Today's Links 10/09

Top link: Interview with Jim Blaine Of SECU

  • Why should you care? From Grassroots Economic Organizing, "Matt Cropp interviews SECU CEO Jim Blaine about credit union growth scale, and development, among other topics."

Stories of interest

Welcome to Linda Bodie

Linda Bodie has joined the CU Water Cooler as an editor. She is the Chief Innovator at Element Federal Credit Union. Linda has transformed Element from a traditional banking environment to one that is innovative, personal and interactive. She has developed processes including digitizing 99% of the paper at her credit union, streamlining a multitude of business processes via technology and implementing electronic check deposit services. Her most impressive accomplishment was co-developing and deploying the world’s first remote deposit capture iPhone application in July 2009.

Welcome to the team Linda!

Posted on October 9, 2015 .

Today's Links 10/06

Top link: #CUWCS 2015 Rewind

  • Why should you care? From the CU Water Cooler, "The 6th annual CU Water Cooler Symposium held in Kansas City on October 1 and 2 has come to a close. Each year, we proclaim it to be the best yet and this year was no exception. Thanks to everyone who attended, to all of our sponsors, to all of guest speakers, to all of our editors and to all of our organizers and volunteers. We couldn't do this without you! Here's a collection of tweets and Instagram posts that used the #cuwcs hashtag."

Stories of interest

Posted on October 7, 2015 .

Today's Links 09/22

Top link: Banks Frustrate Consumers Who Want A More Personal Experience

  • Why should you care? From The Financial Brand, "Consumers—particularly Millennials—still require knowledgeable, personalized assistance when making banking decisions, but research reveals a disconnect between consumer expectations and the experience banks deliver"

Stories of interest

Posted on September 22, 2015 .

Today's Links 09/18

Top link: Protect Your Credit Union Reputation

  • Why should you care? From Dan Berger from NAFCU, "As leaders, we need to assume an attitude of one living in a fishbowl, because someone is always watching us. Little slip-ups in conduct add up over time and can damage reputations, and for leaders, reputation is key."

Stories of interest

Posted on September 18, 2015 .

Today's Links 09/16

Top link: Full Stack Banking: How Fintech Will Fuel API-Based Competition

  • Why should you care? From Ron Shevlin on The Financial Brand, "The challenge that many partial stack fintech startups face isn’t one of bad product experience or cultural resistance to new technologies. In fact, these factors fuel fintech startups more than they hold them back."

Stories of interest

Posted on September 16, 2015 .

Today's Links 09/11

Top link: Video: It's Much More Than 'Pot' At The Fourth Corner Credit Union

  • Why should you care? From Mike Lawson at CUbroadcast, "The Fourth Corner Credit Union's President/CEO Deirdra O'Gorman joins us to discuss the latest news regarding its compliance status and its lawsuits with the NCUA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. But not many folks know that the credit union's mission goes much deeper than serving Colorado's cannabis industry. According to Deirdra, it's about making history."

Stories of interest

Posted on September 11, 2015 .

Today's Links 09/08

Top link: Executing Upon the Credit Union Value Proposition

  • Why should you care? From Mike Higgins Jr. on the CU Water Cooler, "The mission, vision, purpose or (insert your term here) statement at most credit unions includes some verbiage around creating value for members. Read literature about the advantages of credit unions, and you will see the words member-focused or member-owned. Clearly the concepts around value and operating as a cooperative are differentiators."

Stories of interest

Posted on September 8, 2015 .

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 .