Come 2030, credit unions will be in business serving up some kind of financial services, essentially one generation removed from today. However, getting there will be as wrenching—as full of dislocations and pains—as was the shift from 1950s-style credit unions with no share drafts into today’s full-service financial supermarkets.
In this print preview from next week's edition, experts look at what the industry may look like a generation from now.
While Bank Transfer Day helped to boost membership to record numbers, the industry could see an exodus of some of its more profitable members in 2013 if credit unions are not capitalizing on those relationships.
In 1949, seven employees at the National Advisory Council for Aeronautics formed a credit union. The agency was destined to become the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1958, on the cusp of a time period when the space race with the Soviet Union was to end with a man...
As financial institutions, many people would suppose that credit unions make lending money a key focus of their business. But sometimes, over time, they lose some of that focus and fail to adapt their lending programs to members' changing economic needs. That is a little of what Brett Jorgenson found...
The Golden State’s credit unions may be nearing the end of their long journey to recovery. According to the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, California CUs made progress in 2011 in the areas of net income, net worth ratios, membership growth and loan performance.
The $2 billion Coastal Federal Credit Union said Wednesday that President/CEO Larry Wilson will retire at the end of June after 38 years.
Throughout the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, a time when many consumers were struggling financially, credit unions provided much-needed financial services to their members.
Some of the nation’s biggest lenders say they continue to see the steepest declines in commercial real estate loans of all sizes.
If credit unions were looking for a lending panacea in 2011, it was nowhere to be found. It wasn’t for a lack of money to lend because many cooperatives were awash in funds, economists said over the course of the year.