Catalyst Corporate's quarterly survey reports the highest annual average since 2007.
Rising interest rates, investment yields and regulatory scrutiny prompts corporate to offer balance sheet advice.
Confidence levels dip slightly on economy and members’ financial circumstances.
A former FHLB executive and an internally promoted investment officer spiff up Catalyst's Advisory Service team.
Brian Turner has left his job as chief strategist at Catalyst Strategic Solutions in Plano, Texas, to form Meridian Alliance LLC, an independent firm designed to provide strategic assessment and counsel to credit unions.
While financial trends are positive overall for credit unions, small shops aren't very optimistic.
Meridian Alliance will provide economic releases, industry reports and credit union commentary online, free of charge.
For the third consecutive quarter, credit union CEOs continued to express confidence about a number of different areas.
Positive outlook mirrors consumer confidence but CEOs at smaller credit unions may not be as optimistic.
July brings even lower loan rates and narrower spreads, says Catalyst Corporate's latest rate survey.