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May 10, 2017

Process and Profitability – Living Deliberate Process Improvement

Strategic-minded and forward-thinking financial leaders respect the fact that they are in a street fight for relevance. Decision-makers are scrambling to remain relevant to their target markets which continue to expect fresher, faster experiences. Living deliberate process improvement is a greatly underutilized weapon that can be quickly activated to your advantage, resulting in a more […]

May 4, 2017

Strategic Thinking: Not Just Another Payment Competitor

A little more than 10 years ago, Apple® announced the creation of the first iPhone®. The ability to move seamlessly between phone calls, music, and browsing the web, all from a handheld portable device using our fingertips was a revolutionary concept at the time, and has forever changed the way consumers interact both at a […]

April 26, 2017

Trends in Auto Sales and Prices: Questions to Consider

Automakers have been informing investors for months now of a potentially difficult road ahead. Recent articles indicate trends that may present risks or opportunity to your credit union, depending on your situation. Auto sales have declined the first three months of the year with the current, seasonally-adjusted pace annualizing out to 16.6 million compared to 16.7 […]

April 19, 2017

HELOC Considerations in a Rising Rate Environment

With the recent increase in short-term interest rates, specifically Prime rate, many credit unions are taking a closer look at the impact of higher rates on their HELOC portfolios. Anything is possible when it comes to future market interest rates but a continued increase in Prime means members will have higher interest rates and higher […]

April 12, 2017

c. notes – How A High-Performing Credit Union Upped Their Game

REDWOOD CREDIT UNION: A PROJECT MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY This is the story of a highly successful organization that wanted to up their game. After taking a look in the mirror, they decided to change their approach to project management. Headquartered in the lovely town of Santa Rosa in Northern California, $3 billion plus Redwood Credit […]

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