Today's Links 01/29

Top link: CEO Worries Industry Ignoring Loss Of Small CUs

  • Why should you care? Dennis Fisher, president/CEO of the $7 million First Security Credit Union in Lincolnwood, Ill., told CU Times that CUNA, the state leagues and regulators are ignoring the loss of small credit unions. "If small credit unions go the way of the dinosaur, if this trend continues they will, without any help from the national organizations or the state leagues or a collaborative effort with the NCUA and the regulators and guess what? The credit union movement loses its effectiveness."

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Posted on January 29, 2015 .

Today's Links 01/27

Top link: Turns Out Apple Pay Can't Solve Credit Card Fraud

  • Why should you care? From Gizmodo, "Among other things, Apple's Second Coming of the Mobile Payment Solution was meant to fix our broke-ass credit card security system. Only, according to (unconfirmed) reports, it's doing exactly the opposite."

Stories of interest

Posted on January 27, 2015 .

Today's Links 01/26

Top link: Why Venmo Is The Most Imporant App

  • Why should you care? From Business Insider, "I signed up for the money-sending service Venmo about a year ago and it has since become the one app that I can't imagine living without. In case you're not familiar with it, Venmo's premise is simple: You connect it to your checking account and it enables you to send and receive payments in only a matter of taps and swipes. Emoji are optional, but encouraged."

Stories of interest

Posted on January 26, 2015 .

Today's Links 01/21

Top link: Ten Things Banks (Credit Unions) Should Do, But Generally Don’t

  • Why should you care? While this article is directed at bankers, the same strategies could easily apply to credit unions. Bankers who wish to differentiate their institutions in a fast changing industry should focus on 10 key strategies, such as defining their future, training for appropriate skills and eliminating redundant processes.

Stories of interest

Posted on January 21, 2015 .

Today's Links 01/19

Top link: Coopera And The Federation Team Up To Help Credit Unions Attract Millions of Immigrants

  • Why should you care? Since President Obama's recent announcement on immigration reform, there have been a couple of organizations that have been very busy helping credit unions prep for a possible onslaught of new members—5.5 million of them.

Stories of interest

Posted on January 19, 2015 .

Today's Links 01/14

Top link: Overdraft Addicts Are Irrational When Switching Banks

  • Why should you care? When consumers who frequently overdraw their accounts switch banks, they don't seem to care about the one fee you think they would: overdraft charges.

Stories of interest

Posted on January 14, 2015 .