The gateway drug to social media is Facebook, but engaging with members in new ways like Snapchat or Instagram could see huge growth next year.
California credit union had signed for the Acumen platform before Fiserv left that core behind after Open Solutions buy.
The federal regulator approved just 17 mergers in November 2013, lower than previous months and the 23 approved in November 2012.
Big banks with great locations have failed and required bailouts, while credit unions run out of the backs of churches have been doing fine for decades.
Four credit unions with combined assets of nearly $1B will convert to the account processing platform.
Research available to Credit Union Times readers addresses how credit unions can develop a social media strategy and utilize metrics.
Free events will also address how to create deeper member relationships, generate interest income and build member-friendly non-interest income.
Branches close as far south as Georgia due to extreme cold; some hardy credit unions in Great Lakes region remain open as usual.
Credit Union Times' current Trailblazer 40 Below winner, SVP of Lending Hans Iverson, will take over for retiring COO Jim Stahlman in April.
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