Today's Links 09/01

Top link: Do We Hate Banks… Again?

  • Why should you care? From Ron Shevlin on The Financial Brand, "Gallup released the results of its annual survey on consumers’ perceptions of various industries. For the banking industry, there’s bad news, good news, and surprising news (well, at least, it’s surprising to me)."

Stories of interest

Posted on September 1, 2015 .

Today's Links 08/24

Top link: Millennials Likely to Lease: Edmunds

  • Why should you care? From David Morrison on the Credit Union Times, "Millennials were significantly more likely than the car-buying population at large to lease a new auto during the first six months of 2015, according to"

Stories of interest

Posted on August 24, 2015 .

Today's Links 08/21

Top link: Video: Lessons Learned on the 'Road to Financial Wellness' with Phroogal's Jason Vitug

  • Why should you care? From Mike Lawson on CUbroadcast, "Last time we spoke with Phroogal's Jason Vitug it was prior to his 30-day, nationwide "Road to Financial Wellness" adventure—all in the name of enhancing the credit union name and, more importantly, spread a financial wellness message across the country. If you were able to track the trip on social media and the website, you would've seen what a smashing success this venture was."

Stories of interest

Posted on August 21, 2015 .

Today's Links 08/14

Top link: Digital Opens Door to Banking Growth and Opportunities

  • Why should you care? From Jonathan Rowe on The Financial Brand, "While digital technologies and the mobile consumer present challenges to financial institutions, some organizations have leveraged the power of digital to streamline processes, boost productivity and enhance the consumer experience."

Stories of interest

Posted on August 14, 2015 .

Today's Links 08/12

Top link: Humility, Competence, and Experience

  • Why should you care? From Deedee Myers on the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec, "My three younger boys are in Boy Scouts. They have a plan for the scout badges they earn and how to apply those badges in daily life. Recently, they learned CPR and how to safely start a campfire. Our dinner topics include conversations on how to apply all of what they are learning to who they are becoming as 11-year-olds and how to connect the dots between today’s experiences and their unfolding personal lives."

Stories of interest

Posted on August 12, 2015 .

Today's Links 08/11

Top link: Telling the Fourth Corner Credit Union Story

  • Why should you care? From Deirdra O'Gorman on the CU Water Cooler, "I am the CEO of the Fourth Corner Credit Union, or as some jokesters call it, the 'Pot' Credit Union. I have to chuckle when people refer to the credit union by that name, because it triggers many stereotypes that could not be farther from the truth, for the credit union or for the cannabis and hemp industries."

Stories of interest

Posted on August 11, 2015 .

Today's Links 08/05

Top link: Online Account Acquisition: Perception Vs. Reality?

  • Why should you care? From Achim Griesel on The Financial Brand, "Financial institutions tend to think that people who open accounts online are the most desirable and profitable, and they should concentrate on attracting this type of consumer. But research suggests this isn't necessarily the case."

Stories of interest

Just for fun

Posted on August 5, 2015 .

Today's Links 07/31

Top link: Blossoming Denver-Based Marijuana Credit Union Denied By Feds

  • Why should you care? From Kieran Nicholson at The Denver Post, "A Denver-based credit union aiming to become the first of its kind—one created to serve the Colorado marijuana industry—has suffered a setback."

Stories of interest

Posted on July 31, 2015 .

Today's Links 07/30

Top link: To Be or Not To Be... Paid: The Debate Over Paying CU Board Members with Filene CEO Mark Meyer

  • Why should you care? From Mike Lawson on CUbroadcast, "It's a sticky issue for some, but it's certainly a topic that has been debated over and over without resolve—yet: to pay or not to pay credit union board members. What's the solution? Well, the fine folks at Filene have produced a well-researched report that may shed more light on this controversial issue aptly entitled: 'Should Credit Unions Pay Their Directors?'"

Stories of interest

Posted on July 30, 2015 .

Today's Links 07/22

Top link: The Bermuda Triangle of Misguided Credit Union Metrics

  • Why should you care? From Mike Higgins, Jr. on the CU Water Cooler, "Credit unions have a virtuous desire to create value for their members. So why do their management teams and member elected directors, fixate upon and reward for measures based upon profit extraction from members, instead of value created for members?"

Stories of interest

Posted on July 22, 2015 .