Give members a technology-forward branch experience

As financial institutions build new branches or refresh older ones, the incorporation of new technology often becomes the focus of planning discussions. Nearly 85 percent of financial institutions renovating or building a new branch pan to install digital signage, 65 percent are installing interactive experiences, and 50 percent plan to use tablets in the branch, […]

Virtual currency takes a dive … for now

Cryptocurrency has been on a roller coaster ride since it’s inception, but in December, Bitcoin seemed poised to take off. The highs didn’t last, and now the currency has take a dive. An article on says, “I’ve seen bitcoin drop from $20 to $2 and $1,200 to $250,” said Jeremy Gardner, managing partner of […]

LSCU responds to bankers’ attacks

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal published an Op-Ed by Florida Banker’s Association president/CEO Alex Sanchez attacking the tax exempt status of larger credit unions. Sanchez focused much of his attention on Navy Federal Credit Union which has a large operation in Pensacola, FL. However, he also attacked two Florida-based credit unions, CFE FCU in […]

CU Assured|Pivot provide best practices and resources for cyber security preparedness  

As was recently reported on public outlets, the FBI’s Cyber Division issued a Private Industry Notification to financial institutions stating, in part, “…the FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach and […]

Preparation counts: Leadership during a crisis

The CUNA CEO Council has published a new white paper, “Leadership During a Crisis”  to help credit unions prepare for the worst while hoping for the best. Crises can take many potentially devastating forms — from major weather events, to terrorist attacks, robberies, staff deaths, cyberattacks and breaches, and more. In recent years, credit unions have […]

CUNA Mutual: Succeeding in today’s convenience economy

Tim McAdow, vice president, sales operations & marketing at CUNA Mutual Group speaks to the importance for credit unions to succeed in today’s convenience-oriented economy. The Convenience Economy Consumer demand for convenience is driving unprecedented advances in technology. Innovation is everywhere, from new devices to start-up ventures. And, most of it aims at helping people […]