Credit Union Times Magazine July 10, 2013

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  • CUs Urged to Leverage Member-Centric Advantage

    NEW YORK — Although competition for consumers’ wallets is more intense than ever, credit unions are in a good position to compete if they use data they already own to become more member centric, said John Lass, senior vice president of Strategy and Business Development for CUNA Mutual Group during...

  • Obamacare: CUs Put Coverage on the Services Menu

    When the tiny Saguache County Credit Union, plagued by losses for several years, was finally liquidated last spring, its 3,185 members faced not having another financial institution in the area to serve them.

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  • Keeping It Social: Guest Opinion

    I spend a lot of time in strategic planning sessions, and growth is almost always the dominant focus. A majority of our nation’s credit unions are considered small, with less than $50 million, and the sad reality is that most in this group are having a difficult time with membership,...

  • Five Tips to Help Employees Live the CU Brand: Guest Opinion

    Branding. It’s a hot buzz word and topic in credit union circles these days. Credit unions spend a ton of time and resources on their brand’s look, design, graphics and marketing. But branding is more than your strategy and look. Branding is also about your people.

  • Board Guide to Loan Regime Split Dollar: Guest Opinion

    Is loan regime split dollar snake oil or liquid gold? How is a board to know? If it works, LRSD is a powerful tool for compensating key executives and preserving credit union assets. If it doesn’t work, the costs to the credit union and the participating executives are high.


  • People in the News

    First Financial Federal Credit Union, Wall, N.J., has hired Deborah Downie as director of business development. Downie brings to First Financial over 21 years of experience at various Wall Street firms in corporate lending and institutional investing. Prior to her employment with the credit union, she founded the Two Rivers Women...

Letters to the editor


  • CUNA Conference Debate Changes Minds on Indirect Auto Lending

    NEW YORK — Indirect auto lending and the growth it brings isn’t a new topic, but a July 1 breakout session at CUNA’s America’s Credit Union Conference utilized relatively new technology that allowed audience members to voice their opinions. The debate, which was moderated by CUNA Mutual’s David Polet, included...

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