Union took the opportunity to advertise how its services could help consumers manage their struggles.

  • Debit Interchange Network Choices

    Now that regulations implementing the Durbin amendment are finalized–at least for the short term–credit unions have to decide how many debit networks they want and if they have to join any.

  • TransUnion Sees Changed Credit Card Behavior

    Credit union executives planning credit card marketing and issuing strategies for 2012 and 2013 may want to factor a new study from TransUnion into their deliberations.

  • Corporate America Settles a Suit

    The blockbuster credit union trial of the summer won’t happen. That is the news out of Birmingham, Ala., as word circulated that the headliner suit filed by Corporate America against an all-star roster of credit union luminaries who had been officers and directors of failed U.S. Central has been settled...


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  • Time to Gear Up Efforts for Capital Reform

    NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz reaffirmed her support for supplemental capital for credit unions at WOCCU’s annual meeting. Credit unions’ need for capital reform can only heighten. But permitting the NCUA to define prompt corrective action buckets requires action by Congress.


  • Crash Network: Fin Lit Can Help CU Staff

    If you have been in the presence of a financial literacy teacher for more than a minute, you have probably heard these statistics from Harris Interactive:

  • Gen Y Back Talk: Deliver Services Their Way

    It’s easy for credit unions to make assumptions about Gen Y. For example, they’re all techies in search of the latest gadget. The only way to grab their attention through advertising is with bells and whistles. And forget seeing them inside a branch–they only bank at ATMs or on mobile...

  • Guest Opinion: Shared Branching Cuts Costs, Aids Members

    With today’s economy still sputtering, credit unions–and just about any other organization across the nation–remain vigilant about cutting costs to survive and hopefully thrive when the economy returns to good health.

  • Letter: Matz Is Dead Wrong on Dodd-Frank

    CUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz has a right to her opinion about the Dodd-Frank Act. No matter how wrong. And as her July 27 Guest Opinion so clearly demonstrated, on the topic of the Dodd-Frank Act, Matz is really, really, really wrong.

  • Guest Opinion: Auto Lending Roller Coaster Continues

    If the folks who manage automotive lending at credit unions are feeling a little queasy these days, it’s with good reason. Watching their market share the past four years has been akin to spending a long weekend at an amusement park, going up and down on the world’s steepest and...

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