Credit Unions

The Spotlight Remains on Credit Unions’ Tax-Exempt Status

I have a Google Alert set-up for “credit unions” so that I can keep up-to-date with news from our industry as it breaks.  In the past few weeks I've seen a lot of buzz about the debate on credit unions' tax-exempt status, from both champions and … [Read more...]

5 Common Fraud Schemes

Credit and debit card fraud tends to happen more and more everyday. It seems like a never ending struggle for both credit unions and their members to stop the fraud troubles from occurring. However, most people probably wonder how exactly does credit … [Read more...]

The Future of Savings: A Credit Union #FutureofSaving Tweet Chat

We are always excited about sharing information on the benefits of being a credit union member and financial tips with members of the community. So when our friends at Nerd Wallet, A Smarter Choice and the NCU Foundation asked us to participate in a … [Read more...]

Why You Should Attend Your Credit Union Annual Meeting

With just one account, depositing as little as $5 in some cases, you become one of the most important people in the credit union industry, a member-owner.  That deposit makes you the owner of a small share of your local credit union.  It's the most … [Read more...]

Credit Union News: What to Expect in 2015

I've been giving a lot of thought lately to what 2015 will have in store for the credit union industry and our member-owners.  Here are a few items that I believe will be the focus of credit union news in this new year: #1 - Continued rise in … [Read more...]

CO-OP Shared Branching Makes Traveling Easier

As a credit union employee, one of the things I'm most proud of is that we are so community focused.  In my situation, it's the Lancaster, PA community.  Our members live and work here, financial decisions are made here and we are able to give back … [Read more...]

For Small Business Banking Consider Credit Unions

Credit unions are big fans of small business banking! Small business has become a focal point in the holiday shopping season with the celebration of Small Business Saturday on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Started in 2010, Small Business … [Read more...]

Transfer Accounts From a Bank to a Credit Union: A Bank Transfer Day Anniversary

Earlier this month the credit union community celebrated the anniversary of Bank Transfer Day.  A grass-roots campaign started in California, the original Bank Transfer Day was held on November 5, 2011.  But as those of us in the credit union … [Read more...]

Credit Unions, Customer Service and Social Media

One of the pillars that credit unions were founded on is providing extraordinary, and local, customer service to our members.  The increased use of social media tools has really put a spin on the way that credit unions and other financial … [Read more...]

10 Benefits of Being a Credit Union Member

Local credit unions have been gaining notoriety and popularity in recent years, and for good reason. While they are owned and governed by their members, memberships are easily attainable. Local credit unions are not the exclusive financial … [Read more...]

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