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  • Credit Unions 2030: A Look Way Ahead

    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.

  • Credit Unions in 2030: Print Preview

    In this print preview from next week's edition, experts look at what the industry may look like a generation from now.

  • Warning On New Members

    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.

  • After Taking Flight, NASA FCU Adopts to Lean Times

    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...

  • Brett Jorgenson Awakes Lending Giant at Gesa Credit Union

    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...

  • California CUs: The Calm After the Storm

    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.

  • Larry Wilson to Retire from Coastal FCU

    The $2 billion Coastal Federal Credit Union said Wednesday that President/CEO Larry Wilson will retire at the end of June after 38 years.

  • Expect More Due Diligence, Risk Management Scrutiny

    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.

  • Big Lenders Report Continued CRE Loan Drop

    Some of the nation’s biggest lenders say they continue to see the steepest declines in commercial real estate loans of all sizes.

  • Stable Economy Seen as Means to Reverse the Slump

    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.

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