• Recruiting challenges for the credit union industry
    Hiring in today’s market, is significantly different than it was just 10 years ago, largely because we are in a candidate-driven market where job hunter expectations have a bigger impact on what hiring managers have to take into consideration. Because the landscape is changing due to demographics, low unemployment, and competition, hiring managers are wise to utilize […]
  • How Will Tax Reform Impact Your Commercial Underwriting?
    Printed with permission, excerpt from article written by Mark Ritter, CEO, MBFS (Member Business Financial Services) Tax reform” has been quite the buzzword since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 passed Congress over a year ago. Depending on your political allegiances this could be great for America or the biggest mistake our country […]
  • Accelerate financial inclusion in your community
    Filene, Inclusiv, PolicyWorks, and Coopera share a collective cooperative DNA and the conviction that big issues in credit unions and community-focused financial institutions require collaboration and leveraging of strengths. To do that, a workshop is planned May 2-3 in Miami, FL, that will focus on giving credit unions and community-oriented financial institutions tools to effectively […]
  • Home improvement and lending trends for 2019
    In the world of home improvement lending, it makes sense to keep a pulse on key trends and consumer behavior. For 2019, the Home Improvement Research Institute provides some insight to key drivers for home improvement. For example, most DIYers are more likely to be Millenials according to recent research. Almost 25 percent of the […]
  • JMFA: The 5 ‘P’s of an excellent overdraft service
    What’s the biggest form of flattery for a credit union or community bank? A positive recommendation.  A Temkin Group report stated that 77 percent of those who had an excellent service experience were likely to recommend an institution. With so many social media and online review sites, it’s easier than ever for people to spread their satisfaction […]


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