Northwest CU Election Recap: Behind the Ballots

Credit union influence in Congress expanded last week, and the CUNA/League system has already hit the ground running on making the most of it.

What’s Next in Your Mobile Banking Strategy?

CO-OP recently conducted a quiz on mobile banking strategy. While 66 percent of credit union members are most concerned about convenience or speed, only 19 percent of credit unions called their mobile banking strategy “best in class.”

UPDATED: CUNA Mutual Launches Intuitive New Risk Insight Tool

Credit union executives get a quick, clear, high-level overview of their risk areas to help guide strategic planning.

Tell Your Members These Results: Credit Unions 86, Banks 14

If you ask a credit union employee where they think people should put their money—credit union or bank—the winner, of course, is credit union. But how exactly do you explain this to members and potential members? Recent survey results might be of help.

Credit Unions Must Investigate Consumer Credit Report Disputes

A new bulletin from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau spells out the bureau’s expectations for companies that furnish information for credit reports.

Oregon Bankers’ Attack on Credit Unions Not Likely to be Popular with Voters

A poll of 600 Northwest voters shows overwhelming loyalty towards credit unions and support of their tax structure. The results will be of particular interest to Oregon legislators, who are once again being pushed by bank lobbyists to impose a corporate tax on credit unions.

Getting Better Results in Today’s Environment Requires a More Systematic Approach

With many obstacles related to the economic downturn persisting into the New Year, credit unions need to examine their organization to find ways to improve performance and reduce expenses—from the executive suite to back-office operations and every branch facility—without damaging member service levels.

National Survey Says Consumers Will Spend More during Holidays

A new national survey from CUNA and the Consumer Federation of America released Wednesday says more consumers will spend more this holiday season than last, marking the fourth year of gradual improvement since the beginning of the recession in 2008.

Proven Process, Solid Results: Maximize Liquidation Recoveries with Repo Remarketing

Are you benchmarking your credit union’s results to validate your present liquidation venue, decisions and methods? As Strategic Link business partner Repo Remarketing explains, data drives profitable liquidation decisions.

Consumer Research Results, High Level Marketing Techniques Offered at NWCUA Marketers’ Conference; Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available for the NWCUA’s Marketers Conference May 9-10. Results of a survey asking 800 Northwest consumers what motivates people to join credit unions and then turns them into promoters will be shared with Conference attendees.

Low Membership Voter Turnout Results in Failure of Montana First–Horizon Credit Union Merger

A board-approved inter-state merger with Washington-based Horizon Credit Union fails, with less than 20 percent of Montana First members voting.

Survey Forecasts Cautious Holiday Spending

A survey released this week by CUNA and the Consumer Federation of America predicts an increase in holiday spending over the previous year but indicates that consumers are still spending cautiously.

Convention Attendees Offered Chance to Win Free Marketing Consultation With Nationally-Recognized Expert

Ron Rosenberg knows how to implement effective marketing campaigns, and he knows how to fix what’s not working. Rosenberg will share strategies and best practices during two NWCUA Convention breakout sessions, along with the chance to win an individualized consultation.