Positive outlook mirrors consumer confidence but CEOs at smaller credit unions may not be as optimistic.
Tom Nix, who sold his family financial services business to Kinecta FCU in 2007, shares details on the deal and his eventual departure.
Thursday afternoon webinar covers collaboration, makes point that community banks are not the enemy.
Every day, six days a week, a credit union closes and never re-opens. That has been going on for many years. More than 3% of credit unions have annually closed for the past decade. By 2025, the United States will have around 4,500 credit unions.
Do the math. Look to your right. Look to your left. One in three credit unions will vanish by 2025. Find out more in this week's preview from next week's print edition.
It may be common–and it certainly is permitted under NCUA rules–but debates are beginning to be heard among some credit union experts when it comes to credit union employees (frequently the CEO) serving on the board of directors as treasurer.
Industry experts bat around whether CEO serving as board treasurer is a good idea. Drugs and fraud case is an example. Print story online now.
The banks don’t like us using the word “banking,” and quite frankly, neither do we. We’ve got a large talent pool out there. Why can’t we come up with a better description than banking for what our members do when they come visit us?
The debate over the fate of small credit unions continued on CUinsight’s blog last week with Henry Meier of the Credit Union Association of New York interjecting that “the days of treating your examiner as your de facto compliance officer are over.”
Compliance is the cost of doing business and if you can’t bear those costs, you won’t be in business.