2018 brought highs and lows.

How did this year feel to you, your members and your community? I’m not a sentimental kind of person, and I’ve been truly asking this question to our staff and those around the credit union universe. I realize that answers to those questions can only be given through the lens of your own eyes and personal lives. But the consensus answer appears to be somewhere in between tired and thankful. From our perspective, that seems fairly accurate in the sense that credit unions have experienced so many highs and lows throughout the year.

Most notably, for our team, those highs came in the form of some regulatory relief efforts happening in Washington, D.C. And the lows … whew. Those came at us hard in the form of so many natural disasters, as well as a few fraud and very expensive taxi medallion calamities.

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Michael Ogden

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