The stark words jumped off the page of the report. "Consumer inflation rose 0.5% in December, the highest monthly gain since June 2009," according to an advisory prepared by Brian Turner of Southwest Corporate Investment Services in Plano, Texas.
Altura Credit Union, Riverside, Calif., this month closed its branch office at E. Florida Ave. in Hemet, Calif., and merging it with its second Hemet branch office at 320 S. Sanderson
Kevin Wright and his staff at the $1.3 billion CFE Federal Credit Union really went to school on their traditional PC network when it was time to cycle out the old and bring in the new.
There is a trend in the US-one that seems like a custom-fit opportunity for credit unions, yet one that most credit unions are missing. It's called localization or buy local.
Peter Barnard, a partner with 320 Market, LLC, discusses the buy local movement happening across the country and how credit unions fit in.
I have the privilege of helping credit unions with their business continuity planning, doing plan reviews, facilitating exercises, conducting business impact analyses, rewriting plans and educating staff and boards.
Kermit the Frog may have lamented that it's not easy being green, but it is certainly worth the time and effort for credit unions.
Financing from a CUSO of MAX, Your Community Credit Union, played a part in helping a Tennessee wire manufacturing plant to earn an energy project of the year honor.