Today's Links 04/24

Top link: The Best of Credit Union Marketing: Cool, Classy & Creative

  • Why should you care? From the Financial Brand, "The Diamond Awards are like the Oscars of the credit union industry. The 2015 winners were announced at CUNA's annual conference for marketing and business development professionals in March. Here are a dozen of The Financial Brand's favorites."

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Just for whaaaa?

Posted on April 24, 2015 .

Today's Links 04/21

Top link: Heroes

  • Why should you care? From Matt Davis on the CU Water Cooler, "My brother picked me up outside the convention center. I was sweaty. Exhausted. Just moments earlier I had delivered the most intimidating and rewarding entrepreneurial pitch of my career. Seven minutes, a panel of four prestigious judges, and an audience of nearly 300 executives seemed to hold the future of my company, gameFI, in their hands. I opened."

Stories of interest

Posted on April 21, 2015 .

Today's Links 04/20

Top link: What Credit Unions Can Learn From A Shark

  • Why should you care? From, "Daymond Johns, star of ABC’s Shark Tank and founder of the FUBU clothing line, said credit unions are the 'For Us/By Us' of banking during remarks in which he offered five 'Shark Points' that have helped to make him successful."

Stories of interest

Posted on April 20, 2015 .

Today's Links 4/17

Top link: Saving Money Is No Game—Or Is It?

  • Why should you care? From Mark Davis at the Kansas City Star, "Lenexa-based CommunityAmerica Credit Union has its eyes on a Michigan lottery—that’s right, a lottery—except this one turns non-savers into regular depositors."

Stories of interest

Posted on April 17, 2015 .

Today's Links 04/14

Top link: Like Airlines and Pharma, Banking Is Too Big to Disrupt

  • Why should you care? From Chris Skinner on, "There are a number of banking debates that pop up regularly, including the war on cash, the end of the branch and the death of banking. The last debate concerns two camps: incumbents and new entrants. Today’s blog post is inspired by exactly this argument between Michal Panowicz of mBank (an incumbent) and Brett King of Moven (a new entrant) on Twitter."

Stories of interest

Posted on April 14, 2015 .

Today's Links 04/13

Top link: CU Threatening To Sue NYC Over Uber 'Illegal' Hails

  • Why should you care? From CUtoday, "Melrose Credit Union is threatening to sue New York City for allowing “illegal hails” at the popular ride-sharing service Uber. The $2.1-billion Melrose, which provides loans for taxi medallions, claims Uber’s electronic hails are illegal and has sent letters to the Taxi & Limousine Commission and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio threatening a suit if the city doesn’t act. Uber and other ride sharing services such as Lyft, have had dramatic effects on taxi cab revenue in some markets.

Stories of interest

Posted on April 13, 2015 .

Today's Links 04/09

Top link: What Drives Millennials To Choose A Checking Account?

  • Why should you care? From Rob Rubin on The Financial Brand, "How are Millennials different than other demographic segments? These young financial shoppers don’t consider branches as important as their older counterparts. They prefer low-fee checking products and are more easily influenced by an institution’s reputation and promotions."

Stories of interest

Posted on April 9, 2015 .

Today's Links 04/07

Top link: Credit Union Marketing...SOS!!!

  • Why should you care? From Jim Blaine on Credit Unions, "While most of us believe in what we do, few professionals (create and then) accept their own press with as much full-gulp believability as do credit union marketeers. The glitz and glitter group is 'sold' on itself; and well it should be. One look at the achievement levels of CU marketing work—all segments, all formats, all media—clearly convinces one, that in style and technique, credit union marketing now plays Avis to no one."

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Just for fun

Posted on April 7, 2015 .

Today's Links 04/02

Top link: NCUA Repeats Its Favorite April Fools’ Day Joke

  • Why should you care? From Chip Filson on, "Every April 1, by law, Section 102(d) of the Federal Credit Union Act requires the NCUA board to 'make a report to the President and to the Congress.' Once again, April 1 has come and gone and no annual report is in the hands of Congress or the President—let alone credit unions."

Stories of interest

Posted on April 2, 2015 .