Today's Links 10/22

Top link: Credit Unions Dominate Apple Pay List

  • Why should you care? On the launch day of Apple Pay, NCUA Vice Chairman Rick Metsger said the majority of financial institutions involved with the technology are credit unions.

Stories of interest

Posted on October 22, 2014 .

Today's Links 10/21

Top link: Energy Investing—The Time For Cooperatives Is Now!

  • Why should you care? Worldwide, cooperative-controlled financial institutions have over $10 trillion in assets under management—a not insignificant sum in relation to what’s required to meet the 2 degree global temperature limit. And the opportunity is now.

Stories of interest

Posted on October 21, 2014 .

Today's Links 10/20

Top link: If You Disappeared Tomorrow, Would Your Community Re-Create You?

  • Why should you care? Wright-Patt Credit Union CEO Doug Fecher has a question he poses to his staff: If the credit union disappeared tomorrow, would our members re-create us? If they did, what would we look like?

Stories of interest

Posted on October 20, 2014 .

Today's Links 10/15

Top link: CUWCS Talk: Sawdust, Empty Bottles and Moustaches

  • Why should you care? As credit union people, when we get together we often end up talking about our cooperative roots but we immediately get into the minutiae and don’t spend nearly enough time talking about our principles and values.

Stories of interest

Posted on October 15, 2014 .

Today's Links 10/14

Top link: 7 Steps To ‘Branch Of The Future’ Transformation Success

  • Why should you care? Despite decreasing branch-based transactions, the branch continues to be important to the strategic business growth objectives of financial institutions. Unfortunately, traditional bricks and mortar facilities are both too expensive to build and too costly to maintain. So, what are the keys to successful 'branch of the future' transformation in banking?

Stories of interest

Posted on October 14, 2014 .

Today's Links 10/10

Top link: Why Do Apple And Facebook Want To Handle Your Money? (Hint: $40 Billion A Year)

  • Why should you care? The service fees charged to merchants are only one potential revenue stream here. The rich pool of data on consumers’ buying habits collected from these transactions may prove equally as valuable, with advertisers and retailers willing to pay top dollar for insight on how to better target buyers.

Stories of interest

Posted on October 10, 2014 .

Today's Links 10/09

Top link: Why 'Gamification' Is A Winner For Your Credit Union

  • Why should you care? "Gamefying" your work processes and performance to reward employees for on-the-job successes is nothing new in many industries. But for credit unions, it's still has that new car smell. In other words, "gamification" has barely scratched the surface in CU land. But one guy is about to change all that..

Stories of interest

Just for motivation

Posted on October 9, 2014 .

Today's Links 10/07

Top link: The Sharing Economy Is Here to Stay—And It Changes Everything

  • Why should you care? Sharing isn’t going away—just look at how hard millennials, all over the world, are fighting for their right to Uber. Savvy executives and entrepreneurs will continue to think of ways to provide millennials the tech tools that help them share rides, goods, tasks and information.

Stories of interest

Posted on October 7, 2014 .

Today's Links 10/06

Top link: When Will POS Mobile Payments Go Mainstream?

  • Why should you care? Despite all of the attention on mobile payments, the use of phones to make in-store payments is still extremely rare and done mostly by millennials. Will Apple Pay, CurrentC, Softcard and other mobile initiatives be enough to make mobile POS payments a mainstream occurrence?

Stories of interest

Posted on October 6, 2014 .